Services, programs & training


Do you have space in your heart and home for animals but can't adopt a pet right now? Consider fostering for Second Chance Humane Society

Our Fostering Second Chances program lets animal lovers bring shelter pets into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption.

As a foster parent you will receive full support from us. We know it can sometimes be a challenging experience – in the love you invest, the commitment it takes, and, eventually, in saying goodbye to a pet that you’ve nurtured for an extended period of time. But know that what you do matters. Every pet that’s fostered has a better chance at a happier and healthier life ahead with a forever family.

Here are some examples of situations in which foster care is needed:

  • Pets needing to be socialized to increase their chances of adoption
  • Pregnant or nursing mommas and litters of kittens and puppies
  • Senior pets that need extra care
  • Pets recovering from medical procedures
  • Kittens or puppies needing to be bottle fed

Our animals


Very friendly. She came in with her sister Peaches. They are a bonded pair. Would love to go to a...


Came in with her sister Cream. They are a bonded pair. would like them to go to a home together.


Harbor is a sweet girl. She can be a little shy at first but she does well once she warms...


WE have one very special puppy left who is looking for his forever home. Meet Diesel! He is about 12...


Buttercup is as sweet as they come. She is all about the love and wants to be close by you....


Maui is a beautiful boy who is full of energy. He would benefit from some extra training and structure. He...

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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