Services, programs & training

Community Outreach

In addition to our Spay/Neuter Program, Canine Training Classes, Equine Therapy Program and Feral Cat Program Second Chance offers a plethora of other dynamic community outreach programming throughout its service area. With an approach of preventing pet overpopulation by elevating the importance of animals in our lives, below are additional programs and services we offer:.

  • Humane Education Program

    Providing humane education curriculum and presentations in schools or various venues throughout the region as well as offering onsite shelter tours & humane education programming.
  • Pets Turning Pages

    Bringing shelter pets into school classrooms for students to gain reading support by reading to a dog while providing great socialization and exposure for shelter pets.
  • Dog for a Day

    Get some pet loving or company for the day by spending the day with a shelter pet. Go for a hike, walk around town, take them to the office, or go on a camping trip with a four legged friend.
  • Mobile Adoption

    Through our mobile adoption program and various regional events Second Chance engages with our community in a variety of approaches - look for us at local Farmers Markets, Pet Stores, and dog-friendly festivals and community events.
For more information on any of these programs and services contact, or call 970 626 2273.

Our animals

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


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

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