Welcome to Safe Place For Pets

Meet Bruno: Hi, I’m Bruno, an energetic 14-month old neutered male Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix!

Sadly, my mom was so sick so I haven’t been around very many people or other dogs in my short life -- until recently! I’m doing very well at my foster home, having now been around other dogs. I enjoy playing with squeaky toys and with my new Westie friend, Annie! I am nervous around new people, but I warm up once I have a chance to get to know you and understand that you’re a good person. I am young and healthy, and I'm now quite proud of my physique since I've lost a little weight, and hope that my new forever family will help me stay fit and healthy!

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I love walks and do very well on a leash so I’d really love a new home with someone who’ll be active with me. My foster parents have been working with me to help me get fully housebroken and I am doing better every day; I just need to be able to let you know when I have to go potty. I’ve even learned to go in my crate when my foster has to leave and at night to sleep and I don’t make much of a fuss about it anymore!

I really am a sweet and smart little guy, but I am young and do need to still learn a few rules. If you are patient, yet structured and are willing to help teach me, please call Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or send an email to to meet me in person! I will be waiting for you!!

Visit our available pets.

We love getting updates on pets that have been rehomed through Safe Place. You can read some of the latest updates on our Success Stories page.

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.

Ready to volunteer? SP4P is a 100% volunteer organization and we are always in need of amazing volunteers like you! We have the following opportunities available: Development Chair, Volunteer Coordinator, Strategic Planning Chair, Welcome Center Coordinator and Facility Manager and many more volunteer openings. (Must be 18 years or older to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult.)

For more information about our organization, read our most current newsletter here.

Save the Date: July 15th!

Coming the summer of 2017 at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs.

This is our 4th annual fun & fundraiser with the community to support our mission of rehoming pets of their terminally ill owners. Come for a family fun day in the park with face painting, beer from a local brewery, various vendors, microchipping, food vendors and more! We will have spaces available for vendors to purchase to set up a table to promote their business for this event! We also have sponsorships available to businesses and other organizations to partner with us for this PAWS event! And, stay tuned for our NEW LOOK... more details will be coming soon!

Safe Place for Pets is celebrating 21 years!

For 21 years we've been helping the pets of the terminally ill find new loving homes and families to call their own.

As the terminally ill individual lays dying, or has passed on, their pets are often left to grieve, sometimes quietly, other times boisterously. Our goal is to help that pet through the grief, ensure the pet is healthy, and ready to find a new home and family.

A pet's grief can be severe (as can a human's). They grieve losing the one they love most, sometimes their brother and sister pets, their home, and the consistency of their routine of life. We work to provide a new, safe home and family for our pets. We work with our potential adopters to find the best fit for our pets. We love it when a new family unit is created.

Safe Place for Pets (SP4P) works with the terminally ill individual, and when they are no longer available, with family, friends, and/or legal representation who have been left behind. We have touched a lot of lives in our 21 years, both human and animal. SP4P thanks all of our past and present volunteers, supporter, pet partners, and donors. Without you, none of what we do would be possible. We are grateful for 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!

ResQwalk is a FREE mobile app that enables you to raise money and resources for Safe Place for Pets, simply by walking. Go to, download the app, and support Safe Place for Pets one step at a time.