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13175 W. Silver Spring Road, Butler, Wisconsin 53007

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Animal Motel Pet Care Dog Dish

Our Staff

The Animal Motel is family owned and operated by the Gutknecht family. Don and Diana Gutknecht are veterans in the pet care industry and in 1979 Don was awarded the prestigious Certified Kennel Operator designation, Daryl received his Certified kennel Operator in 2009. Don and Daryl Gutknecht are the only CKO‘s in the Milwaukee area. Their daughter Dawn, and son Daryl, are also actively involved in the business. Dawn is a professional groomer and Daryl is a pet travel agent.

The Animal Motel staff usually consists of 30 employees, with an increase during the busy summer months. Many employees are certified kennel technicians, who have achieved this certification through the Pet Care Services Association.

Everyone on the Animal Motel staff sincerely loves pets. Each staff member has made a personal commitment to keep all boarding areas sanitized and to extend loving care to each individual guest for whom they are responsible.


Employment Opportunities

We are currently recruiting people who enjoy working in a pet environment, have a deep respect for pet care and customer service. Qualifications for all areas of employment require all candidates to possess a positive attitude, strong work ethic, communication skills, be at your job when scheduled, be a team worker, and approach all tasks in a responsible manner.

Pet Groomer:

A full service pet care facility has immediate openings for experienced full or part time pet groomer or stylist. Applicant must have a positive attitude and know grooming techniques for all breeds. Must have own equipment. We offer a flexible schedule and some weekends may be required.

Please email resume to Dawn at

Front Desk:

Seeking a person who is extremely conscientious, has excellent customer service and phone skills, has computer knowledge and skills, experiences in general office duties and capable of multi-tasking.


Seeking a person who is experienced in bathing and brushing all breeds of dogs, or willing to learn, to assist our groomers. This person must be self-motivated and capable of meeting schedules.

Pet Care Attendants:

Seeking people who would enjoy working and caring for dogs and cats. Duties include all areas of pet care, must be able to walk dogs on a leash, interact with the pets, enjoy cleaning, and capable of lifting a minimum of 40#.

If interested email Daryl at or fill out an application at Animal Motel, 13175 W. Silver Spring Drive Butler, WI 53007.