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
  • Vision insurance
  • 401K
  • 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.

Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator

We are seeking a highly creative, social, and organized individual to join a small but mighty marketing team working to support animals, save lives, and spread compassion. Using social media, in-person interactions, television, radio, and more, the Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator serves as an ambassador to advance Santa Fe Animal Shelter and its mission by building a broader awareness of the Shelter’s activities, needs, and successes.

Our ideal candidate is most of the following:

    • You’re an incredibly talented copywriter.
    • Your open mind is one of your greatest assets.
    • You enjoy working with a team as much as working alone.
    • You are motivated to use your skills to do good in the world.
    • You love social media like you love every single cat you secretly have.
    • You’re so freaking personable you already know we’re going to adore you.
    • You’ve thought at least once about quitting the 9-5 life to pursue stand-up comedy.
    • Knowledge about what’s going on in the world keeps you afloat and doesn’t bring you down.
    • You not only know how to work it for the camera or audience but you demand the spotlight.
    • Ego is something you’re aware of and don’t mind setting aside for the greater good.
    • Your communication is so effective that you’re confident you can win anyone over.
    • You stay on top of social media trends and also maybe accidentally start all the trends.
    • When you see something that needs to get done you take initiative.
    • Feedback is icing on the cake that you made for the team meeting.
    • You are curious in nature and comfortable asking questions.
    • Pivoting at the last second is your favorite spice in life.
    • Once you’ve found your way in a new position you have no problem saying no and/or yes when appropriate. You love healthy boundaries!
    • You are a master of tone and branded voice and have at least like 5 different personalities you can pull out at any time.

If you are some of the above and know you could grow into more, please don’t hesitate to apply. We’re looking for a very special missing piece to fit into an already established team and we’d happily train & coach the right person. If interested in this position, please email Kim your resume at  No phone calls please.

Payroll and Finance Associate

The Payroll and Finance Associate’s responsibility is to work closely with the Director of Finance and HR Director in maintaining the Shelter’s financial, payroll and personnel records. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Kim at

Pet Resource Liaison

The Animal Resource Center (ARC) is a community-centered resource for pet owners where Pet Resource Liaisons work with pet owners focusing on keeping pets in homes through thoughtful individualized case management that allows for identification of barriers to successful pet ownership, assessment of needs, support and access to resources to reach the best possible outcome for the people and animals.

Through our Animal Resource Center (ARC), Pet Resource Liaisons partner directly with the public and counsel on resources to keep pets and community animals in their homes, help animals return home quickly, support owners through end of life services, and assist with the intake of animals with no other options. Pet Resource Liaisons are also responsible for handling animals for intake, completing paperwork and data entry, answering phones, helping customers/visitors with requests for service, and providing all kinds of support to achieve the best outcome for the pets and people we serve. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to  No phone calls please.

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager is tasked with maintaining the buildings and grounds of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter (including off-campus facilities), overseeing the upkeep of equipment and supplies, determining and scheduling repairs or renovation projects, and coordinating safety inspections. The expectation of the Facilities Manager is to keep the company vehicles and the physical plant (building, grounds) clean, stocked, safe, and in good working order at all times. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to No phone calls please.

Adoption Counselor

The Adoption Counselor is responsible for helping potential adopters find a companion animal, and to create and maintain a welcoming and professional environment for patrons of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. If you are interested in this position, please email Kim your resume at No phone calls please.

Animal Care Technician

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, one of the most progressive animal shelters in the country, seeks several 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 including weekends, the ability to regularly bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds, remain on foot for hours at a time and work in all kinds of weather. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and the public. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers are a plus.

Primary responsibilities include: cleaning and monitoring of animal holding areas, kennels, animal transport vehicles, buildings and grounds throughout the day, daily walking of the dogs, feeding and watering the animals.

Full-time positions include benefits such as Paid time off, Wellness and paid sick leave and health insurance.  If you are interested in this position please send a resume to No phone calls please. $15.00/hr Full-time.

Lead (Key Holder) Resale Store Sales Associate

he Lead Resale Store Sales Associate is the Supervisor on duty and is responsible for: the opening and closing of the Cat store, proper cash/change to open the store, completes the deposit after the store closes, the alarm is set correctly and working, handles customer complaints/concerns throughout the day, trains new staff, assigns duties to employees throughout the day and ensures employees get designated breaks throughout the day. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to No phone calls please.

Truck Assistant/Sales Associate at Cat South

The Cat Truck Assistant’s is responsible for executing the pick-up of merchandise for the shelter, delivering merchandise in some instances, unloading and setting up furniture and large items on the floor of both stores. Heavy interaction with shelter/store donors and store employees and management.

25% of time: The Resale Store Sales Associate is responsible for sorting donations and maintaining high quality inventory, customer service, and cashiering. The Resale Store Sales Associate is also responsible for working to reach sales goals.

If you are interested in this position, please email Kim at No phone calls please.

Resale Store Sales Associate

The Cat Santa Fe, Santa Fe’s premier resale store, is looking to fill part-time and full-time sales associate positions. Individuals must maintain a high level of customer service and professionalism to customers at all times. Have an understanding of pricing in terms of the current market value of items in the store and knowledge of trends and styles- ie. vintage vs. old, as well as, have extensive knowledge of brands in regards to quality, designer, price, location. Individuals must be capable of carrying up to 50 pounds, be self-motivated, have a team player attitude, stand for long periods at a time, and must love animals. A valid NM driver’s license is required. Retail experience preferred. Starts at $15 with benefits. The Cat Santa Fe is owned and operated by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. If interested in this position, please send your resume to No phone calls please.

Behavior Team Member

Behavior Team Members are responsible for supporting and maintaining the physical and psychological well-being of the animals in the custody and care of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. With the goal of providing exceptional humane care for our animals, a Behavior Team Member is responsible for performing the following duties, including but not limited to: running playgroups, walking dogs of all sizes and strengths, performing behavior assessments on cats and dogs, implementing behavior modification training plans, assist the public with questions they may have about behavior problems with their dogs or cats, take animals to offsite events and represent the shelter in a professional manner at other shelter events. In addition, this role involves acting as a liaison between the behavior department and other shelter departments and its volunteers. This role may include other tasks as directed by the Behavior Manager. This position is full-time – 40 hours per week. Please email resume to Kim at No phone calls please.