Employment

We’re Always Looking for Good People to Join Our Team


Caring for our precious pups and mamas takes a ton of time, effort and people! We’re always keeping a lookout for really great people who can join our team, love what they do and feel the satisfaction that comes with saving the lives of these adorable and deserving animals.

Take a look at our current job openings below!

ACS Supervisor

Full Time
Shifts:

Within the hours of 6am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Position Summary:

Every dog deserves a happy and healthy life. At ATR, that starts with our incredible Animal Care Team! The Animal Care Specialist (ACS) Manager leads that team! As ACS Manager, you would ensure everything is running smoothly for our furry friends and the people who care for them. This job is not for the faint of heart: you will see and clean a lot of poop- all different kinds- all day. Sometimes, the dogs we receive are scared or sick, and that can be challenging to see and requires strong mental fortitude. This said, you will also see a lot of happy wagging tails and receive tons of puppy kisses. Plus, you’ll literally be saving lives!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Screen, interview, and train new Animal Care Specialists (ACS)
  • Create weekly ACS schedule and assist in finding staff/volunteer coverage when needed 
  • Attend meetings with teams to provide updates on the dogs and facility, including kennel space
  • Monitor the ACS communication channel to delegate and ensure completion of necessary tasks
  • Work with the ATR team to ensure proper and safe handling of dogs
  • Communicate with management team daily to ensure day to day activities are running smoothly
  • Identify facility and department needs and communicate them to management
  • Have complete knowledge of all cleaning and animal care procedures and the tasks associated with the ACS role
  • Constantly think of new ideas to improve shelter protocols and methods
  • Schedule and work ACS shifts throughout the week
  • Complete other duties as assigned

The ACS Manager schedules themselves for Animal Care shifts. Those duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Clean and sanitize entire facility and animal habitats.
  • Feed all animals as required. Note any exceptions placed for that kennel. Provide clean/fresh water daily. Check all animal water containers periodically.
  • Observe dogs for signs of illness and behavior pattern changes and enter correct information into the computer.
  • Interact with internal and external customers while maintaining a friendly and helpful demeanor.
  • Restock supplies in all areas as outlined.
  • Move animals as required and change kennel location in the computer.
  • Clean laundry, fold, and neatly stack on shelves.
  • Transport dogs in Almost There Rescue vehicle when transportation volunteers are not available.
Qualifications
  • Previous dog handling experience is required.
  • Animal shelter experience is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation and the ability to perform in an ever changing, hectic environment.
  • This position requires frequent physical demands and movement such as standing, walking, reaching, crouching, kneeling, and the ability to carry supplies and animals weighing over 70lbs.
  • Almost There Rescue employees are exposed to potentially dangerous, fast-moving animals. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold, wet floors, animal noises, animal odors, and animal dander.
Key Skills
  • Organized
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Passion
  • Patience

Animal Care Specialist

Part Time or Full Time
Shifts:

Within the hours of 6am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Position Summary:

A clean home is a happy home! Keep our pups and people happy by tending to the mutternity suites, play areas, and public spaces, making sure to keep every space squeaky clean and sanitized! Keep an eye on our pups to ensure everyone is looking happy & healthy, enter notes and information into our online database, keep our various rooms properly stocked, feed and water the pups, mop the floors, and do laundry. This job is not for the faint of heart: you will see and clean a lot of poop- all different kinds- all day. You will also see a lot of happy wagging tails and receive tons of puppy kisses, which make it all worthwhile!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Clean and sanitize entire facility (both public and private spaces) and animal habitats according to outlined procedures in a timely manner, including emptying garbage, washing and sanitizing floors, bowls, blankets, and towels in all locations.
  • Clean dog kennels. Have complete knowledge of all cleaning and animal care procedures.
  • Handle all animals humanely and safely using safety equipment if necessary.
  • Feed, water and observe animals brought into Almost There Rescue for signs of illness and behavior pattern changes.
  • Be able to recognize signs of illness or behavior changes and enter correct information into the computer.
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, proper handling of cleaning chemicals, and safety procedures while
    using and handling cleaning chemicals.
  • Interact with internal and external customers while maintaining a friendly and helpful demeanor.
  • Restock supplies in all areas as outlined.
  • Assist in training of new staff members.
  • Move animals as required and change kennel location in the computer.
  • Clean laundry, fold, and neatly stack on shelves.
  • Feed all animals as required. Note any exceptions placed for that kennel. Provide clean/fresh water daily. Check all animal water containers periodically.
  • Transport dogs in Almost There Rescue vehicle when transportation volunteers are not available.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Previous dog handling experience is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation and the ability to perform in an ever changing, hectic environment.
  • This position requires frequent physical demands and movement such as standing, walking, reaching, crouching, kneeling, and the ability to carry supplies and animals weighing over 70lbs.
  • Almost There Rescue employees are exposed to potentially dangerous, fast-moving animals. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold, wet floors, animal noises, animal odors, and animal dander.

Front Desk Receptionist

Part Time or Full Time
Shifts:

Within the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Monday-Friday, and 8:30am-8:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Position Summary:

Almost There Rescue is looking for an organized and charismatic individual who handles a chaotic environment well and excels in multitasking. The front desk receptionist will be responsible for answering calls, emails, and questions from the public, maintaining an organized environment, managing and assisting visitors, entering information into our shelter database, completing adoptions, selling merchandise, and keeping track of inventory. This person should be compassionate and detail-oriented. This position will require you to communicate with adopters during heightened emotional times and may require difficult conversations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keep reception area clean and organized.
  • Answer all incoming calls and emails and transfer them to the appropriate person when needed.
  • Greet the public when entering Almost There Rescue and provide them with proper information while treating all guests with kindness and hospitality.
  • Update adoptable dog calendar in the lobby and calendar as needed.
  • Act as Matchmaker when necessary. (Comfortability around dogs is a must!)
  • Make spay/neuter appointments for our Medical Coordinator and add to the calendar. Prepare spay/neuter forms for dogs.
  • Assist in animal intake by entering new animal information into the shelter database, filling in each animal’s physical paperwork, and creating a kennel card for said animal(s).
  • Complete dog adoptions by taking payment, collecting appropriate completed paperwork, and entering the adoption into our online database.
  • Keep track of all receptionist inventory.
  • Organize supplies.
  • Intake all mail and deliveries, open packages, and distribute mail to proper people and places.
  • Write thank you notes and send thank you cards to supporters as needed.
  • Sell and maintain inventory of Almost There Rescue merchandise.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Experience in hospitality is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation and the ability to perform in an ever changing, hectic environment.
  • This position requires frequent physical demands and movement such as standing, walking, reaching, crouching, kneeling, and the ability to carry supplies and animals weighing over 70lbs.
  • Almost There Rescue employees are exposed to potentially dangerous, fast-moving animals. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold, wet floors, animal noises, animal odors, and animal dander.