Adoption Counselor/Animal Care Technician – Milwaukee Campus

Website WiscHumane Wisconsin Humane Society

Building communities that treat animals with kindness & respect.

Are you a passionate animal lover looking for a rewarding career? Come work for a leader in animal welfare! The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has opportunities for reliable, professional, compassionate, and well-organized individuals to join our Milwaukee Campus team as part-time Adoption Counselor/Animal Care Technicians, working both weekday shifts and a weekend shift.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimize disease transmission by staying current on and adhering to animal care cleaning guidelines
  • Ensure excellent customer service focused on maintaining and improving relationships in all aspects of our client-related work
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness of all animal kennels while balancing the efficiency needed to care for a high volume of animals
  • Model an open adoption approach that is congruent with our organizational philosophy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of shelter length of stay
  • Facilitate and support all aspects of adoption and arrivals processes to meet organizational objectives
  • Ensure animals are provided with food, water, enrichment, and other daily needs
  • Ensure health of animals by performing intake procedures and following established procedures for follow-up care needed
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate animal handling at all times.
  • Provide support to the veterinary and behavior departments by administering treatments and assisting in assessments as needed
  • Promote and model positive interpersonal communication and relationship building internally and externally.
  • Assist in facility maintenance by overseeing special cleaning projects
  • Maintain proper opening and closing procedures for the department
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Related college degree or equivalent experience is preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Formal animal care experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Flexible, positive approach to challenges
  • Availability to work evenings, a weekend shift and holidays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Candidates must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect

Benefits: All staff are eligible for a 10% discount in our Animal Antics Store, a 30% discount on adoption fees, and limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals.

Come see why over 150 staff and 20,000 animals call one of WHS’s 4 locations home. You’ll be happy you did!

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please visit to complete and submit your application. A cover letter and three professional references are required. Please note that only applications received through our online employment application system may be considered.

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