City of Brampton

Kennel Attendant

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/29/2023 1:23 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1: Company
# Positions
Job Type
Part Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

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JOB TITLE: Kennel Attendant
DEPARTMENT: Legislative Services

HOURS OF WORK: 24 hour workweek /variable hours
LOCATION: Animal Shelter
JOB TYPE: Management and Administration
POSTING DATE: September 29, 2023
CLOSING DATE: December 31, 2023




Under the direction of the Animal Services Supervisor / Supervisor on Duty, Veterinary Technician, ensures the care of all animals under the control of the Animal Shelter through administration of food, maintenance of kennel facilities, monitoring of the welfare and behaviour of these animals. Administer medication and treatments to these animals as directed by Technical staff and ensure all exercise programs are completed. Maintain records as required.


    • Ensure the kennel facilities are sterile and disinfected; empty and refill litter boxes. Clean grooming, kitchen, storage and other shelter areas;
    • Performs daily monitoring of all assigned animals and administers minor treatments (including to animals under the as directed by the Technical staff. Maintain associated records;
    • Feed animals, clean food bowls, refill water dishes, prepare food (including special diets) and hand feed if necessary;
    • Bathe animals when required;
    • Monitor animal health and behaviour, place in isolation if required;
    • Administer daily medical treatments to animals as directed by the Veterinary Technician;
    • Work with quarantined animals;
    • Understand, apply and adhere to Corporate Policies & Procedures, Health and Safety Standards, and Emergency Procedures for all participants and staff;
    • Check animal health and ensure that animals are vaccinated and de-wormed prior to adoption, under the direction of the Supervisor;
    • Provide exceptional and compassionate one on one customer service with the public in person, or by phone, to locate lost animals, arrange adoptions, prepare lost/found reports, sell dog/cat tags etc.;
    • Ensure that all animals are properly tagged for identification; tags animals as required;
    • Receive, process and balance payments for impound fees, dog tags, animal adoptions, and issues receipts;
    • Participates in various committee and special events e.g. shelter tours, parade, fall fair etc;
    • Assist Registered Vet Technician in the euthanasia and examination of animals;
    • Assists in logging all animals into Master Logbook, and tags animals as required;
    • Maintain all records in Chameleon Software Shelter System – Kennel records, adoptions, claiming of stray animals, animal license and registrations, receipts;
    • Prepares/packages pet information to the public;
    • Exercises and socializes dogs and cats to determine adoptability;
    • Loads/unloads animal cadavers;
    • Provide clerical/front-desk back up, liaise with Call Centre, and dispatch when necessary;
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • High School graduation plus an additional program of up to one year in Animal Care; or equivalent;
    • Minimum one-year experience in an animal handling related field (shelter, pet store, groomer, vet clinic);
    • Certificate in Animal Care or equivalent;
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite;
    • Knowledge of Chameleon software application, an asset;
    • Excellent customer service skills;
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
    • Enjoy working with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and other domestic animals;
    • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C / AED from one of the following: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. Johns, Canadian Ski Patrol;
    • Successful candidates will be required to submit to a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check, at their own expense, prior to commencing employment;
    • Successful candidates will be required to be prophylactically vaccinated against rabies;


**Preference will be given to students that have a permanent residency in Brampton. 

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.



Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview:  Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above by December 31, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions. Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable. The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 


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