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.
  • 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.
  • A 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 Patriot! A 2-yr old yellow lab mix rescued from hours of being euthanized at a high-kill shelter. He’s friendly and sweet and ready for his forever home!
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Dodger | Male, 1 Year Old, Husky – Dodger has been saved! If you are interested in adopting or fostering Dodger please contact us at telluridehumanesociety@gmail.com
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Silas! Male | 1-2 Years Old, Black Lab Mix | …Silas was rescued from the Roswell, NM animal control after having gone through a very difficult life in his short 1-2 years. Severely malnourished and having some optical impairment, he is on the rebound and loves playing with other dogs and living life to the fullest. He is socialized with other dogs but needs a home that is thoughtful to his vision impairment. He is current on medical exam, vaccinations and neuter and is excited to meet his loving foster and forever home!
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Silas! Male | 1-2 Years Old, Black Lab Mix
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Silas! Male | 1-2 Years Old, Black Lab Mix
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Silas! | Male, 1-2 Years Old, Black Lab Mix

 

Puppy adoptions under 6 months old can vary from $200 to over $400 a puppy at a shelter or rescue. Puppies 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. 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.

Please submit a 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

ADOPTION EVENT: Friday, October 18 at PET Telluride, 150 West Pacific in Telluride

Kitten Lily –

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Lily | Female Kitten, 12 Weeks Old

Momma Kitty, Tabitha (less than 1 yr old) –

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Tabitha | Female, 1 year old or younger Kitten’s Mommy

 

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Thomas | Male Kitten, 11 Weeks Old
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Thomas | Male Kitten, 11 Weeks Old
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Lily | Female Kitten, 11 Weeks Old
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Lily | Female Kitten, 11 Weeks Old
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Tabitha | Female, 1 year old or younger, Kitten’s Mommy
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Tabitha | Female, 1 year old or younger, Kitten’s Mommy

Tabitha and her kittens are amazing survivors and inspire you on the perseverance of a Mommy to save and protect her babies. Found in a condemned building in Montrose upon inches of trash, a passionate animal advocate came to their rescue and saved their lives. All of them are incredibly loving, sweet and affectionate.

Mommy kitty and her kittens will be featured at PET Telluride at 150 West Pacific for adoption. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting any of them outside of PET Telluride hours, email us at telluridehumanesociety@gmail.com.

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.

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.
  • 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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