Part-time Animal Care Assistant

Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville is growing and is looking for a part-time Animal Care Assistant at our Candler, NC Headquarters. This person will be comfortable working with both cats and dogs and will be dependable with reliable transportation.

Responsibilities to include, but wont be limited to:

  • Transporting animals to and from weekly spay/neuter appointments, which currently occurs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings
  • Working occasional shifts at the Thrift Hound to help with meeting and greeting customers, organizing and pricing merchandise, accepting donations from the public and taking care of resident cats
  • Cleaning kennels, condos and crates to uphold sanitary conditions for animals staying at MPR AVL HQ
  • Feeding animals based on their dietary needs and ensuring medication is given as needed
  • Walking leashed dogs to ensure they are getting appropriate exercise during the days and evenings
  • Washing food and water bowls and assisting with laundry, so that all supplies are ready for the animals when needed
  • Assisting Medical Team as needed and other duties as requested by staff

Must have:

  • Clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Evening and Saturday availability
  • Ability to lift, handle and restrain animals
  • Level of comfort in feeding, medicating and cleaning animals
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal

Estimated hours per week:



$12-$14 per hour with the possibility of a performance raise after 90 days. Please know that we are a non-profit organization with limited funds, so the hourly rate cannot be negotiated at this time.

If you or someone you know seems like a good fit for the job, please have them email their cover letter and resume to Erica at