WAG is hiring Shelter Assistants!
WAG is hiring for a part time and full time Shelter Assistant!
- Provide exceptional overall care for all animals at WAG: Exercise, feeding, bathing, exercise and enrichment, training etc.
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the shelter: Able to follow rigorous shelter cleaning procedures
- Reception/Administration: Build and maintain positive relationships with donors, adopters, volunteers and community members needing assistance
We are seeking a compassionate animal lover to join our team. This position is responsible for providing WAG animals with all-encompassing care. Including but not limited to feeding, bathing, exercise and enrichment, training, rehabilitation, medical care and treatments etc. Many duties also include cleaning kennels, cat rooms, dog runs and facilities according to disease prevention protocol, as well as providing all-encompassing enrichment and care to the animals. This position also includes general reception duties such as greeting members of the public, answering telephones, responding to emails, entering
information into our database, uploading photos, filing, and cash-out procedures.
The position requires an individual with lots of energy, a solid work ethic, a keenness to learn, and someone who shows the ability to work independently while still communicating and working effectively in a small team of people. The ideal candidate manages well in fast paced, high stress, and emotional situations. This position works with humans as much as we do with animals and must enjoy working and assisting community members in a compassionate, professional and confidential manner. This position will act as an ambassador to WAG at all times and ensure customer and community relations are consistently professional and positive.
The ideal candidate will be confident and willing to learn how to work with all types of animals, including sick and injured as well as animals with behavioral issues. The ideal candidate will also understand shelter procedures regarding infectious disease transmission and control, be a self-starter and adaptable. Preference is given to people with a background in shelter work /volunteering or extensive practical
animal experience, including experience working in a veterinary practice.
An educational background in any animal field is an asset.
Must be physically able to lift 50lbs and happy to walk big strong dogs in all kinds of weather!
Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) is a not for profit animal shelter and rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to homeless and lost dogs and cats in our community and to be advocates in finding their forever homes. We place a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, critical, and compassionate care.