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    Behavior Coordinator

    Location: Loveland, Colorado

    Larimer Humane Society

    Larimer Humane Society, located in Northern Colorado, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Behavior Coordinator. Reporting to the Shelter Manager, these positions serve as an internal resource for basic animal behavior for the Shelter. Evaluation responsibilities include evaluating the animals in our care for outcomes including adoption, foster care, transfer, medical attention and more, including review for euthanasia.

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    Behavior Specialist

    Location: Mebane, North Carolina


    Paws4ever, an animal adoption center, dog training facility and Legacy Care Residence in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a skilled and personable individual to serve as a valuable member of our team.

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    Behavior Manager

    Location: Asheville, North Carolina

    Asheville Humane Society

    The Behavior Manager reports to the Chief Operations Officer and has primary responsibility for facilitating and overseeing a Behavior Program that meets all standards and guidelines set forth by the Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer and approved Animal Behavior Consultants. This position serves as a leader for AHS staff in regards to their practice and performance of the Behavior Program in place.

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    Canine Manager

    Location: Oak Park, Illinois

    Animal Care League

    The Canine Manager oversees our canine population from intake to adoption.

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    Certified Dog Trainer

    Location: Stratham, New Hampshire

    New Hampshire SPCA

    We are looking for a dynamic individual who is committed to positive reinforcement training, loves working with people and animals and has a desire to help people improve their relationship with their pets and keep them as part of the family.

    In this position you will teach obedience classes and provide consultation to those who are seeking assistance with behavior modifications and provide on-site behavior consultations, as needed.

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    Animal & Client Care Specialist

    Location: Glenville, New York

    Animal Protective Foundation


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Tools and Resources

  • Training/Event

    Puppy Mill Action Boot Camp

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Discover how to be a leader for dogs at the Puppy Mill Action Boot Camp! Attendees will learn how to effectively advocate against puppy mills and participate in workshops to sharpen their skills. Topics will include tips on speaking with the media and reaching out to lawmakers effectively, building coalitions and how to use social media to help animals. We’ll be joined by Rory Kress, the incredible writer and author of “The Doggie in the Window,” an exposé of puppy mills and the pet industry that supports them.

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  • Magazine Article

    Spot-cleaning cat cages

    If you have a particularly shy kitty, it’s helpful to provide her with a nice hiding space where she can retreat while you tidy up.

    These days, beating germs doesn’t always mean a bleach bath

    If you’ve ever had a pleasant dinner party interrupted by a cat who wanders in, plunks himself down, and begins performing the most intimate cleaning in full view of the table—feet lifted well beyond his head in a kind of obscene yoga, licking with the kind of focused attention usually reserved for advanced calculus—you know: The ways in which kitties clean can make us humans uncomfortable.

    Turns out, the feeling is mutual.

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  • Magazine Article

    A word from us

    Amanda Arrington meets a new friend in the YK Delta region of Alaska, where Pets for Life supports work to increase access to pet resources in remote villages.

    In my team's work on Pets for Life—our initiative that does door-to-door outreach in underserved communities, offering free pet care resources, services and information—one of the most common questions we get is how to fundraise for and sustain support for such programming. Beyond building the organization’s basic fundraising skills, it’s important for everyone involved to understand how companion animal welfare is connected to larger systemic and institutional challenges for people and their pets—issues like poverty, segregation, housing insecurity and resource inequity.

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