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$10 – $15 an hour

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Hickory Hills Kennel, one of Madison’s dog boarding and doggy daycare centers is seeking two full-time employees. Hickory Hills is a family owned and operated business that has a mission of providing the best quality service to our clients and their pets. If you are a passionate dog lover, apply today!

Boarding: Candidates should be a team player and have at least one-year prior customer service experience. Experience with animals is a plus! You will be responsible in helping run and maintain a clean and safe environment for all of our dog guests as well as communicate with their owners about how their stay went. Holidays and weekends are required.

Daycare: Candidates should be a team player and have dog handling experience. You will be responsible for supervising and maintaining a safe and fun play environment for all our dog guests as well as clean, bathe and clean up after dogs all throughout the day. Daycare staff need to be able to handle all Wisconsin weather conditions, lift at least 50 pounds and stand for long periods at a time.

Some responsibilities include:

*Feeding and administering medications

*Monitoring the health of each dog closely

*Maintaining the cleanliness of each individual kennel

*Supervising group playtime

*Bathing dogs

*Recording basic information in our boarding and daycare system

*Communicating with other staff members and clients thoroughly


*Cash handling experience

*Phones and basic computer knowledge

*Problem-solving capabilities


*Ability to walk and be on feet for extensive periods of time

*Ability to handle, clean and care for dogs of varying sizes and temperament

*Ability to work outside in hot and cold weather conditions

*Ability to take directions from management

*Have reliable transportation

Please attach a resume with your response. Resumes should contain at least three references and three most recent places of employment. Include a phone number, and the best time of day to contact you. Please no phone calls, email only.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 – $15.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have any plans this fall? (ie schooling)
  • Are you available to work holidays and weekends?

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No