We have a position available for a kennel attendant. Duties include: interacting with cats/dogs, feeding animals, cleaning kennels, laundry, general leaning and any other duties assigned by management. Applicants must be able to work independently, but also work well as a team; have time management, good communication skills, general knowledge of cat & dogs, with willingness to learn. Hours will range dependent upon number of animals in the shelter. Applicants must be available to start work at 7 am (or earlier) for the morning shift or 4 pm (or later) on the evening shift. Some weekends will be required. Starting pay will be $9.00 A If interested, applications can be found below or picked up at the shelter during open hours.




Pets of the Week

suzie VCHS olive VCHS
Hi there, I’m Susie. The one with a WHOLE lot of personality. I’ve got a few quirks, but it just makes me that much more interesting! I’m a confusing thing. I’m like a beagle sized chihuahua. That means I’ve got all the energy and behavior of a chihuahua with the legs and body of a beagle…but with super cute pointy ears. If you bring treats I might just perk them up for you! My perfect home would have no kenneling. I don’t like to be left alone. I was surrendered to the shelter. It took the nice humans here awhile to handle me. But they were patient and I worked on trusting and now we’re pretty good pals. They’ve decided that I just HATE kennels. I wish I could tell them but they don’t have answers to why that might be. I tell you this so that you’ll look at my pictures, know that I’m a sweetheart, and fall in love with me. Don’t go back to look at me. I bark to no end in the kennel and it scares people. I wish I could just tell them that I’m terrified too, I want to love them but meeting them behind a kennel door just isn’t my cup of tea. So ask instead to meet me in the hallway, or take me for a walk…then you can see my true colors and the way I like to be slowly and calmly petted! Well hello there, Olive here! Just a cat hoping for a home! I came to the shelter with a few little fellas in tow that or may or may not have been mine. Okay…okay, they were all mine. All five of those little critters. Oh boy, they sure wore me out. I’m thankful the nice humans here realized I was just a bit over the whole mothering thing and gave me a space all my own once I was ready! That was nice for a change! All my babies have found homes and now I can get back to being a young sweet thang! I’m a little playful with a splash of feisty. Trust me, it makes for a whole lot of fun! I enjoy warm window seats in the sun, comfy beds, crunchy treats and food, and rattle toys. I don’t seem to enjoy other cats. But the nice people here say I just started developing that behavior and could possibly get over it once I’m out of here! Otherwise, I’d be just fine living in a solo cat home! Oh, and I can’t forget to address the obvious…I have no tail! I’ve always been told it just makes me that much more special. Between being a bob tail, and my BEAUTIFUL soft dark tiger striped coat I’m quite the sight to behold! You’ll just have to stop on in and see for yourself. I’d sure love some visitors!ADOPTION FEES DISCOUNTED 50% FOR PETS OF THE WEEK



Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday 3-6 p.m.

Thursday 3-6 p.m.

Friday – By Appointment

Saturday 12-4 p.m.


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