Guide Dogs of Texas provides quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility and independence. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.
The vision of Guide Dogs of Texas is to serve all Texans who are visually impaired and who would benefit from the use of a guide dog.
Be an Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant with Guide Dogs of Texas
Join a great team to fulfill a mission of training specially selected and bred pups to become life-changing guides for Texans who are blind. Guide Dogs of Texas is a growing non-profit organization located in San Antonio, TX that offers freedom, mobility and independence to Texans who are visually impaired.
The Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant Position is an 11 week Contract Position that begins 3 weeks prior to the whelping of a Guide Dogs of Texas Litter and terminates after “Puppy Induction Day” once the puppies are 8 weeks old. The Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant (BPA) works closely with the Guide Dogs of Texas Breeding Program Manager and Program Manager. The BPA will stay on site in the Nursery Dorm every night during the week along with Friday evenings through Monday mornings. Free Utilities, Wi-Fi and phone will be provided. The BPA assists in all aspects of the care, enrichment and socialization of Pregnant Brood Dogs, disinfects the whelping area, disinfects the outdoor relief area, changes out bedding and washes laundry, assists in the whelping of puppies, assists with the care and feeding of puppies, assists with development and socialization of the puppies from birth to 8 weeks old, monitors and records the health and Veterinary care for each puppy and cleans/disinfects puppy toys and enrichment items. The BPA will undergo in-house training to learn the knowledge and skills necessary for each task.
The qualified candidate for this exciting opportunity will demonstrate a passion for enriching the lives of blind people through the help of a Guide Dog. They will possess good people skills and the ability work with a variety of volunteers, staff, and clients. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. Must have current drivers license. Experience working with dogs and young puppies or in the Veterinary field strongly preferred. Previous experience with large breed adult dog, puppy handling and whelping desired.
Please email cover letter and résumé to Bethany Wilkins firstname.lastname@example.org