A kennel attendant is responsible for the care and feeding of animals in a kennel or animal shelter. They may also be responsible for cleaning the kennels and exercising the animals.

Kennel Attendant Job Responsibilities

  • Feeding and watering the animals
  • Cleaning the kennels
  • Walking the dogs
  • Playing with the animals
  • Grooming the animals
  • Administering medication to the animals


  • To maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment for the animals in our care.
  • To provide the animals in our care with food, water and exercise as needed.
  • To administer medication to animals as needed and directed by a veterinarian.
  • To observe the behavior of the animals in our care and report any changes to a supervisor.
  • To keep accurate records of the animals in our care, including their eating and exercise habits, health concerns, etc.

Kennel Attendant Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Kennel Attendant include: excellent customer service skills, good physical fitness, ability to handle animals in a calm and gentle manner, basic math skills, and prior experience working with animals.