Participate in our, "Pets 4 Seniors" program!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Santa Fe areasAbqRio RanchoSanta fe, NM 87508


In order to enrich the lives of both rescue dogs/cats and senior citizens who need a little help caring for their pets, Desert Paws has started our, " Pets 4 Seniors" program. Essentially rescue dogs or cats would get a great home and the senior's family member/designated contact person continues communication with us. The volunteer will check on the pet weekly/monthly.

We are seeking Social Workers, Retired Social Workers, Social Worker instructors, and Social worker students to participate in the program.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills, animal handling skills, knowledge of proper care for pets, very open communication, a flexible schedule, and the ability to do checkups in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Santa Fe areas.


  • Problem Solving
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • An in-person interview will be required for this position.

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