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.


Animal Resource Center Specialist

The Animal Resource Center (ARC) Specialist position is a hybrid position offering some remote work options.  The Animal Resource Center Specialist’s partner with the pet families in our community to provide resources and/or referrals, counsel pet owners about animal care, offer direct supportive services, and shelter intervention, when necessary. ARC Specialists are responsible for operating the SFAS contact center, processing incoming requests for services and providing support to achieve the best outcome for the pets and people we serve. Through our Animal Resource Center, ARC Specialists work directly with the public to assist with admissions of surrendered and found animals, helping pets return home, problem-solving ways to keep a pet in their home, and supporting owners through end of life services.  If interested in this position, please send your resume to Kim at  No phone calls please.


Lead Resale Store Sales Associate

The Lead Resale Store Sales Associate is the Supervisor on duty at our resale store, The Cat Santa Fe, and primarily oversees the opening and closing of the store, ensures proper cash/change to open the store, completes the deposit after the store closes, ensures the alarm is set correctly and working, handles customer complaints/concerns throughout the day, trains new staff and ensures employees get designated breaks throughout the day.  

If interested in this position, please send a 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  Please no phone calls.


Facilities Technician 

Maintain facilities (including off-campus facilities), grounds and vehicles, with the goal of keeping company vehicles and the physical plant (building, grounds) clean, stocked, safe, and in good working order at all times.  Facilities Tech I participates in executing repairs and preventive maintenance to shelter systems, and renovation projects.  If interested in this position and to see full job description, please email  No phone call 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.