Animal Services

Individuals interested in the well-being of animals can pursue training and careers in animal services. Read on for information on the many options in animal services, including grooming, training and more.

Inside Animal Services

Many career options are available for animal lovers to work within the animal services field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in animal services include kennel attendants, groomers, animal caretakers, pet sitters, grooms (horse caretakers), zookeepers and animal trainers (www.bls.gov). Experience working with animals is an important requirement for anyone wishing to enter an animal services career.

Animal Caretakers

Kennel attendants primarily take care of dogs and cats while owners are away. Duties include feeding, walking, exercising and cleaning the animals and their kennels. Pet sitters travel to pet owners' homes and take care of the pets there. Animal caretakers often work in animal shelters and clean kennels, bathe animals, walk them and work with the public to help prospective pet owners find pets.

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