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Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing’s Client
Palo Alto CA
Job Type:
Full Time
Category: Household
Position: Full-Time Animal Care Specialist Needed in Palo Alto
Schedule: M-F 2pm – 10:30pm
Salary Amount or Range: $60-$70/hour plus PTO, sick days, paid holidays, health insurance stipend
Pets: 1 large dog
Bay Area Region: San Francisco


A Bay Area family is seeking a dedicated Animal Care Specialist to provide exceptional care for their large energetic dog. The ideal candidate will possess high integrity, have a positive attitude, and be a team player. The candidate should be energetic, attentive to details, willing to learn and adapt, and physically fit. Experience with positive reinforcement techniques in dog care is a plus. Flexibility in schedule and a service-oriented mindset are crucial for this role.

Who We Are:

We are a small, tight-knit team that values high integrity, trust, and a strong work ethic. We care deeply about the family that we support and assign great significance to the character of every team member, as we collaborate closely.


  • Flexible availability for evening and weekend schedules.
  • Proven experience in animal care, especially with dogs, and general knowledge of dog behavior is preferred.
  • Physically able to manage a large, strong dog with care, and engage in outdoor activities such as 2-hour daily walks and active playtime.
  • Strict adherence to positive reinforcement training methods.
  • Sensitivity to the dog’s personality and an ability to nurture a trusting relationship.
  • Prior experience in private service settings is a plus.
  • Within a 30-minute commute.
  • Genuine affection for animals.
  • Privacy and safety-minded at all times.
  • Commitment to a 2-3 week trial period prior to permanent hiring.
  • Clean driving record and careful driving skills while transporting the dog.


  • Comprehensive care for the dog.
  • Maintain the dog’s dietary and health routines.
  • Safely transport the dog in their vehicle for outings.
  • Ensure the dog’s safety and protection from hazards.
  • Engage in outdoor activities including 2-hour daily walks, active playtime, and relaxation.


  • 7 days of Paid Time Off.
  • 5 Paid Sick Days.
  • 4 Paid Holidays (New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day).
  • Health insurance stipend incorporated into the hourly wage.

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