Do you love animals AND people? Well then the Humane Society of Harford County is looking for you! We employ talented and dedicated animal welfare professionals in all areas of the shelter, and we are looking to expand our team! We are an open-admission, nonprofit, progressive animal shelter and take in approximately 3,000-3,500 animals a year of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, farm animals, and even fish! Please be sure to include any animal handling or shelter/rescue experience on your application and/or resume. We are especially interested in candidates that are multi-lingual, particularly if you are fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language!

All candidates must be 18 or older, pass a pre-employment drug screening, comply with random drug testing, possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, have an excellent work ethic, be able to work effectively under high stress, and handle an emotionally and physically demanding work environment. All candidates must be computer literate, using Word, Excel, email, internet browsers, and be able to learn and use database programs. Animal care, animal handling, rescue, and/or sheltering experience is not required for every position – but if you have any at all, please be sure to include it on your application and/or resume! Please read the postings below to learn more about what is required for each opportunity!

Full time employees are offered excellent employer-paid health/vision/dental benefits (we pay 60% to start, 80% after one year of service, and 100% after two years), a SIMPLE retirement plan with 3% match after two years of service, 100% employer-paid short/long term disability benefits, employer-paid life and AD&D benefits, as well as paid vacation and 40 sick and safe leave hours, and seven paid holidays. Part time employees are offered 40 hours of paid sick and safe leave. All employees are eligible for our employee of the month program, staff appreciation events, and multiple continuing education and professional development opportunities throughout the year. We also have a Gym Reimbursement Program, and an Employee Referral Program! Wages are competitive with area industry standards, which are reviewed annually. On top of all that, we’re a bunch of fun and dynamic folks who love our jobs and get to help animals and people for a living! What’s better than that!?

Please note that we receive many applications, but do not have the ability to respond to them all, therefore we will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview. We also request that you do not apply for a position if you do not meet the minimum criteria. If you would like to confirm that we have received your application, please click here to email us. Otherwise, we ask that there be no other email inquiries, phone calls, or walk ins.

Animal Care Team (Full- & Part-Time)

Are you a self-professed neat freak who’s not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty? If so, you might be the shelter’s next Animal Care team member. Your primary responsibilities will include cleaning and sanitizing the animals’ living spaces; providing food, water and bedding; doing laundry; and working closely with other team members to ensure the animals receive top-notch care.

While this position is very physically demanding, it’s also vitally important to the animals’ health and well-being. Candidates must have animal care experience, either personal or professional (it’s a bonus if you have experience with farm animals or exotic pets!), be able to lift up to 50 lbs., work indoors and out in all weather conditions, and perform repetitive functions such as bending, kneeling, lifting and reaching. Please be sure to include any animal handling or rescue experience on your application and/or resume. On-the-job training and continuing education opportunities available. If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of our shelter pets, please fill out an application for employment here. Please, no phone calls, email inquiries, or walk ins.

Client Services Representatives(Full-& Part-Time)

Are you an energetic people person who exudes enthusiasm when talking about animals? HSHC needs your passion to help assist customers at our busy front desk! Our Client Services representatives assist the public with adoptions, intakes, lost & found pets, and other shelter services. They also provide shelter intervention counseling, while representing the shelter in a professional and positive manner. The ideal candidate is proficient with computers, email, a multi-line phone system and databases (knowledge of PetPoint animal management software is a plus). Members of this team are organized and adept at juggling multiple tasks and also comfortable with handling a variety of animals. Please fill out an application for employment here. Please, no phone calls, email inquiries, or walk ins.

Veterinary Technicians (Full- & Part-Time)

Are you a passionate and driven veterinary technician that not only loves animals, but would also like to help better the community? Our vet techs are responsible for all medical aspects of the various species cared for by HSHC such as dogs, cats, birds, small animals, exotics, and livestock. Daily medical tasks include (but are not limited to) preparing and giving treatments, assisting staff and contract veterinarians, ensuring proper sanitation in cages, kennels, and other vet rooms, counseling fosters and adopters about pets’ medical needs, collecting and maintaining records, drawing blood, and running in-house diagnostics.

Join our team and get ready to make a huge impact in the lives of thousands of homeless animals! Please fill out an application for employment here. Please, no phone calls, email inquiries, or walk ins.

Part Time & Relief Veterinarians (Multiple Positions Available)

Are you an experienced veterinarian who has some time for homeless pets? Then we’re looking for you! Our 19,000 square foot shelter facility boasts a large multi-room veterinary suite with new equipment and a well-stocked pharmacy. Compassionate care of our animals is our top priority and we do our best to provide the resources needed to be successful. This position reports to the Shelter Operations Director.

Responsibilities include diagnosing and treating animals of various species, stabilizing ill and injured animals, helping oversee day to day herd health, and/or performing spay/neuter surgeries for shelter pets. The veterinary department includes four-five full time experienced shelter vet techs to assist you. Knowledge of shelter medicine protocols, particularly high quality high volume spay/neuter, is strongly preferred. Must be licensed to practice in Maryland, or willing to become licensed in the state.

This position is hourly, can be contract or a staff position, and pay is dependent on experience. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, wage requirements, and three professional references to Bob Citrullo, Executive Director. Any questions regarding this position may also be directed to Bob’s email.