Valley Humane League Shelter, Operated by the Dumb Friends League
The Valley Humane League, operated by Dumb Friends League, is currently operating as a full-service dog shelter. The facility offers adoptions, shelter for homeless dogs and lost and found services. The facility also offers a spay/neuter program for community owned dogs and cats.
Until the new San Luis Valley Animal Center opens in the spring of 2021, some programs and services, particularly for cats, are limited.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please stay in your car and call 719.589.3385 when you arrive at the shelter. We will instruct you how to proceed and come out to help you.
Our address is 6414 Co. Rd. 107 S. Alamosa, Colorado 81101. We are located right next to Alamosa Alpine Veterinary Hospital and across Highway 160 from the movie theater.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Make a Donation
If you see or hear about a dog that you think would be a good fit for your home, please contact us immediately. We often transfer dogs to other shelters, so call us as soon as possible for a chance to meet the pup. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are requesting all interested adopters call ahead so we can manage the number of people in our shelter at a time and keep everyone safe.
We are an open admission shelter, however, when our population increases to maximum care capacity, we will manage owner relinquishments. There is currently no charge to bring a pet to our shelter.
Lost and Found
Lost and stray animals in the San Luis Valley area are posted on this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/749312331842570/
Volunteer opportunities coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you shelter cats?
A: At this time, we cannot shelter cats. However, we recognize the need for cat services and sheltering in the Alamosa area is enormous, and this was one of the driving forces behind the building of the new San Luis Valley Animal Center. When the new facility opens in the spring of 2021, we will have the staff and resources to shelter and care for cats.
Q: Why can’t you accept cats?
A: We understand it is difficult not to have a place to take cats in the Alamosa area. At this time, the Valley Humane League Shelter cannot practically accept cats nor can the facility be in compliance with PACFA regulations. (PACFA, Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, is a licensing and inspection program dedicated to protecting the health and well being of pet animals throughout Colorado.)
We appreciate your patience and desire to find the best options for these pets, and please know we share that desire, and it’s why we’re investing so much in this community.
Q: Where can I find resources for cats now?
A: Many shelters around the state have resources for cats.
Cats can be served by:
or other regional organizations that currently shelter cats.
Q: Do you offer spay/neuter services?
A: Yes, our spay/neuter services continue to be available for cats and dogs in the community during this time.
Colorado Pet Pantry – If you need help providing food for your pet, please visit https://www.coloradopetpantry.org/ and fill out the application. The pet food pantry takes place on the last Monday of every month. Recipients must provide proof of address and proof their pet(s) have been spayed or neutered. We are able to help feed up to four pets.