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Always wanted to make a difference in the world? Have a passion for animal welfare? We may have a position for you.


 Part Time Animal Care Associate Position Open (possible 15 -20 hours per week) – Availability Must Include Mon, Wed, Thursdays 7:30-6pm and Saturdays 7:30am -4pm. Shifts May Be Shorter on Those Days But We Are Looking For Candidates with Open Hours On Those Days.




Performs routine animal care and related duties at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. The work –train, feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise animals, and clean, disinfect, and repair their cages. Also play with the animals, provide companionship, and observe behavioral changes that could indicate illness or injury. Must be comfortable with the public and have amazing customer service skills. Workers carry out daily assignments, follow through on matters, and use independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions to deal with standard recurring situations.

Essential job Functions

Cleans kennels and performs related housekeeping duties.

Performs shelter duties including giving dog or cat tours to potential adopters. Must be able to communicate information about the individual dog or cat to the potential adopter.

Being knowledgeable about domestic animal behavior in all situations.

Able to identifiable possible changes in animal behavior and health.

Maintains proper inventory levels of cleaning and other supplies. Informs the Lead when reordering

is necessary.

Other Duties

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of–

– The basic methods and procedures of kennel cleaning.

-Animal Behavior – dogs, cats and small animals such as rats, gerbils, bunnies, and ferrets.

– Proper Customer service techniques

Ability to–

– Deal courteously with the public.

– Transmit messages clearly on the radio.

– Handle animals safely and effectively.

– Clean kennels efficiently.

– Identify animal behavioral changes

Required Qualifications: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills must be documented in your cover letter or on resume.

Training and/or Education

High school diploma or GED.


MUST have one year of related experience.

Valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

The work is performed in office and shelter surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 70 pounds; lots of bending, reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects. Employee will work outside in a variety of weather conditions.


Work is subject to working on weekends and holidays. Hours are typically scheduled from 7:30 – 4pm or 8am – 6pm depending on coverage. Wage: $7.50 an hour, no benefits or vacation pay.

Reports to

Lead Kennel Supervisor & Director of Operations

Serious Inquires Only. NO CALLS. Potential Hires will only be contacted if they meet the criteria outlined in this posting.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $7.50 /hour

Required experience:

Animal Care Experience: 1 year

Required education: High school or equivalent

Please send resume and cover letter stating why you would like to work at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to  No phone calls. Serious inquires only.

We are looking for volunteers to help with our TNR Program. If interested contact

We are looking for volunteers for our Foster Program. If interested contact

If would like to volunteer at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter contact

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a nonprofit, no kill, 501c3, private animal shelter operating in Ottawa, KS that services over 1,000 animals a year. Make a homeless pet’s life. Adopt. Be a Hero.