Community Programs

Connecting Pets, People, and
Community While Saving Lives

In addition to our low-cost/low-income veterinary services, training classes, mobile adoption events,
and education & outreach, we offer these special programs in our communities.

We Believe Pets & People Live Better Together

We are always looking for new opportunities to target gaps in the regional animal welfare system,
and for ways to promote responsible pet parenting and the human-animal bond.
One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.

Jean Vanier

Current Programs

Pet Pantry

Our Pet Pantry provides free or by-donation pet food and supplies to those in our community who are struggling with homelessness, job loss, or other economic challenges that threaten their ability to keep beloved pets in their homes.

This program is possible through generous donations from Chow Down Pet Supplies, Walmart, Petco, Murdoch’s, and community members. To request food or supplies, or to make a donation, call or email the shelter or stop by during business hours. (970)626-2273. No guarantee of food availability.

Pet Pantry Donors Include

And Generous Members of Our Communities

Memorial Garden

Angels Wings Memorial Garden is a private retreat that includes a walking path around a pond, native plants, and a place to sit and reflect.

We are in the process of re-designing and re-focusing the garden to serve all who are grieving. Watch our social media and website for news.

Are you interested in giving a memorial gift or remembering Second Chance in your estate?

Robotic Pets for Seniors

Robotic cats, dogs, and birds are now enriching the life of memory care patients and others who may benefit from the interactions and companionship these pets provide.

Robotic pets are toy animals that have life-like qualities including sound and movement. They blink, move their head and mouth, and produce life-like sounds. A robotic animal can provide a level of stimulation, engagement, and comfort that one cannot find with a simple stuffed animal. By using robotic pets there is no concern about the safety of the pet or need for pet care and feeding.

The program was made possible thanks to a generous grant from NextFifty initiative, a Colorado-based, private foundation supporting efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

Upcoming Events, Classes, and Clinics

January/February 2023

February 4

Mobile Adoption Event

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3421 S Rio Grande Montrose

February 11

Mobile Adoption Event

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chow Down

535 S 1st St Montrose

February 18

Mobile Adoption Event

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3421 S Rio Grande Montrose



February 28