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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
  • 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.

Behavior Team Member, Level One

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter seeks a full-time individual with experience in animal handling and training to join its Behavior Team. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills. This position requires a flexible schedule and good physical condition, with the ability to, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot, walking for hours at a time in the elements. While the majority of the work is with dogs, the position requires a willingness and some basic skill in working with a variety of other species, including cats. Responsibilities include behavior modification and training work, daily playgroups, assessing animals for adopt-ability and safety, effectively communicating with staff, volunteers, and the public, and otherwise maintaining a positive shelter environment. Full-time benefits include Health insurance, Hospital discount, and Vacation time. Email resume to to apply.   $15.00/hr, Full time


Animal Care Technician

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, one of the most progressive open-admission shelters in the country, seeks 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 and remain on foot for hours at a time. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and the public. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers 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 in the afternoon, feeding and watering the animals. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time. Submit resumes to No phone calls please. $15.00/hr, Full-time


Volunteer Liaison

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who is northern New Mexico’s largest open admission no-kill shelter,  is now looking for an outgoing energetic people person who loves and wants to help our volunteers help animals in need!   This full-time position is responsible to facilitating valuable life saving enrichment with the help of our volunteer team for our resident animals until they find a forever home. In addition to providing daily dog walking and enrichment activities for our dogs and cats, this staff member acts as the bridge between our Behavior Team, Animal Care Team, and our volunteers, ensuring safe and efficient handling of dogs and cats. Individual must able to lift 50-70 pounds, stand and walk long periods at times and love working with all kinds of dogs and cats.  $15 an hour plus full benefits.  Weekends required. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter to Dylan at –


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 that will include weekends and 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. We are willing to train someone if the right candidate comes along. No phone calls please. Email resume and cover letter to Lead Veterinary Technician Amber Walker at