Current job openings at our Sanctuary and across the country

Do you love animals? Would you dedicate your career to saving the lives of homeless pets? Best Friends Animal Society has a variety of career openings for people in a wide array of professions. And everyone who comes to work here has one thing in common — that we all want to help animals and work in a community of caring people who feel the same way. We offer career positions in animal care, welfare and advocacy, as well as in administration, communications, development, veterinary care, and more. No matter what your area of expertise, we may be looking for you!

More than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in animal shelters across the country every single day. But together, we can Save Them All. Read on to learn more. 

Animal shelter jobs with Best Friends

Scroll down to see current job openings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, set in Utah’s gorgeous red rock canyons. You also can apply for a job with Best Friends’ programs in Los Angeles, New York City or Salt Lake City. We also have remote positions around the country. If one of these positions sounds like it’s meant for you, and you’re talented, experienced, dedicated and kind, we welcome your application.

Kanab, UT

Cat Caregiver

Cat World Manager

Community Cat Program Assistant

Delivery Coordinator

Dog Caregiver

Dogtown Behavior Consultant

Dogtown Behavior Consultant Team Lead

Dogtown Manager

General Landscape Worker

Group Coordinator (part time)

Help Desk/Desktop Support Specialist

Horse Haven Office Coordinator


Inventory Coordinator, Gift Shop (part time)

Mixed Practice Veterinarian

Parrot Caregiver

Project Manager/Systems Engineer

Rabbit Caregiver

Rabbit Caregiver Team Leader

Sanctuary Ambassador/Tour Guide

Senior Annual Gifts Manager, Mid-level Donors

Senior Manager, Canyon Operations

Software Engineer I

Veterinary Technician - Cat World

Veterinary Technician - Clinic

Veterinary Technician - Horse Haven

Wild Friends Caregiver

Wild Friends Caregiver 2

Los Angeles, CA

Administrative Specialist, NKLA

Overnight Caregiver, NKLA

Registered Veterinary Technician

Relief Staff Veterinarian – Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic

Relief Veterinary Technician

Wellness Veterinarian

Salt Lake City, UT

Senior Annual Gifts Manager, Mid-level Donors

Veterinary Technician - Spay/Neuter Clinic (South Ogden, UT)

New York City, NY

Administrative Coordinator

Adoption Specialist

Animal Caregiver and Transporter

Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Major Gifts Officer

Overnight Caregiver

Pet Caregiver

Pet Caregiver Lead

Receptionist, Pet Adoption Center

Veterinarian - Adoption Program (Part-Time)

Veterinary Technician

Atlanta, GA

Community Cat Program Coordinator

Major Gifts Officer


Community Cat Program Coordinator - Palm Springs, CA area

Project Manager/Systems Engineer

Senior Annual Gifts Manager, Mid-level Donors (Telecommute)

Internship opportunities at Best Friends Animal Society

Not quite ready for full-time employment, but interested in gaining experience in the animal welfare industry with one of the leading organizations? Check out our amazing internship opportunities. You can get up close and personal with the animals by learning from our dedicated caregivers. Or work alongside our marketing team, planning and promoting our national events.

Employment opportunities with our Network partners

Best Friends Animal Society firmly believes that working together with local shelters and rescue organizations is the key to ending the killing in our nation's shelters. Our No More Homeless Pets Network is comprised of over 1,500 organizations committed to working together to save the lives of homeless pets. We encourage you to review their current employment opportunities here, and please follow the instructions to connect with them directly for further information on particular openings.