Iowa County Humane Society

Serving the animals and citizens of Iowa County and its surrounding communities

Employment at ICHS

There is nothing more satisfying than making a lasting difference in the life of an unwanted, homeless or abused animal. As an employee of the Iowa County Humane Society, you will be an important part of our team of dedicated staff who help give around 400 animals each year a chance for a new life in a loving home. If you have a passion for animals and their welfare, possess a positive, upbeat attitude and are a team player, you could be part of the ICHS mission of giving every animal the chance that it deserves!!

Currently accepting applications for:

Animal Caretaker

 Reports to: Kennel Manager.

 Hours: 25hr/week; exact hours/days to be determined, but will include a regular weekend day. Starting time is 8:00 a.m. This position requires weekend and holiday availability. Compensation: Depends on experience.

Scope of the Position: The Kennel department is looking for a part time Animal Caretaker. Responsible for providing high quality care, in a fast paced environment. Duties include but are not limited to: daily cleaning of all animal cages and enclosures; providing daily water and appropriate diets to all animals; Communication with all appropriate senior staff regarding behavior and health concerns; handling and restraining animals in a safe and humane manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Daily Animal Care

 1. Clean and maintain all animal cages, providing proper animal husbandry, following established disease control protocols and using products in a timely manner.

 2. Provide food and water daily to all animals in accordance with established feeding protocols.

3. Handle and restrain animals in a safe and humane manner.

4. Promote the mental health of the animals by providing enrichment including exercise, walks, activities, and human companionship.

 5. Carefully observe animal health and behavior and provide proper communication of such with Kennel Manager.

 6. Participate in behavior shaping/training of animals to enhance their adoptability.

 7. Ensure that all animals have blankets or appropriate bedding and toys at all times.


1. Must be 18 years or older, with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

 2. High school or equivalent education, with advanced training or experience with a wide variety of animals strongly preferred.

 3. Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare.

 4. Basic knowledge and ability to understand aspects of disease and the causes and treatment of animal-related problems.

 5. Critical evaluation and observation skills.

 6. Team oriented with good public relations, communications, and people skills.

 7. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks, multi-task, and work well under pressure.

 8. Must be able to squat, bend, reach, lift and carry 50 pounds safely, and be active on your feet for 5-6 hours

 9. Must be able to work in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions.


To apply for this position, an application can be downloaded here as a Word Document. Please either email the application to, drop off at the shelter, or mail via snail mail. 

If you're interested in helping Iowa County Humane Society and it's animals you can also check our volunteer needs

We work every day including holidays and bad weather days so reliable transportation and an ability to be at work when scheduled is necessary.

For general employment opportunities, please contact Iowa County Humane Society at (608) 935-1381 or for more information or to apply.  


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Iowa County Humane Society
305 Co. Rd. YZ
Dodgeville, WI. 53533

Phone: 608-935-1381
Fax: 608-935-2884

For additional contacts go to:
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ICHS Hours:
Tues - Fri:  1:00 to 5:30pm
Sat & Sun:  Noon to 4pm
Mondays & Holidays: Closed


ICHS shelter dogs are walking the red carpet!

Check out their debut in the
Lands' End Home catalog

modeling their pet jackets!

(page 38-39)