The best job in the world has come up for those of you who consider yourselves a dog-lover.
Central Bark (get it) and The Beach Dog Café, is a doggy daycare centre as well as a kennels, shelter, and cafe – and they are looking for dog handlers to join their team.
Duties will include dog walks, feeding time, and make sure all the doggos have lots of fun. Sold, now where do I sign up?
This is the sort of fun you could be getting paid to have at Central Bark:
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The job advert reads:
Central Bark is looking for dog handlers to join our team. We are looking for people with a enthusiastic personality that love dogs and want to make our doggie clients day full of fun!
You will need to be self motivated and enjoy the challenge of organizing activities for making our dogs active and having fun each day. Time keeping, punctuality, trustworthiness, reliability and flexibility is a must. Hours will be between 7am and 6.30pm, seven days a week.
You will need to be a strong character that can handle dogs of all sizes and not afraid to get down and dirty with the dogs. Your duties include, feeding dogs, being active with the dogs, walking dogs in all weathers, cleaning up after the dogs, keeping and maintaining the facility to a high standard and able to follow procedures.
Central Bark is a family run business in Wythenshaw, Manchester, which has been caring for dogs for the past nine years.
Not only do they offer doggy daycare, there is an on-site groomers, a kennels and an adoption site.
The website reads:
Through the desire to adopt our own dog in need, we have found our loving Alfie (Golden Retriever mix) through a fantastic charity called Starlight Barking. They specialise in Greek rescues.
We work closely with Starlight Barking to bring dogs to our facility where we foster and socialise them in a cage free environment.
This allows us to teach them basic training and get to know their personalities. Better yet you get to meet them when you come to the café and get to know them in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
While they do welcome UK shelters to contact them, they choose a lot of Greek dogs because there is a ‘local debt crisis there’ leading to a lot of strays left in the street.
The website says:
Many dogs are left to roam and reproduce, creating an estimated population of over one million strays within that country.
The crossed breeds are a lovely mix of Labradors, Retrievers, Beagles, Greek hounds, Greek Shepard’s etc. They are put in shelters that are open space so it helps them being sociable with other dogs. Their nature is generally friendly and in need of love.
Coming to Central Bark allows us to identify their needs, offer some personal training and get a feel for what their past life has been for them. It is so much better than being stuck in a cage creating stress and with little human or dog interaction.
If you want to apply for the job, please email your CV to [email protected]