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Looking for a change? Like the idea of getting to care for animals as part of your workday? Check us out. Some of the animals may bite, but we won't! Check out our open position(s) below! Email us your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (no phone calls please) so we can see if you are the right fit for our small but mighty team!

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Animal Care & Adoption Counselor

Are you scrolling through job postings because your current or previous job left you feeling unwanted, unessential, and unfulfilled? Well, look no further! The Animal Rescue League of NH (ARLNH) is hiring!

The ARLNH currently has a small team that works closely together to make a huge difference in the lives of people and animals. We laugh together, we cry together and we make it through each and every day as a work family. Our job is tough, but fulfilling and we lean on each other to get through.

The right candidate for our job has a positive outlook on life and is dedicated to our mission. We are willing to train the right person if they fit into our family and we are pretty flexible on the rest.


Some day-to-day tasks include:

  • Cleaning animals

  • Scheduling appointments for adoptions and surrenders

  • Performing adoptions and intakes

  • Positive reinforcement training


  • Ability to lift 50lbs

  • Be on your feet for long periods of time

  • Comfortable in animal handling

  • Ability to maintain a good relationship with the public and board members

  • Work well with teammates



  • Part/Full-Time

  • Pay $16/hour to start



  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)



  • Animal handling: 1 year (Preferred)


Shift availability:

  • Day Shift 


Please email your resume and cover letter to Marianne Jones, CEO at

Animal Welfare Case Worker

Job Summary:
The Animal Welfare Case Worker provides multifaceted emotional support to clients and employees, consultation regarding clients to the Leadership Team, support services, and educational programs to employees, clients, and the supporters of the Animal Rescue League of NH (ARLNH). The Animal Welfare Case Worker will work as an integral part of the animal intake process to find solutions and support in the best interest of the families and the animals needing assistance. The Animal Welfare Case Worker will work with the Leadership and Animal Care Teams to foster an environment of mindful compassion and support within the ARLNH.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the constant care, good health, and humane treatment of all animals within the ARLNH.

  • With the assistance of the Chief Operating Officer, oversee the Intake Program, discussing people’s and animal’s needs. Find alternative solutions for people looking to surrender their pets.

  • Provide support and counseling to clients as needed, or requested by Leadership Team.

  • Provide informal debriefing services to staff members, individually, or in groups.

  • Provide pet loss counseling to clients by phone and in person

  • Facilitate (organize, implement, maintain, and promote) a pet loss support group.

  • Develop brochures and resources for clients regarding support programs, pet loss, and the grief process, euthanasia, memorialization of pets, veterinary social work services and the human-animal bond.

  • Develop and present topics of Veterinary Social Work expertise such as compassion fatigue, stress management, work/life balance, communication skills, grief and pet loss.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous social work experience preferred

  • Higher education in social work preferred

Skills and Experience:

  • 2 years of experience – preferably in a medical, hospice, or mental health setting

  • Experience with grief/bereavement counseling is required

  • Experience with trauma and PTSD preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold the NASW Code of Ethics

  • Animal Handling experience preferred


  • Hectic work environment with multiple demands from staff/volunteers/Board of Directors and daily needs of the animals in the care of ARLNH.

  • Must handle emotional situations with employees and public with compassion and strength.

  • Exposure to animals with physical and emotional issues can be a challenge which must be met with empathy and compassion at all times.

  • Will face exposure to animals with varying physical and behavioral problems and will be subject to: potential injury, contact with difficult people, frequent heavy lifting and emotionally draining situations.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Life Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability

  • Long-Term Disability

  • Dental Insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Wellness Benefits


  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bedford, NH 03110: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person


Please email your resume and cover letter to Marianne Jones, CEO at

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