Animal Care & Adoption Counselor (full-time position)

The Animal Rescue League of NH (ARLNH) currently has a small team of 14 people who work together closely to make a huge difference in the lives of people and animals. We laugh together, cry together, and make it through 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


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 1 year of animal handling experience (preferred)

  • Comfortable in animal handling

  • Ability to lift 50lbs

  • Be on your feet for long periods of time

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

  • Work well with teammates

  • Weekend availability



  • On-site at the shelter (545 Route 101, Bedford, NH)

  • Full-time position (four 10-hour days, including one weekend day)

  • Pay $16/hour to start

  • After a 90-day qualifying period, we will assess options for growth



  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan


To Apply: email your cover letter and resume to Marianne Jones, CEO, at mjones@rescueleague.org
No phone calls, please.