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Do you have a dream of working around animals? Do you enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done? If so, Register with us and we’ll contact you about current and future careers at New Mexican Kennels.

About Us

New Mexican Kennels has been the premier pet care provider in the Albuquerque area for over 64 years. We are one of the most sought after companies to work for in developing a pet care career.

Careers at New Mexican Kennels

K9 & Feline Activities Counselor

Just want to have fun? This position requires you to manage playtime for our canine lodgers while ensuring their safety and wellbeing. This exciting position requires good customer service skills and knowledge of or ability to master canine body language and work with the individual personalities of the dogs in our care. This position is an outdoor lover’s dream.

Pet Care Specialist

Fulfill your dream to work with animals. A vital part of our pet hotel is caring for the dogs and cats lodging with us. Pet health, happiness, and their wellbeing are of the utmost importance in this position. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, and close monitoring of pet guests as well as interacting with customers and staff.  A bright, upbeat personality and a love of animals are a requirement for this position.

Canine Stylist

Beautify pets. New Mexican Kennels professional groomers create the best look for each dog based on the coat and the client’s wishes. All breed experience is required as well as a creative eye for designer breeds. Excellent customer service skills are required. Entry-level positions are available for grooming school graduates.

Feline Stylist

Cats need grooming too. Cats need both bathing and styling. Cat grooming experience is required, as cats require a special touch. Excellent customer service skills are required.

Customer Care Specialist

The New Mexican Kennels experience begins as soon as guests step into our lobby. We believe our customers deserve the finest service in every interaction with us. In this front desk position, employees are required to interact directly with clients and their pets, helping to build and maintain positive relationships with pet owners, while tending to their needs, questions, and requests. Some of the responsibilities include: greeting customers in a warm and friendly manner, checking in and checking out pet guests, answering phones, booking reservations, promoting our unique services, basic computer skills, and a professional phone manner. Past customer service or sales experience is preferred, but love for animals is a must.

How to Apply:

Open the link to our Application. Complete it and mail along with a current Resume to:

New Mexican Kennels, 4401 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Or, you may deliver it in person at the above address.

Employment Application Employment Application (495 KB)

Confidentiality Agreement Confidentiality Agreement (42 KB)

Verified Info Services Background Check Verified Info Services Background Check (521 KB)

Related Services

Comfortable and Safe Lodging

Your dog’s comfort and safety is our priority. Canine boarders enjoy private indoor suites with attached outdoor verandas. Overhead doors in each suite separate the interior resting space from individual 18’ long outdoor runs.

Comfortable and Safe Lodging

Each of our feline guests receives their own kitty condo where they can relax and bask in the glow of attention from our experienced and caring staff. Our cattery is located separate from our canine lodging area so feline guests enjoy a quiet, peaceful environment.

In Business since 1951

Vern and Kiku Kennedy established New Mexican Kennels in 1951. In 1970, the business was passed down to their daughter, Juxi, and son-in-law Dan Burr. Today is known as the oldest and one of the most respected pet boarding facilities in New Mexico.