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If you’re interested in working here, we totally get it. We love this place ourselves. Please take a look at our open positions and let us know how you might be able to add to our team. We are currently providing sign-on and retention bonuses for all positions.

Bilingual skills are a plus and bilingual-Spanish preferred. Adoption or intake counselor team members are eligible for a hourly bilingual-Spanish premium.

Summer Part-Time Animal Caregiver Intern

April 17, 2024

Join our team and help us care for over 200 animals on a daily basis! Animal Care interns have the opportunity to learn and perform various animal husbandry duties alongside the staff while gaining valuable experience. This position will help with daily cleaning, feeding, and dog walking.

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Dog Walker

April 4, 2024

This position walks dogs for potty breaks and enrichment. This position also assists with cleaning and works closely with team members in multiple departments.

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Animal Caregiver

April 4, 2024

Join our team and help bring people and pets together! This position performs high quality animal care, daily cleaning, feeding, walking, assisting with medical care, and other related shelter duties. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent. Previous animal handling experience preferred. This position includes weekend hours and starts at $17/hour. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families. 

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Organizational Culture

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all employees, volunteers, and customers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization.

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.

Benefits Overview

Benefits are an important part of your overall compensation. The APA offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families.

Here are some of the core benefits offered to APA employees:

  • Sign-on and retention bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • Discounted Adoption Fees
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, personal, and holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Stipend
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Flexible and Accommodating Schedules
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Pet Bereavement Time Off


At the APA, we understand that our organizational values are not just words on paper; they are the compass that guides us, shaping our collective identity and defining who we are as a team.

The core principles that drive us:

  • Integrity: We act with honesty and transparency and uphold high ethical standards in all our interactions. Our commitment to doing what is right, even when no one is watching, guides our decisions and actions.
  • Collaboration: We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where each team member's unique strengths are valued. Together, we create a supportive and cohesive team that goes beyond job functions to achieve common goals.
  • Well-being:  We prioritize the well-being of our team members, acknowledging the emotional challenges our work may present. Cultivating an atmosphere of compassion, respect, empathy, and self-awareness, we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all. We unequivocally do not tolerate bullying of any kind.
  • Adaptability: We embrace change and approach challenges with flexibility and resilience. Our ability to adapt and innovate allows us to find joy and happiness in our work, even during demanding times, fostering a positive and dynamic workplace culture.
  • Inclusivity:  We promote inclusivity and respect for all individuals, acknowledging and appreciating diverse perspectives and abilities. Our commitment to assuming best intentions, using inclusive language, and being aware of others creates an atmosphere where everyone feels valued.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to continuous improvement individually and as an organization. We actively seek and provide constructive feedback, engage in direct and open conversations, and strive to enhance our professional and personal growth.

These values are much more than statements; they are a way of life. They reflect our shared commitment to positively impacting the lives of pets and their families. Join us in embodying these values as we shape a compassionate and thriving community for all.

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