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Employment Opportunities at DHA

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Current Opportunities
How to Apply

Current Opportunities

Animal Caretakers

We currently have employment opportunities available for part-time Animal Caretakers to work in our kennel and cattery.

Animal caretakers feed and clean our resident animals and their living areas, provide them with exercise and socialization, administer medication, and monitor the kennel and cattery to ensure a clean, healthy, and welcoming environment for the animals and shelter visitors.

Our kennel and cattery staff members also use their knowledge of the animals in our care to help potential adopters find a good match for their needs and lifestyles, provide assistance with animal visitation, and support the Customer Service and Adoption Counseling staff with animal handling as needed.

Candidates should not have a fear or dislike of cats or dogs since they will be handling both, and should be prepared for physically demanding work, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. We are looking for people who genuinely care about all animals and will be committed to providing exceptional care to our resident animals.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please stop by the shelter and pick up an application, or contact Layne Ross, Executive Assistant & Human Resources Manager, at (302) 571-8171, ext. 301 or lross@dehumane.org. Resumes can be sent via email or faxed to (302) 571-0745.

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How to Apply

Unless otherwise specified in the job posting, please follow the instructions below to apply for a job at DHA.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a job at DHA, and have attained at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent degree.

Step 1

Complete the employment application provided below and:

  • Email it to lross@dehumane.org
  • Fax it to (302) 571-0745
  • Mail it to Delaware Humane Association
    Attn: Layne Ross
    701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

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Alternately, you can pick up a printed copy at the shelter and submit it in person or by mail.

Step 2

After completing your application, please submit your resume by email, fax or mail. If you don't have a resume, please provide a letter describing your interest and background.


If you have questions about applying, please contact Layne Ross at (302) 571-8171, ext. 301 or lross@dehumane.org.

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Delaware Humane Association is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer.