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Animal Care Assistant – Dogs
Napier Centre

Animal Care Assistant – Dogs

We are looking for reliable people to help us care for our dogs in our Hastings Centre.

This role requires a good level of fitness and confidence in handling dogs of all sizes and breeds. This role involves cleaning the dog kennels/yards, doing enrichment activities and walking the dogs.

We need volunteers who are happy working with dogs who usually have some experience with dogs either a family pet or being around dogs, can follow the instructions of our staff as well as be happy walking the dogs no matter what the weather as they still need their walkies even in the rain!

We need volunteers who:

  • Are confident with handling dogs.
  • Are hardworking and reliable.
  • Have excellent verbal communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old.

Tasks may include:

  • Cleaning dog runs
  • Walking and socialising the dogs and puppies
  • Moving dogs around the Centre
  • Feeding animals per feeding directions
  • Identifying animals displaying signs of illness
  • Follow Health and Safety requirements
  • Other tasks as required

We currently have the following shifts available:

  • Tuesdays 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Thursdays 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Saturdays 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Sundays 8:30am – 11:30am

As we will invest time training you to do the role, we ask that you be available to commit to a regular shift for a period of at least six months.

If you can help, please fill in the application form by clicking the link below.

If you have any questions, please phone us on 06 835 7758, email us on napier.info@spca.nz or come into the Centre during our opening hours, 10am -2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

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