Welcome to Second Chance Humane Society, located in Southwest Colorado and home to Ouray, San Miguel and Montrose County's lost or abandoned lovable pets.
To support families in keeping their pets happy and healthy for their lifetime we (with Dr. Shari Depauw, pictured above left) are offering low cost veterinary services.
Services are available to all with two-tiered pricing (low-income and general public)
Walk-In Mobile Clinics at Nucla Fire Department. Watch Social Media for dates, times, and details.
Promoting the human-animal bond is one of the most important things we do here at Second Chance. We believe in the power of unconditional love we share with our pets, and are forever grateful for each one of these furry family members who enrich our lives, even long after they are gone.
Watch your mailbox for our annual appeal. Return the donor card or donate on the website. We appreciate you.
We love to see adoptions of any kind. It’s always a happy day when people open their hearts to a new family member. However, there’s an element of sadness in adoptions. We’ve seen puppies and kittens go home quickly, sometimes before we even get their photo on our pet adoption sites. It’s understandable- the awwwwww factor of adorable puppies and kittens is undeniable. Also, we understand that people want to train a pet from the beginning.
If you have a dog in your family, you’re likely adept at reading your dog’s eyes. Of course, you know the “I love you” stare, where you are the most wonderful person in his world. There’s also “feed me”, “play with me”, “yep, that’s the spot”, “guilty as charged”, and “give me some attention”. Researchers have found that dogs evolved muscles around their eyes, allowing them to make expressions that appeal to humans.
Here at Second Chance, we are sharing gratitude this Thanksgiving week.
We are incredibly grateful for our adopters. Watching our pets go to their forever homes is the best feeling!
Our pets and people are thankful for all who bring in donations (food for the pet pantry, dog beds, toys, sunshades, etc.). We’re also grateful for those who donate money and time enabling our organization to thrive.
A few weeks ago, the Pet Column talked about the difference between a shelter and a rescue. One big difference is how an organization is funded.
Sometimes, a shelter or rescue is funded by a city or county government through taxes and fees collected and designated for animal control. Some shelters are funded and supported by a larger organization (like ASPCA or Best Friends). We’re neither of those.
309 Sherman Street (HWY 62)
PO Box 2096 (mailing)
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 626-3233 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax
Mon - Sat: 10 - 5pm, Sun: 12 - 5pm
335 W. Colorado Avenue (Main Street)
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-1100 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax
Daily: 10am - 5pm