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


Friend is a great cat that just wants to go to a home and be with someone that will cuddle...


Timon is kinda shy but would like someone to play toys with and to cuddle with. We highly encourage calling...


It's Kitten Season!!!!! We have a bunch of little kittens awaiting their forever homes! Ranging in colors, sex, and personality...


Buddy is a 5 year old beautiful and sweet Mix breed. He is very friendly and well behaved. He loves...


Louise is a beautiful Border Collie mix and she is about 1 1/2 years old. Louise is very sweet, loving...


Meet Jack! Jack is a 4 to 5 year old Shepherd Mix awaiting his forever home! He loves to go...

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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