Join our team!


Do you have a heart for people and pets? Do you have a passion for making a difference?

As a member of Animal Allies Humane Society team, your work will directly benefit the pets and people of the Northland. Our staff are caring, compassionate and dedicated to fulfilling the Animal Allies mission to ensure a loving home for every pet. At Animal Allies we believe that every pet deserves a second chance.

Available staff postings are listed below.

Don't see something that fits? Consider volunteering to share your skills and benefit the animals!

Volunteer Coordinator


Recruits and coordinates volunteers in accordance with the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Volunteers support all aspects of AAHS operations including, but not limited to:  Animal Care and Welfare programs, office and administration, and fundraising.  Coordinates with staff and committee chairs to determine the organization’s need for various volunteer services. Screens, places, and, provides direct or indirect supervision as appropriate. Oversees recognition, reviews, and if necessary, terminates volunteers. Prepares relevant and translatable volunteer training and procedure manuals. Maintains volunteer records and coordinates volunteer schedules, prepares department reports and budget. Prepares reports on the extent, nature, and value of the organization’s volunteer program.



To recruit, train, and provide exceptional volunteer experiences that enhance AAHS's capacity to transform stray and surrendered animals into adoptable animals and teach our community humane values. Volunteerism is often the first portal to employment, an emphasis is placed on engaging all members of the community we serve.

Send cover letter and resume to Daryl Yankee, Director of Operations operations@animalallies.net


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Kennel Attendant


This position will provide caring, humane treatment to shelter animals in a safe healthy environment as outlined within the guidelines of Animal Allies Humane Society mission and policy/procedure statements and under the direction of the Kennel Manager.



To provide exceptional animal care and provide for safe, clean, and enjoyable experience for our pets, staff, and visitors. Kennel Attendants enhance Animal Allies Humane Society’s (AAHS) capacity to transform stray and surrendered animals into adoptable animals and teach our community humane values.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. May include weekends and holidays.

Send resume to David Carlson, Kennel and Facilities Manager at david@animalallies.net


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Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistants are responsible for providing support to medical staff and the shelter veterinarian and administering care as appropriate to animals in the care of Animal Allies Humane Society. This is a great opportunity for individuals with an interest in animal welfare and/or medicine to learn valuable skills and gain experience in the field. Veterinary Assistants are ambassadors of AAHS at all times and shall present themselves in a positive manner during work hours. This individual should have a strong commitment to the mission and vision of Animal Allies Humane Society and be able to work cross-functionally with team members, volunteers and members of the public to create a positive workplace culture.



Animal Allies Humane Society believes that every animal deserves a chance to find a forever home. Care protocols are driven by compassion. Our Veterinary Assistants work closely with our Shelter Veterinarian and Practice Manager to render the best care in a state of the art facility. Animal Allies is recognized as one of the top Adoption Centers in the state and nationally.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Send resume to Practice Manager Kelsey Pettit at kelsey@animalallies.net


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Intake Specialist


The Intake Specialist is the first stop for any animal coming into our care, whether owner surrender, stray or transfer.  This position responds to phone and email inquiries regarding possible surrender of an animal, and gathers information to provide options for the best possible animal outcome. This individual is responsible for coordinating resources and capacity when considering potential intake, using skills learned through training and experience.  This position requires experience working with individuals in crisis and strong advocacy skills with culturally and socially diverse communities.  The Intake Specialist is an ambassador of AAHS at all times and shall present themselves in a positive manner during work hours. This individual should have a strong commitment to the mission and vision of Animal Allies Humane Society. Employment at Animal Allies is on an “at-will” basis.



The mission of Animal Allies Humane Society is to ensure that every pet has a loving home. This position works with the public to address common behavioral and medical issues that many pet owners experience. The Intake Specialist will coordinate services to assist persons in finding the best possible outcome for their pet.  This includes identifying resources available, empowering personal responsibility, and advocating for services needed.

This is a part-time, Full-time considered dependent upon experience, non-exempt position.

Send resume and cover letter to Adoption Manager Emily Spurgeon at espurgeon@animalallies.net


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Volunteer opportunities​

  • Direct Animal Care  - Walk dogs, clean kennels, provide enrichment for cats and dogs.

  • Shelter Maintenance - General cleaning, trail maintenance, garden weeding, etc.

  • Join a Committee - Special event committees and development task groups are always in need of driven individuals to lend a helping hand.

  • Assist our Medical Team - Licensed professionals can volunteer with our medical staff assisting with evaluations, direct care, and more.

  • Assist our Admin Team - Data entry, mailing correspondence, grant writing, and event prep assistance positions are available on an at-needs basis.

  • Stuffing Newsletters - No training required!  Help put The Paw Print newsletter into mailboxes each quarter. The project varies from issue to issue, and is a fun and social time to meet and engage with our staff and other volunteers.

There are a variety of ways you can help the animals as a volunteer! 


For more information on volunteering please click here.

Internship and Work Study Program


As a student or young professional an internship or work study experience can help you stand out above your peers. Individuals looking to build their skills and add real-life work experience to their resume are encouraged to apply for the below positions.

Humane Education Internships - Assist with our Humane Education program, classroom visits, and camp sessions. Email education@animalallies.net for more information.

Volunteer Internships - Help with the behind-the-scenes daily activities and programs surrounding our Volunteer Program. Assist our Volunteer Coordinator with trainings, event volunteer coordination and daily volunteer needs as they arise. Positions are available year round. 

Email volunteer@animalallies.net for more information.


Animal Allies Humane Society

4006 Airport Road

Duluth, MN 55811

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm

Sunday 12-4pm


phone; 218-722-5341

fax; 218-722-7975 




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