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

Adoption and Transport Specialist

Cafeteria Co-worker (Full-Time Temporary)

Caregiver 1 - Float (Temporary Position - Full and Part-Time)

Cat Caregiver

Clinic Housekeeper

Clinic Receptionist

Dog Caregiver

General Landscape Worker, Seasonal Full-Time

Help Desk/Desktop Support Specialist I


Kanab Kitten Nursery Caregiver

Kids Camp Counselor (Part-time/Seasonal Summer job)

Maintenance Manager

Manager, Strategic Volunteer Initiatives

Mixed Practice Veterinarian

Parrot Caregiver (Kanab, Utah)

Planned Giving Coordinator

Project Manager, Capital Management

Rabbit Caregiver

Sanctuary Ambassador/Tour Guide

Senior Project Manager, Capital Management

Systems Engineer I

Utilities Team Lead

Veterinary Pharmacy Supervisor

Veterinary Technician - Cat World

Veterinary Technician - Clinic

Veterinary Technician - Evening/Overnight

Veterinary Technician Team Lead - Clinic

Volunteer Specialist

Wild Friends Caregiver

Wild Friends Rehabilitation Tech (Seasonal)

Los Angeles, California

Administrative Specialist, NKLA (Temporary)

Adoption Specialist

Cat Caregiver

Overnight Caregiver, NKLA

​Pet Caregiver, NKLA

Relief Staff Veterinarian – Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic

Relief Veterinary Technician

Salt Lake City, Utah

Relief Veterinarian

Veterinary Technician (South Ogden)

New York City, New York

Major Gifts Officer - (NYC)

Atlanta, Georgia

Pet Adoption Center Specialist

Registered Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Assistant


Community Cat Program Assistant (Bakersfield, CA)

Community Cat Program Assistant (Jefferson Parish, LA)

Community Cat Program Assistant (Modesto, CA)

Community Cat Program Assistant (Osceola, FL)

Community Cat Program Coordinator (Bakersfield, CA)

Community Cat Program Coordinator (Houston, TX)

Community Cat Program Coordinator (Modesto, CA)

Community Cat Program Coordinator (Osceola, FL)

Major Gifts Officer (Houston, TX)

Manager, Strategic Volunteer Initiatives

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.