Join Our Team

Espanola Humane wants your help to save lives! Espanola Humane is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a progressive, innovative shelter that offers a collaborative environment, excellent compensation and benefits.

Pet Amigos Team Member

Española Humane is transforming the lives of dogs and cats by honoring the love people have for their pets, closing the service gap that exists for people and pets in Española. Española Humane is seeking a compassionate, outgoing, people and pet lover to join the Pet Amigos community outreach team.

Pet Amigos is resuming the lifesaving work that began in 2019. In the first six months of the program, Pet Amigos connected with over 200 pet owners and caretakers and provided services for over 400 pets.

The program works on the ground in Española’s neighborhoods to remove barriers to access pet wellness resources, with a focus on spay/neuter. This data-driven program directly reaches underserved areas of the city through door-to-door outreach and building positive relationships with pet owners. Using these strategies, Pet Amigos is making strides towards a community that keeps pets in their homes, reduces pet overpopulation and empowers pet owners with the resources and information they need to make the healthiest decisions for their pets.

The Pet Amigos team member needs exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people under a wide variety of circumstances. Demonstrating sensitivity to the community in which we serve, the team member also needs excellent time management skills and an ability to work independently with a solution-based approach.

The ideal candidate are bilingual, people orientated, committed to life-saving efforts and have an ability to communicate with and offer assistance to wide variety of people. Please submit resume and a cover letter.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

Email Greg

Pet Care Provider

Española Humane wants you to help save lives!

We are searching for upbeat, energetic Pet Care Providers to join our shelter team. Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to positively influence the lives of Española’s pets and Pet Care Providers are a vital role in this mission. Providers are responsible for treating all animals humanely and compassionately at all times, regardless of the situation and circumstances. Through their work with the animals in our care, Providers learn about the individual animals, use that knowledge to make the best matches for potential adopters visiting the facility, and report updates or changes in behavior to maintain the physical and mental health of the animals under their care.

The Provider performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to, disinfecting and general cleaning of animals and housing, maintaining the grounds and facility, performing intake and behavioral assessments, receiving animals and preparing their kennel for stay, providing excellent customer service to clients, performing adoption meet and greets interacting with and enriching animals in care, assisting with loading and unloading of supplies, attending offsite adoption events and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Candidates with animal and/or veterinary clinic experience are greatly valued and encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are highly desired.

Española Humane is changing the way municipal animal shelters are viewed. Come be a part of the great work being done in Española!

Email Adam

Fundraising Assistant

Española Humane is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of pets in underserved areas. Join our supportive team of employees who are passionate about all aspects of animal care.

The Fundraising Assistant is an enthusiastic and detail-oriented person who maintains the donor information database, assists the Deputy Director and others for efficient fundraising and daily operations. Primary duties include coordinating fundraising events, soliciting business sponsorships, interacting and communicating with donors, board members, overseeing the volunteer program, and recruiting and training volunteers. Other responsibilities include filling in at the Front Desk on a daily basis, making thank-you phone calls and sending thank-you letters, keeping a calendar of events, assisting the Financial Officer with end-of-the-month reports, and sending year-end tax letters.

The ideal candidate is well-organized, forward-thinking, and committed to a continuous improvement culture. The Fundraising Assistant is a person who is constantly learning and evolving to better serve donors and is creative in helping raise annual funds.

The is a full-time, exempt position that operates out of the Shelter in Española.

Email Karl

Foster Coordinator

Española Humane is often referred to as “The Little Shelter Who Could”. What we lack in physical space, we make up for with More Love Per Paw. Every pet who comes into the shelter is given the best care we can provide, and we need your help to continue helping them.

The Lifesaving Team is expanding, and we are seeking a compassionate team member to join us as the Foster Coordinator. In this role, the Foster Coordinator is responsible for connecting pets with people for loving care outside of the shelter.

This position requires strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to multitask in an extremely fast-paced animal shelter environment. Time management and organizational skills are essential for this position. The ideal candidate grasps new information quickly, is outgoing and patient, along with the ability to easily connect with a variety of people. Experience working in a shelter and/or knowledge of pets’ general needs, is preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

Email Kat


The shelter in Española, New Mexico is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed through progressive community programs, free spay/neuter services and a commitment to saving the lives of the pets coming into the open admission shelter.

Completing 6,055 surgeries in 2019, Española Humane is searching for a Veterinarian with a surgical emphasis to join the dedicated team. The Veterinarian reports to the Director of Medical Care and will perform a variety of duties including medical care for shelter pets and wellness clinic services. Under the Director of Medicine’s mentorship, the Veterinarian’s surgical skills will be developed to include HQHV spay/neuter, orthopedics, amputations, mass removals, as well as emergency surgeries.

The ideal candidate is upbeat, enthusiastic with a strong desire to help people and pets. Emphatic communication skills and a strong desire to improve the quality of pets in the community are essential qualities of the candidate. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances will insure the Veterinarian’s success.

The position is exempt, full-time with a flexible schedule, typically Monday – Friday.

Email Karina