Our Team

While our scenic location may be beautiful it is the dedicated staff that makes Centennial Kennels as amazing as it is. All the staff here at the kennels truly love animals and it is their desire to have your pets’ stay with us be a happy, caring, and safe experience.

Amanda moved to the Seattle area with her husband and dogs in 2012.  She currently has 2 dogs,  a 10 year old Great Dane named Bjorn, and a 3 year old Giant Malamute named Appa who thinks everyone is a friend he hasn’t met yet.

Amanda worked for the kennel for over 5 years when the previous owner decided she was ready to retire. Amanda’s mission is to ensure that the kennel continues to provide the hands on care we’re known for over the last 54 years.

Amanda enjoys her many roles at the kennel. She enjoys working on the marketing components of the kennel, which include website building, social media, and videography. Her favorite part is being hands on with your pets both in the office and throughout their stay.

Amanda Plank

Owner

Shannon

Assistant Manager

Shannon is one of our Assistant Managers, and helps ensure the kennel runs smoothly day to day.

 Shannon has lived in Maple Valley her whole life and has a passion for pets of all sizes and types! She grew up with horses, goats, & American Bulldogs. But, she also has a special place in her heart for the little guys.

Her first dog of her own was a Chihuahua named Sid. Shannon has 2 rescue cats, Bran & Osha, and a Mini Dachshund, Theon.

She has a passion for animals, art, & music. When she isn’t here you can usually find her at home with her furbabies, playing video games, watching videos, concert going, or training with Theon!

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Sydney is one of our Assistant Managers, and helps ensure the kennel runs smoothly day to day.

She grew up in Washington and has spent most of her life either outdoors, with animals, or both! Sydney has a spunky Pomeranian who knows he’s the king of the world and a Black Lab that begs to differ.  When she’s not at work, she prefers to be hanging out with her family and dogs, four wheeling through muddy trails, or experimenting in the kitchen. Sydney has a special place in her heart for dogs and cats that take longer to warm up and she won’t quit until they are best friends. 

Sydney is Pet CPR certified. 

Sydney

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Arianna

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Arianna is super excited to be apart of the centennial kennel team as she is a major animal lover no matter how big or small!

When she’s not at work you can find her spending time with family, binge watching tv shows and spending extra quality time with her 3 cats, 2 dogs and 2 Guinea pigs.

“My favorite thing about my job is seeing all of the different animals and they’re personalities. It’s the little things an animal does that can make my day!”

Carver

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Emily

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Emily has loved working with all animals big and small since she was a kid. She has 2 cats, 2 dogs and a Guinea pig named Milo.

She’s currently raising a pig for FFA named Tater!

When not at work you can catch her hanging out with friends or reading a good book.

“When at work my favorite thing to do is squeeze in a cuddle or two with the cats”.

Shelby

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Shelby grew up in Washington State. Dogs and cats have been a constant source of joy in her life.

She currently has 2 dogs; a Pomeranian mix and a Yellow Lab. She also has a black cat who is an American shorthair mix! Shelby strives to make sure all animals feel as comfortable and loved as possible.

When not working she loves hanging out with her pets, family & friends or doing school work.

“I love taking pictures of all the cuties at work, it’s always hard to delete them afterwards from my phone.” – Shelby

Sandra

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Trevor

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Andy

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Audrey

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April

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Aidan

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Dana

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Dane

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Garrett

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Kate

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Kennedy

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Liam

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Mya

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We Would Love to have you join us!

Employment Opportunities

We have a large dedicated customer base with many repeat clients. We really get to know the animals that stay with us. Our focus is on providing a fun, safe, and comfortable place for them to stay when their families are away from home.

The Kennel Tech position is a fun, rewarding, team oriented job, but be prepared to work hard and get dirty. You will be expected to work some weekends. You should expect to work most holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Spring Break, etc.

Part Time

Part Time Kennel Tech:

Starting $16.50+/hr BOE

2:30pm – no later than 7pm

This is primarily weekends but days will fluctuate and you must be available all major holidays. We can work around school or other responsibilities.

You will be responsible for the health and safety of the pets under our care so maturity and attention to detail are a must.

You must be at least 18 years old.

Part Time Handy Man:

 Starting $20+/hr BOE 

There is a lot of moving parts to a business this size and it takes many hands to keep it running. 

Tasks would include (but not limited to):

  • General Maintenance
  • Replace Lightbulbs
  • Fix Broken doorknobs
  • Repair chain-link fencing
  • Weeding/Mowing
  • Painting
  • Light Construction
  • Reporting larger repairs to management so the appropriate contractors can be contacted.

Flexible Schedule – 20-30 hours a week avg based on your schedule and how much you want to get done in a day. The projects never stop. 

Full Time

Full Time Kennel Tech: 3.5 days/week

Starting $16.50+/hr BOE
7:30-6:30pm with a 2 hour break mid day Half day can either be 7:30am-1pm or  2:30-6:30pm This is primarily weekends but days will fluctuate and you must be available all major holidays. We can work around school or other responsibilities. You will be responsible for the health and safety of the pets under our care so maturity and attention to detail are a must. You must be at least 18 years old.

Full Time Bather:

Starting $18+/hr BOE

Being a bather is an integral part of a busy grooming studio. Many of the kennel’s clientele prefer to have their pets go home squeaky clean and smelling fresh after their stay. This helps elevate our customer service experience all around. As a Bather you are responsible for most if not all of our Bath Brush and Nails, service which includes, a full bath, brush, blowout/blowdry, and nail trims. Many clients also opt for Teeth and Ear Cleaning as well.

You must have at least 6 months experience providing baths and nail trims in a professional environment. This can be either as part of a grooming salon, kennel, humane society, or rescue. 

We can work around other obligations such as school and you will have a schedule of set days each week but we are busiest over the weekends, (Sunday is peak exit day) so expect your ‘week’ to bridge the weekend. 

Full Time Groomer:

As a Centennial Kennel’s Groomer, you will be able to focus on developing personal and lasting relationships with two and four-legged clients as well as an incredible work family.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
  • Provide safe and professional high-quality bathing and grooming services to customers’ pets.
  • Communicate with pet guardians and follow instructions on grooming haircuts (including specific breed standards).
  •  Perform dog grooming services (includes brushing, bathing, ear cleaning, teeth brushing and nail trimming).
  • Excellent customer service providing the highest level of client and team support.
  • Maintain a clean working/grooming environment always, meeting company procedures and standards as well as government cleaning requirements.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE
  • The ability to submit photographs of previous work for consideration of employment.
  • 2+ years of professional grooming experience or professional recommendation from a certified grooming school.
  • The ability to professionally handle all pets in a safe and humane manner.
  • Highly accountable, follows through on commitments
  • Has integrity: says and does what she/he believes to be right
  • Has good judgment: makes rational, ethical decisions aimed toward long-term outcomes
  • Self-starter, yet can take direction and learn from others
  • A team player: contributes to the happiness and effectiveness of co-workers
  • Has the flexibility to adapt to a work schedule that reflects the needs of customers, coworkers, and kennel needs.
  • Is able to move or lift merchandise, equipment or pets weighing 50lbs
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, work in a loud environment and endure physically challenging labor for most the shift.
IT’S MORE THAN A JOB
  • A relaxed environment where our #1 priority is what’s best for the pet and customer.
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous employee discount
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off