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Interested in working on behalf of animals? Already in the field, but want to learn something new? Discover new career opportunities in animal welfare across the United States by searching the job listings below or filtering by category or location.

 

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    Staff Veterinarian

    Location: Sherwood, Oregon

    Cat Adoption Team (CAT)

    Bring your skills to work for an organization recently ranked among one of the Best 100 Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is looking for a licensed veterinarian with the talent and passion to help further our mission of adopting healthy, happy cats and kittens into new homes! CAT's onsite veterinary hospital is a full-service hospital that offers quality, compassionate care to our feline friends.

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    Senior Animal Services Officer

    Location: Dallas, Texas

    City of Dallas - Code Compliance Services (Animal Services)

    Dallas Animal Services is seeking a highly motivated, skilled Animal Services Officer (ASO), with progressive experience in the area of animal control to fill the position of Senior Animal Services Officer. The Senior Animal Services Officer will lead and provide guidance to other ASOs in their daily activities to ensure productivity, professionalism, high quality customer service, and enforcement. Successful applicants must demonstrate consistency in managing caseload, the ability to use sound judgment and the skills to resolve conflicts.

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    Animal Adoption Counselor

    Location: Decatur, Georgia

    LifeLine Animal Project

    DeKalb location. Responsible for counseling the public about potential pets for adoption; reviewing adoption applications submitted by the public based on written guidelines; receiving adoption fees and updating the software system with information necessary to complete the adoption. Also responsible for tasks which help to increase the number of adoptions such as photo taking and social media posts and other tasks as assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Answer emails and phone calls from the public regarding pets for adoption in a prompt, professional and informative manner.

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    Veterinarian

    Location: Denver, Colorado

    Dumb Friends League

    Veterinarian (30-40 hours/week) Join an industry leader! The Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, and recognized nationally as a model for other animal shelters across the country. Each year, we welcome more than 20,000 homeless pets to our two shelters while our equine center in Franktown takes in abused and neglected horses, ponies, mules and donkeys that have been removed from owners by law enforcement authorities.

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    Animal Control Officer

    Location: Pasco, Washington

    Tri Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services

    Perform duties as a partially commission Animal Control Officer for the Cities of Kennewick, Pasco & Richland, to include on call duty as needed. Must possess a valid drivers license with a clean driving record, able to pass a criminal background check and clean urinalysis. Applicant must live within a 30 mile radius of the shelter. Please send a cover letter and resume.

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    Animal Care Officer

    Location: Brooklyn, New York

    Animal Care Centers of NYC

    Under the direction of the Supervisors and Manager, the Animal Care Officer provides a high standard of animal care to ensure the welfare of animals at the ACC Care Centers. Creates a healthy environment for all animals by monitoring their behavior, maintaining the cleanliness of kennels, and providing exercise and socialization.

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Tools and Resources

  • Blog Post

    Moving Past Assumptions to Better Understand and Support Pet Owners

    Photo by Lee Schilling

    Amanda Arrington, HSUS Pets for Life director, urges the importance of inclusion and access for all pet owners

    Have you ever had a moment when someone you cared about was hurt or upset, and you felt like there was nothing you could do about it? Remember the sense of helplessness you had?
     
    I do. That sense of watching a loved one suffer and being unable to improve the situation is a horrible feeling. Most of us have experienced it—and unfortunately, people who live in poverty experience it frequently.
     

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    Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling

    Photo by Deirdre Rusk/iStock

    Resolving cat behavior issues to keep cats in their homes

    Advising pet owners on cat behavior issues can mean the difference between a cat keeping or losing his home. The Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling was developed to help address pet homelessness at its roots — to keep more cats in their homes. This guide provides compehensive information, giving you the confidence to advise cat owners when they call prepared to give up their pet for a behavior issue.

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  • Blog Post

    Approaching Adoptions from a Fresh Perspective

    Shelter Pet Project - Keyboard Cat

    What do social media pet stars Toast Meets World, Keyboard Cat and Hamilton Pug have in common? They’re the latest Internet phenoms featured in the new round of public service announcements (PSAs) from The Shelter Pet Project.

    Partnering with Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council, The HSUS helped launch The Shelter Pet Project as the first national PSA campaign created to bring together animal welfare organizations across the country for one unified goal: to increase pet adoption.

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  • Guide

    Managing Volunteers

    Photo by Corey Roscoe/The HSUS

    With volunteers on board and working in their roles, the focus shifts to ongoing management, retention and the "care and feeding" of volunteers. Here we offer you information and resources for ongoing engagement, evaluation and recognition of volunteers.

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    Bringing Volunteers On Board

    Photo by Chuck Cook/AP Images for The HSUS

    The HSUS offers a variety tools to increase understanding of key principles in volunteer management, and ways to connect individual coordinators with the larger community of volunteers managers willing to share their secrets to success.

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    Volunteer Professional Development

    Photo by Michael Bernard/HSI

    Managing volunteers is both an art and a science.

    The HSUS offers a variety tools to increase understanding of key principles in volunteer management, and ways to connect individual coordinators with the larger community of volunteers managers willing to share their secrets to success.

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