Saving Animals' Lives

Loving Homes for All pets

  • Human Animal Bond

    Human Animal Bond

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

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  • Adopt a Dog

    Adopt a Dog

    Look who's waiting for you...

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  • Events


    We host fun and mission driven events all year round

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  • Out & About

    Out & About

    Getting pets out and about

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  • Adopt a Cat

    Adopt a Cat


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  • Pet for a Day Program

    Pet for a Day Program

    Learn About the Pet for a Day Program

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  • Training Center

    Training Center

    Learn how our Training Resource Center for your pet training needs

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  • Volunteers


    The Rewards of Volunteering

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  • Spay Neuter

    Spay Neuter

    Don’t Litter – Spay/Neuter Your Critter

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  • Pet Services

    Pet Services

    Sniff Out our Community Services and Outreach Programs!

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Second Chance
Humane Society

Saving Animals & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond.

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Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway Colorado

The policies and operations of Second Chance Humane Society are established upon the highest of standards in regard to how we interact with the animals and communities that we serve and predicated upon the following system of values:


  • Individual approach to pet rehabilitation
  • A positive nurturing environment
  • All adoptable pets are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped
  • Expanding resources to match adoptable pets & families
  • Preventative measures to reduce pet overpopulation issues


  • Involvement/integration within an empowered community
  • Promoting an educated and animal-sensitive community
  • Generating community, private foundation, corporate, and government support
  • Growing volunteer support
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Assuming environmental responsibility
  • Gratitude for all financial, in-kind, and other support


  • Trained and professional staff and volunteers
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Self-sustainability and fiscal & environmental responsibility
  • Assuring transparency
  • Inspired leadership
  • Efficient operations with defined processes and measurable goals


  • Being trustworthy
  • Assuring transparency
  • Operating with integrity
  • Honoring diversity
  • Respecting animals, community, and each other
Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Dogs
Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Cats

Second Chance Humane Society Thrift

Two store locations: Ridgway & Telluride

Second Chance Humane Society


(970) 626-2273 | phone
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift


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

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 11 am - 5:45 pm