The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving thousands of citizens and pets annually through our animal services, and by offering volunteer opportunities, education services and community outreach programs.
Adopting A Friend
When you find an available animal that interests you, our great staff and volunteers can take you to visit your new friend in one of our 'Get Acquainted' rooms. This lets you decide if the pet's and your personality match. Any animal that is a stray cannot be visited until it becomes available for adoption. Due to the large number of visitors to the shelter, we must limit visitations to 2 animals per individual or family per day.
To sign up for a visit, see the Info Host in the main lobby. To complete adoptions in a timely manner, we stop issuing numbers for people to visit with available animals one hour prior to closing -- at 5:15 pm Monday through Saturday, and at 3:15 pm on Sunday.
Once you have chosen your new lifelong companion, you must fill out an application. You'll then meet with an Adoption Counselor to answer any questions you may have. You'll also receive important medical and behavior information to get you both started off on the right foot.
Variable adoption fees are listed on the pet's kennel card; cat adoption fees range from $34 to $195, and dog adoption fees range from $44 to $395. Most cats are $68 to adopt, and most dogs are $130. Kittens and puppies four months and younger are $78 and $150, respectively. If the kittens or puppies needed care in our excellent foster program, the additional medical treatment, food and supply costs are partially recovered by a $10 fee.
Adoption fees for cats and dogs include sterilization, vaccinations, a microchip, a free health exam at one of 71 participating veterinary clinics, deworming for young animals, a one-year license for dogs, and pet information. For animals that are not already spayed or neutered, a $50 refundable deposit is required by state law (House Bill 1185). This bill seeks to help decrease the pet overpopulation problem in Colorado. Once proof of sterilization is returned to the Humane Society, the $50 deposit will be refunded to the adopter. All dogs must leave on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Before your new pet leaves the shelter, he/she will be examined by a veterinarian technician to check for any obvious medical problems to bring to your attention.
Adoption fees for other types of animals vary; small animals like gerbils, rats, bunnies and ferrets range from $5 to $65, depending on the species. Exotic animals and birds are priced on a per-case basis. Horses are adopted through a sealed bidding process, and bids must be submitted in person; for more information on adopting horses, please call us at 473-1741 or email us.
Who We Are
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. The Humane Society rescues and cares for animals in distress, re-unites lost pets with their owners, finds loving permanent homes for homeless animals, teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.
Come Visit Us
Please note that our shelter is closed for adoptions on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Mon - Sat: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; showings stop 5:15 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; showings stop 3:15 p.m.
Lost & Found Pets:
Mon - Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sun: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.