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Welcome to Safe Place For Pets


Meet Hoodie: Hi there! My name is Hoodie, and by day I am a man-about-town. I love to be outside doing my own thing during the day, but when Mom called “Suppertime!” I would always come running and spend the evenings happily inside where I could be admired and petted. I love to sprawl on the floor and just be close to my person, but at night I always slept with Mom, I lost her recently and miss her dreadfully, but would be thrilled to find someone else to love and pet me. I am a handsome fellow, a DMS with an unusual fur coat. It’s white at the base but black at the tips, so if you ruffle it back it shimmers! I am five years old and weigh 13 pounds. But even though I am a big cat, I am a big softie inside. My housemate Mattie (who already found her new home) was only 8 ½ pounds and she could push me around any time she wanted! I would love to find a new forever home, so why don’t you come by the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center and meet me?

Visit our available pets.

We love getting updates on pets that have been helped through Safe Place. You can read some of the latest updates on our Success Stories page.


Want to help us out? 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 currently 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 info@safeplacepets.org. If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application.

Another easy way to help Safe Place for Pets is through the: AmazonSmile program. By following the link you can ensure that .05% of your purchases will be donated to Safe Place for Pets!


Safe Place for Pets will be at the Manitou Community Market on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 3-7pm. This family friendly community gathering with local food, arts and crafts, music, animals, and kid friendly activities is located at Mansions Pavilion Park, at the corner of Lovers Ln & El Paso Blvd, behind the Manitou Springs Municipal Building. We look forward to seeing you there!


Coming Soon! Safe Place for Pets will be having a yard sale in August! This is always a fun time to meet our wonderful volunteers, find out more about our organization and pick up a bargain for yourself! Details coming soon.



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.


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!




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 add items to the wish list that will help SP4P run more smoothly, like paper towels and cleaning supplies. Please take a look and consider donating to our wish list.