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

"Thank you for generous and continued support!"


Second Chance has grown to become more than just an animal welfare organization. With the services it provides to both Ouray County and San Miguel County residents, Second Chance has become a vital community resource. As much as we know this growth has been due to sound operations and community support, it has also been fueled by a distinct need to help homeless and stray pets. Unfortunately, our community's need is outpacing our capacity to help.

For many years, Second Chance has known that it requires a new facility to adequately and safely care for pets and comfortably serve people. And, for many years, Second Chance has been creative and made due with limited resources, all the while excelling in its core programs and services. While there are many challenges to raising the needed funds in our current environment, the time is right for Second Chance and for our community to build a resource center that can meet our region's growing needs. Second Chance's acquisition of Angel Ridge Ranch is the first step in realizing this vision.

From the staff, volunteers and board of directors of Second Chance Humane Society, thank you for your consideration and support. We hope that you will join us in our 'Building Second Chances' campaign and will contribute to our vision of providing loving homes for all pets.


Allison Branson, DVM

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