We’re Hiring!

Want to be part of a dedicated team making the world (or at least the Western Suburbs) a better place? Yes, we are growing and expanding our business and want to hire like-minded, driven, caring individuals seeking a rewarding career in a nonprofit enterprise where the community comes together to find homes for shelter animals. A.D.O.P.T. plans to expand our clinic/medical services segment of our business with a dedicated new clinic which will be used to support not only our shelter animal needs; but other shelter needs as well and individuals who qualify for low-cost high-quality wellness care for their beloved pets. Our focus will be to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines. For more information about our shelter, click here .

Looking to help out? Take a look at our job openings below! 

All resumes can be sent to info@adoptpetshelter.org for consideration.

Open positions available are:

Veterinarian: Full time (30+ hours)

Pay Range: $60-65/hour plus benefits; including health insurance and pet wellness care.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients including performing presurgical examinations and high-volume spay/neuter surgeries for  shelter animals, partner shelters and the general public qualifying for low-cost services
  • Promote health and wellness of animals by performing physical examinations, administering vaccinations and performing appropriate testing for clients visiting our wellness clinic
  • Record actions by documenting and updating forms, reports, animal records and reporting diseases to public health officials. Ensure compliance with veterinary procedures, ethics, policies, and relevant statutes
  • Operate diagnostic equipment like ultrasound and radiography machines and interpret the resulting images
  • Be familiar with current quarantine and testing procedures that combat the spread of diseases to humans and to other animals according to established government regulations
  • Perform euthanasia services for terminally ill, behaviorally unwell and sick and/or suffering animals

Certified Veterinary Technician: Part time/Full Time (25-30+ hours)*
* depending upon scheduling needs

Pay Range: $15-17/hour depending upon experience plus benefits if deemed full time (30+ hours)

Job Description:

  • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients
  • Practice and perform reduced stress restraint for clinic patients
  • Efficiently pre-medicate, induce and intubate any and all patients as necessary
  • Ability to monitor anesthesia with a clear understanding of abnormal conditions
  • Ability to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency
  • Administer first aid for emergencies
  • Draw blood samples and process samples using in house analyzer
  • Effectively team lead displaying a positive attitude to all staff and volunteers
  • Create and maintain a clean and organized environment
  • Keep organized record of treatments and procedures for all clinic patients
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with clients
  • Maintain a high level of customer service
  • Ability to perform all job functions of a veterinary assistant and any other duties assigned by supervisor

Animal Caretaker: 

Pay Range: $13/hour

Job Description:

  • Work as a team member to care for the animals
  • Walk dogs
  • Handle cats
  • Demonstrate fear-free care to the animals
  • Clean kennels and cages
  • Administer medications to the animals of the shelter
  • Provide food and water to the animals
  • Keep a clean, sanitary space for animals
  • Be able to be on your feet for multiple hours
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Effectively lead a team of volunteers
  • Create and maintain a clean and organized environment
  • Record daily observations of the animals
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with clients (as needed)
  • Maintain a high level of customer service