Red Collar Pet Food’s New Program Helps People Find Careers and Pets Find New Homes

The “Find a Career, Save a Pet” program aims to fill dozens of jobs in the Four States area at Red Collar’s Joplin, Missouri and Miami, Oklahoma manufacturing plants and offset costs of finding pets forever homes from Joplin Humane Society

(Joplin, MO)Red Collar Pet Foods (“Red Collar”), a leading private label and national brand contract manufacturer of pet food and treats, announced a new innovative recruiting initiative to help people and pets in the Four States area. The “Find a Career, Save a Pet” program aims to pair people with well-paying, rewarding careers while finding new homes for loving pets. For each new job offer extended by Red Collar at the Joplin, Missouri and Miami, Oklahoma plants through the end of May, the company will sponsor the cost of adopting a pet at the Joplin Humane Society.

“At Red Collar, serving pets is at the heart of everything we do, so we believe the new “Find a Career, Save a Pet” program is the best way to demonstrate our passion for helping pets while also finding like-minded people to join our team,” said Stormy Ray, Human Resources at Red Collar. “Where else can you find a great career with benefits, sign-on bonus and save a pet at the same time? It’s an exciting time to work for Red Collar as we continue to grow and serve more customers and pets with high-quality, safe and nutritious pet food and treats. If you care about pets and want to join a company that gives back to the community, then come join us!”

The “Find a Career, Save a Pet” program kicked off at the Missouri Job Center’s Job-A-Palooza event on April 14, sponsored by Red Collar. At the event, six lucky pets were chosen to have their adoption fees sponsored when six candidates received offers for employment. The program has a goal to fill up to 45 jobs in the area and cover the cost of the same amount of pet adoptions at Joplin Humane Society by the end of May.

Find a Career

Dozens of jobs are available at the Joplin, Missouri and Miami, Oklahoma plants as the company expands to meet increasing demand for pet treats. Jobs range from entry-level operator positions in Processing, Packaging and Sanitation to skilled Maintenance and Quality Assurance Technicians. All day and night shift positions include a competitive benefits package with medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short- and long-term disability and 401K match. Associates are also eligible for vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, maternity and parental leave and quarterly bonus earning potential, among other benefits. Sign-on bonus is also available for certain positions.

There are several ways to participate in the program. Go to and click on Careers/Culture to apply for an open position and learn more about Red Collar. You can also join Red Collar at an upcoming job fair on May 12, 2022, at the Red Collar-sponsored Par Hill Park Dog Park at 18th Street and Kansas Street to “Find a Career, Save a Pet”. Watch for more details on the Red Collar Pet Foods Facebook site.

Save a Pet

“What a win-win program from Red Collar for the people of Joplin and Miami looking for a better career and the pets of Joplin in need of a new home,” said Connie Andrews, Executive Director, Joplin Humane Society. “We are always thrilled when the associates at Red Collar volunteer with us or bring exciting new ideas like this one to help pets in need. If you love pets, Red Collar is the place for you — and you get to help a pet in the process.”

The six sponsored pets available now at the Joplin Humane Society are:

  • Klaus is a 2–3-year-old neutered male German Shepherd with a medium energy level. He knows the commands “sit” and “down”. He is great with other dogs and indifferent to cats. He is a sweet, gentle giant with cute ears.
  • Mira is a 1-year-old spayed female domestic short hair cat. She is sweet with beautiful eyes and a little timid and bashful when being held. She loves playing with her toys and hiding under the kitty tree.
  • Greta is a 1-year-old spayed female domestic short hair cat. She is a sweet tabby kitty who’s very playful and curious — instantly purring and meowing when held.
  • Beauford is a 4–6-month-old neutered male Labrador Retriever mix puppy. He is timid and needs a family willing to be patient and provide lots of love since he had a rough start to life.
  • Fury is a 4–6-month-old neutered male Labrador Retriever. He is a sweet, playful medium size puppy who just wants to give kisses and be loved.
  • Darcy is a 4–5-year-old spayed female Pitbull Terrier. This beautiful dog comes when called and knows the command “sit.”

For more information on these pets with sponsored adoption fees, visit the Joplin Humane Society today at 140 E. Emperor Lane, call them at 417.623.3642 or email

About Red Collar Pet Foods:

We are pet people. And to us, pets are family. That’s why we believe they all deserve great food. Wholesome, balanced nutrition grounded in the best food science in every bag and bowl. Why is our food so good? It’s made right here in the U.S. from quality ingredients in factories that meet the highest pet food safety standards. We think you’ll be proud to put your brand on the food we make. Our enduring commitment to pets and their people means Red Collar is a partner you can trust. We nourish some of the best four-legged friends around. We hope some of them are yours.

About Joplin Humane Society:

The Joplin Humane Society is dedicated to finding forever homes for the unwanted, abandoned, and neglected dogs and cats in our care. The pets in our shelter come to us as stray or unwanted by their owners; some arrive as victims of cruelty and neglect. With kind and compassionate care by our staff and veterinarians, we prepare them for the transition for what will be the first day of the best of their life…a new forever home and family.


Julie Lawless, Strategic Communications
Red Collar Pet Foods

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