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!

About 2,000 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 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, Atlanta or Houston. 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

Administrative Assistant - Dogtown

Cat Caregiver

Cat Caregiver - Temporary

Community Cat Program Coordinator - Four Directions

Dog Caregiver

Dogtown Manager

Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Lead Staff Veterinarian

Medical Administrative Assistant

Sanctuary Ambassador/Tour Guide

Sanctuary Volunteer Specialist, Team Lead

Veterinarian - Small or Mixed Practice

Veterinary Technician - Cat World

Veterinary Technician - Clinic

Wildlife Rehabilitator (Licensed)

Kanab, Utah - Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile

Assistant Manager

Hotel Manager

Housekeeper (full time, temporary)

Los Angeles, California

Admissions & Lifesaving Support Specialist

Adoption Center Veterinarian

Adoption Specialist, NKLA

Cat Caregiver (part time)

Dog Care & Behavior Lead

Events and Outreach Specialist

Kennel Attendant - Dogs (full time, temporary)

Lifesaving Programs Support Lead

Pet Caregiver, NKLA

Registered Veterinary Technician

Relief Veterinarian - ongoing opportunities 

Relief Veterinary Technician - ongoing opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator

Salt Lake City, Utah

Veterinary Technician - South Ogden Clinic

New York City, New York

Adoption Specialist

Foster Coordinator (full time)

Foster Coordinator (part time)

Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Overnight Caregiver (part time)

Veterinary Assistant (part time)

Atlanta, Georgia


Lifesaving Center Operations Manager



Community Cat Program Coordinator - Harris County

Manager, Foundation Partnerships

Veterinary Technician


Business Intelligence Software Engineer II

Community Cats Program Assistant - Riverside, CA

Specialist, Development Communications

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 Best Friends 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 Best Friends Network is comprised of more than 2,700 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.