Dog Care Specialist - Breeding and Early Development

Blind Low Vision NZ

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Mar 20

This job is no longer accepting applications.

With over 250 employees and around 6,000 volunteers, Blind Low Vision NZ is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. We are one of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations.

Now more than ever, the opportunities are here to make a real difference for people with sight loss, and you’ll help us achieve our vison of empowering New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision, to live the life they choose. As well as supporting individuals, we seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders.

We have a rich history stretching back to 1890 and as we continue to connect people with sight loss to expert staff and their peers, we also continue to be one of New Zealand's most trusted and iconic not for profit organisations.


We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team of Dog Care Specialists to work 75 hours per fortnight based on a shift roster system including weekends. This role will entail ensuring the physical and temperamental well-being and security of all assigned dogs is maintained along with a maximum hygienic environment.

Based at Guide Dog Services in Manurewa, Auckland, you will be ensuring all puppies and dogs are prepared to their full guide dog potential with a key focus on the areas of whelping, neo-natal care, early development, training, health welfare and temperament.

The successful candidate will be able to relate well to a diverse group of dogs, colleagues, volunteers, consumers and the public in general.


We are looking for:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with dogs and young puppies, in a breeding centre environment
  • Whelping experience helpful
  • Specialist aptitude and understanding of biosecurity risks and protocols
  • Specialist aptitude and understanding of handling dogs of all ages
  • Flexibility around shift patterns
  • The ability to work weekends
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Current New Zealand Driver’s License
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • The ability to report fluently via written communication and have basic computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Become an ambassador for Blind Low Vision NZ! Our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team via


Applications close 9 April 2021

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