Humane Society of West Alabama Dog Adoption Facility

WANTED: Dog lovers to take on the daily care of 15 to 20 animals as well as the grounds of the facility. This is a live-in position ONLY where caretakers live rent free in the house on the property. Location is near Sokol Park. Duties include:

  • daily feeding, daily cleaning/sanitizing of kennel areas,
  • cleaning of trailer and crates where dogs sleep at night,
  • daily poop scooping of all play yards,
  • driving to and from close by vet clinic when needed,
  • administering medicines when needed,
  • supervising community service group work visits,
  • and playing/loving on the

Must be dog savvy to be able to understand body language of dogs so can put in play groups, break up or deter fights/rough play from occurring, watch for signs of illness, and be able to help socialize/work with dogs to help become more adoptable. Volunteers come over mid-day daily to let dogs out of kennels to exercise and to clean kennels and poop scoop.

Need two people minimum and prefer at least one person NOT be working full time. This job requires about one to two hours in the morning, two in evening and about 4 extra on the weekends for a minimum of 25 to 30 total hours per week. It is a very physical job so must be in good shape and able to handle strong dogs. Prefer no children, ok to have inside pets. Being handy with household repairs is a plus. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Caretakers MUST live on the property. House is a two-bedroom with a bonus room for office or third bedroom (3rd room does not have a closet), a great room with fireplace, nice size kitchen with updated appliances, one bathroom. Rent-free plus paid utilities for water, electric and gas. Caretakers supply own internet/phone service.

Vacation time and training provided. Also get one weekend off per month. There are/can be frequent visitors to the property throughout the day: volunteers, adoption coordinators showing dogs to prospective adopters (all by appointment only), maintenance workers, or donations being dropped off.

If interested, please email a resume/data sheet to Serious inquires only. Because this is a caretaker position, a credit/background check will be mandatory.