Sample Animal Caretaker Cover Letter

A clear and interesting animal caretaker cover letter will go a long way to help you land the job you want in an animal shelter. The job is wide and varied and includes caring for the needs of the many dogs and cats that live there temporarily. To get hired one must be able to take care of the animals' basic needs, and also keep records of those received and discharged and any treatment given while on the premises, as well as interact with the public. All animal caretaker cover letters should take this approach.

Lance Fisher
951 Belmont Place
Anytown, USA 30000

June 20, 2006

Mr. George Gonzalez
Happy House Animal Shelter
42 Frost Street
Anytown, USA 30001

Dear Mr. Gonzalez:

With this cover letter, I am applying for the job you posted on JobBankUSA.com for a competent and experienced animal caretaker. I am currently in veterinary school and would like to work part-time as one of the animal caretakers at your shelter, which is close to where I live and one that I am familiar with.

I am comfortable with the duties required, which include basic care, feeding, bathing, screening, receiving and discharging. I'm also good with the public and believe I'll be an asset to your shelter.

May I drop by your office next week any morning you choose between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. to discuss this position further? I look forward to meeting you. Please call 222-222-2222 to confirm.


Lance Fisher

Enc.: resume and cover letter