LifeLine Animal Project at DeKalb currently has the following job openings:

  • Dog Foster Care Coordinator
  • Animal Care Attendant (4)
  • Registered Vet Tech (1)

Scroll down to read more information about each job and how to apply. 

Dog Foster Care Corordinator

Responsible for implementation of Dog Foster Care Program. Recruit foster volunteers. Develop training materials. Teach feeding and care techniques to foster volunteers. Conduct home visits. Maintain database of foster information and produce reports as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview and select volunteers for the Dog Foster Program. Coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator as volunteers express foster interest.
  • Coordinate with other staff to identify foster matches. Meet dogs and evaluate personalities and special needs.
  • Conduct home visits as part of the foster volunteer evaluation process. Document inspections as required by Department of Agriculture regulations.
  • Develop training materials – manuals, videos, etc. – to be used in foster training. Work with Marketing & Communications staff as needed. Receive approval of all materials (content and presentation) from Shelter Director.
  • Schedule and conduct foster training classes – bottle feeding, administering medications, house training, socializing, etc.
  • Counsel foster volunteers. Answer questions, provide additional training and support as needed. Stay connected to short- and long-term fosters with follow-up phone calls, emails and visits. Maintain connection even when volunteers are not housing an animal.
  • Create a database of foster homes with each volunteer’s preferences and capabilities. Maintain and update records. Produce reports as requested.
  • Work with Veterinary staff to schedule vaccines, surgery, appointments, etc. Provide appointment information to foster volunteers and follow-up if appointments are missed. Reschedule as needed.
  • If a foster dog is adopted (by the foster or another applicant) input all information necessary for the adoption into the computer


  • Knowledge of animal behavior, habits, and husbandry.
  • Animal handling skills for large and small animals.
  • Considerable knowledge of animal welfare programs.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain routine work records and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.

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Animal Care Attendant (4)

Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include medicating animals, contacting owners of tagged pets, assisting in rehabilitation of and transporting animals, and other tasks as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Properly cleaning and disinfecting stainless steel dog and cat cages and dog kennels.
  • Properly feeding and watering dogs, cats and other animals based on age, size, weight and condition.
  • Providing excellent assistance to customers who are interested in adopting a dog or cat or who are looking for their lost pet.
  • Notifying kennel supervisors or veterinary personnel of sick or pregnant animals.
  • Safely and properly handling all animals including bite quarantine animals, vicious animals and feral cats.
  • Processing dogs, cats and other animals during intake to include entering data correctly in animal management software, vaccinating animals, deworming animals, taking pictures, scanning animals for chips and looking for ID tags.
  • Updating animal management software when an animal’s status has changed or if it is moved to a new cage.
  • Notifying the owners of tagged pets that their pet has been impounded.
  • Euthanizing animals or assisting with euthanasia.
  • Taking specimens of rabies suspect animals.
  • Transporting sick or injured animals to offsite veterinarians or outreach events as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of general animal care principles and practices.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions/procedures.
  • Ability to learn animal management software system and accurately enter information into the software system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to handle performing or assisting with euthanasia.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must like animals!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registered Veterinary Technician (1)

LifeLine Animal Project, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Registered Veterinary Technician at the DeKalb County Animal Services facility in Chamblee, Georgia. Responsible for daily care of surgical atients, assisting doctors and technicians with surgical and anesthetic procedures, and general housekeeping, this position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced assistant. LifeLine offers competitive pay, insurance benefits, paid time off and holidays to all full-time employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with public intake and release of patients as needed.
  • Responsible for prepping patients for surgery, observing all clinic procedures to enforce sterility and safety of patients.
  • Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions.
  • General duties in the operating room during surgery to assist with movement of patients, recovery of patients, and general flow.
  • Cleaning of facility and surgical pack preparation as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Education:

  • One to two years of experience in a veterinary clinic, hospital animal shelter or control facility.
  • Handle (on average) 30-60 dogs and cats per day.
  • Learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
  • Use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory.
  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the day with assistance.
  • Bend and kneel repeatedly.
  • Respond quickly to a variety of medical situations.
  • Cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..