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 meet our cats and dogs and find out how you can get involved — also come visit us at one of our Thrift Shops which support our life saving programs and services!
Our pets are more important to our health right now than ever before. They are helping us get through the overwhelming daily changes to our lives as impacted by COVID-19. Second Chance is here to help keep our community's pets together with their families.
If you need help with providing food, wellness care or foster care for your pets call us at 970.626.2273
We appreciate the support we have received for our COVID-response programming so far and feel better prepared for the anticipated increase in relinquished and abandoned pets. Currently our greatest needs are for:
Those interested in adopting or fostering pets call us at 970.626.2273 to learn more. We are anticipating an increase of pets needing care in the coming weeks and are working toward supporting a community foster care network for our tri-county region.
This is an ideal time to adopt a pet. Pets are experts on caring for humans during times of social distancing and provide us with much needed emotional support. Our adoptions are taking place by appointment only with very minimal time and interaction at the shelter. Call us to set an appointment to meet your Covid Companion today!
As for our Thrift Shops, currently they are closed and we are unable to process donations at this time. With our main revenue source suspended right now any funding donation you can provide will make a difference to allow us to keep doing this critical work.
Thank you for your support! Please join us on our social media platforms and send us photos of you and your pets at home together – it cheers us on and shows others how important our pets are!
Wishing you all health & strength during these challenging times...
To support families in keeping their pets happy and healthy for their lifetime we are offering wellness clinics for pets of low-income families.
NEW: Now offering Dental Cleaning starting at $150!
We are not providing emergency care at this time.
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.
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 Nucla outreach episode (about 22 minutes in)
We are excited about expanding our equine assisted therapy program for the 2020 season!
Paws for Art is a touring sale of the best artwork donations to our Thrift Shops. This allows art collectors, or those just looking for something new for their homes, a better opportunity to view these amazing pieces. It also allows us to get better prices for these donations - which go directly toward our life saving animal welfare programs and services.
Contact us if you are interested in hosting an event at your business or home...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Second Chance Humane Society postponed Furry Flicks & Fashion, scheduled for March 14th.
We do intend to present the live and silent auction items in an online format that will still enable our supporters to benefit from the exciting items that were so generously donated to our auction.
Please consider continuing your support of Second Chance Humane Society by participating in our online auction or, alternatively, sponsoring an animal’s care for a period of time or making a donation en lieu of attending our fundraiser. Your support during this difficult time is more valuable than ever.
Wishing everyone in our community health & strength during these challenging times.
We will once again be kicking off the nationwide Bow Wow Film Festival tour from Telluride.
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
335 W. Colorado Avenue (Main Street)
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-1100 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax
Daily: 10am - 5pm