Work with us​ (We NEED YOU!)

Employment Opportunities: Work With Us!

We’re hiring!  Here are the current job openings at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter:

Full-Time Customer Service Specialist

Part-Time Animal Care Specialist

Part-Time Intake Specialist

Applications for the position(s) listed above can be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter or are available here. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return the completed, legible application to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. You can also email an electronic copy to [email protected].  *An incomplete application will not be considered.

 

Become a volunteer

Volunteer Application Process

Thank you! We love that you are interested in volunteering to help us help the animals we serve here at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and can’t wait to meet you! Whether you enjoy real “hands-on” experience working with animals or would prefer an office atmosphere, teaching children the humane treatment of animals or if you are great interacting with the public – we have a job for you! The list of current opportunities changes monthly and is available at each orientation.

All volunteers are asked to make a minimum six month commitment to the shelter of at least two hours per week.

Steps to becoming a Volunteer

  1. Watch the Volunteer Information Video (above).

Complete the Volunteer Application, and submit your $20 administrative fee ($5 for kids 9 and under).

This fee is to help cover costs of providing you with a volunteer t-shirt, name badge, etc.

Wait for the Volunteer Coordinator to respond to you via email with information on how to register for orientation and training classes.

If you have any questions about volunteering at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, please contact the Volunteer and Foster Coordinator, Brianna, at [email protected].

HOURS & LOCATION

ADDRESS

800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007

HOURS

Walk Thru Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 3 PM- 5:30 PM ONLY- must have an appointment to adopt.

Currently available only by telephone at 632-6655 from  11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Virtual Adoptions by appointment ONLY  10 A.M. - 4 P.M

We are accepting owner-surrenders by appointment only at 632-6655.

Check out our rehoming program!

RECLAIMS:

Daily basis from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Please call ahead 632-6655

CONTACT US

Main Office: (307) 632-6655

Animal Control: (307) 635-1453

After Hours Lost & Found: (307) 214-5779

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides intake, reclaim and owner surrender services to Cheyenne and Laramie County residents only.

 

Community Volunteering Opportunities:

We’re currently looking for the below volunteers to help assist the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

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

Interested? Apply Online now!

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

Interested? Apply Online now!

Additional Volunteering Opportunities:

ADOPTION COUNSELOR

Greet shelter guests and visitors, help potential adopters find the right match for their family!

Interested? Apply Online now!

AFTER HOURS LOST & FOUND

Takes calls from citizens when the Shelter is closed about missing and lost pets.

Interested? Apply Online now!

ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

Involves actual hands-on care of animals in the kennels.

Interested? Apply Online now!

BEHAVIOR TRAINING

Rescue University is Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s in-house positive-reinforcement training and behavior modification program for all cats and dogs. The program focuses on basic training, puppy socialization, impulse control, fearfulness, and enrichment. Rescue University is a combination of self-study and hands-on classes scheduled throughout the year, and it’s free for volunteers to attend!

Interested? Apply Online now!

BOOK BUDDIES

For kids ages 6-9. Get a chair and a book from the volunteer sign-in desk and read to the cats or dogs for as long as you like. You can even read books you have for homework!

Interested? Apply Online now!

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

  • Take photos of our adoptable animals with a digital camera for use in marketing their availability. (Must have your own camera)
  • Make videos of adoptable animals for use in marketing their availability.
  • Work with our database to assign photos to the correct animals.

Interested? Apply Online now!

SHELTER ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

  • Assists the staff with filing, word processing, mailings and contacting customers.
  • Aid in other areas of operation as needed.

Interested? Apply Online now!

COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Court-ordered community service workers assist our Animal Care Department with maintenance tasks, janitorial tasks, kennel cleaning and other miscellaneous work. Positions and tasks are separate from other volunteer positions listed on our website. Workers do not have any direct contact with the animals.

Shifts run from daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. within the exception of holiday closures.

If you would like to fulfill your court-ordered community service work at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, please print and fill out our Application for Community Service placement and return it to the shelter. Space is limited to three community service workers per day.

Interested? Apply Online now!

TRANSPORTATION/DRIVERS

Transport animals to and from the Shelter that are in need of rescue. These transports are primarily from Cheyenne to the Denver area.

Interested? Apply Online now!

SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you are at least 14 years old and need to complete community service for school or college, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 307-365-638 or at [email protected] Space is limited to three Community Service workers per day.

Interested? Apply Online now!

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

  • Assist development staff in processing and sending out mailings, writing thank you notes and making thank you calls to donors.
  • Help update the donor software.

Interested? Apply Online now!

DOG WALKER/CAT SOCIALIZER

  • Provide exercise for the dogs by taking them for a walk.
  • Teach dogs basic manners and commands to increase the chances of finding a lifelong home

Interested? Apply Online now!

OFF-SITE ADOPTIONS

Participate in off-site adoption events held on weekends. Help with setup and tear-down. Handle dogs and talk to visitors about adoption.

Interested? Apply Online now!

PLAY GROUP ASSISTANT

Must attend Rescue University twelve-week training to learn how to interpret animal behaviors. After the training is complete, you will shadow staff members in morning during playgroups.

Interested? Apply Online now!

RABIES REPORT ENTRY

Input rabies reports from area veterinary clinics into our Pet Point software. This is a volunteer job you can do from home!

Interested? Apply Online now!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Help with assigned tasks during the event, including Furball, Dog Jog, Pets with Santa, etc.

Interested? Apply Online now!

STORE CLERK

Customer service, stocking the shelves, record sales and collect funds.

Interested? Apply Online now!

TRAP, NEUTER, RETURN

“TNR,” is proven to be humane and effective at controlling feral cat population growth , reducing mating behaviors and diseases.

  • Assist in trapping and releasing cats in the community.
  • Assist in clinical procedures, such as spay/neuter surgeries.

Interested? Apply Online now!

VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT

Provide assistance as directed by the staff Veterinarian or support staff in the clinic.

Interested? Apply Online now!

Apply Online:

Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter? Apply online right here!

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