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Dog Caretaker

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 502161
Division/Organization: Community Partners
Department: Dog Haus University
Job Type: Local Work Study Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: 502 S Park St
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $10.00-$12.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Customer Service, Local Work-Study Required Student Jobs, Federal Work-Study Preferred


Business Overview:

Dog Haus University is a dog daycare conveniently located less than 15 minutes (walking) from campus.

Anticipated Start Date:

Flexible start date in August or September

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Not eligible for remote work.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

10-15 hours per week


Dog Haus University offers a flexible schedule to fit around your class commitments! Shifts are available in the morning, mid-day, and afternoon on Mondays through Fridays.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Number of Positions:



  • Passion for animal care and providing activities for dogs
  • Positive attitude and friendly disposition
  • Attentive, observant, and detail-oriented
  • Preference for experience with dog training or an interest in dog training

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Physically able to secure and handle large dogs
  • Physically able to handle cleaning and minor maintenance

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Primary duties will include:
  • Lead, monitor and manage groups of dogs
  • Use verbal cues, body blocking and proactive intervention to manage group interactions
  • Spend time interacting with each dog individually and set dogs up for success by knowing their limits, play styles and help signals
  • Initiate activities and games with dogs keeping arousal levels low while everyone has fun
  • Record and report accurate info on the status, activities, health & behavior of each dog to pet parents and the Daycare Manager
  • Assist with handling guests (dogs) at check-in and check-out
  • Greet new clients (people) explain the program and the benefits for their dog
  • Clean/sanitize play and common areas, and crates or suites
  • Document, store and organize guests' food, medications and belongings
Secondary duties may include:
  • Prepare and distribute meals, treats, fresh water and medications (if needed)
  • Do dishes and laundry

Physical Demands:


Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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