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Join the Albany Pet Hotel Team!

Have you ever wanted to work with people and animals? Maybe you want to turn your volunteer experience into a full fledged paying career? Consider joining the Albany Pet Hotel team! We are a small business team consisting of animal lovers and pet owners who share the same goals and aspirations. We offer a variety of different areas for employees to demonstrate their passion for animals including opportunities to grow into leadership roles. Read about each position below and apply to the position(s) that speaks to you!

The Albany Pet Hotel not only strives to provide excellent care for the animals, but for our team members, too! We currently offer the following benefits and perks for employees:

  • FREE boarding and daycare services for all employee pets

  • Employee discounts on retail items including custom orders on food, treats, toys, and other supplies

  • 50% off all grooming services and free nail trims for all employee pets

  • Access to our full service grooming salon with the ability to learn how to use our Hydrosurge bathing system for self-serve bathing services with all grooming supplies and tools provided by the company for your use

  • 100% of boarding and daycare tips are split between all positions (excluding bathers/groomers who receive their own tips)

  • 40 hours of paid vacation time after one year of employment (applies to both part-time and full-time employees!)

  • 100% medical insurance covered by the company for all full-time employees (additional tiers of coverage are available to choose from for an additional cost)

  • 50% of dental insurance covered by the company for all full-time employees

  • Holiday pay for all major holidays worked (wage + 50%)

  • Scheduled consecutive days off in a row (no split days off)

Job Requirements:

  • Must be punctual, friendly, have excellent communication skills, and absolutely LOVE animals!

  • Must be at least 18 years or older to apply

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from your shifts

  • Must be available to work holidays (we operate 365 days a year!)

  • Must be able to safely handle +80 pound dogs both loose and on leash

  • Must be able to safely handle and care for a variety of pets including dogs, cats, birds, and small animals

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, work in all weather, and safely lift 30 pounds independently

  • Must have at least 6 months of receptionist or similar customer service experience for our Receptionist position

  • Must have at least 6 months of professional overnight experience for our Overnight Supervisor position

  • Must be willing to complete a background check for our Overnight Supervisor position

  • Must be able to handle all aspects of the job including cleaning up after our fuzzy, furry, and feathery friends

How to Apply!

Our hiring team wants to hear about YOU! Tell us about your previous pet care experience (both professional and personal), what type of pets you currently own, why you're the perfect addition for our team, and what your long term goals are. Please include this information and the position you are applying for in a cover letter with your resume. We accept all applications in person during regular business hours or by email. Please check each description below to see which positions we are currently hiring for.

Due to high volume, we are not able to provide application statuses over the phone.

Our hiring team communicates primarily via email, so please check your primary and junk/spam inboxes frequently for a response.

Animal Care Handler

Enjoy spending your days at the Pet Hotel working hands-on with our guests! ACHs are responsible for supervising play groups, conducting one-on-one playtime sessions, cleaning and sanitizing kennels, play yards, and indoor play areas, preparing meals, laundry and dishes, and helping to ensure our four-legged friends are having a great time. ACHs demonstrate an excellent understanding of dog body language, work together with team members to communicate efficiently with one another, and are proficient with completing tasks. This is an fast-paced entry level position that relies heavily on team involvement!

Receptionist - currently hiring for one, part-time position

If you have a passion for working with animals and people then this position is for you! Our Receptionist team consists of individuals who are respectful, outgoing, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Receptionists are responsible for welcoming rambunctious puppies and nervous first-timers to our facility by utilizing positive reinforcement and safe handling techniques to safely bring pets to and from our lobby area. Receptionists will learn our computer program to efficiently check pets in and out and create reservations, answer our multi-line phone system, provide tours of the facility, and be available to answer questions. The perfect candidate for this position is detail-oriented, a problem solver, efficient with their time, enjoys assisting customers and their pets, and does not fret with cleaning up after our four-legged guests as needed. This is not your typical receptionist position -- plan to be on your feet bringing pets to and from various areas of the facility, running back and forth to communicate with our Animal Care Handlers, and cleaning up messes when they happen. This is a fast-paced position that relies heavily on team involvement!

This position requires at least 6 months of previous professional receptionist experience.

Dog Bather

Our full-service salon welcomes both part-time and full-time bathers to join our team! We provide everything you will need- hydraulic tables, multiple tubs, shampoos and conditioners to meet the needs of each individual dog, drying kennels, an assortment of grooming tools, and sharpening services for your personal tools. Our grooming salon employees are punctual, reliable, have excellent customer service skills when speaking with clients, provide clear notes for our receptionists, and are able to safely handle a variety of dogs ranging in age, size, and temperament. Bathers will be given the opportunity to learn how to preform simple trims and will be trained on how to use our Hydrosurge bathing system. Previous professional bathing experience is not required for this position, but is a huge plus!

Overnight Supervisor

Are you an animal-loving night owl looking for a part-time gig? This position is for you! Overnight Supervisors are responsible for taking care of the facility and our overnight guests after hours. Tasks include providing night potties for a variety of boarding guests, cleaning kennels and other areas of the facility, laundry, preparing meals, and supervising the facility using our 16-camera monitor while conducting a walk thru of the facility as needed. Supervisors are also responsible for providing overnight watch and care for pets in our office area and administering time-sensitive medication as needed. We are specifically looking for individuals who are punctual, efficient, enjoy working solo, and are able to handle emergencies safely and efficiently. Overnight Supervisors must be comfortable handling a variety of pets ranging in age, size, and temperament, and demonstrate being able to do so in a safe manner. Shifts are scheduled 6pm-midnight and midnight-6:30am. This is the perfect position for full-time college students!

This position requires at least 6 months of professional overnight work experience and a background check.

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