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. Please feel free to review the SFAS Personnel Manual.


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 interested, please email your resume to Kim at  No phone calls, please.


Resale Store Sales Associate

The Cat Santa Fe, Santa Fe’s premier resale store, is looking to fill a full-time sales associate position. Individual 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. Individual must be capable to help carry 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. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter to Veronica at


Veterinary Technician

Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital located on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter campus is accepting resumes for an experienced full-time Veterinary Assistant/Technician.  We are seeking team members that have veterinary hospital and animal handling experience. Must be willing to learn and work as a progressive team. We are seeking candidates that are self-motivated, who will administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, assist the doctors with running diagnostics, assist in surgery, IV catheter placement etc..  Must love working with the public, have compassion for animals in need, and possess a strong work ethic.  Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and must be available to work weekends. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers are a plus.  Full-time benefits include: Health insurance, Hospital discount, Vacation time. Compensation commensurate with experience.  RVT and CVT preferred, but not required.  Email resume


CASA Manager

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, northern New Mexico’s largest open-admission no-kill animal shelter, seeks a Diversion & Intervention Manager to lead our new CASA program. This newly created position is seeking a Spanish-speaking person with the ability to read and write in Spanish. This person will develop and oversee the diversion and intervention program that will aim to assist people in getting the help they need for their pets, keeping animals in their homes and out of the shelter. The right candidate will have experience with case management with the public, interpersonal skills, public speaking, and written and program development skills. A strong sense of professional judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality is a must. Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in emergent situations and around customers exhibiting emotional and/or disruptive outbursts while calmly and professionally de-escalating a situation. 

Bachelor’s degree or higher required OR High School equivalent and eight years of related experience needed OR Associate’s Degree and five years related experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree. Social worker or human services experience with the equivalent of 3 years progressively responsible experience.

Full-time benefits include paid vacation, holidays, health, dental and vision insurance, Basic Life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, discounts on vaccinations, medications, and supplies for your pet, and the chance to make a lasting impact on animals in need.

If interested in this position and/or to see the full job description, please email No phone calls, please. 


Veterinarian Technician 

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is seeking an experienced veterinary technician to work at our shelter veterinary clinic. This self-motivated candidate will be able to administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, maintain accurate clinic records in a computer system, run diagnostics, and perform general physical examinations while using safe and humane handling methods on all animals entering the facility. Strong communication skills, reliability, and attention to detail are crucial. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement, and monitoring anesthesia are a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and weekends are required, plus some holidays. Full-time position includes benefits such as health insurance and vacation time. Compensation dependent upon experience, starts at $15/hr. 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. No phone calls please.

Email resume and cover letter to Lead Veterinary Technician Amber Walker at