Since its inception in 1986, the Animal Welfare League has placed nearly 2,500 companion animals in forever homes. In 2010, 41 dogs and cats were rescued and placed with loving families. Adopt Kittens Colorado Animal PlacementAnimal Welfare League volunteers care for homeless pets, rescue and rehabilitate companion animals, educate and assist the community, and care for several communities of feral cats.

When we get new pets in, they are immediately sent to a local veterinarian for a wellness exam, to get current shots, and to be spayed or neutered, if necessary. We then post pictures and information on our website, and on We also place ads in local newspapers and hold “adopt-a-thons” where you can come meet the pets. If you see a pet you are interested in, please contact us via phone or email and a volunteer will set up a time you can meet the pets.

In each adoption, it is our goal to place animals in homes for life. We put a lot of effort into ensuring the best match. The application is designed to help in this process, as is the home visit. We want to make sure that we are setting both you and your new pet up for a successful relationship.

Gunnison and Crested Butte Dog Adoption

  To adopt an animal you need to be:

  • Sure that you are financially able to provide for the animal’s needs. This includes food, supplies such as cat litter or dog leashes, veterinary care, licenses, training, etc.
  • Certain that you have adequate time to spend with your new pet, including time for training, exercise, and grooming.
  • Able to have the pet in your home, with landlord permission if you rent.
  • Ready to welcome your new pet into your home, with consent of all adults in your household. Be sure that all children are ready for an animal.
  • At least 18 years of age.