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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Upcoming Events

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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    Support Second Chance, our animals and our work, with a donation today...

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Events & Media

Ouray County Event Center - Ridgway

Second Annual Furry Flicks & Fashion

"a film festival and fashion show that's gone to the dogs"

Saturday March 9th, 4:30 - 8:00 pm 

Featuring:

  • Bow Wow Film Festival which celebrates, educates & inspires through all things doggie via the art of short film! 
  • Doggy fashion show 
  • Stellar silent & live auctions
  • Viewing of the second annual amateur photo and film contests
  • Yappy Hour
Paws For Art
Next Stop: Ridgway's Noel Night - Friday Dec. 7th, 5 PM

Paws for Art

Join us during Ridgway's Noel Night as we open up the Ridgway Thrift Shop from 5-9 PM for shopping and host Paws for Art in the adjacent building (our admin offices)!

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. 

 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

Make it Furever

Make it Furever

My name is Bo and I am a homeless cat here at Second Chance waiting to be adopted. Animal welfare folks like to refer to adoptive homes as forever homes, but I for one know there certainly is no guarantee of that, having come from a home I thought would be forever. So I have a few things to say on all this so listen up.

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The Love Doctor is waiting

The Love Doctor is waiting

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which many may think wouldn’t mean much to a homeless dog like me. But once again I am underestimated. Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for our lives and for those who make our lives better each day, so of course my ears are perking. What an ideal time of year to be caught in the act of being grateful for your animal friends. How about taking a short moment right now to remember all that your pets (past and present) give to you and how they transform your view and engagement with the world around you.

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How to I.D. a Cat

How to I.D. a Cat

My name is Tommy and I have a pet (pun intended) peeve to share. According to the Humane Society of the United States, only 2 to 5 % of the millions of lost cats entering shelters annually nationwide are reunited with their owners. Compare this to dogs, reunited with owners at eight times the rate that cats are. Why? Because only 14% of cats arriving at shelters have identification as compared to 43% of dogs. What the fur ball is up with that?

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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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