Animal Caretaker

SPCA of Northern Nevada - Reno, NV


The SPCA of Northern Nevada is looking for an Adoption Counselor/Matchmaker and Animal Caregiver.

Before applying please make sure that you meet ALL requirements:

  • Passion for working with animals
  • Animal knowledge and familiarity a plus
  • Answering incoming calls promptly and courteously
  • Capable of working independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Computer and data base competency
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • People oriented and ability to deal with variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of animal behavior and health care
  • Interpersonal communication skills to communicate with other staff and volunteers
  • Able to work holidays
  • Must work weekends
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Able to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted
  • Will spend 15 minutes per day enriching an animal (fun activity for human and pet!)

Applicants without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

*VERY IMPORTANT – Applicants without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.**

About You:

The right candidate will have a consistent and genuinely positive attitude. Must have a passion for animals, and excellent customer-service skills. Thrives on working collaboratively as part of a team and willing to pitch in to help others. Must be able to manage difficult or emotional customer situations, respond promptly to customer needs and solicit customer feedback to improve service.

About Us:

We were voted Best Nonprofit in 2017 by the Chamber of Commerce, and Best Nonprofit Group in 2018 by the Reno News and Review. We were also a finalist for the Best Places to Work Award in 2017 and 2018.

SPCA of Northern Nevada offers excellent benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance, 8 paid holidays, PTO and sick time. Most of all we provide a working environment where you will be respected and appreciated. We have an amazing team!

Please do your homework before applying. You would be shocked how many people apply yet have never even visited our website let alone our animal adoption center.

If this sounds like the career for you, please provide an updated resume and cover letter. In your cover letter briefly describe why you would be the ideal candidate.

Now for your first test…attention to detail is of the utmost importance. On our website, there are 3 services we offer to the public at the animal adoption center. Provide these services in your reply and we’ll put your resume in the “serious” pile!

The SPCA of Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. In accordance with applicable law, the SPCA prohibits harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or domestic partnership status, status, age (40 years and above), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, medical condition, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. All such harassment or discrimination is strictly prohibited.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 /hour


  • Organizational Skills: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Reno, NV (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)