Current Job Openings

We are always seeking diverse and talented people for animal rescue jobs with Best Friends to further our mission. Staff frequently comment on how meaningful it is to work with animals, especially when compared with their old corporate lifestyle. They talk about what a joy it was to trade in their heels or loafers for sandals and hiking boots. It's casual Friday here every day.

Working with animals at the Sanctuary

Best Friends is as much a community for its staff as it is a sanctuary for animals. It's a unique place. Our staff come from many different parts of the country and many walks of life. Many of us have little or no family in the area, so we come to rely on each other. Of course, there is an automatic bond among us because of our common purpose and love of animals.

What else is unique about Best Friends? Well, there aren't many office environments where dogs and cats can come to work. The rule at Best Friends is that as long as your pets get along with everyone else's pets, they are welcome.

A unique pet career in a unique environment

Also, lots of companies have a variety of departments, but how many can boast that they have a place for old dogs (Old Friends), a room for special-needs cats (the Incontinental Suite), and a haven for horses and other farm animals (Horse Haven)? Plus, these and many other departments are spread throughout a scenic desert setting called Angel Canyon, hallowed ground to many who visit here. You can hike, explore Anasazi ruins, sit by the underground lake and contemplate the meaning of life, or just run with your dogs, all near where you work and live.

Animal jobs with Best Friends

Scroll down to see current animal shelter jobs at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, as well as with our local programs in Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City and other locations around the country.