The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center has many exciting employment opportunities waiting for you! We are committed to training all of our employees, ensuring they have the skills necessary to work in a shelter environment. The Animal Rescue League works hard to save the lives of thousands of animals each year. You can become a part of this rewarding experience by applying for one of our positions today! We offer competitive wages, great benefits, and scheduling flexibility. What more could you ask for?

Thank you for your application and your interest in working for the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center. Due to the number of applicants we receive, we are unable to personally respond to every inquiry. Please do not call about your application status.

To apply:

Download an Employment Application (PDF)

Stop in and fill out an application during our regular business hours or mail a copy of your resume and a completed application to:

Animal Rescue League Attn: Human Resources  6620 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Email your resume and/or completed application to Cari Ciancio.

Fax your resume and/or completed application to (412) 661-8726

Current Available Positions:

Adoption Counselor


Offsite Adoption Counselor (Robinson Petco, Part-Time)

 VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN, FULL TIME needed at the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Clinic in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. Duties are divided between clinic services, surgery services, and kennel animal care. The Animal Rescue League provides care for over 20,000 animals yearly at the Hamilton Avenue facility so the work is fast paced. We are an Open Door shelter with the City of Pittsburgh Animal Control contract. Qualifications include being a graduate of a veterinary technician school (licensing as a Certified Animal Health Technician is a plus), excellent people skills as well as confidence in veterinary technician skills. New graduates are welcome to apply. Contact Dr. Donna Hughes at or 412-345-7300 x221.

Animal Care Attendant


The Animal Rescue League offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Coverage
  • Supplemental Insurance Products
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan with Company Match *
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Discounts on Pet Supplies, Vaccinations, and Medications *
  • Credit Union Opportunities *
  • Bereavement Leave*

* Part-time employees are eligible for these benefits, too

If interested in a position with the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, please send cover letter and resume to Cari Ciancio, Operations Director at