Pros: dogs, vacation after a year
Cons: low pay, unpredictable hours, frustrating management, penalized for sick days
Working with pets can be a lot of fun, it's true. And I can't speak for the stores, but in the Pooch Hotels if you are low level staff (pack leader) be prepared for little job security, undependable scheduling/hours, and management that doesn't often seem to know or care about the reality of Pack Leaders' work experience or what is best overall for employees and clients' pets. Many of the rules implemented make little sense and are rarely explained by the higher-ups, so they can seem arbitrary and punitive. While you do get decent paid vacation hours after a year, you're penalized for taking sick days. Morale is drained quickly, and turnover is high. If you have a great GM or ASM, things can be okay, but otherwise you're not going to be treated much better than any low level employee at a major corporation.