Work here

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 life insurance
  • 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.080918.

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

Shelter Clinic Veterinary Technicians

The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open admission shelters in the country, is seeking experienced veterinary technicians to work in our onsite veterinary clinic. Both part-time and full-time positions available.  Self-motivated, reliable candidates 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

Animal Care Technician

The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open-admission shelters in the country, seeks full time Animal Care Technicians. This position requires working directly with but not limited to cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals, birds and exotics. Requirements include a flexible schedule with the ability to regularly, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot for hours at a time. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and the public. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus. Primary responsibilities include cleaning and monitoring of animal holding areas, kennels, animal transport vehicles, buildings and grounds throughout the day and feeding and watering the animals. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time.  Apply in person: Robin Sommers Animal Care Center, SFAS Main Campus, 100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe NM 87507 or submit your resume to  No phone calls please.

Sales Associate

Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s premier resale store, The Cat North, seeks an energetic sales associate with previous retail experience, a broad knowledge of merchandise and brands, ability to multi-task, eye for creating attractive displays, and excellent customer service skills.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, be able to lift 50 Lbs, have a valid N.M drivers licenses and possess basic computer skills.
Please send resumes to: