Adoption Counselor


Use open minded conversations to make long lasting matches between animals available for adoption and members of the community.



Guide potential adopters around the adoption floor to view animals

Use open ended questions to identify possible matches and communicate all known information about candidates

Facilitate interactions between potential adopters and animals

Complete adoption paperwork

Educate and promote responsible pet ownership

Maintain cleanly living quarters for animals as needed



Work well with people and animals

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

General knowledge of animal behavior and body language

Ability and willingness to learn ShelterBuddy adoption software

Must be able to take direction from staff regarding shelter protocols


Minimum Time Requirement:

6 month commitment:  Once a week for 2 hours

This requires a set schedule

Training Requirement:

Safe animal handling

Adoptions process

Ongoing one-on-one training with staff