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.

Public Relations Coordinator – part-time

Using in-person interactions, press releases, television, radio and more, the Public Relations Coordinator serves as an ambassador to advance Santa Fe Animal Shelter and its mission by building a broader awareness of its activities, needs, and successes.  This is a part-time position – 24 hours per week.  For a complete job description, please see our job posting on Indeed. If you are interested in this position, please send a resume to  No phone calls please.

Pet Resource Liaison

Santa Fe Animal Shelter believes the best place for pets and community animals is with the people who care for them and love them. That’s why our Animal Resource Center is looking for a Pet Resource Liaison to help keep pets and community animals where they belong. As a Pet Resource Liaison you will be a hero who helps animals return home quickly. You’ll support pet guardians through end of life services and get hands on with animals at the shelter who truly have no place to call home. Pet Resource Liaisons are also responsible for handling animals when they arrive, 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.

This exciting new opportunity comes with a lot of feel good perks:

    • Support Your Community: Provide your neighbors with much needed services.
    • (Super cute!) Animals: Oh goodness, have we got them! Love biscuit-making kitties, or squishy puppy bellies? How about teefs and floof? We got it all! And the best part is, you get to cuddle them, love them, and help them get home and stay home!
    • Location: Located at the outskirts of the city, there are breathtaking views of mountains all around.
    • Full-Time Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and life insurances as well as a 401K plan, shelter discounts and more.
    • Meaningful and Valuable work: Shelter work is tough work, but at the end of the day, you know in your heart, that you helped make a profound difference in an animal’s and person’s life.
If you are interested in this position, please go to our Indeed posting and apply or you can email your resume to  Please no phone calls

Claire Eddy Thaw Animal HospitalKennel Assistant

Under the direction of the Lead Veterinary Assistant/Lead Veterinary Technician, the Kennel Assistant provides for the constant cleanliness of cages, runs, surgical and treatment areas of the hospital and the proper care and feeding of all hospitalized animals along with sterilization of surgical instruments. The kennel assistant also ensures clean laundry and towels for the shelter clinic and hospital.  If you are interested in this position, please see the job posting on Indeed and apply there OR you can email your resume to  Please no phone calls. donors and store employees and management.

The Spay/Neuter and Wellness ClinicVeterinary Assistant

Assist the veterinarians in the medical and surgical treatment of animals.  Educate the public on animal health while demonstrating SFAS policies.  Ensure the most humane care possible is provided to all animals brought to the Spay/neuter Promote the shelter whenever possible. Assist the veterinarians in the aspects of surgery, laboratory tests, vaccinations, client education, clinic asepsis, and the administration of prescribed medications.  Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment necessary for daily operations. If you are interested in this position, please see the job posting on Indeed and apply there OR you can email your resume to  Please no phone calls.

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. No phone calls, please. 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 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  Please no phone calls.

Cremation Services Technician

This individual will provide compassionate aftercare pet services for guardians, veterinary hospitals, veterinary clinics and shelter animals.  Processing private cremations for grieving guardians as well as SFAS and other agencies. If interested in this position, please email Kim at and to see a full job description please look for the job posting on Indeed.  No phone calls please.