Productive, calm workplace with many lovable animals
foster assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 16, 2017
A typical day volunteering at the spca as a foster assistant, consists of me assisting with sanitation of Foster equipment including but not limited to bowls, crates and toys and laundry. assisting with preparing weekly Foster list for email distribution. Assisting with animal care routine for Foster animals housed in the Foster Center. and Greeting visitors and showed them the animals currently available for Foster. volunteers, volunteer at different time so I mainly did my duties alone, which I would say was the hardest part of the job. the most enjoyable part of the job is definitely being able to interact with the kittens and puppies.
The SPCA OVERALL WAS a fantastic place to volunteer for, they were very accommodating to my physical needs. I got along with everyone there, And when I was in the hospital, they offered to house my cats at no charge.
I loved this job. Very good place to work at. Excellent service.
Kennel Worker (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – December 8, 2016
My typical day at work started cleaning out cages to get the work day going and to make sure we were done before we opened up in the mornings. What I learned is to get animals a good home and how to take care of them. Management was very good. My coworkers we got along just great with each other. The hardest part of the job was when some of the animals didn't want to work with you. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting animals adopted and to good homes.
Volunteer Dog Walker (Former Employee) – Reno-Stead, NV – October 20, 2016
Volunteering at the SPCA is both an amazing experience and very sad. I would get attached to dogs and they would be adopted, which was a great thing until they were brought back for ridiculous reasons.
You got to play and walk puppies and dogs and worked with a great staff.
Seeing animals dropped for sad or pathetic reasons. Seeing animals returned for ridiculous reasons.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – June 26, 2016
Cleaning stalls (washing and scrubbing walls and rubber bed), replacing food and water bowls, replacing sheets/blankets/towels, replacing toys, cleaning bowls and toys, and doing laundry. Co-workers were alright although they seem to take a certain disinterest in following rules. Management was also not exactly interested in being friends, but kept quiet for the most part. Hardest part was working around the smell of feces while trying to clean it up; however, the most enjoyable part of this job was seeing the dogs.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Cleveland, TN – February 15, 2016
I wish the animals weren't in such poor conditions. Water bowls should be plastic, or stainless steal. Other than a few things, it is a great start to helping all animals that need to find furever homes.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – October 27, 2015
SPCA is a really good workplace, I always had something to do and taking care of the animals really motivated me. I always cared for animals especially dogs, so volunteering at SPCA was something I really wanted to do.
VETERINARY ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – September 22, 2015
typical day at work in the SPCA is we open the shelter and start taking care of the animals. I've learned how to spay or neuter any animal, how to properly rehabilitate or socialize an animal who has been abused or abandoned. management was awesome here, they took care of their staff and shelter. My co-workers were always happy and cheery at work. The hardest part of the job is having to euthanize an animal if they can't be saved. The most enjoyable part of the job is once the animals are fully rehabilitated and socialized they are put for adoptions
Nice people but no room for growth or other opportunities to cross train in other areas. I learned alot about animals in how they are cared for while undergoing treatment. I also learned signs to look for in animals that may mean they are showing early signs of being sick. I also learned about then adoption process and how to best fit a animals personality with the right person or family interested in adopting.
Volunteer at the SPCA (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 26, 2015
A typical day at work would be taking on new task day by day in order to care for the animals. Cleaning and feeding is a part of the everyday tasks. The people are nice because you're around others who have the same love for animals as you. The most enjoyable part of the job is being surrounded by so many animals.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Fresno ca – August 20, 2014
A typical day would be walking the dogs and feeding them after washing all their bowls and washing their cages. Then we would go and do laundry and make sure everything was prepared for the next 6 hours in which we would have to do it again. Then we would go and do the same for cats. Ive learned that there are a lot of animals in need of help and that although it is hard to take good care of an animal it is very well worth having the love and companionship and animal provides. The hardest part of the day would probably be washing up the cages because overnight they were a little messy. But the most enjoyable part was to get to spend time with all those animals and helped them feel loved.