A career at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is challenging but rewarding. Our work to make the community a better place for animals and people never ends. We take our mission to “Support Animals, Save Lives and Spread Compassion” seriously.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time staff members. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles. They include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Basic and voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Personal time off
  • Discounts on supplies, vaccinations and medications for your pets

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is committed to providing a safe and drug-free work environment. All offers will be made contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Please feel free to review the SFAS Personnel Manual.042517

If you are interested in joining our team, please follow the instructions on individual job listings:

Shelter Clinic Veterinary Technician

The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open admission shelters in the country, is seeking an experienced veterinary technician to work in our onsite veterinary clinic. This self-motivated, reliable candidate will be able to administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, perform euthanasia by injection, run diagnostics and perform general physical examinations while using safe and humane handling methods on all animals entering the facility. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement and monitoring anesthesia are a plus.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and some holidays. Full-time position includes benefits such as health insurance and vacation time. Compensation dependent upon experience. If you are looking for a fulfilling position that will enable you to work hands on with homeless animals in need then this might be a perfect fit for you. Willing to train if the right candidate comes along.  No phone calls, please. Email resume and cover letter to lead veterinary technician Anne Stein at astein@sfhumanesociety.org.

Animal Behavior and Training Team Member

The Santa Fe Animal shelter seeks a motivated individual with experience in animal handling and training to join its Behavior Department. Behavior and Training Team Members work collaboratively with one another other and the Behavior Team Leader in creating, implementing and supporting shelter-approved programs and protocols to support the mental health and well-being of the animals in our care. We strive to ensure that the shelter’s behavior, training and enrichment policies and procedures are designed with the benefit and welfare of the animals in mind and followed by anyone working with animals in the shelter. This position requires a flexible schedule and good physical condition, with the ability to, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot, walking for hours at a time. While the majority of the work is generally with dogs, the position requires a willingness and some basic skill in working with a variety of other species as well, including cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, and exotics. Responsibilities include behavior modification and training work, on-site counseling, assessing animals for adopt-ability and safety, effectively communicating with staff, volunteers and public, and otherwise maintaining a positive kennel environment. This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position, salary dependent upon experience. Please submit resumes to Hannah Padilla at hpadilla@sfhumanesociety.org.

Resale Store Sales Associate

Have an eye for detail? Love sorting the good from the bad? Want to help animals? The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s premier resale store, Look What The Cat Dragged In, seeks a full-time sales associate. Some lifting required. Good organizational skills and the ability to offer great customer service in a fast-paced environment a must. Send resumes to loverton@sfhumanesociety.org. No phone calls, please.

Admissions Counselor

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Animal Care & Admissions Department seeks a counselor fluent in English and Spanish with experience in customer service, computers, record-keeping and basic animal-welfare knowledge. The successful applicant must be a fast learner with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. This full-time position includes an excellent benefits package. Must be able to work weekends. Please send resume to mgonzalez@sfhumanesociety.org. No phone calls, please.