The Valley Humane League, operated by Dumb Friends League, is currently operating as a full-service dog shelter. The facility offers adoptions, shelter for homeless dogs and lost and found services. The facility also offers a spay/neuter program for community owned dogs and cats.
Until the new San Luis Valley Animal Center opens in the spring of 2021, some programs and services, particularly for cats, are limited.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please stay in your car and call 719.589.3385 when you arrive at the shelter. We will instruct you how to proceed and come out to help you.

Our address is 6414 Co. Rd. 107 S. Alamosa, Colorado 81101. We are located right next to Alamosa Alpine Veterinary Hospital and across Highway 160 from the movie theater.

Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Adoption Process

If you see or hear about a dog that you think would be a good fit for your home, please contact us immediately. We often transfer dogs to other shelters, so call us as soon as possible for a chance to meet the pup. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are requesting all interested adopters call ahead so we can manage the number of people in our shelter at a time and keep everyone safe.

Pet Admissions

We are an open admission shelter however, when our population increases to maximum care capacity, we will manage owner relinquishments. There is currently no charge to bring a pet to our shelter.

Lost and Found

Lost and stray animals in the San Luis Valley area are posted on this page:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities coming soon!


Community Resources

Colorado Pet Pantry – If you need help providing food for your pet, please visit? fill out the application. The pet food pantry takes place on the last Monday of every month. Recipients must provide proof of address and proof their pet(s) have been spayed or neutered. We are able to help feed up to four pets.

Valley Humane League Website