We’re Hiring!

AWS is currently hiring for several positions on our administrative team and in our veterinary clinic! If you have a professional background in human resources or veterinarian medicine, you can advance your career right here at AWS while supporting our mission to serve as the safety net for lost and homeless pets, as well as to provide access to affordable services and resources necessary for long term well-being so pets and their families stay together and thrive!

Hiring These Positions:

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Executive Assistant

If you love animals and love working with kind people who also love animals, AWS could be the place for you to start or continue your career. Every day, AWS staff have fun and make a difference in the lives of countless animals and community pet lovers. Look through our available positions and see which one is the right fit for you!

Visit our careers page for more information and to apply. Must be 18 years of age or older. No phone calls, please.

About AWS

Founded in 1967, Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization located in Kennebunk, Maine. The organization provides shelter, veterinary care, training and resources to more than 10,000 pets and community members annually.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in Kennebunk. The organization serves 18 municipalities in York County as the animal control impound facility for lost and abandoned pets. Furthermore, AWS works with rescue groups in other parts of the country to bring companion animals to Maine for adoption. By bringing together families through adoption and reuniting families whose pet has been lost, AWS is the community safety net for local pet families.

AWS’ suite of life-saving community programs help keep pets and their people together, especially in times of hardship. Resources include temporary boarding, pet food, supplies, veterinary care and assistance with behavior concerns. The on-site, full-service Community Veterinary Clinic supports the veterinary needs of resident pets and pets of local community members. Additionally, AWS works in collaboration with funding partners and veterinary professionals to deliver accessible spay/neuter and wellness services statewide, especially in remote, underserved areas of Maine.

A compassionate and professional staff, a team of 200+ dedicated volunteers and 300+ foster families support AWS’ programs and services.  AWS is able to fulfill its mission through the generosity of those who contribute through financial gifts, in-kind support and bequests.