Welcome to Safe Place For Pets

Meet Lola: Hi, I'm Lola. I'm not new to Safe Place, I've been in their program for almost a year. I'd love to find myself a permanent home. Could you or someone you know be my new forever home?

Let me tell you a little about me: I'm middle aged (13), so I have lots of years left in me. I'm a quiet girl who is happy to lay in a chair (which is where you'll usually find me if you visit me at Safe Place's cattery). If you have a lap, I might like to take advantage of that too. I've lived with other cats for the last year, some I've been friendly with, but most I just ignore. In my life before Safe Place, I also live with a cat and small dogs. Because I'm pretty laid back, I'd consider habitating with them again.

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How about some interesting things about me? I have a dab of orange on the side of my neck--it's like of lie a splotch of paint. My dad who died last year was a professional painter. So interesting that I look like I have paint, and he painted. Maybe you are creative too? We could create something together ...I'm game! I like to stand on the floor and stretch up to the countertop to see if you want to “share” what you’re cooking/eating. I like to do this when the volunteers at Safe Place open the cans of wet food. I'm always ready for my portion.

So, that's a bit about me... I'm an easy going gal, and you would love having me in your home. I'm quite attractive with my gorgeous coloring and green eyes, if I do say so myself. Can you use use a little companionship? Consider me! I'll be waiting to hear from you. Contact the volunteers at Safe Place and let them know you'd like to 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.

Volunteer Spotlight: This week we want to introduce you to Linda. She started volunteering for Safe Place for Pets in October of 2013. She did take some time off for personal reasons as many of us have at one point or another. Safe Place is great about finding volunteers who will cover for others when life happens. Flexibility and caring generously for each other are great attributes of the Safe Place volunteers and organization.

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Linda started out as Canine Coordinator and is now Placement Assistant. She enjoys the placement assistant position because she is able to assist with projects while at home. Linda is a "behind the scenes" kind of volunteer which she excels at through, among other things, the cumbersome and labor intensive jobs that others do not have the time to do.

Linda came to be a volunteer at Safe Place because "the idea of helping people at the end of their life is a great privilege and honor. Helping to ease the anxiety of who will take care of their beloved pet is of utmost importance." She believes that honoring the wishes of the terminally ill concerning the well being of their pets is at the center of what Safe Place is about and works hard to make sure we get it right.

As for a favorite Safe Place story, it is about Gretchen (the dog) and TJ (the cat). They were a bonded pair from a gentleman who had passed away. Safe Place for Pets brought both into the program and Gretchen went to a foster and TJ to the Cattery. Since they could not be brought in together, both pets were grieving for their human and for each other. As a special Christmas present to Gretchen, her fosters adopted TJ and shortly after adopted Gretchen in order to keep the two friends together. Linda says, "They both fell into their old ways with the comfort of knowing they were home once again. This was truly a miracle. Those fosters have hearts of gold and did a really good and kind thing for two wayward pets. It made me smile for weeks. It still does now."

Thanks for sharing your time and memory, Linda; and thanks to those fosters as well.)

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 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.

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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.

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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 If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application.

SP4P Mascot Contest
August 1st-31st

Do you have cute pets? Want to share them with us for a chance to win a prize and bragging rights as the Safe Place mascot?

Safe Place for Pets is working on a branding campaign and we need our fellow pet lovers to help us. We are looking for a 3 mega pixel or better picture of your pet or pets that we can use on our brochures and other advertising materials. This picture will become synonymous with Safe Place and become our mascot. (think Gerber baby, the Target dog) The pet does not need to be a Safe Place adoptee.

If you’d like the opportunity for your pet(s) to become local “celebrities”, email your pictures to The contest will run from 8/1-8/31/16. All pictures received will not be returned. If we find the “right” picture that captures what we feel Safe Place represents, that person will be awarded a prize (to be determined), will sign a waiver to allow us to use the pets likeness in advertising, and will have bragging rights. The winner will be notified via email, and will have a congratulatory post on Facebook and email (full name disclosed only if approved by winner).

Send one, send many...bring your community spirit and show off your family members. We are looking forward to seeing your photo skills, and your 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.

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!

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