Kennel and Cattery Management
This Ofqual regulated qualification meets Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements.
Broadly speaking, kennels and catteries can be divided into those that deal with boarding dogs and or cats and those dealing with re-homing unwanted or neglected animals. The role of a Kennel or Cattery Manager varies greatly and depends on the size and type of organisation or company.
Working for an animal charity dealing with the Kennel or Cattery Management side of things is very different to the work of a private boarding business. There are additional roles when working for an animal charity and these include; re-homing, behavioural assessments, health checks, ensuring enrichment for animals in long term care and more.
Jobs working hands-on with dogs and cats can be grubby and may involve touch physical outdoor based work. It is crucial that you don't mind working outdoors in all types of weather as many catteries are based outside and dogs need to be exercised in all weathers.