Employment Opportunities

Are you drawn to work that truly makes a difference in the lives of animals? Consider an exciting and rewarding career at the Riverdale Animal Shelter!

Shelter Staff

Staff with dogWe welcome individuals of varying backgrounds, experiences, and talents to join in our commitment to providing exceptional care and compassionate service for pets and people in our community.

Riverdale Animal Shelter LobbyEach year, Riverdale Animal Shelter cares for more than 7,600 lost, homeless, abused, and neglected animals. Our 43,000 sq. ft., state of the art facility opened in 2020 and is located within the beautiful Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton, Colorado.

Shelter InteriorAs an open admissions shelter, we take in animals regardless of age, breed, health, or temperament, and follow socially conscious sheltering principles to include placing all healthy and behaviorally-sound pets. 

Riverdale Animal Shelter CourtyardAll team members are trained in fear-free animal handling techniques to kindly reduce fear, anxiety, stress for the animals in our care. Employee well-being is also a focus at Riverdale Animal Shelter and our work culture is highly inclusive, supportive, innovative, and fun!


As part of Adams County Government, the benefits are fantastic to include medical, optical, dental, retirement, numerous paid holidays, paid parental leave, domestic partner benefits, free fitness center access, career development, and tuition reimbursement.

See below for opportunities to join our team:

Riverdale Animal Shelter - Customer Care Manager

The Customer Care Manager provides compassionate leadership and strategic direction for the Customer Care team, ensuring competent, dignified care for both human and animal clients served at the Riverdale Animal Shelter. This position oversees all activities related to customer-facing, front desk operations including adoptions, reclaims, intakes, animal records, referrals, financial transactions, and customer support for animal protection officers. Reporting to the Animal Shelter Executive Director, the Customer Care Manager serves on the shelter’s leadership team actively contributing to continuous efforts to improve and evolve efficiency, cultural competency, safety, and equitable access to shelter services. With a passion for leading and inspiring people, the Customer Care Manager provides direct supervision, training, and support for Customer Care staff, and oversees volunteers and interns assisting with customer care operations. This posting closes on July 12 at 11:59 p.m. Apply now.