Dawson County Humane Society

(706) 265-9160

(706) 265-9160

Phone: (706) 265-9160


Employment Opportunities

****NEW POSTING 5/31/24****

We are currently hiring for the following  position:


 The Dawson County Humane Society is seeking full-time Animal Care Providers to join our animal shelter team.  If you love animals, are reliable, energetic, and meet the qualifications listed below, then we may have the perfect opportunity for you.


  • Feed all dogs and cats their proper, required diet, water, and appropriate rations.
  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of kennels, litter boxes, and equipment, as needed.
  • Assist with grooming, bathing, and exercise that helps improve the animals mental and physical health
  • Participate in social and behavioral training of animals to enhance their well-being and adaptability.
  • Attend and assist with regular adoption events.
  • Help maintain a clean and orderly work environment throughout the interior and exterior shelter area
  • Handle all animals in a safe, humane, and fear-free manner.
  • Assist with public intake and adoptions in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Promote a culture of teamwork and positivity with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Perform all other duties assigned to you but not listed above.


  • Desire to work and care for dogs, cats, and other shelter animals.
  • Ability to work outside in the heat or cold weather, whenever applicable and needed.
  • Must have a current driver’s license to be considered for driving company vehicles, otherwise a valid state ID is required along with personal transportation.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis.
  • Hours are from 8 AM – 5 PM and includes most weekends.
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work in normal office environments and/or, a kennel environment that will include noxious odors and high noise levels.
  • Must be able to interact with internal teammates and external customers in a positive, friendly attitude at all times.
  • Must have the ability to deal with an often fast-paced and changing workload


  • Starting pay is $13.50 per hour. You will be eligible to receive a $1.00 raise after satisfactorily completing our 60-day training/probationary period. You will then receive a review and raise on your anniversary date, thereafter.
  • Holiday Pay. After your 60-day probationary period, you will be paid an additional 8 hours for working any of the posted holidays. 
  • Vacation Pay (Paid time off, or PTO). Full-time teammates will begin to earn vacation/PTO hours, after successfully completing your 60-day probationary period.
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit for your immediate access and convenience.

If you believe you meet these qualifications and are ready to enrich the lives of all our dogs and cats, then we invite you to join our shelter team. Clicking on the link below to print and fill out an application or stopping by the shelter during lobby hours to complete one. Please click here to print the application:  Employee Application.

If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 706-265-9160 or email jacinda@dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org 

Note: Possible candidates may be asked to complete a voluntary working interview to ensure a better understanding of what the position entails.  

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