For more info and an application, please contact the shelter by calling: 719-686-7707 or by email at: or stop by the shelter in Divide behind the Sheriff’s office at 308 Weaverville Road


Job Description for Animal Care Technician


Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals.  Assures all animals’ nutrition, housing and basic medical needs are met on a daily basis. Assists the public when admitting and adopting animals and promotes responsible pet ownership in conversations with customers.


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Dog Care

  • Vet runs as necessary
  • Give medication if needed and fill out medication board
  • Clean and sanitize inside kennels – remove towels, toys and bowls
  • Feed and water
  • Wash bedding and all bowls
  • Clean and sanitize outside kennels
  • Clean drainage ditch outside
  • Clean play yard

Cat Care

  • Vet runs as necessary
  • Give medication if needed and fill out medication board
  • Clean cages – clean towels, scoop litter box and sanitize
  • Feed and water
  • Wash towels and toys
  • Sweep and mop entire cat room

Daily Shelter Cleaning

  • Laundry – folded and put away
  • Sinks in laundry room wiped down
  • Washer/Dryer wiped down
  • Garbage emptied from all areas of the Shelter
  • Clean bathroom – wipe down counter and toilet
  • Sweep and mop bathroom and front office

Other duties

  • Assists customers who are seeking lost pets and those interested in adopting. 
  • Responds to questions about specific animals and adoption process
  • Observes and evaluates animals for signs of illness and reports symptoms to appropriate personnel
  • Covers front office as needed during lunch or appointments
  • If time allows choose a different dog everyday to groom and spend extra time with
  • Cleans vehicles and equipment used in transporting animals
  • Assists with inventory and restocking supplies
  • Runs errands as necessary
  • Any other duties deemed necessary