As a Foster Care Attendant & Advisor, you will provide compassionate daily care for pets by counseling & educating volunteers, foster families & the public regarding proper care & handling of pets in the Foster Care Program & within the shelterResponsibilities include feeding, medicating & performing basic medical treatments as directed by our veterinary staff. 

You are: 

  • A hard worker who likes to solve problems & keep busy. 
  • You enjoy a fast-pace environment & thinking on your feet. 
  • You have excellent communication skills & enjoy working with people as much as pets. 
  • You are detail-orientated & have great powers of observation. 
  • You love pets & want to see them all placed in forever homes. 
  • You possess great computer, phone & data entry skills. 
  • Able to effectively manage the emotional aspects of caring for pets. 

We are: 

An amazing shelter that saves & impacts thousands of pets lives each year. We have a team that is compassionate & shares a common goal of supporting & improving the lives of New Mexico’s cats & dogs. We work diligently to maintain an open culture where egos are checked at the door and collaboration & positivity run wild. Everyone is a hands-on contributor. Our mission, vision, values & the desire to do what’s right drive our decisions. 

You will be: 

  • Counseling potential foster families to make selections/placements of foster pets. 
  • Scheduling exams, boosters, pick-ups & returns of pets. 
  • Triaging & accommodating emergent exams & diagnostics. 
  • Maintaining our Foster Family Database. 
  • Processing Foster Care volunteer applications. 
  • Educating volunteers & foster families on pet behavior & enrichment techniques. 
  • Providing a safe, clean environment for the pets in our care by following our cleaning protocols 
  • Preparing and administering medication for pets as prescribed by our veterinarians. 

If would rock if you: 

  • Had formal training in animal science or as a veterinary assistant or veterinary technician. 
  • Are competent in handling cats and dogs and have 2 years’ experience working with pets in professional setting. 
  • Have basic, accurate computer & data entry skills.

 To be considered for this opportunity, please apply online by clicking here.