Events

We host mission driven community events year round, scroll below to see what's next.

Bring your Dog, Bring your Friends, Bring your Dog's Friends...

Paws for Art

Second Chance's Touring Art Sale

Next event - Baked in telluride - december 2019

Paws for Art is a touring sale of the best artwork donations to our Thrift Shops.  This allows art collectors, or those just looking for something new for their homes, a better opportunity to view these amazing pieces.  It also allows us to get better prices for these donations - which go directly toward our life saving animal welfare programs and services. 

Thank you Baked in Telluride for hosting our next event for the entire month of December!

Paws for Art is always seeking a new venues to take its traveling sale of donated art. Contact us if you would like to host this life-saving fundraiser of fabulous art at fabulous prices!  

Giving Great Art & Homeless Pets a Second Chance...

Memorial Garden Opening

Memorial Gardens & Equine Empowerment

open now!| Second Chance Resource Center, Ridgway

If you missed this event please come by and see the Memorial Gardens during our public hours (Tuesday through Sunday 11AM - 6 PM).  It is a beautiful space and we want our whole community to experience it.

Learn more about our Memorial Garden or Equine Empowerment.

It is not too late to create a lasting remembrance to your faithfully departed pets (or loved ones who were dedicated to their pets). Engraved plaques and granite markers for placement in the garden are available all year.

We are excited to Announce the Winners of the 2nd Annual Furry Flicks & Fashion Amateur Photo Contest

Third Place - Most Creative: "Crash Course" by Alissa Crandall

Yin Yang by Iva Jahlichkova

First Place - Best Representation of the Human-Animal Bond: "Yin Yang" by Iva JahlichkovaPatience & Trust by Rebekah Rogers

Second Place - Most Artistic: "Patience & Trust" by Rebekah Rogers

Crash Course by Alissa Crandall

Second Chance on Animal Planet

Second Chance Featured on Animal Planet's Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet

1.3 million people nationwide were able to take a look at some of Second Chance Humane Society’s outreach services when the most watched series on the Animal Planet Channel, Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet, partnered with Second Chance to provide free spay-neuter and medical clinics in Nucla and Ridgway. The episodes (links below) aired this past summer.

78 pets went through the spay/neuter clinics and additional pets also received special medical care (from pulling rotten teeth to removing masses and treating ear infections). All services were provided free of charge with the exception of a $5 charge for vaccinations.

It was a pleasure to work with this team of veterinarians who clearly embrace an incredible passion for saving lives through spay/neuter programming. 

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2nd Annual Furry Flicks and Fashion

Thank you for a Successful 2nd Annual Furry Flicks & Fashion!

This event took place on March 9, 2019 and will be back again in 2020!

Featuring:

  • Bow Wow Film Festival - which celebrates, educates & inspires all things doggie via the art of short film! 
  • Furry Fashion Show - starring Second Chance shelter dogs modeling the latest fashion trends from Chow Down Pet Supplies
  • Stellar silent & live auctions
  • Second annual amateur photo contest
  • Yappy Hour with Nibbles & Cash Bar

    Your financial support of this fundraiser helps achieve our mission of Saving Lives and Promoting the Human-Animal Bond!

Click here to Watch the Bow Wow Films Trailer

Event Sponsor Auction Donor

Our 5th Annual Bow Wow Film Festival - Sunday July 21st was another success!!!

Sheridan Opera House - Telluride

Thank you for another great Bow Wow Film Festival - We'll bring it back to Telluride for our 6th season next summer as the premiere event kicking off the nationwide tour:

Bow Wow Film Festival - which celebrates, educates & inspires all things doggie via the art of short film! 

Stellar silent & live auctions

Yappy Hour with Nibbles & Cash Bar

Your financial support of this fundraiser helps achieve our mission of Saving Lives and Promoting the Human-Animal Bond!

Auction Donor Auction Sponsor

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How Much Petting is Too Much Petting?

How Much Petting is Too Much Petting?

You know how your cat is being all lovey dovey drunk and giving you all the signals to pet her and she is purring and rubbing on you letting you know how wonderful you are? And then in the blink of an eye she is sinking her teeth into your hand? Well, that is normal. But I can tell you why it is normal and how to avoid the little “love nibbles” in the future. Please note, just because I am writing this does not mean that I condone or participate in this behavior.

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Our animals

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

Address

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

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Phone
(970) 626-2273
animalcare@adoptmountainpets.org

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

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