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Sanctuary Immersion Program-Cat World

Posted April 14, 2021

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
Do you want to help make the world a kinder and more compassionate place? Apply to the Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary Immersion Program.

About This Job

Location: Kanab, Utah

Best Friends offers competitive pay starting at $15.00 per hour and the benefits package is one of the best!

Do you want to help make the world a kinder and more compassionate place? Apply to the Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary Immersion Program.

The Sanctuary Immersion Program is a fifteen month intensive animal lifesaving program located at our animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. The Sanctuary Immersion Program is a fifteen month animal lifesaving program located at our animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. The Sanctuary is one of the most gorgeous and inspirational places on earth. Here, the red rock canyons welcome you to work every morning, and the sky goes on forever. Of course, caring for animals who are in between homes is a lot of hard work! There's cleaning to be done, and food to prepare, as well as welcoming the tens of thousands of guests, adopters and volunteers we receive annually. As you work as a lifesaving and care specialist, you will have a unique opportunity to further develop your existing cat skills and work as the direct day-to-day connector between the cats in our care and our supporters. As such, you will represent Best Friends as a mission and brand ambassador through in-person work, conversations, demonstrations, tour presentations, and other activities in addition to working with the animals. 

Our program builds on your animal care confidence as well as helps you become a brand ambassador while you gain invaluable experience that you will take with you once the program ends. Or, you may choose to stay and continue your learning and development as part of the Best Friends family. This is a paid lifesaving and care position and is eligible for full time benefits. Best Friends will also assist with your relocation expenses to the Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

The Sanctuary Immersion Program offers competitive pay, paid time off, paid holidays and the benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health support, 401K, Pet Bereavement Leave, Childcare reimbursement, Pet-Sitting reimbursement, casual dress policy, a plant-based cafe, and free membership to the Best Friends Wellness and Fitness Center in Kanab, Utah.

This is an incredible opportunity to experience the magic and beauty of our animal Sanctuary. An inspirational place to work along with incredible outdoor adventures await you when not working. Most importantly, you will leave the program with the skills and experience to support the no kill movement and help to Save Them All. 

To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society and our Sanctuary, visit our website.


About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.