Become an Adventure Guide!

Do you love dogs and adventures? Do you value community and democracy in your workplace? Do you believe that all people and workers deserve dignity? Do you dream of the ultimate destruction of capitalism?

Then Adventure Pups Cooperative might be right for you!

We strive to create a workplace culture that is anti-oppressive, anti-racist, inclusive, safe, and democratic. We work only with positive reinforcement and force free training for the pups. We all share in our responsibilities. While some of us are worker-owners and some employees, we all have a say in how the business is run and practice democracy in our everyday work.

We are currently looking for someone who has volunteer or professional experience working with dogs (i.e. volunteering in a shelter, working at a daycare, etc.). You should be comfortable working with 3-4 dogs at a time.

Adventure Pups is a cooperative, so that means joining our team is a little different than applying to a more traditional job! Here at Adventure Pups Cooperative, you start off as an employee and then you have the opportunity to become a worker-owner after one year of working with us! That means that after working for us for a year and paying a $500 membership share (which can be paid over time, so that a large sum of money isn't a barrier to entry), you will essentially become a part-owner of Adventure Pups Cooperative. This gives you access to voting power and profit sharing with the company. We know this isn’t like other companies, so please feel free to ask us any questions you might have. We will also explain everything when we finally meet in-person, as we aim to be as transparent as possible. Plus, we love talking about our cooperative structure!

Some of our other benefits include:

  • Health & dental insurance

  • $35k starting yearly salary

  • Unlimited vacation & sick days

  • Paid gas mileage

  • Employees and worker-owners are not “at will”, which means they can not be fired without cause

  • Training in basic positive-reinforcement, dog social interaction, and more

  • Opt-in training on financial literacy/business administration/digital marketing

We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming an Adventure Guide! Please email us at info(at)adventurepupscooperative.com with a cover letter and your resume, and answer the following questions:

  • Why are you excited to work with dogs?

  • Do you have experience working with dogs?

  • What excites you about being part of a cooperative?

  • Why do you want to become a worker-owner?

  • How do you feel working in a team? What do you think are the pros and cons of working in a team?

  • Do you have a car? If so, what experience do you have driving in the city?

  • Tell us about your values and how you think they would fit in with a cooperative's values. If you want to learn more about what a cooperative is and what they stand for, go check out ica.coop!

One important consideration- you MUST have a car! As we mention below as well, you will be paid gas mileage compensation, but at this point in our company growth, we are all using our own cars. Part of the job is driving around picking up dogs, so there is a lot of driving involved while working in this position!

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We are currently hiring!