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Upper Rio Grande Animal Society

2825 Sherman Ave, PO Box 369, Monte Vista, CO 81144

Contact
Email shelter@urgasconouranimalshelter.org
Phone (719) 852-3366
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Areas Upper Rio Grande Animal Society serves

San Luis Valley

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About Upper Rio Grande Animal Society

We are a small rural dog shelter. On any given day, our shelter is home to more than 30 dogs waiting to meet you and their family today!
We were lucky to start our shelter back in 2010 and we've been able to successfully keep our doors open. It's taken a lot of love, hard work and dedication, but the animals make every day a joy for us!

Upper Rio Grande Animal Society's adopted pets

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Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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.