Second Chance Kittens for Adoption

Find a dog or a cat looking for a home.

Welcome to Second Chance Humane Society, home to Ouray, San Miguel and Montrose County's lost or abandoned lovable pets. Since 1994 we have been saving lives through our shelter services while developing effective education programs and events. Come say hello, meet our cats and dogs and find out how you can get involved — also come visit us at one of our Thrift Stores! Read more about how Second Chance benefits people and pets throughout the Western Slope of Colorado!

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Our Vision

Loving Homes for All Pets

Services we offer

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Our Mission

Saving Lives & Promoting
the Human-Animal Bond.

  • Human Animal Bond

    Part of our Mission is promoting the Human-Animal Bond…

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    Adopt a Cat

    Look who is waiting for you…

    Meet our cats

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    Events

    We host fun and mission-driven events all year round

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    Pet Services

    Sniff out our Community Services and Outreach Programs!
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    Adopt a dog

    Look who's waiting for you

    Meet our dogs

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Events & Media

Turn of the Century Saloon - Montrose

4th Annual - Sunday October 21st, 4:30 PM

Join us as we host another year of Bow Wow Film Festival which celebrates, educates & inspires through all things doggie through the art of short film! (Doors open at 4 pm)

Also coming Ridgway - March 2019 for Furry Flicks & Fashion!

Paws For Art
seeking new venue!!!

Paws for Art

Paws for Art is seeking a new venue to take its traveling art sale of donated art. Contact us if you would like to host this life-saving fundraiser of fabulous art at fabulous prices!  

 Giving Great Art & Homeless Pets a Second Chance!

In the Media

Check us Out on Animal Planet's Dr. Jeff!

1.3 million people across the nation were able to take a look at some of Second Chance Humane Society’s outreach services. The most watched series on the Animal Planet Channel, Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet, partnered with Second Chance to provide free spay-neuter and medical clinics in Nucla and Ridgway. 

Watch our Ridgway Shelter episode

Watch our Nucla outreach episode (about 22 minutes in)

In the media

Second Chance In the News

Second Chance received some great media coverage of our programs and services.

Read "On the Way to a Forever Home" in Shelter Magazine

And "Must Love Dogs" in Telluride Style Magazine

New for 2018!

Equine Empowerment

Fulfilling a dream formed since taking residence at Angel Ridge Ranch in 2011, Second Chance Humane Society is now expanding its community outreach services to include an exciting new animal-assisted therapy program!

To honor the everlasting bond

Angels Wings Memorial Garden

Promoting the human-animal bond is one of the most important things we do here at Second Chance.  We believe in the power of unconditional love we share with our pets, and are forever grateful for each one of these furry family members who enrich our lives, even long after they are gone.

The Pet Column

Spice up Your Life - its Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Spice up Your Life - its Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Best. Month. Ever. Move over Halloween it is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! Toss out the candy corn and bat wings and make room for a lovable huggable treat of a lifetime – a new pet! Can’t adopt right now? Keep reading to learn how to help homeless sugar free sweeties like me find loving happy homes as part of this delightful month! 

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Catify to Satisfy

Catify to Satisfy

As I sit and wait for my new family to appear here at the Second Chance shelter I have been considering what might help make the transition into a new home go more smoothly for all cats. I believe that the single most important thing is to properly prepare your home. Below are tips to create a safe, comforting and stimulating setting, without forgetting your own desire to have a well-designed living space.

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Designing Dogs Doesn’t Always Work

Designing Dogs Doesn’t Always Work

I am a mutt and proud of it. I don’t intend to trash talk the purebred dog but for this week’s Pet Column topic I thought you should be aware of the impact that the demand for designer dogs (crossing purebreds with other kinds of purebreds) is making upon all dogs. From overcrowding shelters with unadoptable “designs” gone wrong to dogs living a life of suffering because of their failed “design”, I can help you avoid these pitfalls.

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Our Thrift Shops

Ridgway Shop

309 Sherman Street (HWY 62)
PO Box 2096 (mailing)
Ridgway, CO 81432

(970) 626-3233 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax

Mon - Sat: 10 - 5pm, Sun: 12 - 5pm

Telluride Shop

335 W. Colorado Avenue (Main Street)
Telluride, CO 81435

(970) 728-1100 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax

Daily: 10am - 5pm

Shelter Hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday

Animal Resource Center
11 am - 6 pm

Cat Castle
11 am - 6 pm

Dog Den
11 am - 5:45 pm

Address

PO Box 2096 [mailing]
177 County Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

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Contact

Phone
(970) 626-2273
animalcare@adoptmountainpets.org

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

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