About us

Board of Second Chance

Craig Kaminsky

Craig is a native of Washington, D.C. who made the Colorado move in 1992 and never looked back (east). He has a MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!). Despite his anthropological training, Craig has been a software developer for the last 23 years building custom systems for connecting clients and their customers. Along with software development, Craig coached basketball at the Ouray School for the last 13 seasons and serves on Ouray’s Fire Department as their Administration Officer.

When he is not working or coaching, Craig is usually found walking the streets of Ouray with one or more of his dogs. He and his wife typically adopt senior dogs but have recently been convinced to adopt a young (crazy) dog from Second Chance named Harlow. When he’s not desperately trying to remember how to train a young dog, he’s usually relaxing with all of his dogs - as much as the young one allows him to relax - or hiking/skiing/snowshoeing in our mountains. Craig is very excited to have joined the Second Chance Humane Society Board of Directors and is looking forward to helping the organization continue to grow in the years to come. 

Second Chance Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals


Meet Marty! Marty is a 7 year old male cat who really does not care for people. Instead of a...


Meet Moe! Sweet but shy, Moe will steal your heart away by just his looks! Moe takes pride in his...


Meet Mason! Mr. Mason is a sweet, loveable, 1 year young cat who will follow you absolutely everywhere! Mason says...


Bindi is an adorable 3 year old Chihuahua lap dog. All she wants is to be with her person. She...


Chara is a young girl that needs a special kind of person to give her a home. Chara is not...


Meet Junior! What breed am I? I have no clue! But I do know that I will love you forever!...

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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