Are you ready to make a difference?

Animal Friends has been saving lives for nearly 80 years – it’s at the very core of what we do. And that’s where our compassionate team comes in to offer lifesaving second chances to the pets who need us most. 

We choose to work at Animal Friends because of its mission to serve as a compassionate advocate for animals. And while we spend our time focused on this mission, we also strive to create a compassionate, humane and healthy workplace for ourselves as well.

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Animal Friends is so much more than an animal shelter. Our expansive network of programs and resources is constantly growing and evolving to make up a full-service animal welfare community. Through our progressive and holistic approach, we are impacting the lives of thousands of animals and people in our region.  

Watch our 2021 Impact Video to get to know the team and learn more about the work we do in the community! 

The Perks of Joining Our Team 

Paid Meal Breaks

Because it is important to fuel up and recharge throughout the day.   


Paid time off, holiday time, birthday pay and flexible scheduling to support your work-life balance.  

Student Loan Forgiveness

We are a qualifying employer for those seeking student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

401k and Financial Planning

A profit-sharing retirement plan plus personalized support from the experts at Fragasso Financial Advisors to help make sure you are on track for your future. 

Employee Assistance Program

Free resources to support you and your household’s health and well-being. 

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Flexible plans and prescription drug benefits. 

Casual Dress and Free Animal Friends Gear

From t-shirts to fleece jackets, hoodies and scrubs – we have you covered to help you work comfortably.

Free Adoptions

Employees are encouraged to spend time with our shelter residents throughout the day.  We can’t help if you fall in love with a four-legged friend, but we can waive the adoption fee! 

Pet Care Discounts

Special employee pricing on wellness exams, spay/neuter services, vaccines, prescriptions, flea/tick preventatives, x-rays, tests, bloodwork, dental exams and extractions at our on-site clinic.

Plus, discounts at off-site animal hospitals and free private pet cremation services.  

Short Term Disability

Employer paid coverage at no cost to you.

Continuing Education

Annual allowance for CE credits plus ongoing training and development.

Liability Insurance

Veterinarians are provided with liability and malpractice insurance.

Team Events

Whether it’s free onsite yoga or all-staff lunches there is always something going on to help you meet and mingle with your coworkers.

When we say that we value diversity and inclusion, we mean it.

We look for the unique and different contributions that each of us brings to the animals and the communities we serve. The communities we partner with are diverse and multicultural and we want that to be reflected within our organization as well.  

Animal Friends is an equal opportunity employer. We expect differences and celebrate the uniqueness among our employees including but not limited to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status and political affiliation. A multifaceted team is key in delivering lifesaving results.   

We hire individuals based on merit, compassion and their ability to have a sense of humor to help us keep this challenging, yet rewarding work in perspective. We want teammates who bring their full-self to work and use their unique talents to create a humane and compassionate future for every animal friend. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing or otherwise participating in our selection process, please reach out to our HR team by phone at 412.847.7055 or by email at


Many Animal Friends employees started out as volunteers! Would you like to start working in animal welfare by volunteering? Click here to become a volunteer! 

Ready to join our team?  View current opportunities.