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!

More than 4,100 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

Angels Rest (Animal Cemetery) Caretaker (Full-Time, Seasonal)

Caregiver 1 - Float

Cat Caregiver

Clinic Veterinary Technician and Training Supervisor

Community Cat Program Coordinator - Four Directions

Dog Caregiver

Dog Caregiver Team Leader


Kanab Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Parrot Garden Manager

Part-Time Sanctuary Store Associate

Sanctuary Ambassador/Tour Guide

Sanctuary Volunteer Engagement Team Float

Senior Director Lifesaving Programs

Senior Sanctuary Store Associate

Veterinarian - Small or Mixed Practice

Veterinary Technician - Clinic

Volunteer Specialist (Tier 1)

Los Angeles, California

Adoption Center Veterinarian

Adoption Specialist

Director, Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles

Foster Program Coordinator

Pet Caregiver 1 (part time), NKLA

Relief Staff Veterinarian – Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic

Relief Veterinary Technician

Salt Lake City, Utah

Veterinarian - Utah Program (relocation available)

Veterinary Technician - Orem Clinic

Veterinary Technician - South Ogden Clinic

New York City, New York

Director, Best Friends Animal Society

Kitten Nursery Caregiver (Part-Time)

Overnight Caregiver (Part-Time)

Pet Caregiver

Atlanta, Georgia

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Annual Giving Officer (remote)

AWS Data Architect (Remote)

Community Cats Program Assistant (Modesto, CA)

Digital Advocacy Lead (Remote)

National Field Services Training Manager

Research Analyst, Prospect Management (remote)

Stewardship Specialist

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 over 2,000 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.