Jobs and careers with animals 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!

Nearly 5,500 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 rescue 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, Salt Lake City or Atlanta. 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.

Current full- and part-time, and remote (telecommuting), positions working with pets

Kanab, Utah

Cat Caregiver

Community Cat Program Assistant/Cat Caregiver

Dogtown Behavior Consultant

General Labor & Construction

Group Coordinator (on-call)

Group Coordinator (part-time)

Help Desk/Desktop Support Specialist

Horse Haven Caregiver

Kids Camp Counselor

Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Maintenance - Animal Care

Rabbit Caregiver

Sanctuary Ambassador/Tour Guide

Veterinary Technician - Cat World

Veterinary Technician - Clinic

Veterinary Technician - Dogtown

​Veterinary Technician - Evening/Overnight

Los Angeles, California

Adoption Specialist

Cat Caregiver

Cat Caregiver (part-time)

Dog Caregiver (full-time, temporary), Best Friends–Los Angeles

Overnight Veterinary Assistant

Relief Staff Veterinarian – Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic

Relief Veterinary Technician

Safe at Home Kitten Intervention Specialist

Salt Lake City, Utah

Pet Adoption Center Specialist

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

New York City, New York

Adoption Specialist

Animal Caregiver and Transporter

Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Overnight Caregiver

Pet Caregiver

Pet Caregiver Lead

Veterinarian - Adoption Program (Part-Time)

Veterinary Technician

Atlanta, Georgia

Adoption Specialist (part-time)

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Regional

Digital Campaigns Specialist

Local Program Cities Specialist (Houston, Texas)

Senior Grant Writer

Animal 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.

Animal rescue and shelter 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.