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Boarding kennels staff:dog ratio?

Discussion in 'Animal Jobs & Working with Animals' started by blue64dog, Jul 22, 2018.


  1. blue64dog

    blue64dog PetForums Newbie

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    I'm looking to find out if there are any rules around a dog boarding kennels that specifies a staff:dog ratio. I work in a kennels that boards up to 120 dogs at a time and we only have 6 staff at a time, sometimes less. So that is 20+ dogs to 1 person. Is this even legal??

    Edit: Just discovered that there will be 2 people to 112 dogs today. Delightful!!
     
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  2. fluffybunny2001

    fluffybunny2001 PetForums VIP

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    sounds abit like my 1st job.
    boarding cattery with 75 cats,and a show kennels with 50 plus dogs.
    with just me to look after them.:(
     
  3. blue64dog

    blue64dog PetForums Newbie

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    If there aren't any rules on numbers then there definitely should be, to prevent situations such as these!!
     
  4. Whiteshadow

    Whiteshadow PetForums Senior

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    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    :eek: Blimey !
     
  6. fluffybunny2001

    fluffybunny2001 PetForums VIP

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    yeah safe to say,she wasnt a great employer!
    loved the job,got me started in my career with animals,but wasnt ethical there at all
     
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