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Nursery Animal Care Taker

Dallas, TX 75216

Posted: 02/27/2024 Industry: animal services Pay Rate: 17.82

Job Description

                              Nursery Caretaker Job Description


Job Description:

 Dallas Animal Services is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our dedicated team in caring for neonate kittens and puppies. This position is crucial in providing around-the-clock care. Neonate puppies and kitten range in age from less than one week old age to a couple of months of age. These are young, delicate animals, whose survival often depends on human assistance and care. As a Neonate Kitten and Puppy Care Specialist, you will play a vital role in contributing to the lifesaving efforts of our organization.



 - Enthusiastic team player willing to commit to the demanding schedule and responsibilities of neonate animal care.

- Able to work a non-traditional type of schedule 

- Patience and compassion for young animals, with a team first approach to their care.

- Ability to handle young, fragile, and delicate animals with care and attention to detail.

- Excellent customer service skills, including effective communication and willingness to listen and explain procedures.

- Proficiency in Microsoft and Windows software is preferred but not required

- The ability to quickly learn new animal care software is essential.

- Willingness to undergo training and follow protocols for neonate animal care.

- Previous experience in animal care or related fields is a plus but not required.


Other Positives

- Training provided to all new hires.

- Opportunity for growth and potential extension beyond the seasonal term based on performance.

- Fulfilling work contributing to the lifesaving efforts of Dallas Animal Services.


If you are passionate about animal welfare and eager to make a difference in the lives of neonate kittens and puppies, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Join us in providing compassionate care to these vulnerable animals and help save lives. Apply now and become a valued member of our team at Dallas Animal Services and the 24/7 Neonate team.



 - Provide around-the-clock care for neonate kittens and puppies, including feeding, cleaning, and monitoring their health and well-being. 

- Handle young, fragile, and delicate animals with care and compassion.

- Adhere to protocols and procedures for the proper care and handling of neonate animals.

- Maintain perfect attendance to ensure consistent and reliable care for the animals.

- Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills when communicating with colleagues and the public, including active listening and clear explanation of procedures.

- Utilize computer skills to document care activities and learn new animal care software as required.

- Participate in training sessions to improve skills and knowledge in neonate animal care.

-Execute the daily operations of the care unit of the facility to ensure pet safety and well-being, efficient running of the facility and that quality data are gathered from the protocols and delivered to the management.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred (optional)

  • Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills 
  • BS or MS in a biological science
  • Experience working in an animal facility or Veterinary Hospital
  • Knowledge in animal facility operations
  • Knowledge of animal health and management issues

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Carla Putney
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