Saving Animals' Lives

Loving Homes for All pets

  • Human Animal Bond

    Human Animal Bond

    Part of our Mission is Promoting the Human-Animal Bond…

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  • Adopt a Dog

    Adopt a Dog

    Look who's waiting for you...

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  • Events


    We host fun and mission driven events all year round

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  • Out & About

    Out & About

    Getting pets out and about

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  • Adopt a Cat

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  • Pet for a Day Program

    Pet for a Day Program

    Learn About the Pet for a Day Program

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  • Training Center

    Training Center

    Learn how our Training Resource Center for your pet training needs

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  • Volunteers


    The Rewards of Volunteering

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  • Spay Neuter

    Spay Neuter

    Don’t Litter – Spay/Neuter Your Critter

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  • Pet Services

    Pet Services

    Sniff Out our Community Services and Outreach Programs!

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Second Chance
Humane Society

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Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway Colorado

Kelly Goodin Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway ColoradoThrough her work with Second Chance Humane Society Kelly Goodin combines her passion for animals with that of making a positive difference in the lives of others. Initially obtaining a Masters degree in Sport Psychology, Kelly’s work focused on supporting people in pursuing their true potential. She applied this in working with athletes, youth, professionals, and businesses. Wanting to make an impact within more underserved demographics Kelly then obtained a Masters in Social Work and directed social services as well as prevention programs within challenged communities. It was during this time that Kelly became involved in animal rescue.

Kelly moved to the Ridgway area in 2005 and first applied her skills in grant writing and program development for Second Chance before being hired as the organization’s first executive director. Of this change in focus to helping animals she states, “The communities that I worked in as a social worker were ones in which animal suffering was rampant and it secured my resolve to find a way to elevate the importance of animals in our lives and the responsibility we hold toward them. Through Second Chance I am privileged to do this with a successful team of committed, sincere, and passionate people.”

Kelly’s other interests include an array of outdoor activities with her pets and family. Her local community involvement has included the One to One Mentoring Program, the Ouray County Community Development Committee, and Ridgway Area Mountain Bike School.

Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Dogs
Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Cats

Second Chance Humane Society Thrift

Two store locations: Ridgway & Telluride

Second Chance Humane Society


(970) 626-2273 | phone
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift


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

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 11 am - 5:45 pm