The Animal Care Attendants are responsible for general upkeep of the shelter in addition to ensuring basic care of the animals which includes appropriate housing, access to food and clean water, cleanliness of living spaces, and their physical, emotional, and mental needs. We are looking for those interested in working with both cats and dogs.
Part Time: Mornings and some weekend availability are a must! Total hours weekly would be between 20-25.

Please email your resume to:


  • Feed all shelter animals and monitor their food intake
  • Check on the well-being of all animals and report concerns to medical team
  • Administer medication to all animals needing it. This may include:
    • Oral medication
    • Ocular or aural drops and ointments
    • Topical treatments
  • Monitoring and reporting on behavior, medical issues, diet, etc.
  • Clean all animal areas (cages, kennels, rooms, etc.)
  • Clean building as needed including doing dishes, assisting with laundry, emptying garbage cans, etc.
  • Restock supplies for dog kennel, cat rooms, etc. as needed
  • Walk “staff only” dogs and clean “staff only” cats


  • 1 year of animal handling experience is preferred
  • Kindness and compassion toward animals include a low-stress, fear-free approach
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
  • All staff at Heartland is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19



When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces him.