Get involved


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Second Chance Humane Society! Second Chance relies heavily on the generosity and support of our wonderful volunteers. There are many ways to get involved, ranging from several hours weekly to a few times a year and everything in between. Apply your talents & skills toward a variety of Second Chance opportunities:

Please note that shelter volunteers must attend at least one (1) orientation at our Animal Resource Center in Ridgway before getting started walking dogs & cuddling cats. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or call 970.626.2273 to learn more.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering limited orientation dates for new volunteers. If you'd like to get on a list to be notified of shelter orientation opportunities, please email: or fill out this form.

If you'd like to volunteer to:

  • assist with mobile adoption events in Telluride
  • be a foster pet parent
  • help spruce up the shelter property
  • help transport animals or pet food
  • assist with office projects
  • help with our animal wellness clinic

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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