Gizzy

is an 8 year old make Domestic Longhair/Mix who loves attention, whipped cream, and a home of his own. He is afraid of dogs and will refuse to use the litter box if there is a dog in the house. He is healing from a medical condition and appears to be making a wonderful recovery! Please consider him for your home today!

Boujee

is a 7 month old female Border Collie/Mix who doesn't have any bling, but she has other things! This fun and fancy free girl will be the perfect companion for one lucky family! See if you are ready to be her perfect accessory - visit Boujee today!

Sheba

is a 7 year old female one of a kind Bengal cat who walks on the wild side! She loves pets, food and toys but hates anything to do with other cats! As a Bengal cat, she will be a loving pet for an experienced pet owner! Come check her out!

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang

is a 3 year old female Shepherd/Mix who is a rambunctious soul looking for the perfect match! She would prefer a home where she is the only fur baby, but was reported to do okay with older children! If you think she will be the spice to your sugar, visit Kitty Kitty Bang Bang today!

Cavefish

is a 3 year old male Maine Coon/Mix who has been hiding for so long, it may take him a little while to open up. He is looking for a warm heart, kind hands, and a soft voice to help him learn to love again. He enjoys scratches behind the ears, nose rubs, and quiet time.

Jake

is a 6 year old male Retriever/Labrador Mix who is very high energy and would love to lead an active lifestyle with you! Please excuse his barking - he just really wants your attention! Jake would make a fabulous hiking partner for one lucky outdoorsman (or woman!) and gets along well with other dogs. Come meet this cool dude today!

Umar

is a 4 month old female Domestic Shorthair/Mix who was brought to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter as a young, feral (un-socialized) kitten. The staff has been working closely with this kitten to help it learn to tolerate and love human contact. This kitten still has a long way to go, but she has learned to be okay with touch, gentle handling and grooming!

Blizzard

is a 7 year old male American Blue Heeler/Mix who is so incredibly sweet, you can skip the trip to Dairy Queen! Come meet him - we promise you'll love him!

Join our team!

Do you love animals?  Join the Cheyenne Animal Shelter team and help serve the community of Laramie County and all it’s furry friends.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Openings

Part-Time Animal Care Specialist 

  • 20-25 hours a week
  • No benefits
  • $10.00 an hour

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is routinely in need of dependable part-time Animal Care Specialists. Responsibilities include caring for and feeding shelter animals and cleaning their habitats. Cleaning requires safe handling of cleaning supplies and equipment. This position requires continual bending, stooping and lifting of up to 50 lbs.

  • The person(s) selected for these positions must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some weekend work.
  • Ability to work confidently with animals of all species, sizes, temperaments, and health status.
  • Excellent customer service/ interpersonal skills.

Requirements include: High School Graduate or GED, with one (1) year minimum previous animal care experience.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires a background check, pre-employment drug screens and random drug screens throughout employment.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or found on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return it to The Cheyenne Animal Shelter: 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. **If the application is incomplete it will not be considered.

 

Part- Time Behavior Specialist & Rescue Coordinator

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time Behavior Specialist & Rescue Coordinator.

  • 25-30 hours a week
  • No benefits
  • $10.00 an hour

Behavior Specialist: This position plays a primary role in providing safe, high quality behavioral support for dogs and cats from intake through outcome. This position performs the hands on, daily work with dogs and cats including: creation and use of behavior modification protocols to increase adaptability and improve quality of life; enrichment strategies to reduce stress; progress-tracking procedures; incorporating teaching and coaching of staff and volunteers in daily operations and working with adopters to ensure the transition from shelter to home is smooth. Ability to work with felines and canines equally and enthusiastically is necessary.

The CAS provides shelter and adoption for five groups of animals:

  • Animal victims of cruelty and neglect
  • Animals brought to us through our community engagement team
  • At-risk underage kittens and other medically-compromised stray animals
  • Animals surrendered by their owners and in need of adoption into new homes
  • Animals transferred in from shelter/rescue partners

Knowledge of feline and canine behavior and passion for teaching others about behavior and the importance of enrichment; a passion for people and for animals is necessary for success.

Education:

  • Associate’s degree preferred or comparable work experience
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA or IAABC) equivalent certification preferred
  • Fear Free certified or within 30 days of employment required
  • Euthanasia certification required within 90 days of employment

Schedule: Sunday through Tuesday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Wednesday 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Thursday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Qualifications: Ability to thrive in a physically demanding role handling strong, energetic and sometimes fractious animals with calm and ease. Ability to walk, bend, stoop and lift between 50 & 100 lbs. frequently. Superior problem solving abilities; ability to troubleshoot and find solutions.

Other duties: Work as a team member to help CAS pursue its mission, goals, philosophy. Available to assist other departments as needed with clerical work, cleaning, intake examinations.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or found on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return it to The Cheyenne Animal Shelter: 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. **If the application is incomplete it will not be considered.

Part-Time Intake Specialist

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time Customer Service Intake Specialist position.

  • Provide high quality animal care and customer service
  • Complete intake procedures for all incoming animals in a timely manner
  • Gather all relevant information on the animal
  • Ensure medical exam of the animal/vaccination/deworming
  • Input information into the database (attention to detail!)
  • Provide assistance to customers surrendering animals
  • Provide assistance to customers who call-in
  • Monitor lost and found reports and social media pages for potential matches to shelter animals
  • Provide support by counseling customers on intake policies and procedures and lost and found policies.
  • Provide information regarding reclaiming animals from the shelter

This is by no means an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Operations/Shelter Manager. The person selected for this position must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some weekend days.

REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Minimum of one year of animal handling experience in a shelter or clinic setting. Ability to work confidently with animals of all species, sizes, temperaments, and health status. Must have customer service experience. Excellent interpersonal skills with an approachable demeanor. Computer literate in a Windows environment. Ability to maintain professionalism in the midst of stressful situations dealing with customers.

DESIRED: Experience with Pet Point database software preferred.

WORK CONDITIONS: Some cleaning is required which requires safe handling of cleaning supplies, chemicals and equipment. Requires stooping, bending, lifting up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations. Will be asked to perform overtime as needed.

*The Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires pre-employment drug screen and periodic random drug screens.

Part-Time Animal Control Officer (ACO)

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time, Animal Control Officer position. This position will respond to all calls during the day shift for animal complaints, or bite cases. Will also assist law enforcement in various situations that involve animals. Will transport animals, injured or deceased, from or to the shelter in a safe and caring manner.  Conduct investigations into possible animal cruelty cases, coordinating with City/County officers as necessary.  Issue citations consistently as necessary, and in accordance with City/County laws.  Ensure safety procedures are followed.  

  • Must be familiar with shelter programs
  • Provide fully completed hardcopy records to the Animal Control Dispatcher for database update
  • Generate various reports and statements
  • Provide information on relevant state statutes, county codes and city ordinances
  • Provide trap rentals which includes appropriate documentation including intake of cash
  • Must maintain confidentially of cases
  • Other duties as assigned by the ACO supervisor or CEO
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • High degree of professionalism

 

The ideal candidate will have a background in Law Enforcement and/or military security services; education in Criminal Justice.

 

Required: HS Diploma or equivalent; valid Wyoming driver’s license with insurable driving record, be in good physical condition and ability to lift 50+ pounds.  Every Animal Control Officer will be encouraged to observe a euthanasia procedure in progress within the first 90 days of employment and have the option to become a certified euthanasia technician after the 90-day probationary period has been successfully completed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must. **Flexible schedule to cover other shifts when needed including overnight on-call as assigned.

Highly Desired:  The knowledge of animal behavior, training/experience in animal management, control, identification, to include breed identification as well as proper sexing of animals.  Have the ability to work with leashes, catch poles, snake tongs, traps, personal protective equipment, mobile radio, pager, cell phone, computer and software, pepper spray, and bite stick. 

 

The hours of this position vary depending upon need. There are times of the year when it is a twelve hour shift three days a week; at other times it is five days a week shift work. To start, the days and hours are Wednesday – Saturday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and on those days on-call after 10:00 PM.

 

Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires pre-employment drug screens and on-going random screens throughout employment.

 

Please submit a resume and/or completed CAS application to: Cheyenne Animal Shelter,

Attn: Human Resources, 800 Southwest Dr., Cheyenne, WY   82007.

Part-Time Animal Control Dispatcher

 The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time Dispatcher. This position receives phone calls, provides assistance and provides direction to Animal Control Officers (ACOs) to calls for service. Approximately thirty (30) hours per week (Thurs/Fri/Sat) 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM; no benefits.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include periodic weekend work
  • Must be familiar with shelter programs
  • Maintain database and hardcopy records; update information, compare elements for consistency with established procedures and policies
  • Update information into Pet Point database from ACO reports
  • Maintain department files
  • Generate various letters, reports, statements
  • Provide information to callers regarding relevant state statutes, county codes and city ordinances
  • Manage trap rentals including intake of cash deposit
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned by the ACO supervisor and CEO
  • Attention to detail is critical

 

The person selected for this position must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of recent customer service experience; will be computer literate in Windows and have experience with Pet Point software. Preference will be given to those with a background in law enforcement or dispatch type setting.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or are available on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors. Return the completed application to CAS – 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY 82007. Attn: Human Resources Director. **An incomplete application will not be considered.

 

Part-Time Animal Care Specialist

  • Part-time (less than 30 hours a week)
  • No Benefits
  • $10.00 an hour

 

Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a Part-time (20-25 hours/week) Animal Care Specialist. Duties to include, care, feeding and cleaning of shelter animals and their habitats and working with customers on adoption counseling’s. Cleaning requires safe handling of cleaning supplies, and equipment. This position requires continual, bending, stooping and lifting of up to 50 lbs.

  • The person(s) selected for these positions must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekend work.
  • Ability to work confidently with animals of all species, sizes, temperaments, and health status
  • Excellent customer service/ interpersonal skills

Requirements include: High School Graduate or GED, with one (1) year minimum previous animal care experience.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires a background check, pre-employment drug screens and random drug screens throughout employment.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or are on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return it to CAS, 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. **If the application is incomplete it will not be considered.

 

Part-Time Customer Care Specialists (2 Positions)

 Two part time positions available (less than 30 hours a week)

  • No Benefits
  • $10.00 an hour

Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for part-time, Customer Care (Front Desk) positions.  Front Desk Staff greet all patrons upon arrival and assist them with pet adoptions to include adoption counseling, owner reclaims, pet surrenders and provide any requested information. **Attention to detail and ability to work well with people.

Requirements include: High School graduate or GED, with one year minimum previous customer service experience. Some weekend work required. Previous animal handling experience highly desired. This position requires continual bending, stooping and lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires a background check, pre-employment and random drug screens.

The person selected for this position must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or are available on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return the completed, legible application to CAS, 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. *An incomplete application will not be considered.

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER CAT TRAPPER

 

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter  control the community cat population through trapping, neutering and vaccinating cats and then returning them to their colony

Reports To: Medical Director Location: Veterinary Clinic                             

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 18 yrs     Time commitment: Variable

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing relationships with colony cat caretakers
  • Scheduling trapping days with caretakers and veterinary staff
  • Setting up traps on trapping days
  • Transporting cats from colony to shelter and back again for veterinary care
  • Helping to educate community members on community cats and how the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is approaching their management.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 18 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around cats

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and attend brief training class on TNR. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 15-20 lbs on a regular basis, and working around cats.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of cats in our community

VOLUNTEER VETERINARY ASSISTANT

 

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter  veterinary team care for animals, provide spay/neuter services, and other medical treatment for shelter animals

Reports To: Veterinary Team Lead Location: Veterinary Clinic                             

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 15 yrs     Time commitment: 2 hrs every other week (or more if you want!)

Key Responsibilities:      

  • Helping clean and care for the animals in the veterinary clinic
  • Helping clean and pack surgical instruments
  • Helping monitor recovery of surgical patients

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 15 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around a variety of species

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and have a trial working day in the veterinary clinic. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis, and working around species.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of animals in our community
  • Gain knowledge in veterinary care and animal behavior
  • Gain technical experience working in a veterinary clinic

Address

800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Hours

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Until 6 p.m.*

Intakes and Reclaims:
Open at 8 a.m.

Adoption Consultation
and Meet & Greet Hours:

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*(except New Years, Cheyenne Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Contact Us

Main Office: (307) 632-6655 Animal Control: (307) 635-1453 After Hours Lost & Found:
(307) 214-5779

Sponsors

Critter Camp & Medical Fund Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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