Not somewhere I would work again
Dog Handler (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – November 8, 2016
The dogs made working here worthwhile! They were amazing and you'll grow to be connected with every single one and their pet parents were just as nice.
If you want to do more than handling, it's fairly easy to move past it. I somehow juggled handling, dog walking and bathing.
Didn't really like management, at all. They treat you like your incompetent. I've witnessed managers yelling and cursing at a fellow staff, bringing her to tears and there's just as much tension at other locations. That whole "We are a family" act is just that, an act.
Sometimes I would be on a playfield while the other one would be unsupervised and the dogs would be left walking around their excrement and urine, while the front desk stuff would be chatting away.
We (Handlers, Groomers & Walkers) didn't get payed enough to deal with what we had to and the favoritism is a problem as well.
There's a lot of downsides to working here but if you've got other duties like school, the go for it as you wouldn't be at the location as much.
The dogs, clients, co workers