Full Time Adoption Counselor

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Friends of Strays Animal Shelter currently has an opening for a full-time Adoption Counselor

The Adoption Counselor is responsible for using Friends of Strays policies and procedures to find appropriate homes for our adoptable animals. The counselors are also responsible for assisting the public with animal related concerns, animal behavior, and sharing resources.

Job Requirements/Skills/Physical Demands

An employee in this position must have a strong desire to care for animals, be able to lift approximately 50 pounds, walk dogs of up to 130 pounds, work on feet all day, and read and understand English. 

This position reports to the Shelter Director.

Essential Functions:

                • Converse with potential adopters to match them with the appropriate pet.

                • Obtain knowledge of our shelter pets and their personality traits and preferences. Able to confidently go over medical history with adopters.

                • Explain our adoption policies to the public and review potential applicants.

                • Using strong customer service skills to approve or deny adopters.

                • Assist with animal intakes.

                • Transport animals as necessary.

Other duties may include:

                • Assist Animal Care with cleaning and caring for the animals.

                • Assist with events on and off site.

                • Perform other duties as assigned


                • High school diploma or equivalent 

                2 year experience in the animal industry, preferably in animal sheltering.  

                • Experience handling/holding dogs

                • Experience handling/holding cats 

                • Valid Florida Drivers’ License

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls or walk-ins please.


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