Animal Kennel Attendant
Commissionaires BC
Chilliwack, BC
Our Story

Commissionaires BC is a Canadian, not-for-profit security/enforcement organization that has been in business since 1927. Our mandate is to give back to those who served and continue to serve in our communities and country.

Commissionaires together with the Fraser Valley Regional District, provides quality Animal Control/Bylaw Enforcement services throughout the Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs, and Mission areas. This service is run through the Chilliwack Community Animal Response and Education (C.A.R.E.) Centre.

Whether it’s a lost, stray or impounded dog, our team works hard to provide a loving environment for all animals brought into our care. We do much more than provide shelter – we engage with our animals, assist in finding them their forever-homes through pet adoption services, and go the extra mile in ensuring their health is optimized.?

What’s in it for you?

A challenging yet rewarding work environment
Great benefits
Opportunity to grow and develop with a forward thinking company
Working for a company that cares for and gives back to the local community
Competitive wages

You’re a good fit if…

You have an interest in training and behavior modification techniques
You have a passion for the health and well-being of animals
You have previous professional experience handling various dog breeds and behaviors

Some of your responsibilities include:
Administering medications and assisting the Site Supervisor as required
Regularly examining animals for health issues
Reporting any health concerns to the Site Supervisor
Ensuring the animals stay physically fit by engaging in outdoor exercise
Ensuring food, water, medicine, bedding, and toy requirements are managed throughout the day
Grooming and socializing of the animals
Assisting the Adoption Coordinator with public viewing of animals available for adoption
Ensuring efficient operation of the facility at all times
Maintaining general house-keeping duties, including cleanliness of the office, kennel/pen areas, feeding areas, laundry, dishes, food areas, washroom, garbage, and overall tidiness of yard

Your Must-Haves:
Previous experience in a similar role
You have an understanding of dog behavior and body language
You are familiar with various dog breeds
You have a willingness to learn and communicate the City’s animal bylaws
You are capable of dealing with aggressive dogs and stressful situations
You pride yourself on your customer service and conflict resolution skills
You have clear communications skills (both written and spoken)

Your Nice-To-Haves:
A clear understanding of the City’s animal bylaws