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Hey Dog Lovers: This Dream Internship Pays $100/Hr to Play With Puppies

A woman holds a large dogs head on her shoulder.
Photo courtesy of MUTTS Canine Cantina


Dream jobs do exist.

I mean, if your dream job involves getting paid to pet puppies. (And if it doesn’t, who are you?)

It’s actually a fall/winter internship. MUTTS Canine Cantina, a restaurant, bar and dog park in Texas, is hiring a “puptern” whose only job is playing with the dogs that come into the company’s Fort Worth location.

That’s it. You’ll work about four hours a week, welcoming members and offering to play with their pooches, according to a company statement.

The establishment even has Bark Rangers to provide water and do doo pickup, so the puptern is off the hook for poop patrol.

Oh, you’ll also get paid $100 per hour, and you can eat for free at the restaurant.

And if the puptern is a good fit with the company, they “could become  an employee at MUTTS in some capacity,” said co-founder Kyle Noonan in an email.  So you can stay. Staaaaaay. Good dog!

Need another reason to consider this internship? It’ll help you work on your soft skills — get it? Soft skills? Because of the fur? I’ll stop.

The only requirements for the position are that you’re at least 18 years old and do not have any canine allergies.

If you’re ready to beg for this paws-ition, you’d better wag a tail — the deadline to apply is Nov. 12 — and with more than 600 applications already in, it’s every dog for himself (or herself).

Apply for the pupternship on the @muttscantina Instagram page. Post a fun photo or video demonstrating your pupper-petting skills, tag @muttscantina, and use the hashtag #MUTTSpuptern in the caption.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer with The Penny Hoarder. Throw her a bone and say hi to her @TiffanyWendeln on Twitter.

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