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Sanctuary Immersion Program - Dogtown

(relocation assistance may be available)

Posted January 25, 2023

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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Compensation

The starting pay for this position is $21.63/hour

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Location: Kanab, Utah (relocation assistance may be available)

Best Friends offers competitive pay and the benefits package is one of the best! The starting pay for this position is $21.63/hour

Do you want to help make the world a kinder and more compassionate place? Do you have experience working with dogs in a professional setting? If so, apply to the Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary Immersion Program.

The Sanctuary Immersion Program is a fifteen month animal lifesaving program located at our animal Sanctuaryin 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 alifesaving and care specialist, you will have a unique opportunity to further develop your existing dogskills and work as the direct day-to-day connector between the dogs 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 benefitsBest Friends will also assist with your relocation expenses to the Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

The Sanctuary Immersion Programoffers 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 (when traveling for business), casual dress policy, 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 workingMost 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.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

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Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

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

40 Room Hotel

bestfriendsroadhouse.org

About Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an extension of the longstanding hospitality experienced at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Northwest Arkansas and runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. 

While you are in Kanab, we welcome you to learn more about our lifesaving work, schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, and consider becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society

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.

The Best Friends Roadhouse Story

Your southern Utah vacation experience just got better: Welcome to the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, the latest (and greatest) lodging option among Kanab’s fast-growing hotel and motel offerings.

Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile welcomes pets and their people. For visitors to the Sanctuary and nearby national parks, it provides a pet-friendly place to stay.

The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, pet walking and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone. It’s an animal lover’s dream come true! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Roadhouse, where you can experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality.

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.