ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Starting Feb 8, Park Blvd. will be closed at the intersection of Henderson Rd for an improvement project. Riverdale Animal Shelter can be accessed via E. 120th Pkwy and Park Blvd. Click here to learn more.

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:

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator manages all aspects of the shelter’s volunteer program to include recruitment, onboarding, training, communications, supervision, recognition, and retention. As a member of the shelter’s leadership team, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible to develop and innovate the volunteer program and provide support and direction for current and prospective volunteers. Through continuously assessing and identifying needs, the Volunteer Coordinator ensures volunteers are well-matched into meaningful roles that help support the mission and day-to-day operational needs of the Riverdale Animal Shelter. This posting closes on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. Apply now.