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Career Opportunities

Interested in a working with Second Chance Humane Society? Have a passion for animal welfare? Submit an application for employment today!  Apply your talents & skills toward saving animals' lives. Current employment opportunities are listed below:

Job Openings

Veterinarian (P/T with the possibility of  F/T)

Second Chance Humane Society, located in the picturesque community of Ridgway Colorado, an undiscovered gem of southwestern Colorado just north of Telluride, is looking for a licensed  veterinarian who is particularly interested in shelter medicine and community medical programs.

  • Minimum 1 year  of surgical experience required.
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience.
  • No long days, holidays or weekends, emergency or on call hours required.
  • Housing can be provided.

Interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to: admin@adoptmountainpets.org

Facilities Handyman for Shelter and Ridgway Thrift Shop Properties

  • Conducts regular and emergency maintenance of all Shelter and Thrift Store facilities and properties while completing various build projects.  
  • Obtains materials and supplies necessary to complete projects and maintain the building and grounds. Maintains equipment, HVAC, swamp coolers, irrigation, etc. in clean, orderly, and functional condition. Responds to emergency situations, such as power failure, plumbing, heating, flooding, or vandalism.
  • In addition, one-two days a week will be dedicated to recycle and/or large donation pickup, requiring regular travel to Telluride in SCHS vehicles.
  • This is a hands on job that requires experience and enjoyment in building and fixing everything from outdoor decks and small animal crates to property fencing.   
  • A creative, hardworking, self motivated, and experienced person can thrive in this autonomous position. A friendly, flexible and adaptable personality is key as well as being comfortable around animals and familiar with our Mission


P/T Retail Sales Associate for Ridgway and Telluride Thrift Shops

  • Do you love working for a good cause, fashion, and recycling quality products?
  • The right candidate will possess prior retail sales and register experience, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Interested candidates please call Lynda at 970-318-1468 or submit application (above) to admin@adoptmountainpets.org.

Our animals

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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