Watauga Humane Society

312 Paws Way (physical address)
P.O. Box 1835 (mailing address)
Boone, NC 28607


From Dec. 1st to Mar. 31st of 2015:
12:30 - 5pm Tues - Sun
Closed Mondays
828.264.7996 FAX







Thank you for your interest. Watauga Humane Society currently has four employment opportunities. 

Animal Care Technician

Watauga Humane Society is searching for a dedicated animal lover to be responsible for keeping the environment in which our animals live clean, sanitary and comfortable. Animal Care Technician will also be accountable for enriching the lives of these animals through giving love attention and the best care possible. Prior experience in animal care desired. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, provide superior customer service and work with volunteers in a high stress environment. Apply in person at Watauga Humane Society Tues – Friday 12:30 to 6pm Saturday / Sunday 12:30 to 5pm.


Medical Technician

  Watauga Humane Society  is searching for a dedicated animal lover to serve as our full time Medical Technician.   The Medical Technician ensures the best possible disease control measures and medical care for animals in the Adoption Center, and provides recommendations for transport to a veterinarian when necessary. The Medical Technician will also write disease prevention protocols and train staff and volunteers. Prior veterinary office, animal care, CET, and vaccination experience required. Knowledge and prior experience with disease control in a shelter environment preferred.  For a full list of requirements visit  


To apply, please mail cover letter, resume and list of references with a contact information to Search Committee, PO Box 1002, Boone, NC 28607 or email (PDF only) to asstwataugahumanesociety@gmail.com  


Major Gifts Development Director

The Watauga Humane Society is seeking to hire a Major Gifts Development Director. As the primary fundraising professional for the organization, the individual will be responsible for developing and carrying out an aggressive fund-raising program. Major responsibilities include soliciting major gifts for the organization, strengthening donor understanding of and investment in the WHS mission, and establishing profitable individual and corporate relationships in the region. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in fundraising, and the ability to establish and maintain significant donor relationships. The applicant shall possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, creativity and vision, strong organization and computer skills, a passion and commitment to the mission of the Watauga Humane Society, the ability to work in an unstructured environment with flexible hours, and project a positive and friendly image of the Society to the public. 

For a full job description, please see the website


To apply, please mail cover letter, resume and list of references with contact information to Search Committee, PO Box 1002, Boone, NC 28607 or email (PDF only) to paradox2@bellsouth.net


Licensed Veterinarian

Watauga Humane Society is  interested in engaging a licensed veterinarian to work part time, five days a week, in the Watauga Humane Society Adoption and Education Center located in Boone, to make a difference in the lives of our animals.   A passion for shelter medicine and the welfare of homeless and abused animals is required. Familiarity with the needs and challenges posed by an animal welfare environment would be helpful. Duties would include disease prevention and preventative work, as well as regular monitoring of the health of our animals and treatment of the many diseases and injuries common to homeless, neglected and abused animals. This would be a fantastic position for a retired veterinarian who wishes to work part time without the responsibilities of managing a veterinary practice.

To apply, please email   asstwataugahumanesociety@gmail.com  

Watauga Humane Society offers equal opportunity employment without regard for race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age or handicapping condition(s).

The Watauga Humane Society is a drug-free workplace.


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