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Winter 2020 Internship program

Starts 11/7/2020       Ends: 2/6/2020

Dog Den’s Internship program provides high school students with a fun and rewarding experience into the animal care industry as well as an opportunity for the interns to build up their professional experiences. Regardless of the path the interns chose as a career, this program will allow the interns to stand out above the rest whether it is applying for college or looking for their 1st job.

We hope that the interns will graduate this program with not only technical skills required for this industry but  come out of the program with a stronger sense of business and work ethics, strong communication skills, more confident and responsible.

Working with dogs can be very rewarding but can also be very labor intensive as 80% of the time will be spent on your feet.

The internship will run for a period of 12 weeks, students must fulfill at least 140 hours to complete the program. At the end of the program, student will receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, students who complete 175 or more hours will receive a letter of recommendation.

Pet Care Intern

In this position, the intern will be learning the following aspects of caring for pets in a daycare & boarding setting, including but not excluded to:

  • Checking-in and checking-out customers for Dog Den serices, including daycare, overnight boarding, and grooming.

  • Keeping the facility clean including the kitchen, laundry, play area, lobby, office, kennels, etc.

  • Grooming activities, including bathing, brushing, expressing glands, cleaning ears trimming and grinding nails.

  • Posting pictures and videos to keep pet parents apprised of their pets throughout the day.

  • Contacting pet parents or vets to make sure all pet’s vaccinations are up to date.

  • Emailing and putting together birthday cards for the pets.

  • Interacting with the pets and keeping them engaged throughout the day.

  • Creating a safe place for dogs to play in, by looking for signs of aggression as dogs interact.

  • Performing other general office duties.


Candidate requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA

  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior.

  • Must be able to work at least 2 days per week

  • Must be able to work at least 3 hours each time.

  • Must be able to work at least 10 hours per week.

  • Must be able to work at least one Saturday every 2 weeks.


Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • Self-starter

  • Inquisitive

  • Focused

  • Punctual

  • Great work ethics

  • Team player

How to Apply:

If you are interested, plea send an email to with the following information:

Student’s First Name and Last Name:

Student’s Email:

Student's Phone Number:

Parent’s First Name and Last Name:

Parent’s Email:

Parent's Phone Number:

High School:

Class Standing: (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)?


Please have the students answer the following questions:

What are your interests and hobbies?

What is your favorite subject and why?

Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?

Why do you want to be part of this internship program?

What do you hope to get out of this program?

What are your plans after high school?

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