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We care for more than 8,000 animals annually and couldn't do it without our incredible volunteers!

a small brown and white dog is offered a treat by a person in a red apron and grey pants

We Love Our Work.

And it Shows.

Since 1879, HSSW has been in service to pets in our community. Each year, our work impacts the lives of more than 8,000 pets and the people they love. HSSW offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to its employees. We value teamwork, a commitment to our mission, and above all, a true passion for people, animals, and community. 

Our work is more than providing shelter and care to animals in need. At HSSW we complete families, we reunite lost pets, we are a resource to our community, and we provide meaningful support programs to families in need. Click to learn more

Employee Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage. 
    • Access to affordable life, disability, and accidental supplemental insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program provides legal, financial, and counseling services to employees, their dependents, and anyone residing in their household. No cost to employee
  • Financial
    • Matching percentage 401(k) retirement plan with a Roth option 
    • Flexible plan for out-of-pocket health and/or dependent day care expenses
  • Paid Time Off
    • Paid time off (PTO) for all full and part time staff that includes floating holidays
    • Bereavement days – for loss of family and personal pets
    • Long-term sick bank to be used for personal illness or caring for a family member
  • Discounts and Perks
    • 30% discount on HSSW branded clothing and accessories and at HSSW pet store
    • 20% discount at ReTails Thrift Store
    • Discounted HSSW pet adoption fees, dog training classes, and some veterinary services
    • Discounts with HSSW partners in our community

Current Openings

Working at HSSW is the hardest job you'll ever love. Find your next career at the links below.  

HSSW Careers

Questions? Please email [email protected]. No phone calls, please. 

Federal Health Plan Transparency

In accordance with requirements of the Federal Transparency in Coverage rule, the following documentation is available regarding health plans and coverage at HSSW. Kaiser Permanente - Transparency In Coverage Health Plan Machine-Readable Files