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Second Chance Humane Society

177 County Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

Our Mission

Connecting Pets, People, and Community While Saving Lives.

We Believe Pets & People Live Better Together.

Since 1994, we have served Ouray, Montrose, and San Miguel counties in Southwest Colorado. We work to address the needs of homeless pets in this region and beyond. We save lives through our Shelter Programs & Services while developing effective Education and Prevention Programs. Our low-cost veterinary services provides options for our communities to keep pets healthy and in their homes.

Adoption Policy

You can view our available dogs and cats online, or visit with them in person at our shelter.

We are located at 177 County Road 10 in Ridgway, Colorado.

We are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 11 AM – 5:30 PM.

We adopt on a first-come, first-served basis. We don’t allow pet holds.

Our adoption fees vary depending on the age of the pet.

$200 puppies under 6 months old
$100 adult dogs
$50 seniors (7 years and up)


$100 kittens under 6 months old
$50 adult cats
$25 seniors (7 years and up)

All pets adopted from Second Chance are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and will have age-appropriate vaccinations.

Be prepared to bring your new pet home.

All adopted dogs will be leaving with Martingale collars and an engraved ID tag with the new owner’s info on it. This is included in the adoption fee. Please bring a leash.

Cats will need a carrier to go home with you.

  • day hours
    Monday -
    Tuesday -
    Wednesday 11 am - 5:30 pm
    Thursday 11 am - 5:30 pm
    Friday 11 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday 11 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 11 am - 5:30 pm
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