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Our Featured Durango, CO Partner:

La Plata County Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

1111 South Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-2847
Email:
Website:
http://www.lpchumanesociety.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Anyone can stop by and visit, whether they're from down the street or half way around the world. Adoptions are not restricted to just our county, unless it's a "Special Needs" dog(any breed that has a bad reputation for being aggressive or dangerous).

We only accept strays & owner surrenders that are from La Plata County. Cities included are: Bayfield, Durango, Hermosa, Hesperus and Ignacio.

About Our Shelter:

- La Plata County Humane Society Mission Statement -

La Plata County Humane Society is a non-profit organization created to enhance the quality of life in our community by encouraging the humane treatment of animals. It is the Society's philosophy to preserve the lives of the animals entrusted to it so long as (I) they do not have life threatening injury or illness, (ii) are not vicious, (iii) there are funds and space available to provide the animals with a safe and healthy environment.

The Humane Society was created to provide shelter for homeless animals, to rescue animals in distress, to assist in the investigation and prosecution of reported cruelty and abuse, to attempt to find homes for unwanted animals, and to encourage kindness and responsibility toward all living things through humane education.

Hours:
Monday 10:00 - 5:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 5:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 5:30
Thursday 10:00 - 5:30
Friday 10:00 - 5:30
Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

Come Meet our Pets:

1111 S. Camino Del Rio (north of Wal-Mart) Durango, Colorado 81301

Our Adoption Process:

Our trained Adoption Counselors are on hand to help you through the process of finding the right pet. Please stop by and speak with one of our staff about the dogs and cats we have .

Adoption prices are as follows:

Puppies(Under 6 Months):
$100 which includes the spay/neuter, at least their first set of shots*, a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians and microchipping. Does not include rabies vaccination.

Dogs(6 months to 9 years):
$75 which includes the spay/neuter, at least their first set of shots *, a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians and microchipping. Does not include rabies vaccination.

Lonely Heart Dogs(Been here over 45 days):
$60 which includes the spay/neuter, all of their booster shots*, a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians and microchipping. Does not include rabies vaccination.

Senior Dogs(Over 9 years):
$50 which includes the spay/neuter, at least their first set of shots *, a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians and microchipping. Does not include rabies vaccination.

Cats & Kittens(2 months to 9 years):
$45 which includes the spay/neuter, at least their first set of shots **
and a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians.

Lonely Heart Cats(Been here over 45 days):
$20 which includes the spay/neuter, all of their booster shots** and a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians.

Senior Cats(Over 9 years):
$20 which includes the spay/neuter, at least their first set of shots** and a free Wellness Check with one of the participating local veterinarians.

* Canine vaccines include DHPP and Bordetella.
** Feline vaccines consist of the FVRCP combo.
Does not include rabies/leukemia.

Basic Requirements for Adoption:

-Adoption Application filled out completely.
-Must be at least 21 with Driver's License or Picture ID.
-Dog Introduction(your dog(s) must meet our dog)
-Have to contact landlord or see lease if you rent.
-Home inspection if interested in one of our "Special Needs" dogs.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.