What We Do : Work for Us

Join Our Team!

Do you have a passion for animals, hard work, and providing great customer service? Although we may not always have immediate openings for every position, we are always looking for great people to join our team at the Seattle Humane Society. We always accept applications!

Download an employment application (Adobe Reader required to submit form eletronically) or pick one up at our campus. Employment applications may be faxed to (425) 747-2985, emailed to [email protected], mailed or delivered in person to: Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005.

To give us the best and most complete information from which to evaluate your qualifications, please send us your resume and a completed employment application. If you are interested in more than one position, please prioritize your interests. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry.

Please note: Most positions start at $10.00 an hour.  We do not have evening hours and most of our part-time positions require employees to work 2-3 full days (we generally do not have half-day positions with the exception of our animal care assistant positions). Most of our full-time positions require employees to work at least one weekend day every week.



Currently Accepting Applications for...   

Veterinary Assistant 

We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join the shelter’s clinic team. We are a nationally recognized nonprofit shelter that provides high quality medical care to our shelter guests. We also perform over 2,500 public spay/neuter annually with plans to expand. Come to Seattle Humane Society, and make a daily difference in the lives of animals in our community! Ideal candidates will have strong communication and teamwork skills and a commitment to providing a high level of care to the clinic’s patients.

Dog Foster Coordinator 

We are accepting applications for a full time Dog Foster Coordinator. The Dog Foster Coordinator is responsible for the development and the maintenance of the dog foster program.  He/she oversees the recruitment, training and support of the Foster Volunteers, and maintains the volunteer and animal databases for the program.  Must have a positive attitude, exceptional customer service skills and training abilities, and must be detail oriented with the ability to multitask. Must have a love for dogs and have exceptional dog handling skills. This position has a Thursday-Monday schedule. Please send a cover letter, along with a resume and application.

Cat Foster Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cat Foster Assistant! The Cat Foster Assistant is responsible for the maintenance of the cat and small animal foster program. He/she oversees training and support of foster volunteers; works closely with the Cat Foster Coordinator to arrange placement of cats and small animals into foster homes and maintains the volunteer and animal databases for the program. Must be able to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and love cats! This is a part-time position.


We are seeking a part-time Veterinarian to join the shelter's clinic team. The ideal candidate will have experience and a keen interest in shelter work. The staff veterinarian will perform spay and neuter surgeries and other surgeries as needed, examine, diagnose and provide treatment to shelter animals according to established guidelines and provide information and medical guidance to the vet staff as needed to facilitate the health care of all Seattle Humane Society animals. Must thrive in a busy environment and exemplify the high level of care the SHS provides to shelter guests. The veterinarian must provide leadership and support the mission, goals and philosophy of Seattle Humane Society. Must have strong communication skills and be able to motivate others.



For Future Consideration

(Though the below positions are not currently available, we ALWAYS accept applications for future consideration - so don't hesitate to apply!) 

Kennel Technician

If you enjoy being more hands-on with the animals and are interested in animal care, behavior and health, you might consider applying for a Kennel Technician position. This primarily involves cleaning and caring for our canine shelter guests and requires strong dog handling skills. Hosing, scrubbing, feeding and laundry — oh my!  This is a fast-paced, noisy environment and requires you to be able to stand for long periods and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.   

Animal Care Assistant

Are you a cat person? We have cats in several different areas of our shelter and all need food, water, clean blankets and a clean litter pan every day. If you would like to work with the cats in our care, you might consider applying for an Animal Care Assistant position.

Adoptions Advisor

If you are a people-person who would love to help animals find a home of their own, this position may be just right for you! The Adoption Advisor is responsible for working with the public to match the appropriate animal to the interested applicant. You must have terrific customer service skills, an outgoing personality and great juggling skills - lots of multi-tasking. 


Our Benefits

All positions include training opportunities, an employee assistance program for employees and their families, employee discounts on merchandise and limited veterinary services. Optional: automatic payroll deposit, tax shelter annuity, supplemental insurance coverage and credit union membership. Full time positions are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance (we pay 100% of the employee's medical and dental coverage premiums for full-time employees!), life insurance fully paid by our organization, ten paid holidays and a generous paid time off plan.

You might also like to:

VISIT the shelter in Bellevue
READ all about our philosophy
ENROLL your furry friend in a training class