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 6,000 lost, homeless, abused, and neglected animals. Our new, 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:

Customer Care Representative

Provide excellent customer service to the public. Perform duties such as, but not limited to, adoptions, reclaims, intake of animals, and handling and cleaning of these animals. Operate telephone system and answer incoming calls from the public regarding lost and found animals, animal control, adoptable pets, and other animal shelter services. Utilize shelter software (Chameleon®) to enter and retrieve data as it pertains to animals in our care. The ideal candidate for this position is a positive minded, team player with excellent people skills, experience with animal care and handling, and a commitment to animal welfare and the humane and compassionate treatment of animals. This posting closes on June 29 at 4:30 p.m. Apply now.