What We Do
Safe Place ensures that animals find loving homes. We require all adoptive families to complete a questionnaire, spend time with the animal, and allow a Safe Place evaluator to perform a home safety assessment. If for any reason an adoptive family is unable to continue providing care for an animal, Safe Place will find another home for their pet.
All Safe Place animals receive a medical evaluation before adoption. All vaccinations are up to date and pets are neutered or spayed before placement.
We are committed to finding loving homes for animals in our care, but we can not accept an animal that we will be unable to place. This includes animals who are medically fragile or aggressive.
Fostering is a crucial part of our rescue process. The love and attention our fosters give our pets helps them transition to their new forever home.
Responsibilities: Fostering begins with an application and site visit at your home. Questions include information about your family, house, and the ability to care for a new animal. We ask you to provide love, attention and care to this temporary addition, and treat the pet like a member of your family. You may also be asked to be part of the visit with a new adopter.
Costs: The foster pet needs to be fed and exercised regularly. A pet bed or blanket, toys and treats may be needed. Safe Place will pay for any medical expenses when using one of our approved vets.
If you would like to foster, please contact us at 719-359-0201 or complete the foster applicaton.
Our Pet Directives form is intended to be used by people who are planning ahead so that their beloved pets will be cared for when they are too ill to care for them or at the time of the owner's death. Our mission, finding forever homes for pets of terminally ill people, is our promise to the community.
Please keep this form with your important papers and discuss your wishes with your family/friends. If you have any questions about this form or Safe Place for Pets, please contact us at 719-359-0201. Thank you for reaching out to Safe Place for Pets.
A special memorial space at the Welcome Center is dedicated to all the pets who have passed through Safe Place on their way to their new forever home and have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to The Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross The Rainbow Bridge together....