Welcome to Safe Place For Pets
Meet Lola: Lola has been patiently waiting at the cattery for over a year for her new forever home. Could you be that special someone who will open their home and heart for this quiet, gentle, mature beauty?
Hi, I'm Lola, and I'm a DLH tortie mix with lovely green eyes and claws. You won't want to look away as I mesmerize you with my beauty. I'll act shy, but will be happy to warm up to you when you give me a chance. I'm middle aged, and would prefer a quiet home with no other cats. I've lived with small dogs before, and would consider habitating with them again.
I like to be picked up and stretched out to my full length, which is rather generous. I'm a thin girl, so I don't weigh much. I will also stand on the floor and stretch up to the countertop to let you know I'd like some of what you are preparing. So if you'd like a little kitchen help, consider me your ready and willing helper.
People think I was named for the Kink's song Lola. But I was really named for a song "What Lola wants Lola gets" from the play Damn Yankees. And it's you I really want. Please come meet me today!
Visit our available pets.
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.
Volunteer Spotlight: This week's Volunteer of the Week is Dennis, in his own words!
Dennis joined Safe Place after meeting Cathy B. at Pikes Peak Hospice in 2008. He made some comment to her about how the Safe Place website needed updating, and within 24 hours he was the webmaster. So, there is a lesson in there for you...
The strangest thing about Dennis (and there are many of those to choose from) is that he doesn't have any pets. Well, unless you count the many gophers running roughshod through his front lawn. Everyone else on the Safe Place Board has at least one pet; most of them need both hands to count them all. But helping Safe Place is how he gets his 'fix'; talking to the kitties, petting the doggies, but knowing that they are all well cared for by our many volunteers. It's sort of like being a grandparent; you get to play with them and then give them back to their 'parents' when they act like they're about to get sick. Or cranky.
Still, his biggest challenge these days is keeping his wife Judy from bringing home the cats from the cattery. He claims to be allergic, but that doesn't seem to keep him from playing with them as well. We're all taking bets as to which gets added to the family first; a tabby or a golden retriever. Right now the odds are running 50-50...
We at Safe Place for Pets thank Dennis for his long term commitment to our organization and hope he and Judy get their family addition soon!
Ready to volunteer? SP4P is a 100% volunteer organization and we are always in need of amazing volunteers like you! Check out our immediate volunteer openings. (Must be 18 years or older to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult.)
We have an immediate need for a Grant Writer. As a Grant Writer, you would research funding sources, prepare and send grant proposals, keep detailed records to track research and proposals, and provide additional information to organizations as requested.
We are looking for someone with outstanding grammar and research skills who has a passion for helping animals and/or the terminally ill. A bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major is preferred. If you are interested in becoming a Grant Writer for Safe Place for Pets, please complete the Volunteer Application.
Do you love Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine or Instagram? Do you have an affinity for Social Media? Safe Place for Pets is looking for anyone interested in helping us enhance our presence on Social Media. We need ideas to help us gain new volunteers and donors, more surrenderer and wellness clients who can use our services and in general, gain more exposure.
As a Social Media committee member, you will be working with the Placement team to post new pets in program, adoptions, success stories, the Development team to post upcoming events on the calendar and highlight them as they come near, with Marketing team to re-use any materials (logos, images, etc) they may have for advertising of events, etc., and more. If you are interested in becoming a Social Media committee member, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application.
Have you checked out our wish list? Our pets are just like yours at home and need supplies like food, litter, treats, etc while waiting to be adopted. To make it easy for you to help us provide these items to SP4P, we made a wish list on Amazon.com. We also added items to the wish list that will help SP4P run more smoothly. Please take a look and consider donating to our wish list.
Rachael and Nathan of 2 Traveling Dogs stopped by and visited Safe Place for Pets as part of their 48 rescues in 48 states event. We had a great time talking with them and talking about what we do. Rachael recently experienced a life ending situation with here grandmother and her dog Cuddles. Luckily a family member was able to adopt Cuddles and give it a good life. But what if there was no family member or friend who could help? This is what we do for people in Teller and El Paso Counties. We hope you enjoy the article. We are grateful to Rachael and Nathan for visiting with us, and helping to bring attention to our organization.
Safe Place for Pets is honored to be chosen to participate in the 2016 Indy Give! campaign for the 6th year! This campaign helps us rehome more pets of the terminally ill to their loving new forever homes. Every donation is appreciated. Help us reach our goal and receive great Indy Give! rewards! The 2016 Indy Give! campaign runs from Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st.
Safe Place for Pets is celebrating 20 years!
We would like to thank everyone that has made our non-profit a success. We couldn't have done it without your continued support. Thank you!