Interested In Becoming A Dog Montessori Teacher?
Are you passionate about dogs, teaching, and people? What about good pay, great co-workers, and healthy work life balance? Yes, it is possible in the service industry at Patrick's Pet Care.
This is NOT your typical dog day care gig: it’s a true career that pays a living wage, comes with generous benefits, and offers significant opportunity for career advancement.
As a Dog Montessori School Teacher, we’ll pay for your training to become a certified force-free dog trainer.
Join Patrick's Pet Care and make a difference at a local company that is truly part of the community!
Mission-driven, women-managed, gay-owned company
Health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and Paid Time Off
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Employee Centered & Dog Centered
For the employees to be dog centered, we believe the management needs to be employee centered. If we take good care of the employees, they’ll be able to provide the best care for the dogs.
I loved my time at PPC
I worked at PPC for three years. I started as a dog walker and quickly moved through the ranks eventually getting promoted to GM. The owner recognizes hard work and dedication; and rewards each employee very generously. They are also the most transparent owner I’ve worked with- and in my position I was kept “in the know” and that was greatly appreciated. At PPC the staff were always first. I found the owner and other managers very respectful, receptive and responsive.
You are part of a great team at Patrick’s Pet Care!
The best part of working here (besides the obvious fun with puppies and kitties) is the people on the team at Patrick’s. The company runs behind a true love for animals that starts with the owner and is embodied by each member of the team.
An active and fun job, with the support and friendship of colleagues and an opportunity to go farther.
I started working at PPC because of a love for canines and animals and my desire to become a dog trainer. PPC realized this desire and potential and gave me the opportunity to attend a dog training academy … PPC has impacted my life by giving me a start in my desired profession and allowing me to work with dogs each day. I have only been in the USA for 7 months and my career is already on the right track thanks to Patrick’s Pet Care and their dog training academy scholarship! It is truly amazing to work for a company that is willing to realize the interest and potential of individuals and help them grow.
Patrick’s Pet Care has really helped 8-year-old Eugene come out of his shell.
Patrick’s Pet Care has really helped 8-year-old Eugene come out of his shell. He came to us extremely anxious and jumpy. Since August 2021, through Daycare 101, the Dog Montessori School, and one-on-one trainings with Joe (who is amazing!), Eugene has gained his confidence to more happily interact with us, other people, and other dogs. We have been really impressed with the care that the whole Patrick’s team has taken with helping Eugene grow — I truly don’t know what we would do without Patrick’s.
Patrick’s is a leader in the DC community.
Patrick’s is a leader in the DC community. I’ve been to the gamut of conventional doggie daycare places and they are the best. The truly individual attention my pup receives gives me peace of mind while at work. The personalized video report cards and photos at daycare also give me a chance to see just how joyous his day was. You can really tell that dog development is their passion. It comes through in the quality of service and great care they take with your dog family. So happy to have found them!
We LOVE them so much
Our 1 year old pup has been going to Patrick’s about 6 months now and we LOVE them so much. He is a regular at their Montessori School and also has done individual training and grooming service. Every single staff at Patrick is so wonderful, caring, kind, knowledgeable and genuinely LOVES what they do – our pup is always so excited to see them. We love the fact that they really pay attention to your dog’s types/personalities and customize their approaches instead of forcing “this is the way” type of training. They encourage and celebrate positive behaviors and never punish “bad” ones. We love and appreciate their daily reports (much more personalized and detailed than the school reports we receive for our human child). We know our pup is in a great care and are so happy to have PPC in our neighborhood. Highly recommend!!
The team at Patrick’s is patient and dedicated – and it shows
We do a lot of enrichment and training at home and I LOVE that Patrick’s does all those things at daycare, too. Too many daycares in the city let the dogs entertain themselves for hours on end and in my opinion – it can be detrimental to their training and mental wellbeing. The staff at Patrick’s incorporates fun games and training for the dogs throughout the day and it’s so great to see it in action. I also appreciate that they allow some group play, 1-on-1 time, and downtime in the crates/condos. It’s really important to us that our pup has time to decompress while maintaining his crate training, so this is an excellent fit for him.
The team at Patrick’s is patient and dedicated – and it shows. Their report cards/assessments are a tribute to that. I’m eager to bring Rocky back so he can build his confidence and try new things.
Cookie comes back happy and most importantly, relaxed.
Our Cookie loves going to Patrick’s Montessori daycare! She thrives from the personal attention, especially from Emma. We can tell how much Emma and her team care about our pup. Cookie comes back happy and most importantly, relaxed. And we like the thorough report cards and awesome photos (have no idea how they capture the right moments). Overall Cookie is thrilled every time she goes to Patrick’s and we’re happy to support a thoughtful locally owned business.
He has learned so much while having fun
This is the absolutely best place. My dog loves it. He has learned so much while having fun with his canine friends. They always greet him by name when he comes.
Patrick’s has been so welcoming to my Oliver
Patrick’s has been so welcoming to my Oliver and really provided him the attention and mental/physical exercise throughout the day that he needs. In past daycares, he is usually uncomfortable, sits in a corner, and does not interact with other dogs or staff. At Patrick’s, I saw how happy he was to be engaging with the right dogs and feeling so loved by the staff. They posted videos and photos on IG during his evaluation and he was having the time of his life. They also make me feel comfortable by providing a detailed report card including a video of his day and are available to answer any questions.
If I could give Patrick’s 6 stars I would
Benefits of Working At Patrick’s Pet Care
We offer choice to our employees: pick the benefits you need, decline the ones you don’t need to get higher pay.
- DC Living Wage of at least $20.12 per hour
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Plan with a match
- At least two weeks of Paid Time Off and every federal holiday to all staff
- Scholarships for advanced skills training and certifications
- Employee Wellness Plan to avoid burnout
We believe in hiring from the communities where we serve and in investing in our people. And trust us, it pays off – we're able to provide top-notch, science-based, fear-free, force-free service to the animals in our care because we have a rockstar team of dedicated, passionate professionals.