Career Details

Kennel Manager

Career Overview

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.


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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$17,000 /yr
$22,000 /yr
$35,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

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

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Work Environment

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!


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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