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Full-Time Animal Caregiver

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Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals and an education center. Adjacent to the Grass Valley Sanctuary is our Guest House, which houses visitors and volunteers. We also have a 12-acre rescue and adoption facility in Petaluma, CA, which provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of 400 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys) at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.


  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Follows directions
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Vegan diet preferred

Job Duties

  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Aiding with weekly health checks
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days vary; schedule subject to change at any time, required to work most holidays.

Salary: $20/hour

Benefits: Health care coverage after 3-month probation period

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to humanresources@animalplace.org with full-time live-in caregiver in subject line.

Animal Place is fully committed to equal employment opportunity, and company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

11 Responses so far.

  1. joe parisi says:

    Where is my post from Feb 2? Wasn’t it approved . For people with a special cause and caring, I don’t understand why my post was not approved. No wonder us East Coasters have always been leery of those of you out West.

    Will help organizations closer to us. Anyway, keep up the good work. Your story of saving the piglet was heart wrenching.

  2. Maxine says:

    i love animals ,and im very good with animals

  3. I love all animals and would so happy to work with them. I have owned all types from snakes and iguanas to rabbits and cats.

  4. I am the best animal caretaker in india ?? says:

    I am best animal caretaker

  5. Amira says:

    Is this position open to people from abroad as well ?

    • Hi Amira! Are you referring to someone who moved to the United States from abroad, or someone who is currently living abroad and seeking a remote job? This is an in-person position involving hands-on care of animals, so the job could not be completed remotely.


    i am very good with animal

  7. Domingo says:

    I love animal and I came from a farmer family.