Welcome to Safe Place For Pets

Meet Hoodie: Hi there! My name is Hoodie. I am a handsome 5 year old Domestic Medium hair fellow with giant all seeing eyes. My fur coat is unusual; it’s white at the base but black at the tips, so if you ruffle it back it shimmers!

Even though I am a big cat, 13 lbs, I am a big softie inside. In my pre-Safe Place life, by day I was a man-about-town. I loved to be outside doing my own thing during the day, but when Mom called “Suppertime!” I would always come running and spend the evenings happily inside where I could be admired and petted.

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I loved to sprawl on the floor and just be close to my person, and at night I always slept with Mom. Now that I'm at Safe Place, I enjoy laying in a window and being a people watcher. I also love sitting up high on a shelf and watching all the other cats hanging out down below.

My sister, Mattie, has already been adopted, so I'm waiting for my turn while I hang out with all the other cats currently living at Safe Place's cattery. I get along with everyone, so a home with other cats, or maybe dogs would be OK with me. I would love to find my new forever home, so make an appointment to meet me at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center.

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...

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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.

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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.

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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 If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application.

Rachael and Nathan of 2 Traveling Dogs stopped by and visited Safe Place for Pets as part of their 48 rescues in 48 states event. We had a great time talking with them and talking about what we do. Rachael recently experienced a life ending situation with here grandmother and her dog Cuddles. Luckily a family member was able to adopt Cuddles and give it a good life. But what if there was no family member or friend who could help? This is what we do for people in Teller and El Paso Counties. We hope you enjoy the article. We are grateful to Rachael and Nathan for visiting with us, and helping to bring attention to our organization.

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!

Order your pups some well deserved treats from Bark Box! Goodie boxes can be scheduled monthly or for a one-time delivery. For every barkbox that is ordered with our promo code - SP4PBBX1, SP4P will receive a $15 donation, and you'll receive $5 off your order!