Animal Welfare                                   < Return to Nonprofit Finder

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado **
Promotes animal therapy to people in need


Aurora Animal Shelter

Provides humane shelter for lost or abandoned animals.

Cat Care Society
Provides a cage-free shelter to homeless and abused cats

Colorado Animal Rescue Express
Arranges and provides transportation for animals in high-kill shelters to rescue organizations and homes.


Colorado Horse Rescue
Provides care and shelter to abused or abandoned horses.


Colorado Humane Society & SPCA
Advocates for the humane treatment of animals


Denver Dumb Friends League
Committed to the shelter and welfare of small pets, cats, dogs, and horses


Denver Animal Shelter**
Dedicated to the welfare of animals


Denver Zoo
Advocates conservation, as well as education of over 3,800 species

Duncan's Place ***
A cat sanctuary that connects homeless cats with their forever families


Foothills Animal Shelter and Foundation
Provides care for homeless animals


Freedom Service Dogs of America **
Trains and connects dogs with disabled individuals in need


Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue ***
Shelters and cares for abandoned Golden Retrievers


Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center ***
Rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, while educating the public about humane/wildlife interactions


The Horse Protection League **
Dedicated to the protection of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules


Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region *
Dedicated to creating a society where animals are cared for and valued



International Hearing Dog**
Trains dogs at no-cost for persons hard-of-hearing or deaf

Longmont Humane Society **
Promotes the welfare of animals


MaxFund **
A no-kill shelter dedicated to providing care for abandoned animals


Pandas International


dedicated to helping save the Giant Panda population


Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance ***


Provides spay/neuter services for homeless cats


Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue **
Rehabilitates abandoned Cocker Spaniels to be placed in forever homes


Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue **
A no-kill shelter for homeless and abused cats


Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue **
Finds foster homes for Labrador Retrievers, while providing spay/neuter services and education to the public


Shelter-Me Photography *
Provides free, professional photography for shelter animals


Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation*
Helps families who cant afford cancer treatment for their pets and funds canine cancer research


Triple Acres Horse Rescue *
Dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of all equines


The Feline Fix ***
Provides spay/neuter services for stray and feral cats


The Wild Animal Sanctuary ***
Provides care and rehabilitation for exotic animals that have been abandoned or abused


W.O.L.F. Sanctuary
Provides a sanctuary for neglected wolves and wolf-dogs


Zuma's Rescue Ranch *
Provides mentoring and care for neglected humans and horses



* Indicates a non-profit that hosts kid-friendly activities for students under the age of 13, with or without adult supervision.


** Indicates a non-profit that hosts activities with an age limit, with or without adult supervision.


*** Indicates a non-profit that hosts off-site activities for students, with or without adult supervision.


Please be mindful of the reasons why certain organizations do not sponsor kid-friendly activities.  Oftentimes these organizations cannot sponsor youth volunteerism due to legal limitations, safety issues, or even due to lack of funding. Please extend your research to understand each organization's limits.