A Guide to Pet Adoption
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Ark-Valley Humane Society serves Chaffee County, Colorado as an open-admission shelter while maintaining a Live Release Rate for animals of 95% or above. AVHS is committed to saving the life of every healthy or treatable animal, including feral cats, under the care of the organization.
Yes, we do. To learn more and fill out an application, click here.
Yes we do. To learn more, please visit our pet crematory page.
Absolutely! To learn more about our community programs, please visit our programs page.
Ark-Valley Humane Society is not animal control. Please call your local police authority to help with the situation.
A microchip is a small device implanted in your pet used to aid in the reuniting of owners with their pets. It is a minimally invasive procedure, very similar to giving your pet a vaccination. Currently over 7,000,000 pets in the United States have been microchipped. We are happy to microchip your pet for $25.00.
Please call the shelter at 719.395.2737 during business hours, Noon to 5:30PM daily, to schedule a time to pick up your pet.
A surrender fee of $40 per dog (or litter of puppies) or $30 per cat (or litter of kittens) is requested at the time of surrender. If you cannot afford the surrender fee, please discuss this with an AVHS staff member.
Out-of-county surrender fees are $100 per animal (or litter).
To learn more about surrendering your pet, click here.
Absolutely! If you are unable to volunteer at the shelter, there are plenty of ways to still help the shelter animals. You could foster an animal whether it be a litter of kittens or an unsocialized dog. Or we have a list of DIY projects you can do from home like baking dog treats or making cat toys! Please start by filling out a volunteer application here.
Yes! We now have AVHS South located at 247 W HWY 50 in Salida (right next to Gone the Dogs). This is always accessible to law enforcement 24/7 for stray dog and cat drop-off and open to the public on Sundays 1:00-5:30pm June through August for cat adoptions, microchips, spay/neuter coupon assistance, a pet food pantry, Kitty Yoga and more! For additional question regarding AVHS South, call 719.395.2737.