Careers at Bark + Boarding


General Admin

Position Status: Part or Full Time (including weekends and holidays)

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PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide welcoming, attentive customer service to our clients through utilization of knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of reception duties, through communication, education, and dedication.  As part of the Administrative team at Bark + Boarding, you will be responsible for record keeping activities, perform clerical duties related to pet care and treatment, and provide miscellaneous support to General Manager and Owner.  These service functions include but are not limited to reception (visitor and telephone), maintenance of records, accounts maintenance, cash processing, data entry, word-processing and mail service. This position requires an outstanding customer service attitude with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

The individual must be able to prioritize multiple projects, work well under pressure and have administration experience.  Position requires a strong ethical commitment to the mission and purpose of Bark + Boarding.

Supports the organizational mission and goals of Bark + Boarding by:

  • Promoting exceptional customer service for our clientele during all stages of their visit.

  • Functioning as a team member at all time by communicating effectively and diplomatically, being approachable and willing to assist co-workers, maintaining a positive and proactive attitude, and promoting interdepartmental communication and cooperation.

  • Creating a positive and memorable client experience by exceeding customer expectations and actively increasing customer loyalty.

  • Expanding knowledge through continuing education and the willingness to learn new tasks.

  • Interact with all animals with compassion and concern for their wellbeing.


Pet Sitter/Midday Dog Walker

Position Status: Part Time

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Bark + Boarding is currently looking to hire pet sitters and mid-day dog walkers in Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church VA!- Recurring Mid-Day Dog Walkers – We will give you a recurring Monday to Friday schedule (please be willing to make a 6 month (minimum) commitment and be available every Monday to Friday from approximately 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM - no exceptions)

Fill-In Mid-Day Dog Walkers - For all those walks that we need help covering when Recurring Mid-Day Dog Walkers need a break. Schedule is flexible and walks will be scheduled Monday to Friday from approximately 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Pet Sitters - Schedule is flexible and you can pick up as many or as little visits as fits your schedule. Visits range from morning, mid-day, evening, late night, to overnight visits.Some things to consider before applying:*Must have cell phone, insured car and internet access*Must consent to background check*Dogs can occasionally exceed 80lbs*Must be comfortable being outdoors in all types of weather


Daycare Attendant

Position Status: Part Time (including weekends and holidays)

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As a Daycare Attendant at Bark+Boarding, you will be responsible for supervising play in our busy dog daycare program. Much of the job involves monitoring play while being aware of various play styles and ensuring that all dogs are safe, stress-free, and having fun. You will also be expected to help maintain a clean play space for the dogs by watching for, picking up, and properly disposing of any waste. You will help dispense food during meal times, and may be asked to administer medications.

Daycare is an interactive play environment and carries some inherent risks, both to the dogs and to the staff. Our #1 priority here is safety, and the daycare team plays an integral role in keeping everyone (dog + human) free from harm. You will be expected to be able to recognize a potential problem before it escalates, and to know how to quickly and carefully break up any situation. Although fights in the daycare are rare, if one does happen you will be expected to involve yourself without hesitation.

Additional responsibilities: We are a small business and therefore everyone is expected to help with other tasks when needed. Other things which you may be asked to help with include cleaning, taking boarding dogs outside, feeding meals to boarding dogs, bathing dogs, and general housekeeping around the building such as sweeping or mopping.

Physical Requirements: This job includes prolonged standing and walking. You must be able to move quickly in the event of a fight. This job includes occasional lifting (up to 50 pounds) and frequent bending.


Apply via email at Employment@barkandboarding.com with your resume and the position you are applying for and someone will contact you if you meet our requirements.