Maine Kennel License: F839

Renaissance Dogs

Hiring Dog Daycare Attendants

Full-Time & Part-Time & 

Full-Time Daycare Manager

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127 Main Rd, Holden ME 04429


Full-Time and Part-Time Dog Daycare Attendant

Individual would provide safe care of dogs at Renaissance Dogs. Working under the direction of the Manager, the individual would be responsible for supervision and care of multiple dogs; overseeing play, breaks, feeding, bathing, maintaining a clean facility, and interacting with clients. Opportunity to grow for the right person.

Qualifications: The position requires someone with a positive attitude, who is reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented with a great work ethic and good communication skills. This is a fun job with hard physical labor as about 3/4 the duties involve heavy cleaning. Must have good written/verbal communication; basic computer competence for internet and e-mail; and reliable transportation.

Requirements: Dog care experience preferred. Ability to work with a variety of sizes, personalities, and ages of dogs. Some knowledge of dog behavior is helpful, but a passion for animals and animal welfare is a requirement. Job includes heavy cleaning. Must be 18 years old with some prior work history and references. Must have a valid Maine Driver License.

Schedule:  Schedules are set at time of hire and semi-permanent. Preference will be given to candidates with more open availability and flexibility. Opportunity to pick up additional shifts. Some holiday shifts REQUIRED of all employees.

Benefits: Competitive wages. Fun working environment. Free t-shirts. Bring your dog to work with you, discounted training classes, receive discounts on boarding and daycare (if the dogs meet the requirements).

Job Type: Full-Time and Part-Time
Required license or certifications:  Driver’s License
Required education: High school or equivalent

Doggie Daycare Manager

Our Origin…

Renaissance Dogs was founded in September of 2006 as an alternative to traditional kennels that offer group play. We are a daycare first and foremost and only provide boarding to our daycare attendees. Our expertise is in helping social dogs develop appropriate play styles, good behaviors, and positive relationships.

Where are we going?

After 16 successful years, Renaissance Dogs is an industry leader and model for doggie daycare. Following the spirit of changing dogs’ lives and responding to the needs of modern dogs, Renaissance Dogs is taking the next step to offer an enriched environment where dogs can learn, be social, and thrive. This will encompass enrichment activities, personalized training, tailored exercise, and a structured day program. We will use the power of rewards-based training, social learning, and group play to build a stable and social dog. Under this model all dogs can become a Renaissance Dog. We are looking for a leader to help us develop and achieve these goals.


The Manager reports to the Owner.


Responsibilities include coordinating the supervision of staff while making daily decisions regarding dogs, the facility, and the employees. This role combines leadership, staff relations, office administration, human resources, and dog handling skills.

Customer Service/Office Duties:

Respond to questions and provide information from customers about daycare, training, and activities
Implement Customer Service policies and procedures
Coordinate customer and event activities
Oversee social media presence
Book daycare, boarding, enrichment, and training activities
Maintain accurate records in kennel software and database

Staff Supervision (7-12 employees):

Supervise the work of employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, proper procedures, correcting errors and addressing areas of concern in a positive and proactive manner
Participate in the planning of staff meetings
Review daily checklist to make sure work is being completed as a team.
Prepare and issue work schedules, deadlines, and duty assignments for daycare and training staff
Guiding the employees through contests, goals, and incentives

Human Resources:

Participate in hiring process
Train or instruct employees in job duties or company policies or arrange for training to be provided
Collaborate in the development and implementation of procedures, policies, or standards
Prepare reports, manuals, correspondence, or other information
Perform employee job performance reviews
Assist in the management of bi-weekly payroll

Facility Management/Upkeep:

Daily Facility Check
Monitoring of cleaning shifts and on-going maintenance projects
Manage outside contractors from work scope to completion (as needed in Owner’s absence)
Document and report maintenance needs

Dog Supervision and Behavioral Guidance:

Participate in planning the weekly playroom schedule
Assist staff in supervising group of dogs if needed
Work with staff to identify dogs needing extra attention or training

Business Owner Relationship:

Ability to work independently and make sound decisions
Collaborate and coordinate with owner as needed
Trustworthy with high degree of integrity and confidentiality

Schedule and Compensation:
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30-4:30
Hourly Training Wage – 90 days $17
Post Training Wage: TBD
PTO accrued at 1 Hour for every 40 hours worked
Annual continuing education stipend
Discounted/Free dog training classes
Bring up to two dogs to work for free
50% discount for boarding
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Curbside Pick Up, Vaccines required