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Shelter Adoption Counselor (In-Person or Remote)

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ORGANIZATION: Friends for Life

  • 244 people are interested

We are Friends For Life Animal Shelter. We are a no-kill animal shelter. We work hard to find the best fit for our animals that are up for adoption.

Part of our adoption process is completing a phone interview with the potential adopter.

We need volunteers to assist with our adoption phone interviews. These volunteers get training on what to ask, what to look for and how to relay the information to help support our animals in finding their forever homes. They are not expected to approve or deny any applicants, they simply take notes and pass the information along to our adoptions staff.

Training for this opportunity will start with online trainings on the volunteer portal, then you will come in for a hands-on training in person. Only out-of-state volunteers are eligible to take their training remotely. We would prefer volunteers to come in to the shelter for their shifts, but volunteers can also make calls remotely.

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About Friends for Life


107 E. 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008, US

Mission Statement

At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston - saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition. Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love. We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives. Our programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support.


Friends For Life Programs

75% of the hundreds of animals we have placed were classified by other area shelters as "unadoptable." Reasons other shelters would have ended their lives included: weighing less than 2 lbs, being over 7 years old, being injured, having treatable medical conditions or just being a member of certain breeds. Adoptable is what we, as a community, say it is. We have the power to redefine adoptable right now. Through our proactive placement programs, we redefine adoptable everyday.

Rescue and Rehabilitation
Friends For Life accepts animals of all breeds, all ages and in all health situations. No life is disposable. We routinely accept, rehabilitate, medically treat and adopt into loving homes, animals on whom other groups have given up.

Pet Retention
Keeping animals in good homes is a priority in building a no kill community. Friends For Life counselors provide advice on behavior, training and other concerns to help frustrated animal guardians change a difficult situation to make an animal a positive family member. In addition, we offer an animal food and supply bank to provide assistance to those who find themselves in temporarily difficult circumstances.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Animals, Community


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Administrative Support
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift per month

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