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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

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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…

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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

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Upcoming Events

new venue!!!

Paws for Art

Paws for Art is moving up to Telluride for the month of September thanks to our hosts: Baked in Telluride.  Throw down some delicious baked goods while shopping for fabulous art at even more fabulous prices!  

Our Next Bow Wow Festival will be in Montrose in October (Date TBA)

4th Annual Bow Wow Film Festival

Join us as we host another year of Bow Wow Films which celebrate, educate & inspire through all things doggie through the art of short film!

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

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

The Lost Pet Wrap

The Lost Pet Wrap

To wrap up this four-part series on tips for finding a lost pet, one of the more important tips I would like to emphasize is to not give up searching too quickly. Pet parents who succumb too soon to thoughts that their pets were stolen or killed may miss an opportunity to find their pet. I encourage you to instead tailor your search to the situation and apply the tips and techniques of this Pet Column series to increase the chances of finding your lost pet.

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Psyche of the Lost Cat

Psyche of the Lost Cat

Hi my name is Penquin.  As a formerly “lost cat” I am wrapping up this Second Chance Humane Society Pet Column series on tips to find your lost pet. I am following up last’s weeks Psyche of the Lost Dog with a little Freudian (or would it be Skinner?) look at how understanding cat behavior will help you to find a lost cat. 

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The Psyche of the Lost Dog

The Psyche of the Lost Dog

This Second Chance Humane Society Pet Column continues the topic of tips on finding a lost pet. Last week we discussed the immediate steps you should take if you have lost a pet. Today I am going to help you understanding the unique behavior of a lost dog as we demonstrate distinct patterns of behavior, often different from our normal behaviors, making it harder for our people to find us.  

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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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