Joinour team.

Do you LOVE working with dogs? Do you have strong organizational and time management skills?  If yes, we’re hiring!

McCann’s Canine Care is run by Audrey McCann, a loving, professional animal caretaker specializing in dog boarding and weekday dog day care in beautiful Pescadero.  Our mission is to ensure the safety, happiness, and general well-being of each dog in our care.  I am looking for a reliable and energetic Pack Leader who is a careful and responsible driver, loves being outdoors, enjoys being physically active and loves dogs.  McCann’s Canine Care Pack Leaders are held to a high standard of professionalism and excellence.

This position involves picking up and dropping off pup daycare clients in the Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area and transporting them to McCann’s Canine Care in Pescadero.  Upon arrival, the dogs are taken out on their daily walk and then supervised for engaged play and socialization.   Additional duties include some cleaning duties and lifting pets and pet supplies up to 50 pounds.   Candidates with previous dog care experience is preferred.

A standard background check and driving record check are part of the application process.  A standard background check includes  past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history.  Our focus is on employment verification and criminal history only.  A standard driving record check includes your driver’s license status and expiration date, any violations or convictions.  We are not concerned with speeding tickets unless you have a high amount of speeding tickets or speeding that includes endangerment.  Copies of your background check and driving record will be disclosed to you and an opportunity to discuss the findings may be provided during the interview process.

McCann’s Canine Care provides a safe environment for our dogs in their homes, in our transport and at McCann’s Canine Care and these checks are part of ensuring that safety for us, for the dogs and for you.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Check in and out of clients’ homes appropriately following McCann’s Canine Care processes and procedures
  • Collect, walk, socialize and return dogs home safely, professionally and on time
  • Ensure all dogs are safe and on leash from collection through transport until they are checked into McCann’s Canine Care
  • Manage dog behaviors and/or issues appropriately during the day and provide an end of day report on any incidents
  • Follow all McCann’s Canine Care safety protocols, processes and procedures for dogs during collection, transport, walks, socialization and return
  • Track daily mileage via weekly email

Work Hours and Availability

  • Mondays
  • Wednesdays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Start & End Times Negotiable
  • Maximum 28 hours per week

Who We're Looking For

  • You should reside in the Peninsula area of the San Francisco Bay Area near or around the Palo Alto/Mountain View area.
  • You should own a smartphone for calls and scheduling, and have demonstrated time management skills.
  • You must be punctual and dependable – our clients and dogs depend on us!
  • You should love working outdoors and be willing to work in all weather conditions, including heat, wind, and rain.
  • You should be physically able to walk 2-3 miles a day, and lift and carry dogs of all sizes when needed.  This is a physically demanding job and requires you to be reasonably fit and healthy.
  • You will need to have a valid California drivers’ license, clean driving record and your own personal auto insurance.  Candidates with their own reliable vehicle are preferred.

How to apply

Be sure to provide information on your dog walking and/or dog care experience with details.   References are required.  Once your resume and application have been reviewed, an interview may be scheduled and background check and license check performed.