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


Friend is a great cat that just wants to go to a home and be with someone that will cuddle...


Timon is kinda shy but would like someone to play toys with and to cuddle with. We highly encourage calling...


Nala is a sweet cat that loves to lounge around the house and to be petted and played with. We...


Meet Bandit! Bandit is a young shepherd mix with more energy than he knows what to do with some days!...

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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