Remember the following groups are staffed by volunteers. If you call and leave a message, please be patient if they can not get back to you right away.



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Roice-Hurst Humane Society
362 28 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81501
970 434-7337
Dogs, cats and other small animals available for adoption. We envision a unified Western Slope society that values the life of every companion animal; where no healthy, treatable and adoptable dog or cat is euthanized; and where every pet finds a safe, loving and permanent home.

Grand Rivers Humane
2651 Hwy 50 (Orchard Mesa), P.O. Box 3048 Grand Junction, CO 81501
970 257-0070
Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless and suffering pets through humane education, adoptions and foster care. We will work with community resources including local veterinarians and Mesa County Animal services towards achieving our mission.

Save-A-Pet Thrift Store is well stocked for shopping, and has cats and kittens for adoption. Donations of goods to sell are accepted. Cats and kittens are available for adoption at PetSmart and Petco. Dogs are available for adoption some weekends at PetSmart.

Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary
42528 Needle Rock Road, Crawford, CO 81415
970 361-5073
Our mission is to provide sanctuary for homeless dogs and cats until permanent homes can be found, to promote compassion for animals through summer kids camps and to enhance the quality of life of senior people by matching them with senior pets.

Surface Creek Shelter / Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control
290 North Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, CO
970 856-2346
Shelter Shoppe Thrift Boutique

Grand Valley Pit Crew (Pit Bulls only)


upsidedown catCLAWS (Cats League and Assistance of the Western Slope)
2214 Sanford Dr. #A5, Grand Junction, CO 81505
970 241-3793
We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and ending the suffering of cats in need. With rescue, spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering and adoption to approved homes, these cats can have a higher quality of life.

Offsite adoptions at PetSmart, Petco, Chow Down, J&M Aquatics and Tractor Supply Co.
Call ahead to schedule a visit at the shelter.

Community Cat Care 
P.O. Box 4555, Grand Junction, CO 81502
970 243-9098 (this number records messages, someone will call you back)
Management of feral and/or free roaming cats
Implements Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to reduce numbers and improve health of existing feral cat colonies by sterilizing and immunizing members of these colonies.

Loma Cat House
970 245-0769
Cats for adoption at Banfield Vet in PetSmart, or by contacting them by phone or internet.


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Dream Catcher Therapy Center and End of the Trail Horse Rescue
5814 Highway 348, Olathe Colorado

The mission of Dream Catcher Therapy Center is to foster an environment to effectively rescue and rehabilitate horses and empower people with physical and mental health challenges through interaction with horses in a unique, clinical setting




pic or cute bunnyColorado House Rabbit Society
P.O. Box 238, Broomfield, CO 80038
(303) 469-3240
Email us at

The Colorado House Rabbit Society is licensed by the National House Rabbit Society. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. There are no paid positions. Every penny of all donations goes to helping the rabbits. We rescue and rehabilitate homeless, abandoned house rabbits. Affectionate, litter-trained, spayed or neutered rabbits are then available for adoption. We also provide education about rabbits.



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Animal Birth Control
502 28-1/2 Rd., Grand Junction, CO
970 523-5487
Low cost spay/neuter and immunizations by appointment. Feral cats accepted. Price list on website.

Mesa County Animal Services
971 A Coffman Road, Whitewater, CO 81527
Director:  Penny McCarty, 970 242-4646
Rescue and Transfer Director:  Cindy Haerle, 970 210-4048

Project PUPS Certificates are issued to pet owners to assist with the cost of spaying ($35) or neutering ($25) any cat, dog, rabbit or potbellied pig. Applications and details can be found on their website or you may fill one at the facility. It is best to apply in advance of when you plan to schedule the surgery as time from application to issue can be a month or more. The certificates are accepted by most local veterinarians. This program is funded by donations.


Chow Down Pet Supplies
2518 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507 (near Albertson’s)
970 243-6200
Fruita Chow Down: 225 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO 81521
970 858-7700
Family owned and operated. Pet supplies, grooming and self dog wash. Seperate room featuring CLAWS cats ready to be adopted. Supporters of  fundraisers for local rescue groups.

2428 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO
970 255-9305
Cats from local shelters are available throughout the week. Weekend adoption events bring a wider variety of cats and dogs in need of forever homes.


2464 Hwy 6 & 50 #128, Grand Junction, CO 81505
970 241-8340
Cats from local shelters are available throughout the week. Weekend adoption events bring a wider variety of cats and dogs in need of forever homes.

J&M Aquatics

2851 North Ave,
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Phone: 970-245-2526
Cats available for adoption

Tractor Supply Co

2449 Highway 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 243-3015
Cats and Dogs available for adoption