Our adoptable animals are healthy and have had all their shots. Animals that are old enough are spay/neutered. We charge a refundable spay/neuter deposit for puppies. Puppies are parvo free and cats are leukemia tested prior to adoption. Our PetsMart adopters receive a free vet check-up for their adopted animal, $20 off on dog training classes, and a free bag of Science Diet dog (or cat) food.
Who We Are
The San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society is a nonprofit (501c3) with a mission to improve the wellbeing of animals (primarily dogs & cats) in the San Luis Valley (SLV). The SLV is the largest alpine valley in the world (roughly the size of Connecticut). It is the poorest area of Colorado with 1/3 of the citizens living below the poverty level. We have active rescue and spay/neuter programs. We have rescued and found homes for almost 5,000 homeless, often suffering dogs and cats in the past 7 1/2 years. We have received numerous grants for spay/neutering dogs and cats to reduce the number of homeless and abused pet animals in the SLV.We are a no-kill shelter and the largest animal welfare facility in the SLV. We need many volunteers to walk and socialize dogs. We will soon be offering volunteer vacations at our beautiful, mountain shelter at 8,600 feet with opportunities for hiking and observing birds and other wild animals such as buffalo, elk, and beaver. We need your help to grow so we can help more animals and provide people with fine animal companions.