Pet Behavioral issues that lead many people to relinquish ownership of their pets to shelters are often easily corrected through understanding why the pet is displaying undesirable behaviors and then applying appropriate, consistent, and humane corrective steps.

Although SCHS does not take responsibility for correcting your pet's behaviors, we are committed to helping pets stay in their homes whenever possible and can help with general behavioral advice and/or referrals to help find the best answers.


We strongly encourage you to call at the first signs of behavioral issues, do not let the behaviors escalate to the point of injury of other persons, animals, or property.

Second Chance Humane Society

Animal Resource Center

Ridgway Thrift

Telluride Thrift

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

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