Safe Place for Pets was started in 1996 and since that time we’ve been able to help over 1000 pets of terminally ill persons throughout our communities. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and without the support of dedicated volunteers we would not have experienced the growth and success that we have had over the last 23 years. There are many ways for volunteers to help us continue to succeed in our mission to serve terminally ill people in El Paso and Teller counties by finding forever homes for their beloved pets. An online volunteer application is available by clicking the paw below or you can email us at

Safe Place for Pets follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel and volunteers and serves clients without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. Must be 18 years or older to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult.