San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society
The San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society is a nonprofit (501c3) all volunteer organization (only 1 person paid to clean our shelter). Our primary mission is to improve the well being of animals (primarily dogs and cats) in the San Luis Valley (SLV).
The San Luis Valley is the largest alpine valley in the world (roughly the size of Connecticut). It is also the poorest region of Colorado (1/3 of the residents in the county our shelter is in live below the poverty level. Our extensive spay/neuter program has reduced the number of homeless animals in this valley. And we have provided many many families with fine companion animals.
We have rescued and found loving homes for over 8,000 homeless, often suffering dogs and cats in the past 16 years and have received numerous grants for spay/ neutering dogs and cats to reduce the number of homeless and abused animals in the San Luis Valley.
VOLUNTEER: Every Saturday, we hold Pet Adoptions at the Petco on N Nevada. in Colo. Springs from 11 to 5, where many of the pets (but never quite enough) will begin their rightful lives with their loving new owners. We can use help feeding, watering, and caring for animals. If you would like to help homeless animals find homes please email us at and ask for a volunteer form.
We deeply appreciate all help.
Reclaiming Hours: 7 days a week 7AM to 7PM.
We appreciate a call ahead to give you directions, 719-587-WOOF (9663)
Our shelter is located near the town of San Luis, CO
Mail address only – 76 El Rio Dr. Alamosa, CO 81101