The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving thousands of citizens and pets annually through our animal services, and by offering volunteer opportunities, education services and community outreach programs.
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. The Humane Society rescues and cares for animals in distress, re-unites lost pets with their owners, finds loving permanent homes for homeless animals, teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.
When you find an available animal that interests you, our great staff and volunteers can take you to visit your new friend in one of our 'Get Acquainted' rooms. This lets you decide if the pet's and your personality match. Any animal that is a stray cannot be visited until it becomes available for adoption. Due to the large number of visitors to the shelter, we must limit visitations to 2 animals per individual or family per day.
To sign up for a visit, see the Info Host in the main lobby. To complete adoptions in a timely manner, we stop issuing numbers for people to visit with available animals one hour prior to closing -- at 5:15 pm Monday through Saturday, and at 3:15 pm on Sunday.
Once you have chosen your new lifelong companion, you must fill out an application. You'll then meet with an Adoption Counselor to answer any questions you may have. You'll also receive important medical and behavior information to get you both star