Career Opportunities

With Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Why Work with Us? 

Our rapidly growing organization needs dedicated dog lovers to join our team! We are seeking long-term employees who wish to grow and learn with us. We promote a collaborative work environment in which everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. 

Our number one priority is to keep our Old Friends happy, healthy, and comfortable. This is reflected in the decisions and actions of all employees.  

All of us at Old Friends share a mutual love for these animals. We work together, with dedication and cooperation, to save and enrich the lives of Middle Tennessee’s senior dogs. 

Is a Career at Old Friends for You? 

If you are passionate about helping animals, then come join our team for a fulfilling job providing love and care for senior dogs! We need hard-workers who are dedicated to our cause; this can be a strenuous job, but it is incredibly rewarding! 

How Do I Apply?

To be considered for any position, you must fill out an application at: https://ofsds.wufoo.com.mx/forms/m1oqwi4z15glkjp/

 

Dog Caretaker

We are looking for dependable dog-lovers to work part-time, with the possibility of promotion to full-time.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeding dogs
  • Administering medication
  • Cleaning (LOTS OF CLEANING)
  • General care of the dogs (walking, grooming, calming them down, providing toys, etc.)
  • Monitoring for abnormalities and injuries (and reporting them to veterinary staff)
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers & management

Qualifications:

  • Love for all dogs
  • At least 18 years old
  • Open scheduling availability
  • Dependable transportation
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 40lbs
  • Ability to pass a background check

Applicant must be able to work any hours between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, including some holidays. Hours will vary, so we need a candidate with a very open schedule. (Schedules are prepared a week ahead of time.) Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have dependable transportation. Work history and references are required.

Starting pay is $11/hour.
New employees will receive an evaluation and, if appropriate, a pay increase after 90 days.

This is a long-term employment opportunity with plenty of room to learn and grow within the organization. This is NOT a short-term summer job.

Medical Caretaker

We are looking for dependable dog-lovers to work part-time, with the possibility of promotion to full-time.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeding dogs
  • Administering medication
  • Cleaning (LOTS OF CLEANING)
  • General care of the dogs (walking, grooming, calming them down, providing toys, etc.)
  • Monitoring for abnormalities and injuries (and reporting them to veterinary staff)
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers & management

Qualifications:

  • Love for all dogs
  • At least 18 years old
  • Open scheduling availability
  • Dependable transportation
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 40lbs
  • Ability to pass a background check

Applicant must be able to work any hours between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, including some holidays. Hours will vary, so we need a candidate with a very open schedule. (Schedules are prepared a week ahead of time.) Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have dependable transportation. Work history and references are required.

Starting pay is $11/hour.
New employees will receive an evaluation and, if appropriate, a pay increase after 90 days.

This is a long-term employment opportunity with plenty of room to learn and grow within the organization. This is NOT a short-term summer job.

Kitchen Staff

We are looking for dependable dog-lovers to work part-time, with the possibility of promotion to full-time, to help prepare meals and medications for senior dogs. Applicants must be able to pay great attention to detail, be effective communicators, and have excellent memory.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing meals
  • Preparing medications
  • Feeding dogs
  • Administering medications
  • Cleaning (LOTS OF CLEANING)
  • Recording dogs’ eating habits
  • General care of the dogs (walking, grooming, calming them down, etc.)
  • Monitoring for abnormalities and injuries (and reporting them to veterinary staff)
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers & management

Qualifications:

  • Love for all dogs
  • At least 18 years old
  • Open scheduling availability
  • Dependable transportation
  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 40lbs
  • Ability to pass a background check

Applicants must be able to work any hours between 5:30am to 7pm, seven days a week, including some holidays. Hours will vary, so we need a candidate with a very open schedule. (Schedules are prepared a week ahead of time.) Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have dependable transportation. Work history and references are required.

Starting pay is $11/hour.
New employees will receive an evaluation and, if appropriate, a pay increase after 90 days.

This is a long-term employment opportunity with plenty of room to learn and grow within the organization. This is NOT a short-term summer job.

Groomer

We are looking for dependable dog-lovers to work full-time. Grooming experience is required. Pay depends upon experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Bathing and simple trims and shave-downs
  • Keeping track of which dogs need to be groomed
  • Scheduling grooming for foster dogs
  • Upkeep of grooming station and tool
  • Monitoring for abnormalities and injuries (and reporting them to veterinary staff)
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers & management

Qualifications:

  • Love for all dogs
  • At least 18 years old
  • Dependable transportation
  • Great communication skills
  • At least 2 years of grooming experience
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy dogs
  • Ability to calmly handle fragile, disabled, fearful, or aggressive dogs
  • Ability to pass a background check

Applicants must be able to work 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have dependable transportation. Work history and references are required.

Pay depends on experience but will be from $11/hour. New employees will receive an evaluation and, if appropriate, a pay increase after 90 days.

This is a long-term employment opportunity with plenty of room to learn and grow within the organization. This is NOT a short-term summer job.

Maintenance Assistant

We are looking for a full-time Maintenance Assistant to help keep the Sanctuary running smoothly. Maintenance experience preferred but not required. Pay depends upon experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying maintenance issues, troubleshooting problems, and implementing corrective actions
  • Completing maintenance tasks and requests in a timely manner
  • Ensuring building equipment is operating effectively and efficiently
  • Communicating clearly with coworkers & management

Qualifications:

  • Love for all dogs
  • At least 18 years old
  • Dependable transportation
  • Great communication skills
  • Have a working knowledge of landscaping, basic handyman skills, etc.

  • Skilled in interpreting and applying information in technical manuals and other documents.

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs

  • Ability to work independently and within a team

  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time

  • Ability to pass a background check

Applicant must be able to work any hours between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, including some holidays. Hours will vary, so we need a candidate with a very open schedule. (Schedules are prepared a week ahead of time.)  Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have dependable transportation. Work history and references are required.

Pay depends on experience but will be from $13/hour. New employees will receive an evaluation and, if appropriate, a pay increase after 90 days.

This is a long-term employment opportunity with plenty of room to learn and grow within the organization. This is NOT a short-term summer job.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary offers a competitive compensation package, including comprehensive healthcare benefits starting at full-time employment, 401(k) and matching 401(k) program, and an accrual of PTO.

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