Pet Photographer


Title:  Pet Photographer Volunteer

Reports to:  Shelter Manager


Responsible for providing photographs of animals to be used on all media outlets to aid in adoption or fundraising efforts. 


  • Taking striking photos of adoptable animals to show them at their best, cropping and editing as needed. Photos may be taken at the shelter, in a studio, in a foster family’s home, outdoors, or at an adoption event.


  • Basic knowledge and skill in photography and photo editing software.
  • Ability to safely handle animals during photo shoot.
  • Able to work flexible hours, which could include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Passion for issues relating to animal welfare.


  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to:
    • Potential lifting and moving animals.
    • Frequent movement, including but not limited to, standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, movement of cages, restraining active animals.
  • Working Conditions include:
    • Possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened, and injured animals.
    • Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs.
    • Working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces.
    • Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
    • Possible exposure to bites, scratches, and animal waste.
    • Possible exposure to contagious disease.
    • Exposure to unpleasant odors and loud noises.
  • Emotional Demands include:
    • Animal abuse.
    • Animal neglect.

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RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductible