- 1.0Dec 11, 2017Camp CounselorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearAlbuquerque, NM
You get to be around dogs all day
Managers did not care, over 50 dogs at one time on occasion, not a good screening program for dogs so some were very mean and hostile, Breaking up dog fights and not being allowed to get band-aids from where bleeding, On occasion no lunch break because understaffed.1
- 5.0Nov 9, 2023CounselorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearStrongsville, OH
Getting to play and love on dogs all day.
Job is fairly physical re-directing dogs and standing on your feet all shift. Pay could be higher, but we do get tips each month as well.
- 2.0Nov 6, 2023Camp CounselorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNaples, FL
Bonded with a few dogs and a few people
The pay is not worth the bruises and bites and mental strain you get put through on a daily basis. Owners will watch the cameras and complain when they’re untrained dog needs a break. Standing on your feet for hours and hours and having to watch up to 25 dogs by yourself is extremely mentally and physically exhausting. There have even been instances where i have had more than 25 dogs at once which really isnt allowed when its just one person in the yard. Raises were said to be consistent but after being there for a year and slightly moving up, I noticed that I was making the same as someone who had just started. I sometimes feel like the staff are undervalued and underpaid. You would think that this job would pay much more than minimum wage seeing as you could be putting yourself in harms way and you’re caring after animals but you would be wrong. Not to mention, an hour after you clock in you get a ten minute break on a 6 hour shift. We struggle to keep employees because of all of these issues.