Dog counselor paid positions available

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: General

Are you interested in saving the lives of homeless dogs by finding them new families? Then come work for Austin Pets Alive! as an employed Dog Adoption Counselor.

This is a CHALLENGING job and we are seeking only those who are dedicated, honest, and hard-working.

Full-time position working 10 hour days, 4 days/week. No part-time jobs available, and available to work any day of the week is required.

Pay is $10/hour, no benefits at this time.

Apply ONLY if you have a significant amount of dog handling experience.

To apply, please email: email hidden; JavaScript is required, including a resume or a work history that describes the nature and length of your dog handling experience, including volunteer experience. Also include 2 references. We will only be able to respond to the most qualified applicants; thank you for your interest and consideration.


  • Transport dogs in company vehicle to adoption site
  • Set up and break down site equipment, tents, and pens
  • Maintain adoption site including sanitation of grounds and materials
  • Administer medications to dog and update medical charts
  • Evaluate potential adopters and educate them on proper pet care
  • Promote APA! to the public and maintain a professional demeanor & Provide quality customer service to the public
  • Neatly and accurately complete all adoption paperwork and submit to data entry dept.
  • Participate in performance training and development reviews as requested (weekly)
  • Attend meetings as requested by Supervisor
  • Weekend availability required
  • Own transport required with valid driving license
  • Work within the guidelines of health and safety procedures to ensure animal, personal, and visitor security.


  • 1+ YEAR EXPERIENCE in Animal Care Field (Dog Rescue/Adoption, Vet, Kennel, Dog Training, significant Dog Volunteering)
  • Ability to recognize, understand, and address various dog behaviors
  • Experience dealing with the public and comfortable answering questions
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and work long hours
  • Pass driving record and background checks
  • Must have a working cell phone & check email daily.

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