Join the Team at Downtown Dogs

We are always looking for that “special someone” to be a part of our pack. Applicants must be sincere dog lovers who can handle hard work with a smile, are highly dependable, and don’t mind getting dirty. Our Playgroup Leaders work directly with the dogs, supervising play groups. Staff are actively engaged with the dogs, working on obedience commands, managing group energy level, and monitoring all dog activities. Other duties may include feeding meals, washing dishes, some dog bathing, general cleaning, and maintenance. This is an enjoyable job with dogs but staff are not just here to “play with dogs”. We ACTIVELY monitor play and continuously practice commands with the dogs. Be ready for lots of barking, poop, dog hair, and physical work. Also, be ready to have fun, make friends, and enjoy coming to work.


Must love dogs!!! If you’re not crazy about the pooches, you won’t like this job. This is not a job for everyone. Working with dogs can be (at times) exhausting, infuriating, disgusting, and overwhelming. If you really love dogs though, it can also be exciting, amusing, and very rewarding. Applicants should be comfortable handling all types of dogs in a humane manner. Previous dog handling experience (Vet Tech, Grooming, Kennel) is a big plus. You should be able to lift 50 lbs. and expect to be physically active for your entire shift. You should be able to work equally well either independently or as a team. Along with a strong work ethic and physical stamina, you must be responsible, honest, patient, prompt, and very dependable. You must possess good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor and most importantly, a positive attitude. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK SOME WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS, AND OCCASIONAL OVERNIGHTS. We’re looking for people who want to work with dogs, not people who think working with dogs could be cool. If you think you’re the right person, we look forward to meeting you. Perks include paid holidays and free daycare, boarding, and activities for your dog.

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Downtown Dogs San Jose

734 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113


Downtown Dogs Palo Alto

885 Commercial St
Palo Alto, CA 94030