Open Positions

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Adoption Counselor (PT)

Adoption Counselor - Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

Are you an animal lover who is wanting to help match those looking for a companion to their perfect pet? Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment with some high traffic to keep things moving and provide friendly, excellent customer service? If so, this is the job for you! We are seeking passionate, caring, reliable and outgoing PT Adoption Counselor!

This position is PT at 28-32 hours/week, with some weekdays and must be able to work weekends (of course we do give weekends off for work/life balance).  

What will you do!

*  Assist the general public with services provided by the SFAHS, such as adoptions, admitting pets, releasing strays, advising with animal-related questions, etc.

* Various clerical duties, keeping the front office area clean/organized; work with retail items. 

* Provide excellent, high-level customer service to co-workers and customers.

* Experience with interacting with animals, vet clinic exp, retail experience working with animals/pets highly desired for this role.

We are looking for the “purrfect” candidate who loves animals, is comfortable working directly with the public, and is a dependable team player! Customer service experience strongly preferred. Must be 18 years or older. Competitive compensation $11.75/hourfor plus some benefits! 

We offer a very fun environment with all our “furry friends”, food events, community volunteer events and fun competitions to participate in!!

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Kennel Assistants (FT and PT)
Kennel Assistants  (FT and PT)

At the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, caring for animals isn't a job — it’s our passion. We are a professional, highly innovative team of people who share a love for animals, and we're dedicated to making a difference in their lives and the community we serve. Interested in a career working to help animals in our community? Helping a pet go from homeless to loved is an incredible experience and a job like no other!

Now hiring an ambitious, reliable and dedicated Kennel Assistants (FT) & (PT) to add to our team! We are looking for team members to grow with our team and be flexible when there is a need. Must have excellent work history and attendance. Excellent customer service and computer skills. Shouldn’t be afraid to get messy as this job includes working directly with animals as well as washing and scrubbing kennels on a daily basis.

Primary responsibilities: cleaning, handling, and working with dogs, cats, small animals, and eventually also cross-training in city building. It will include things like vaccinating, evaluating, dog introductions with adopters, some customer service and engagement with the public. Lots of team cooperation and inter-departmental collaboration. Our Kennel Staff are a very important part of our shelter team, for the cleanliness of the shelter and health of the animals. You will get to be a part of the process of helping homeless animals find a forever home; a job where you get to be a hero! * These positions will be exposed to bleach on a regular basis, so it is important that you not have a bleach allergy. These positions will include weekends and some holidays. Schedule is week days and weekends, 7am-4pm and sometimes 9am-6pm or 10am-7pm.  Part time schedule is week days and weekends, 7am-1pm.

*  Must be 18 years or older.

Competitive compensation $11.75/hour plus we offer some benefits including vacation/sick pay, fun at work of course, events to attend, fur babies to love and take care when the work to care for them is all caught up, it's kind of like having our own "pet therapy" for our crew plus jeans day is every day!  

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Vet Assistant or Vet Technician

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society (SFAHS), located on Benson Road in Eastern Sioux Falls, is seeking a self-motivated, caring, and reliable full-time Veterinarian Assistant or Veterinarian Technician to join our medical team.

In the role of a shelter Vet Assistant or Vet Technician, you will be responsible for overseeing the well-being of hundreds of animals on a daily basis. Early detection and communication to establish effective treatment is critical. Applicants must be able to communicate well, and work closely with all members of staff. In addition to providing a safe haven for all animals that come through our doors, the goal of the SFAHS is to address overpopulation by spaying and neutering, along with educating the public. It is vital to our cause that our staff members are dependable and exhibit a professional demeanor at all times.    

Clinical experience is not required, however, preference will be given to those with a background in animal care or previous experience in a clinical setting.  Preference will also be given to those who have completed a Veterinary Technology degree.  A minimum of a high school diploma/ GED is required. Applicants must be skilled/comfortable assisting in surgical protocols, euthanasia procedures, routine exams, and speaking with members of the public when warranted. Experience or interest in shelter medicine preferred, but not required.

This full-time position includes rotating weekends and holidays. Work hours range from 8 am-7 pm. As a FT employee, you will qualify for a variety of benefits including vacation and sick time. Join our amazing team and make a difference that fills your heart and others.  EOE  Apply today at:


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