Open Positions

Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville is looking to hire a new team member in our medical department! We are a foster based cat and dog rescue that has placed nearly 5,000 animals in just over 5 years. Our mission is “Connecting People with Pets in Need.” We are looking for help at our Candler offices (HQ) for 20-25 hours/week with weekend availability required and some evening availability preferred, but it will be mostly week day shifts. Pay range is $14-$15/hour depending on experience with a raise after 90 days with good performance. We offer discounts on vet care for your personal pets and can order pet food and supplies for a discounted rate as well. Please review the job description/responsibilities below:

Responsibilities for Medical Department include, but not limited to:

  • Intake incoming animals following current protocols and thoroughly examine each animal
  • Vaccinating, microchipping, drawing blood, medicating, applying flea/tick medicine, etc.
  • Keep up with list of meds/supplies that need to be ordered
  • Go through files of pets going to upcoming events and make sure all animals are up to date
  • Thoroughly check each file when foster pets come in or when animals are in the building to cut down on fosters needing to make additional trips
  • Communicate with management any major medical concerns or upcoming needs
  • Stay up to date with current best practices for shelter medicine and participate in continuing education opportunities
  • Check on each animal staying at HQ during every shift
  • Fill orders for medications prescribed by the MPR Vet or other veterinarians
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Responsibilities for Animal Care Specialist include, but not limited to:

  • Walk dogs using secure equipment
  • Feed dogs and clean their crates/pens
  • Scoop cats/kittens and feed them
  • Clean crates/shoreline/cat condos using the proper cleaning protocols
  • Rotate laundry
  • Keep lobby clean and free of clutter/put donations away
  • Wash dishes
  • Check to see if there are any big organization or cleaning projects to do
  • Ask all fosters if they need any supplies and try and prepare piles of supplies when applicable
  • Sweep and mop
  • Take out trash
  • Medicate animals


General Job Description/Duties for All Employees of MPR:

  • Represent MPR in a positive, truthful and professional manner in the community and on social media.
  • Be punctual to all shifts, events, and meetings
  • Save lives <3
  • Make sure that all animals at HQ, Thrift, Petsmart, or adoption events have fresh water, clean bedding, food when needed, and waste is cleaned up promptly and thoroughly
  • Reply to ALL email correspondence and communications in a timely manner (within 3 days).  Also, set an “away” message on your MPR email if you will not be checking it regularly for a vacation, etc.
  • Always offer to carry items in or out for fosters, adopters, volunteers, or customers at thrift and at HQ
  • Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals
  • Understand that there is ALWAYS something to do and stay productive
  • Know how to properly complete an adoption


If you think that this seems like the job for you, please email your resume and cover letter to Erica at  Thank you for checking us out!