Employment

The Animal Foundation made a difference in the Las Vegas community by saving the lives of over 20,000 lost, abandoned, and homeless animals last year.

This was made possible by the combination of individual talent and great teamwork, which is why one of our most important investments is our employees.

Become part of our “All of Us for All of Them” initiative!

At the Animal Foundation, you will work for the largest single-site animal shelter in America with some of the country’s most talented animal health, welfare, and business professionals. Together, we are shaping the future of animal welfare in the Las Vegas valley and working to save all healthy and treatable animals who come into our care by the end of 2020.

We are seeking candidates who are solution-driven, demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and have the ability to work both in a team environment and independently with a high degree of integrity and accountability. Right now, with our new veterinary hospital set to open in June 2019, we have an urgent need for veterinary professionals, including:

  •  Veterinary Assistants
  •  Veterinarians
  •  Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT)
  • Licensed Veterinary Technicians in Training (LVTIT)

If you are flexible, compassionate toward both people and animals, and are driven to consistently do your best, you may have what it takes to become a team member at The Animal Foundation.


Perks and Benefits

A worker with a rescued puppy

We’re the Pet-Friendliest Employer in Town!

Depending on your position, you could be eligible to bring your pet to work with you. Our Low-Cost Vet Clinic can also provide your cat and dog vaccines at a discount below our already low prices. Can’t bring your pet to work? We also offer opportunities to foster pets while you work.

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Relax, We’ve Got You Covered

The Animal Foundation pays full-time employees’ monthly premiums for dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance. The Animal Foundation also contributes to employees’ premiums for medical insurance. Supplemental coverage is available at each team member’s expense. Coverage for family members, including domestic partners, is also available for most plans at the team member’s expense.

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Work-Life Balance

We believe that quality time outside of work is vital to satisfaction at work. That’s why our PTO (paid time off) plan gives full-time employees the flexibility to take time off when they need it most. This helps our employees come back refreshed and ready to continue helping us to achieve our mission.

Pet Adoption Employee

Saving for Your Future

As a nonprofit organization, The Animal Foundation offers a 403(b) retirement savings plan [also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan] for all employees. You may also roll over your previous retirement savings to our plan. Participation is optional.

Shelter Employee with Bird

Unleashing Your Potential

We hire people who are excited about learning. With management approval, some job positions at The Animal Foundation include company-paid travel, training, licensing, and certification.


Our Core Values

Employees at a pet adoption event

The Power of ONE

Both individual talent and great teamwork are essential to our success. Each of us is an important member of ONE team with ONE mission. It’s about the entire organization. Think and act as ONE team.

Employee with adoptable dog

360° Compassion

We are compassionate toward animals, fellow employees, patrons, our partners, and ourselves. This is easy if you remember The Golden Retriever Rule: Do unto others as you would do unto your pets.

Two employees with a cute small dog

Blessed Are the Flexible, for They Will Not Be Bent Out of Shape

Charles Darwin said, “The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence or strength, but adaptability.” We believe that to thrive we must be flexible. At the Animal Foundation, this means being willing, open-minded, adaptable, and resilient.

Employee rings a bell

Communication Is Not a 2-Way Street, It’s a 6-Lane Highway

There is no such thing as over-communicating. Every team member needs to be able to make informed decisions. It is everyone’s responsibility to consciously engage in effective communications.

An employee holds a small white dog

Be the Solution

We each embrace and own challenges, collaborating with others and seeking creative solutions, while always keeping the big picture in mind. We are solution-driven.

Animal Shelter Groundbreaking

Unleash the Potential

We are a diverse group of talented individuals. We seek and provide opportunities to challenge and stretch ourselves and each other, pursuing both personal growth and the Animal Foundation’s mission. We unleash potential through experiences, learning from each other, self-development, and training.

A shelter employee holds an adoptable dog

Our Best Is Only as Good as My Best

I am The Animal Foundation: my attitude, how well I perform my job, my appearance, my interactions with others all reflect on the organization. The success of The Animal Foundation is based on my ability to consistently “be my best me.”


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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

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The Animal Foundation at 655 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas is conveniently located off US-95 and Eastern. The Animal Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part. Tax ID: 88-0144253. Contact us by phone or email using the contact information found here.

Hours of Operation

Please note that the shelter has undergone temporary scheduling changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adoptions and Lost & Found are by appointment only. The Low-Cost Vet Clinic is temporarily closed. For details, click here.

Adoptions Daily 11am - 7pm
Lost & Found Daily 10am - 7pm
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Mon - Sun 10am - 3pm
Spay & Neuter Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat Make an Appointment

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The Animal Foundation is a proud recipient of funding from Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, #ThanksToMaddie.

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