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.

Adoptions Counselor 

This is a part-time position – 21 hours per week. We are flexible in how these hours are scheduled throughout the week. 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 interested in this position, please submit your resume to  No phone calls please.


Front Office Receptionist

The Front Desk Receptionist is responsible for the front desk activities at the Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital including: acknowledging clients in person and over the telephone quickly with professionalism and a warm tone of voice, enthusiasm, etiquette and excellent customer service skills, scheduling appointments, managing patient reminders and client billing, and offering excellent customer service at all times. If interested in this position please submit your resume to  No phone calls please.


Volunteer Coordinator

Work with senior and supervisory staff to provide volunteer services where needed.  Provide administrative support for the Volunteer Department.  Promote volunteering at the shelter within our community.  To see the full job description and apply for this position, please email Kim at  No phone calls, please.


Shelter Veterinary Technician (experienced) 

Assist the veterinarians in the medical treatment of animals in regards to spay/neuter surgery, and vaccinations.  Intake animals entering the shelter system following proper protocols of handling and computer data entry.  Educate the public on animal health while demonstrating SFAS policies.  Ensure the most humane care possible is provided to all animals brought to the shelter. Promote the shelter whenever possible. To assist veterinarians in the aspects of surgery, laboratory diagnostics, client education, clinic asepsis, and the administration of prescribed medications.  Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment necessary for daily operations.  To apply and see the full job description, please email Kim at  No phone call, 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 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 in this position, please send a resume to  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 and 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.  Please send resumes to


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.


Admissions Counselor

The Admissions Counselor position is an administrative role that includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities: data entry, intake of animals, release of animals, multi-line phone system use, scheduling of appointments and counseling guardians regarding shelter programs to include end of life decisions.   The Admissions Counselor has direct animal contact with animals that have an unknown behavior history. The Admissions Counselor works to ensure the best possible outcome is reached for the animals in our care.  If interested in this position, please email Kim at  No phone calls please.


Payroll Specialist and Finance Associate

The Payroll Specialist & Finance Associate’s is responsible for all pay-roll related tasks and a variety of finance and accounting tasks.  This individual works closely with the Director of Finance and HR Director in maintaining the Shelter’s financial and personnel records. 

If you are interested in this position, please apply through Indeed or email Kim at 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.