Working For MTAR

We have an opening for a kennel manager at the rescue in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. This is a full time position working outside with dogs in all weather conditions. This position is only available for a very energetic person as it can be a physically challenging role. You must have supervisory or management experience and extensive dog knowledge and experience.
This person will manage the kennel staff of both full time and part timers and oversee the welfare of the dogs at the rescue centre. They will work together with the office staff, veterinary team and maintenance staff helping in the rehoming of 2500 dogs a year.
Organizational skills are a must and prior kennel work is required. Rescue work or experience is a real bonus as well as dog first aid or veterinary work.
Good communication skills are essential in order to deal with the various staff members as well as volunteers and the general public looking to adopt dogs.
Any applicant needs to have reliable transport as the rescue is in a rural location without access to public transport. Applicants will also need to have a clean driving license and be over 25 (for insurance) in order to drive one of the rescue’s long wheel base dog transport vans if needed.
Applicants must be passionate about saving dog's lives - this is not just a job but a vocation. Salary will depend on experience and ability.
Our dogs here deserve the best, so if you can give them the best then apply by sending your current CV to Sylvia at along with an explaination about why you would be right for this position.
If successful after the screening phase, you will need to provide references and will be asked to visit the rescue for an in person meeting. The final phase will be followed by actually staying at the rescue and doing a few days of volunteering to see how we operate and for the team to meet you.

We are looking for a qualified Vet to join us in our own surgery here onsite at the Rescue. This is a part time position working every Friday. This is a paid position with VDS covered if necessary. The role would include performing health checks on animals, spaying, neutering and other routine operations.
Due to the location of the rescue, you will need your own transport.
To apply for this position to join our small, friendly team please email Sylvia at with your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience.

We always have plenty of volunteer roles! Some volunteers come to help the dogs relax, but as you can see sometimes it’s the dogs that help the volunteer to relax! Regular volunteer positions are available complete with training. The positions include:

  • Meeter greeters (meeting and greeting the public and showing them around)
  • Grooming (bathing, cleaning ears, clipping nails, possibly using clippers at later date)
  • Teaching dogs to walk ona harness and lead
  • Helping look after a section of kennels
  • Working in vets scrubbing kits and recovering dogs (full trading given and a vet and assistant also with you)
  • Gardener - looking after our garden of memorie, hedges and grass lawns
  • Handyman, mending fences kennel panels and whatever else is needed.

These are volunteer positions requiring regular commitments of hours and days. These positions are for over 25 year olds please and open to OAPs.

Child volunteer positions are mainly dog walking and require the child to be accompanied if under 16 and always to come with a parent or guardian for initial visit and acceptance.

To give the best care to our dogs your help is very much needed. Please email me at if you think you can help.

Thank you

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