Animal Care Specialist

Animal Care · Wildomar, California
Department Animal Care
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $15.00 / hour

Who we are:

Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) is the leading animal shelter for the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake and Wildomar, and small parts of Riverside County.  We provide top-quality animal welfare and animal control services for our client cities.  We were selected as a 2021 California Non-Profit of the Year for our continuing efforts to prevent the suffering of animals and ending pet overpopulation in the cities we serve.  If you are looking for a way to make a difference and not just a job, AFV is exactly what you’re looking for!


Who we’re looking for:

Animal Care Specialist


What you will be doing:

  • Lots of interaction with dogs, cats, some bunnies and the occasional exotic pet
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all our animal residents are well cared for, properly fed, have exercise time and are in a safe, clean environment
  • Training in proper cleaning and sanitation methods, and daily cleaning of kennels and facility areas to maintain safe, clean environments
  • Improve your customer service skills by answering client questions and assisting them as they seek the perfect pet to bring to their forever home


What you’ll need:

  • Some animal handling and care experience preferred; particularly with dogs and cats.
  • Ability to clean, lift, bend, walk and handle animals, supplies and equipment


What can we offer you?

  • Looking for full-time people.
  • Be part of an amazing team that loves and cares for the animals that need them.
  • Opportunities for additional training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance benefits available.
  • Aflac Voluntary Insurance (Yes, the one with the Aflac Duck.)
  • 403B Retirement Savings (Think 401K for non-profits.)
  • Extensive Employee Discount Program to help you save money on a wide variety of products and services.
  • Employee Assistance Program to help you through life’s challenges, including counseling and coaching services; assistance with legal, financial and career questions; and so much more!


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  • Location
    Wildomar, California
  • Department
    Animal Care
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $15.00 / hour