Dogs and cats are the most common pets found at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, but there are a wide variety of other animals, such as hamsters and guinea pigs as well as large mammals such as horses, goats, and our feathered and finned friends as well. Birds, snakes, iguanas, fish, turtles, rabbits and other animals are often available for adoption.
Most animals that come to the shelter are either pets relinquished by their owners, or stray pets found wandering loose. Animal Law Enforcement Officers are on duty to pick up strays during regular business hours, and many Good Samaritans bring lost pets to the shelter as well. Our Animal Law Enforcement Division provides numerous services to the Pikes Peak community, though services may vary by area.
Municipal ordinances require that all stray animals be held for a minimum of 3 days to give their owners and chance to claim them. After 3 days, the pet may be available for adoption. During the holding period, a stray pet may be reserved for you through our choice program, which allows you to have first choice on the pet if the owner does not claim it.