Employment Opportunities



eo stayWe are always looking for that "special someone" to be a part of our pack.  Applicants must be sincere dog lovers, who can deal with hard work, are highly dependable and don't mind getting dirty. Our Playgroup Leaders work directly with the dogs, supervising play groups. Staff are actively engaged with the dogs, working on obedience commands, managing group energy level, and monitoring all dog activities.  Other duties may include feeding meals, washing dishes, some dog bathing, general cleaning and maintenance. This is an enjoyable job with dogs but staff are not just here to "play with dogs". We ACTIVELY monitor play and continuously practice commands with the dogs. Be ready for lots of barking, poop, dog hair and a lot of physical work. Also be ready to have fun, make friends and enjoy coming to work.



Must love dogs!!! If you're not crazy about the pooches, you won't like this job. This is not a job for everyone. Working with dogs can be (at times) exhausting, infuriating, disgusting and overwhelming. If you really love dogs though, it can also be exciting, amusing, and overall very rewarding. Applicants should be comfortable handling all types of dogs in a humane manner. Previous dog handling experience (Vet Tech, Grooming, Kennel) is a big plus. You should be able to lift 50 lbs. and expect to be physically active for your entire shift. You should be able to work equally well either independently or as a team. Along with a strong work ethic and physical stamina, you must be responsible, honest, patient, prompt and very dependable. You must possess good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor and most importantly, a positive attitude. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK SOME WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS AND OCCASIONAL OVERNIGHTS. We're looking for people that want to work with dogs, not people who think working with dogs could be cool. If you think you're the right person, we look forward to meeting you. 

We offer:

Holiday Bonuses

Free Daycare/Boarding/Training for your dog


 To apply, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating the following: 

  1. Any paid/volunteer dog handling experience (Looking for time spent with dogs other than your own.)
  2. Days and hours of availability
  3. Reason for leaving your last job (Please Be Honest, We do check references.)
  4. What do you think would be the most challenging aspect of working with dogs?

Watch the Dogs

Downtown Dogs maintains an 'Open Door' policy and encourages owners to check in on their dogs throughout the day. Please feel free to checkout the dogs, but we do ask that you not leave the cameras up, when not watching. The live video is bandwidth intensive and will slow down as more people watch.




Playroom Camera Hours:
Ruff City - 7AM-12PM & 2:30PM-7:00PM

Tiny Town - 7:15AM-12PM & 2:30-6:30PM

Dogsville - 7:45AM-12PM & 2:30PM-6PM


Playroom cameras are turned off during naptime

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