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Join Our Team

Are you an outgoing, positive, energetic person? If so, we want you! We are a small family-owned business with staff that is helpful, positive, and wanting the best for customers and their animals. 


Positions Available 

No Positions Currently Available.

Our Mission

We make all customers' and their pets' visits to our store valuable and memorable.

Our Vision

To be the number one place in the region for pet lovers to come and learn something new, add a new member to their family, and find customer service that no other store gives.

Our Values
Why mini-critters is different than most employers?

When you join our team, you enter our family as well. As a family-owned business, our staff has a closer connection with one another than any other workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their outside life and personalities into the workplace. Employees at mini-critters do not work for anyone, they work alongside everyone to build mini-critters into the go-to pet store in the region.

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At mini-critters, we work under the mindset of a team effort, to work as a team collaboration is a big aspect.



As a small staff, everyone leans on one another to get stuff done to keep the business moving forward.

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Growing Knowledge  

To provide the best pet knowledge, we need knowledgeable staff, at mini-critters we will grow your pet knowledge. 

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At mini-critters we strive to be there for customers when they have questions; and we want to help them decide that perfect pet for their family.

Who is an ideal mini-critters employee? 

To be a mini-critters employee you will interact with customers on a daily basis, so you need to have great social skills and an outgoing personality. Here at mini-critters, we want social employees who will approach customers in the store and not wait to be approached. We also look for employees who have a passion for helping animals and are willing to learn more than the basics of animal care. 

How will mini-critters prepare you for your future?

Here at mini-critters, you will learn a magnitude of skills to not only help you in your future endeavors but also help you navigate life. With a fast-paced environment, you will learn to multi-task like no other job. You will also learn valuable communication skills and customer service experience. We value our employees here, we want to see our employees succeed inside and outside of the workplace. Every day you work here you will learn something new, and will value your time here.

Hiring Manager

Ryan Oaks

Ryan has been with mini-critters for over 15 years, so he knows whether you're a great fit for mini-critters and where you will succeed. Please feel free to contact Ryan and talk about possible employment!  -  605.361.0006

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mini-critters Employment Statements

Equal Oppurtunity Employer

mini-critters is an Equal Opportunity Employer. mini-critters does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Employment of Minors

Our policy of employment of minors adheres to all FLSA standards, including the following: 

 - Minimum Employment Age of 14

 - Maximum weekly hour for employees under age 16

 - Minimum hazardous job employment under age 18

 - Sub-minimum wage standards for students, apprentices,     disabled employees, and employees under the age of 20.

Accommodation for Disabled Employees

We are happy to work with otherwise qualified disabled employees in order to accommodate limitations, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is up to the employee to approach his or her supervisor with this request, and to provide medical proof of his or her needs upon request.

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