Kennel Manager

What Does A Kennel Manager Do?

A kennel manager is responsible for managing the kennel technicians and performing other duties in a kennel including the checking in and out of pets, taking care of the pets, and performing maintenance on anything in the kennel.

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How Do I Become A Kennel Manager?

A high school diploma or equivalent is likely necessary to obtain this position. Although it isn’t necessary, earning a certificate or completing a program in veterinary technology would increase the chances that one would get this job.

What is the Average Salary For A Kennel Manager?

High – 35,000
Median – 22,000
Low – 17,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Kennel Manager?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Volunteer in an animal shelter!

What Is The Work Environment For A Kennel Manager?

A kennel manager can work in any organization where pets are boarded, including veterinary clinics. Be ready to be scratched and bitten by cats and dogs!

What Is The Future Outlook For A Kennel Manager?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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