Our Mission & Values

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

  • Build and foster a no kill community
  • 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

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 counts.

 

Services

  • A comprehensive adoption program that matches homeless animals with new pet owners; there are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program. We receive nearly all the area’s surrendered animals, as well as animals from local animal control facilities. We are the stray animal holding facility
  • Affordable spay/neuter services open to the public.
  • A medical fund to assist qualified pet owners through tough financial times.
  • A pet food bank to assist qualified pet owners through tough financial times.
  • Compassion programs for children and adults designed to teach compassion, respect and responsible care for pets.
  • Intervention programs for people to end neglect and abuse and break the cycle of violence against pets and animals.
  • Outreach programming to serve owners with pets in under-served areas.
  • foster program for animals in need of new homes.
  • Dog training classes for dogs and puppies.
  • A Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that provides rescue, appropriately allowed rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

 

Dog Adoption

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Meet Kiki! The sweeeeetest 9 wk old female lab and keeshound mix you’ll ever meet. She is current on her first doctor’s exam, vaccinations and de-worming. Come meet Kiki, she is ready for her forever home!
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Meet Kiera! This is Kiki’s sister and litter mate, also a 9 week old female lab and keeshond mix. Kiera is outgoing and has a great sense of adventure. She is current on her first doctor’s exam, vaccines and de-worming. Come meet Kiera, she’s ready for her forever home!
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Mila | Female – 3 year old Lab…Mila has been rescued from Death Row. She was taken in by New Mexico Animal Control who allowed her to have her puppies and once they were all adopted out at 8 weeks, they put Mila on the euthanasia list. We rescued her the day she was suppose to be euthanized. We are working to get her here to Telluride as quickly as possible. Please let us know if you’d be interested in fostering her or better yet, adopting her! She cannot wait to have an amazing new life with a loving, forever home!
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ADOPTED!! Blondie | Female — available after July 26th for adoption
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Ryder | Male – available after July 26th for adoption
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Scout | Female – available after July 26th for adoption
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ADOPTED!! Duke | Male – available after July 26th for adoption
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Thor | Male – available after July 26th for adoption
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Diesel | Male – available after July 26th for adoption
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Maria | Female – available after July 26th for adoption
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Cleo | Female – available after July 26th for adoption
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Buddy | Male – available after July 26th for adoption
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Ria | Female – available after July 26th for adoption
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Ringo | Male – available after July 26th for adoption

 

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Coco | Female – Boxer…Coco was found shot in the head and having seizures on the side of the road by brown Ranch on December 27th, 2018. Dr. Smolen and the staff of the Animal Hospital of Telluride saved her life, have worked to rehabilitate her, and find her a new, forever home. She is playful and inquisitive and has lots of energy. Coco is best suited in a home where she is the only dog and gets a lot of exercise. She still has some physical challenges in her recovery but overall has made incredible progress. Please let us know if you are interested in adopting or fostering Coco!

 

Thank you for visiting our Dog Adoption page!

Puppy adoptions under 6 months old can vary from $200 to over $400 a puppy at a shelter or rescue. Each of these puppies will have a $200 adoption fee, non-refundable, which includes vaccinations, de-worming, micro-chip, and a certificate for spay/neuter, which will be required and agreed to in the adoption application. The adult dogs have a an adoption fee of $175, non-refundable which equally includes as need be to the following: being up-to-date on vaccinations, de-worming, micro-chipping and spay/neuter.

We will have an adoption event on Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th at PET Telluride, 150 West Pacific Avenue, from 11 am to 4 pm each day. If you are interested in adopting, these puppies will be available to be adopted at this time. If you wish to meet a puppy sooner, please contact us and we can work to coordinate a visit.

Please contact us at 970.728.1082 or submit request below if you are interested in adopting any of our dogs or puppies. We will provide you with an adoption application. Details on our adoption procedures can be found on the “Adoption Procedures” page.

If you are not able to adopt a dog or puppy at this time but are interested in fostering a dog or puppy, or being a sponsor of one of our dogs or puppies, please call us at the number above or submit the form below.

 

Cat Adoption

 

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ADOPTIONS PENDING – 2 Kittens | Both Males | can be adopted together or separately, please inquire if interested in adopting these kittens

Please contact us at 970.728.1082 if you are interested in adopting any of our cats or kittens. Details on our adoption procedures can be found on the “Adoption Procedures” page.

If you are not able to adopt a cat or kitten at this time but are interested in fostering a cat or kitten, or being a sponsor of one of our cats or kittens, please call us at the number above or submit the form below.

Donate

Every life counts.

And you can help save a life.

The Telluride Humane Society exists 100% on donations in order to make every life count.

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

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
  • 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!


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