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Welcome to Safe Place For Pets


Meet Buddy: Buddy has been with Safe Place for almost 4 years waiting for his new family. Through the month of September, you can adopt Buddy for only a $25.00 suggested donation. Please consider making Buddy your MVP, most valuable pet.

Do you need a Buddy? Of course you do! I'm a sweet 13 year old male who prefers a tranquil home environment. I am a short-haired, indoor puddy-tat who is a bit shy at first. But once I get to know you I will talk and purr. So if you need the purrfect companion, make an appointment to meet me. I won't be your whole life but I will make your life whole.

Visit our available pets.


To make an appointment to visit our cats at the Welcome Center at 1141 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80929, please call (719) 359-0201, currently open by appointment only.


Volunteer Spotlight: This week's Volunteer of the Week is Dennis, in his own words!

Dennis joined Safe Place after meeting Cathy B. at Pikes Peak Hospice in 2008. He made some comment to her about how the Safe Place website needed updating, and within 24 hours he was the webmaster. So, there is a lesson in there for you...

read more about Dennis

The strangest thing about Dennis (and there are many of those to choose from) is that he doesn't have any pets. Well, unless you count the many gophers running roughshod through his front lawn. Everyone else on the Safe Place Board has at least one pet; most of them need both hands to count them all. But helping Safe Place is how he gets his 'fix'; talking to the kitties, petting the doggies, but knowing that they are all well cared for by our many volunteers. It's sort of like being a grandparent; you get to play with them and then give them back to their 'parents' when they act like they're about to get sick. Or cranky.

Still, his biggest challenge these days is keeping his wife Judy from bringing home the cats from the cattery. He claims to be allergic, but that doesn't seem to keep him from playing with them as well. We're all taking bets as to which gets added to the family first; a tabby or a golden retriever. Right now the odds are running 50-50...

We at Safe Place for Pets thank Dennis for his long term commitment to our organization and hope he and Judy get their family addition soon!


Ready to volunteer? SP4P is a 100% volunteer organization and we are always in need of amazing volunteers like you! Check out our immediate volunteer openings. (Must be 18 years or older to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult.)

We have an immediate need for a Grant Writer. As a Grant Writer, you would research funding sources, prepare and send grant proposals, keep detailed records to track research and proposals, and provide additional information to organizations as requested.

more info about Grant Writer

We are looking for someone with outstanding grammar and research skills who has a passion for helping animals and/or the terminally ill. A bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major is preferred. If you are interested in becoming a Grant Writer for Safe Place for Pets, please complete the Volunteer Application.

Do you love Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine or Instagram? Do you have an affinity for Social Media? Safe Place for Pets is looking for anyone interested in helping us enhance our presence on Social Media. We need ideas to help us gain new volunteers and donors, more surrenderer and wellness clients who can use our services and in general, gain more exposure.

more info about Social Media committee

As a Social Media committee member, you will be working with the Placement team to post new pets in program, adoptions, success stories, the Development team to post upcoming events on the calendar and highlight them as they come near, with Marketing team to re-use any materials (logos, images, etc) they may have for advertising of events, etc., and more. If you are interested in becoming a Social Media committee member, send an email to info@safeplacepets.org. If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application.



Have you checked out our wish list? Our pets are just like yours at home and need supplies like food, litter, treats, etc while waiting to be adopted. To make it easy for you to help us provide these items to SP4P, we made a wish list on Amazon.com. We also added items to the wish list that will help SP4P run more smoothly. Please take a look and consider donating to our wish list.





Kick off this fall sports season and find your Most Valuable Pet! Safe Place for Pets joins Best Friends Animal Society in the MVP animal adoption campaign during the month of September. For only a $25 suggested donation, you can take home a top draft pick pet! Check out our MVP cats here, then contact Safe Place to make an appointment to meet your Most Valuable Pet.


Safe Place for Pets will have a booth at the Foxy Mom's Expo on Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 4pm at the Antler's Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. The Foxy Mom's Expo is an exciting day geared towards women and filled with shopping, pampering, and ideas from local businesses. There will be great local food, live music and entertainment, guest speakers, prize giveaways, demonstrations, and a fashion show highlighting the latest trends in apparel and accessories for the Foxy Moms of Southern Colorado!



Help us win a $100K Holiday Wishes grant from the Petco Foundation by sharing your adoption story. If you adopted your pet from Safe Place for Pets, share your story about how your adopted pet brings you more joy each day. And get this, if we’re selected for the grand prize you will receive a $1,000 Petco gift card! Submit your story about how your adopted pet changed your life here. Submission deadline: Oct. 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST



Safe Place for Pets is honored to be chosen to participate in the 2016 Indy Give! campaign for the 6th year! This campaign helps us rehome more pets of the terminally ill to their loving new forever homes. Every donation is appreciated. Help us reach our goal and receive great Indy Give! rewards! The 2016 Indy Give! campaign runs from Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st.


Safe Place for Pets is celebrating 20 years!

We would like to thank everyone that has made our non-profit a success. We couldn't have done it without your continued support. Thank you!