Services, programs & training

Second Chance adoption process

Thank you for considering adopting from Second Chance Humane Society! We hope you see a pet that you simply must meet in person!  If so please read the tips on our easy adoption process below...

To find the right forever pet for you:

You can view our available dogs and cats online, or visit with them in person at our shelter located at 177 County Road 10 in Ridgway, Colorado. Public hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM (or by appointment) but for the month of September we will be closed on Tuesdays as well. Download and complete our adoption application (above) to bring to the shelter.

Our adoption fees vary depending on age and health of the pet. All pets adopted from Second Chance are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and will have had at least their first set of vaccinations.

We look forward to seeing you!

Our animals


Meet Marty! Marty is a 7 year old male cat who really does not care for people. Instead of a...


Meet Moe! Sweet but shy, Moe will steal your heart away by just his looks! Moe takes pride in his...


Meet Mason! Mr. Mason is a sweet, loveable, 1 year young cat who will follow you absolutely everywhere! Mason says...


Bindi is an adorable 3 year old Chihuahua lap dog. All she wants is to be with her person. She...


Chara is a young girl that needs a special kind of person to give her a home. Chara is not...


Meet Junior! What breed am I? I have no clue! But I do know that I will love you forever!...

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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