Careers

Making a Difference

Our shelter was founded by a group of revolutionaries who dared to question the status quo in order to improve the treatment of animals. Now, we are one of the largest animal welfare agencies in Washington, with a passionate team that has continued advancing the care and wellbeing of pets. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of an animal-loving community that strives to find every pet a loving home, reunites lost pets with their families, provides life-saving medical care, and leads services that help keep pets with their people.

View our current open positions below and apply today to help make a difference for both pets and people in our community!

Our Values

We strive to create and sustain a compassionate culture, operating with:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Commitment

Benefits

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid personal time off
  • 9 paid holidays during the calendar year
  • Medical, dental, vision – 89% employer-paid premiums toward you and each eligible dependent
  • Employee discount on animal adoptions & retail store purchases
  • Paid bereavement leave, including coverage for loss of a personal pet
  • $50,000 paid life insurance
  • Paid long-term and short-term disability insurance coverage
  • Optional Health & Dependent Care Flex Spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • SEP IRA or Pension Trust (for union represented employees) retirement contribution plans

Current Job Postings

Pet Support Counselor

Responsible for the daily interactions with pet owners who are looking for general pet resources, options, and information about pet rehoming, surrender, spay/neuter, and veterinary assistance. This job requires the ability to work with people in crisis and in times of high stress, anger, and frustration.

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Application procedure 

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Pet Support Counselor” in the subject line.

Veterinary Technician Assistant

The responsibilities of VTAs are to assist the technicians, doctors, and other shelter staff in all duties of the Veterinary Department. This position performs technical and routine animal care, restraint, surgical operations, and other related duties in the Veterinary Department. VTAs carry out daily assignments, follow through on matters using independent judgment and training to take appropriate action when dealing with standard recurring situations. VTAs must build positive, professional relations with team members and the public.

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Application procedure

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Veterinary Technician Assistant” in the subject line.

Kennel Aide

Receives day-to-day direction from Shelter Services Lead and/or Animal Care Lead and reports to the Director of Operations. Perform routine animal care as per established procedures to ensure a healthy and humane environment. The work includes cleaning and maintaining animal housing areas and requires handling of animals to house, properly caring for them and minimizing their stress.

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Application procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Kennel Aide”

Behaviorist

The Behaviorist will provide for the behavioral care and needs of our animals while they are at our shelter and as needed in our extensive foster care system. This person will conduct behavior assessments, provide stress relief through behavior modification, enrichment and training plans, and will provide adoption assistance for animals when needed. The Behaviorist will ensure that all people who interact with our animals are properly trained and informed regarding general observation, handling and training techniques so that each contact with an animal is viewed and used as an opportunity to advance the well-being and training of that animal.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Behaviorist” in the subject line

Adoption Services Representative

The Adoption Services Representative is responsible for client care, data entry, and various clerical duties. Duties include providing impeccable customer service, imparting accurate information, facilitating the animal adoption process by matching potential adopters with the best possible new companion, reuniting pets with their owners, assuring the well-being of animals in accordance with the five freedoms, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, processing sales transactions, answering phones and keeping precise records. Workers carry out daily assignments; follow through on matters using independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions when dealing with standard recurring situations. The work is performed in-office, shelter surroundings, and off-site locations. Unusual demands include work subject to frequent interruptions, weekends and/or holidays depending on scheduling needs.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “ASR” in the subject line

Licensed Veterinary Technician

As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, your job entails important aspects of our shelter; animal care and treatment, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, surgery-related tasks, customer service, and shelter cleanliness.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “LVT” in the subject line

Veterinarian

We are looking for an experienced, highly reliable veterinarian to join our organization. Our department focuses on surgical intervention, particularly for spaying and neutering dogs, cats, and rabbits, and medical evaluations and treatment for owner surrender, stray and confiscated dogs, cats, small mammals, and some exotics.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Veterinarian” in the subject line