Our Mission...

Saving Animal's Lives and Promoting Responsible Pet Parenting & the Human-Animal Bond.


Broadly speaking, our mission and vision are designed to help build and sustain a healthy community for both pets and people.  At Second Chance, we recognize that though our pets are covered in fur and walk on all fours, they are just as much a part of our community as anything, thus we celebrate their connection with us and their importance in our culture.

Since 1994, Second Chance has provide refuge for the homeless and care for the sick or injured. Our work has led to the adoption of thousands of pets and to the development of new programs intended to reduce the number of pets coming to our shelter through spay/neuter and education. Reinforced by our mission, all of our efforts are aimed at simple singular vision for our community...

"Loving Homes for All Pets."

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


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


(970) 626-2273

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

Second Chance Humane Society

2020, Second Chance Humane Society
Managed by PMC