Adoptable Cats

Looking for a furry feline friend? We don't blame you! Cats are all around great companions that dig living in Colorado. Seriously, they can watch the snow falling from the warmth of their kitty bed which is perfectly perched in a sunlit room next to their food, water and buzzer to summon you in case they need something.

Click to View our Adoptable Pets Here

Just take a look at some of these cool cats and prepare to open up your home so they can take it over! Once you've identified a pet that you're interested in give us a call to set up an appointment to meet your new furry family member. Also be sure to read our adoption process and download an adoption profile.

Check back often as our adoption pages are updated daily!

We have dogs too


Chipeta is a 3 year old, beautiful husky mix. She is very sweet, affectionate and a little shy at first....


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


Charger is a really cute 8 month old boy. He is very friendly and affectionate. He is full of spunk,...


Meet Dodger, He is a typical 8 month old, full of spunk and all about playing. He loves to run,...


Junior is a very loving dog that is full of play. He likes going on walks and playing fetch. Junior...


Come meet Keava. Keava is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. She is a very playful girl...

How Hard is it to Walk a Dog?

How Hard is it to Walk a Dog?

Walking peacefully along a path with your best friend; you are enjoying the fresh air, your dog is sniffing the grass and greeting other dogs. This is what every human hopes for when you venture out for a walk. Sometimes, it doesn’t quite work out. Walking a dog can be one of life’s greatest joys, but it also can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and downright infuriating if your dog is not well trained on a leash.

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Why Dogs are the Best Pets

Why Dogs are the Best Pets

I saw last week’s pet column, “Why Cats are the Best Pets”, and I was confused. Why would anyone question the superiority of canine companionship? When you see all the funny, playful, adorable, loyal dogs here at Second Chance, you might want to adopt them all! Here are just a few of countless reasons why a dog is the very best pet.

Loyalty. Dogs are there for you no matter what you’re going through (unlike a cat or a person). A dog will love you unconditionally. We’re good listeners and will never judge you for confessing your embarrassing secrets. Dogs are there for you.

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