Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Humane Society of Ventura County. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and promotes equality in the workplace. We are seeking individuals with exemplary character and skills to help us accomplish our mission of promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals through education and community outreach programs.

Bi-lingual (Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. Please stop by the shelter located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai to fill out an application.

Kennel Attendant

Job Description: Performs services related to the health and well-being of animals.


  • Maintain a clean, safe and sanitary environment.
  • Observe animals to detect illnesses and injuries and notify the Kennel Manager.
  • Assist the public in finding a compatible pet.
  • Assist in animal intake and cage transfers
  • Feed and water all animals according to schedules
  • Rotate all dogs throughout the day to the exercise yards.
  • Transfer animals to and from the clinic.
  • Keep kennels cleaned throughout the day.
  • Bathe and groom animals as required
  • Follow procedures to keep animals comfortable in inclement weather.
  • Restock supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be 18-years-old or older to apply
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent on-the-job experience.
  • Genuine compassion for domestic animals and wildlife.
  • Works well and communicates effectively with the general public, other staff members, and volunteers.
  • Uses good judgment.
  • Flexible, capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Accurately comprehends and interprets written and verbal instruction and procedures.
  • Able to lift and/or carry animals and materials weighing at least 50 pounds.
  • Able to bend stoop stretch, stand, walk, run and extend arms above the shoulders.

Combination of indoor and outdoor environment. The environment may include exposure to chemicals used for cleaning and medical purposes, noises, odors, pet dander, and animals (including those with uncertain dispositions). Protective gear is required when appropriate (earplugs, safety glasses, etc.). Varied schedule; work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.

Minimum wage.

Job Type: Full-time


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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai