Do you love animals? Would you dedicate your career to saving the lives of homeless pets? Danbury Animal Welfare Society has career options for people who want to help animals and work in a community of caring people who feel the same way. Career opportunities are available in an array of professions, including animal care, administration, fundraising development, veterinary care, and more. Please contact our Operations Director, Judy Slason for more information and to apply for any open positions.

Current Job Openings:


Part-time, experienced dog trainer wanted to evaluate and train dogs that have been at the DAWS shelter for more than 90 days. and dogs that have been identified as having behavioral issues.  Trainer will participate in both on-site and off-site dog introductions with potential adopters, and work with staff and volunteers on specific training protocols.

Must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience as a dog trainer. Certification preferred.  Flexible schedule, approximately 3-5 hours weekly.  $15-17/hour.

If you would like to volunteer, please click here.