dog caretaker resume example with 7+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Reliable Veterinary Technician with demonstrated history of bonding with pets and owners. Extensive knowledge of obedience training and commands. Properly handles animals of various sizes and enforces good behavior on group walks.

Professional Veterinary Technician skilled with various breeds. Familiar with best practices, grooming and nutritional needs. Demonstrates outgoing personality, great customer service and animal care skills.

Caring and hardworking [Type] Sitter with proven history of meeting animal needs. Exercise, train and soothe based on individual requirements and schedules. Works well with owners to provide exceptional care.

Compassionate Pet Sitter with 15 years providing in-home care to dogs, cats, birds and other animals. Exceptional skill in relieving pets' anxiety and setting animals at ease.

Attentive Pet Sitter committed to keeping owners updated with status reports and delivering attentive care to animals during owner absences. Offers engaging activity for pets with focus on safety and security.

Caring Pet Sitter eager to apply 18

years of pet care experience, including medication management and care plan adherence skills. Attentive to detail with drive for assisting pet owners in securing top-level, personal care for pets.

Passionate about maintaining safe, clean and secure environments for animals. Works well in homes, outdoors and on farms to meet unique demands. Well-organized in coordinating feeding schedules, medication and cleaning to support animal health and wellbeing.

Wellness-focused Animal Caretaker with full complement of skills in feeding, grooming and exercising animals. Talented in delivering routine care and specific treatments meeting animals' needs. Organized in maintaining schedules and staying on top of daily checklists.

Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

  • Pet care management
  • Pet care instruction adherence
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Breed and species knowledge
  • Client relationship management
  • Client privacy
  • Medication administration
  • Pet first aid and CPR certified
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Teambuilding
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
Education and Training
Penn Foster College Scottsdale, AZ Expected in 06/2020 Bachelor of Science : Animal Welfare - GPA :
Animal Behavioral College San Francisco, CA Expected in Master of Science : Canine ha - GPA :
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver, CO Expected in 08/2011 Associate of Applied Science : Business Administration And Management - GPA :
City Of Springfield - Dog Caretaker
Springfield, MA, 08/2016 - Current
  • Fed animals twice daily and refilled water dish frequently with fresh supply.
  • Developed long-term relationships with clients and bonded with animals through regular contact.
  • Removed waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas and placed in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Cared for pets during owners' absences.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels during busy periods, ensuring consistent workflow.
  • Assisted grooming staff with nail clipping, blow-drying and combing during peak hours and holidays.
  • Walked animals outside to avoid accidents in play areas or bedding.
  • Attended to sick or injured animals by securing veterinary care and notifying owners quickly of pet's condition.
  • Explained lodging, grooming and care services to pet owners and cross-sold specialty products.
  • Kept dogs safe by remaining alert to environmental conditions such as hot pavements or nearby animals.
  • Walked dogs while enforcing good behavior and manners.
  • Offered animals ample exercise opportunities through walks and play activities.
  • Walked dogs at appropriate pace for breed, age and abilities to offer endurance-building jogs for athletic dogs and gentler walks for smaller, special needs or geriatric dogs.
  • Coordinated care for multiple animals at different locations and resolved scheduling or service issues.
  • Cared for farm animals in addition to domestic pets and maintained clean animal spaces.
Rentokil Initial - Animal Welfare Specialist
Howell, MI, 01/2020 - 07/2021
  • Investigated reports of animal abuse and issued citations and warnings.
  • Used investigative sources to gather information related to animal-related complaints and issues.
  • Provided food and water for neglected or improperly supervised animals.
  • Restrained wild animals and livestock to prevent escape or capture for return to holding areas.
  • Answered public inquiries, regarding animal control operations.
  • Interviewed witnesses to investigate reports of animal attacks or cruelty.
  • Collected evidence for court prosecutions related to animal treatment.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
Brenda Thomas - Canine Handler
City, STATE, 08/2019 - 05/2021
  • Corrected problem behaviors through understanding of Pack Dynamics, Canine Psychology and Positive Reward Based Training.
  • Protected animal health and wellbeing by keeping all areas clean, organized and free of hazards.
  • Advised owners on strategies for continuing training and reinforcing lessons.
  • Monitored and documented animal health, diet and behaviors to identify and address trends.
  • Evaluated animals for trainability to discuss training techniques.
  • Evaluated animals and discussed suitability with owners based on factors such as temperament and age.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
Bowers Ranch - Horse Handler
City, STATE, 08/2011 - 05/2014
  • Trained and rode horses across wide age range and exhibited excellent horse handling skills with any age.
  • Prepared horses for travel.
  • Groomed horses before competitions.
  • Followed exercise training programs laid out by horse trainer and walked, galloped and trotted horses regularly.
  • Reported to trainer on horse's progress and performance and discussed each horse's fitness or training concerns.
  • Coordinated care and upkeep of thoroughbred and standardbred racehorses and yearlings and equipped horses to be champion athletes via perfectly executed workouts.
  • Taught and rode young thoroughbred horses to become accustomed to riding with groups of horses during racing career.
  • Owned and trained racehorses in addition to serving as rider and designed exercise training programs for horses preparing to race.
  • Perfected racehorse training and riding such that horses did what rider directed and knew that jockey must be obeyed without question.
  • Maintained clean and orderly play yards, kennels and cages.
  • Offered every owner exceptional customer service and support as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Collected and documented animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and food intake.
  • Followed precise feeding instructions and schedules for animals under care.
  • Administered basic treatments to sick or injured animals and worked with veterinarians to secure advanced care.
  • Bathed, dried and groomed over 8animals each day.

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School Attended

  • Penn Foster College
  • Animal Behavioral College
  • Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Dog Caretaker
  • Animal Welfare Specialist
  • Canine Handler
  • Horse Handler


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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