Our Mission & Values

The Telluride Humane Society passionately strives to respect and value the life of every animal.

Our Mission is to:

  • End the overpopulation of homeless dogs and cats through mission-critical programs and efforts
  • Better animal welfare in the way which animals are treated by setting higher standards of practice and leadership which focus on compassionate and sustainable solutions
  • Be of direct and consistent support to the pets and pet owners of San Miguel county and the southwest Colorado region
  • Expanding to our neighboring southwest regional areas of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, we have meaningfully chosen to aid and rescue pets in dire need from the Native American Reservations.

We Value:

  • Respect for all life
  • Community
  • Transparency
  • Compassion
  • Education
  • Involvement
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability

The foundation blocks of the Telluride Humane Society’s Mission & Values comes from our community of volunteers and leaders partnered with local organizations, services and government.

Every life matters.

Dog Adoption

Thank you for coming to the Telluride Humane Society in your consideration of adopting a puppy or dog. Rescuing has never been more crucial than now.

ADOPTION PENDING! Meet Charlie! This 9 wk old male Catahoula Mix puppy has the eyes of a gentle soul! He loves playing with his german shepherd foster brother, Boone, and with the three young children in his foster home. He is smart and athletic, a quick learner and is an easy going boy. He’s an incredibly fun and happy boy! If you’d like to meet Charlie, please contact us!

ADOPTION PENDING! Meet Penelope! This 9 wk old female Catahoula Mix puppy is a love bug! She loves to snuggle with both her Lab foster brother, Louie, and her foster humans. She loves to hike and be on trails and she takes to new thongs easily and quickly. She’s one smart cookie while being incredible friendly and playful with other people and other dogs. If you would like to meet Penelope please contact us!

ADOPTED! Meet Belle! This precious 14 wk old female mixed breed puppy is a rescue from the Navajo Reservation. She is so friendly and smiles everywhere she goes. Belle is happy and adventurous, incredibly playful and loves other dogs. She is smart and a fast learner as you teach her commands and tricks. Fetching the ball is one of her favorite games. She is estimated to be 40-50 lbs as an adult. Contact us if you would like to meet Belle!

Louie, 8-10 wk old, male, neutered, mixed breed

ADOPTED! Meet Louie! He is a male, mixed breed neutered puppy between 8-10 weeks old. He LOVES to cuddle with his humans! He is smart, excellent on short hikes and loves to play with other dogs. We estimate his adult weight to be between 50-60 lbs. Rescued from the Navajo Reservation, he has acclimated immediately to his new world and will make the best hiking buddy ever. Contact us if you’d like more information on Louie!

“Buddy”, 16 wk old, male, mixed breed puppy

ADOPTED!! Meet Buddy! Buddy has the eyes and spirit of an old soul; of that dog that was your best friend; of the puppy now that will be your best companion through all of your life adventures to come. He is ready to love and be loved. Buddy is gentle and incredibly sweet. He loves to play with other dogs, is not phased by his current foster home cat and is doing perfectly well with young children. He is shy in meeting new people and when he is in new situations. Every day he grows and gains in his confidence. He is crate trained, neutered and up to date on all vaccines. His breed is mixed and is estimated adult size is that of a medium size dog: 40-60 lbs.

“Stark”, 5 yr old male, Lab mix

ADOPTED! Meet Stark! This gorgeous male Lab Mix is your family dog, your best friend, your everything. He is gentle, happy, easy going, adventurous, loving. Hike and hike some more and he will keep going. Stark loves all things outdoors, is good off leash and with voice command. He is great with other dogs, cats, horses, chickens, goats…he is good with young children. He is house trained and he is so ready to be in a forever home that adores him and includes him as a companion in all they do.  He is neutered, up to date on all his vaccines and weighs about 70 lbs.

“Cowboy”, 7 yr old male, Australian Shepherd Mix

ADOPTED! Meet Cowboy! This fluffy, furry, handsome 7 yr old male Australian Shepherd Mix is so happy to meet everyone everywhere he goes. He is incredibly friendly with other people and other dogs. Cowboy loves to be outside, is good off leash and with voice command and is loyal as they come. He is good with very young children, cats, horses, chickens and goats. He was surrendered because his family lives near a high-speed highway and they fear he will get hit by a truck. He is neutered, up to date on all his vaccines and weighs about 60 lbs.

“Hank”, 14 wk old male, Heeler Mix

ADOPTED! Meet Ranger! Ranger is a rescue off of the Navajo Reservation. He is incredibly friendly and good with other dogs. He just wants to give lots of love and be your best friend. This puppy is ready for all adventures – hiking, camping, biking, paddle boarding – you name it, Ranger is your dog! Ranger is neutered, up to date on all vaccines and estimated to be 45-60 lbs as an adult male.

“Harper”, 10-12 wk old, female, mixed breed puppy

ADOPTED!!! Meet Harper! If a picture is worth a thousand words, then say no more! This floofy little girl with the big brown eyes is a very lucky rescue off of the Navajo Reservation. Upon rescue she had not had a pinch of socialization or human interaction. Today, here in her Telluride foster home she has melted our hearts and blossomed into a puppy.  She’s smart, spunky, sweet and playful. Her breed is mixed and her estimated size as an adult is 40-60 lbs.

“Gabriela”, 11-12 wk old, female, chihuahua puppy

ADOPTED!!! Meet Gabriela! She is literally a pocket of sunshine, often caught smiling where ever she goes. She is a happy puppy! She loves to be held and cuddled and she loves to play. She is the pup that lights up what ever room she’s in. You will fall in love with her. This 2.4 lbs little girl is estimated to be around 10 lbs as an adult. She is pure chihuahua.

ADOPTED!!!

Meet 8 wk old Eddie! This sweet and cuddly male puppy was born to a Goldendoodle Mother and a purebred Australian Shepherd Father. The result is an Aussie Doodle and boy, is he going to melt your heart! He loves to be outside, play with other dogs, and cuddle up to his people. He is already walking really well on a leash and doing incredibly well with his potty training. His estimated adult weight is around 60 lbs +/-.

Please contact us if you would like more information about Eddie and would like to meet him!

Please visit our Instagram ( @telluridehumanesociety) and Facebook pages for more information on our pets for adoption.

We do daily updates and posts on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/telluridehumanesociety/ so please visit our page and that will give you the most current and real-time information on pets being rescued and available for adoption.

Adoption fees vary per individual puppies and dogs.

Fee includes with our partnered veterinarian facility: a full doctor exam, vaccinations, bordatella, lepto, rabies, heartworm preventive, flea/tick preventive, spay or neuter and microchip.

We are 100% volunteer; 100% foster based and 100% donation based. We sincerely appreciate your support. 

We are accepting applications now and only prospective homes that have completed applications will be considered. Please go to our online Dog Application form and submit. Thank you.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

https://www.instagram.com/telluridehumanesociety/

Cat Adoption

 

Thank you for coming to the Telluride Humane Society in your consideration of adopting a kitten or cat. Rescuing has never been more crucial than now.

Currently all of our cats and kittens have been adopted. Please check back again with us soon!

We do daily updates and posts on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/telluridehumanesociety/ so please visit our page and that will give you the most current and real-time information on pets being rescued and available for adoption.

We are 100% volunteer; 100% foster based and 100% donation based. We sincerely appreciate your support. 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Donate

The Telluride Humane Society is 100% volunteer based and exists 100% on donations in order to ensure every dollar goes straight to the pets and efforts working to help them.

We are a registered tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity with the IRS – EIN 83-2275318.

Please click here to learn about “Where Your Money Goes” when you thoughtfully donate to the Telluride Humane Society.

There are so many ways you can donate:

  • Monetarily – As a donation, as a grant, as a gift of your estate, in memoriam
  • Your Time – For an event, walk a pet, foster a pet
  • Professional Services
  • Supplies – Any supply that may assist in our care of pets, we gladly accept – this includes crates, old towels & rags, good condition collars & leashes, stainless steel bowls, etc.
  • Cuddly.com – Under “Donate”, go to “Donate Now” and type in “Maggie” if you would like to specifically donate to our exclusive medical fund : Maggie’s Fund for Medically Injured Pets. The goal amount set is for Maggie and all financial gifts that surpass the goal serve as an invaluable foundation for future severely injured pets in medical need.
  • AmazonSmile – Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Here is the link to where your eligible Amazon purchases can assist Telluride Humane Society: https://smile.amazon.com  Shop and help pets at the same time!

Thank you for considering the Telluride Humane Society as a meaningful mission and charitable cause you wish to support!

$10 – provides food and shelter to a homeless pet for a day

$25 – contributes to a community medical fund for qualified pet emergencies

$45 – provides a microchip to a dog or cat ensuring they will not be homeless again

$100 – fuels the vehicle transport aiding in animal rescue

$250 – funds the basic care from first vaccinations to medical exam to micro-chip and spay/neuter for one healthy pet from arrival to adoption

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MAIL:

Telluride Humane Society

PO Box 455

Telluride, CO 81435