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If you love dogs, we have THE job for you!

General Responsibilities

○ Responsible for Dog Care in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.  

Facilities & Safety 

○ Ensure cleanliness of all rescue spaces, particularly kennels and dog-related areas, this includes deep cleaning kennels

○ Human Safety (Volunteers, Staff, Adopters, etc.): follow safety protocols throughout our spaces  

Dog Operations 

○ Ensure the safety, health, and well-being of dogs under our care 

○ Feed and care for the dogs on a daily basis

○ Document behavior and conduct behavioral assessment of dogs 

○ Track incident reports, ensure they’re written and that reporting forms are available for all volunteers, adopters, and staff onsite 

○ Match dogs and assignment into kennel areas  

○  Keep track of dogs and where they’re allocated 

○ Grade dogs for our volunteers and keep it up-to-date 

○ Ensure dogs receive medical attention, when needed 

○ Responsible for intake of animals - ensuring space and medical supplies are prepared for intakes

Supporting Family Dog Rescue departments 

○ Support & collaborate with teams within Family Dog Rescue (Adoptions, Volunteer, & Corporate Engagement)

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About us

Family Dog Rescue is a grass roots 501(c)3 nonprofit dog rescue/shelter in San Francisco. In 2019, we saved over 1,000 dogs and found them loving homes. We are proud and honored to have saved over 7,000 dogs since our founding in 2010. 


Are you a born match maker?

We are looking for Adoptions Specialists: If you love dogs and love people this is literally the best job for you. You will be client facing as you match our dogs to potential adopters.  

To excel at this position you will need to be outgoing. We show up to 3 dogs per appointment. You’ll spend your day at the shelter. Most shifts run for 6 or 8 hours.  

There is an administrative component to this as you will process the adoption paperwork during and after a successful adoption. In addition to that we respond to emails and schedule appointments. 

This position provides a high level of customer service. You must enjoy working with animals, people, and enthusiastically promote the mission at Family Dog Rescue. 

You will need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will need to be quick-thinking and fast-acting. Our weekends days are our busiest and can get hectic. 

One weekend day is required: either Saturday or Sunday.

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Job Description

Tenaya Therapeutics is a preclinical-stage, Series B, privately-held biopharmaceutical company backed by The Column Group. The Company was founded in 2016 by leading scientists from the Gladstone Institute’s Cardiovascular Division and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Tenaya is dedicated to addressing heart failure through multipronged efforts that target the fundamental cellular pathologies present in diseased cardiac muscle and that leverage cutting-edge research in cardiac development and regeneration.

Tenaya has a lead gene therapy program focused on in vivo reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts to cardiomyocytes to regenerate heart tissue, and additional programs focused on cardiomyopathies.

Tenaya Therapeutics currently has 60+ full-time employees (not including consultants) and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, USA.

Tenaya encourages those from under-represented communities to apply.


Observe, monitor and document the health and physical environment within the animal research facility. Perform animal care and husbandry tasks. Conduct laboratory procedures. All activities are performed in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines, approved experimental protocols, and accepted animal care practices.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, including:

      • perform daily water bottle and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols

      • Maintain accurate records of animal breeding and health

      • May be involved in maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures

      • Perform daily and weekly housekeeping/sanitation duties and adhere to safety procedures in accordance with SOPs, policies and SDSs

  • Assemble, set up, operate and maintain any necessary experimental equipment including ventilated cage racks, biosafety cabinets, and some surgical equipment

  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results, and variation from expected data patterns

  • Help maintain facility records for the Vivarium

  • Communicate animal welfare reports to Lead PIs, IACUC Chair, and Attending Veterinarian, as appropriate

  • Record and prepare data for inclusion in project reports

  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements as directed by lead PIs. Procedure include:
    • Oral gavage in rodent

    • IV, SQ, IP, IM injection techniques in rodents

    • Blood collection:

      • Tail vein in rodents

      • Orbital sinus in rodents

      • Cardiac in rodents

    • Necropsy and tissue collection

  • Perform rodent euthanasia via exsanguination preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; cervical dislocation preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; or, administration of CO

  • Interact with other personnel within the department, as well as the Attending Veterinarian, to develop resources, optimize facility processes, and facilitate completion of assignments

  • Contribute to prepare and maintain active Vivarium SOPs

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

  • Be willing to work on weekends and holidays on a rotated schedule


  • High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.), equivalent required

  • Two to four years husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility

  • AALAS certification is a plus


We offer a dynamic start-up environment and a collaborative, passionate team that is focused on a compelling vision and mission.

We offer competitive salary and stock options. Excellent medical and non-medical benefits. Paid vacation, sick time and holidays

State-of-the-art, built-to-suit office and lab space, part of a larger cluster of biotech companies, with amenities that include a bowling alley and onsite gym.

Shuttle service to/from Caltrain, BART and the South San Francisco Ferry.

For immediate consideration, please share your CV and publication record (if relevant) at

Tenaya is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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