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
  • Outside of the local county, we have meaningfully chosen to rescue pets solely and exclusively from the Ute Reservation in southwest Colorado. The Ute Native Americans are the soul and spirit of Telluride and we are honored and privileged to help this community.

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.

Cat Adoption Application

Please complete the below form and we will contact you regarding your Cat Adoption Application. Thank you!

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  • By submitting this application for review, you are certifying that you understand and agree to the following: 1. Telluride Humane Society reserves the right to refuse an adoption for any reason. 2. The information contained within this application, to the best of the applicant's knowledge, is true, accurate, and not misleading in any way. 3. Telluride Humane Society reserves the right to contact any individuals listed on this form.
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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.

Please visit our Instagram ( @telluridehumanesociety) and Facebook pages for more pictures and information on each of the following pets ready for their forever homes!

Meet Mama (aka Princess)! Look no further than this absolute sweetheart of a dog. She is a 1.5 yr old spayed, mixed breed female. She has overcome a rough and painful start to life and loves playing with other dogs and is good with cats. Mama is the dog that will bond with you quickly and be an incredible companion where ever you go. Currently she weighs about 35 lbs.

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 accepting applications now and only prospective homes that have completed applications will be considered. If you would like an application please contact us on the form below.

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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.

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.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

MEET MARBLE & HER BROTHER, SLATE! These two kitten siblings literally are little miracles. Part of a total litter of 6 that were rescued with life threatening eye infections. All kittens were hospitalized and treated for these infections, and Marble and Slate sustained the worst of the infections. They are nothing short of lucky to still have their eyes, the infections were that bad. Both can see, but ulcers were on their eyeballs from the infections and Marble’s eyes remain cloudy. Both are so so loving and fun, please consider them for your forever home. If interested in meeting them, please contact us!
SLATE, male kitten
MARBLE, female kitten
Meet Lily! If you want the funnest little kitten around – this is your girl! She loves to be everywhere a human is, loves other kitties and loves to be playful with nearly everything – this is your fun buddy. She is adventurous and absolutely adorable in every way. About 8 wks old, she is still very tiny with a HUGE personality!

Contact us if you’d like to meet any of these kittens!


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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Telluride Humane Society

PO Box 455

Telluride, CO 81435