We Are Like No Other Shelter

San Diego Humane Society is looking for candidates who will support our goal to end animal suffering with our mission to Inspire Compassion. It is through our approach to reducing systematic reasons for animal homelessness that we are making the greatest impact in our community.

San Diego Humane Society thrives on a Culture of Care, offering competitive pay and benefits. We have a generous paid time-off plan, paid holidays, medical insurance, long-term disability insurance, life-insurance, a retirement savings plan with 5% match, flexible spending accounts, wellness program, and employee discounts. We are a private, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or SPCA organization.



Core Values: Courage, Empathy, Engaged, Enthusiastic, Impactful, Integrity, Resourceful 

San Diego Humane Society fosters a nurturing and supportive environment for employees and volunteers alike. Here’s why it’s a great place to work:

  • Dynamic co-workers
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Multiple locations
  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Comprehensive training programs
In addition to competitive salaries, San Diego Humane Society offers a comprehensive benefits package to our regular, full-time employees. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives.
  • Medical: 100% employer-paid deductible HMO plans, optional buy up coverage available**
  • Dental: 100% employer-paid DHMO, optional buy up PPO coverage available**
  • Vision: included in medical plans, optional buy up coverage available**
  • Long term disability insurance: 100% employer-paid
  • Employee Assistance Program: 100% employer-paid* / **
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance products* / **
  • Paid holidays, PTO and sick leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Onsite wellness program
  • 403B Retirement Plan: employer contribution with additional percentage match of employee contribution*
  • Life/AD&D Insurance: 100% employer-paid
  • FSA for medical, dependent care, and transit expenses*
  • Professional development
  • “SDHS Animal Shelter Academy” continuing education program
  • Comprehensive hands-on training programs
  • Online training courses

* Dependents of regular full-time employees are eligible to enroll.

  • Discounted veterinary products and services
  • Discounted adoption fees, behavior and training classes, and community education programs
  • Discounts at Muttique, the Society’s in-house pet supply store
  • Pets at Work program
  • Discounts at VCA pet hospitals and Trupanion pet insurance

* Benefits are offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.