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!

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 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keep reception area clean and organized.
  • Answer all incoming calls, transferring calls to appropriate person when needed.
  • Greet the public when entering Almost There Rescue and provide them with proper information.
  • Answer questions from the public, treating all customers with kindness and hospitality.
  • Control and maintain meet n’ greet waitlist with the public, texting those on the waitlist when they are next in line.
  • Update adoptable dog board in the lobby each morning.
  • Maintain a monthly calendar of event in the lobby for the public to view.
  • Assist in animal intake by entering new animal information into 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 inventory- order new supplies as needed.
  • Organize supplies.
  • Intake all mail and deliveries, open if appropriate, and distribute to proper people & places.
  • Write thank you notes and send thank you cards to donors when needed.
  • Write thank you notes to all monthly donors each June and December.
  • 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.