About us

Board of Second Chance

Dan Brillon of Second Chance Humane Society


Dan Brillon

Dan is an avid outdoor adventurer and lover of animals. While visiting Nepal over a decade ago to run the Mt. Everest Marathon he was moved by the sheer number of street dogs in need of help and subsequently became a founding donor of Street Dog Care based in Kathmandu. Since then he's been an active member in his communities volunteering to help animal welfare organizations.

When not out in the mountains Dan has over 30 years of experience as a CFO and finance executive working for diverse organizations such as Microsoft and the International Mountain Bike Association. Dan was born and raised in Seattle, WA but found his home in the mountains of Colorado. He is the proud Dad of a Second Chance alumni dog named Willow.

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...


Nala is a sweet cat that loves to lounge around the house and to be petted and played with. We...


Meet Bandit! Bandit is a young shepherd mix with more energy than he knows what to do with some days!...

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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