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Humane Society of the South Platte Valley


2129 W. Chenango Avenue Unit A
Littleton , CO 80120 (view map)
Phone: (303) 703-2938 Website: Hours:

Monday, Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley contracts with and provides animal sheltering services for the following cities and towns and their animal services and code enforcement departments. Please check their website for adoptable dogs, cats and fees.

SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC - The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley believes in reducing pet overpopulation in our community.  As part of our mission we want every animal that leaves our facilty via adoption to be spayed or neutered.

We set up our Spay-Neuter Clinic to serve our shelter animals and to provide affordable spay neuter services for the public.  Please contact us at 303-703-2938 for more information or to schedule a surgical appointment.

BEHAVIOR/TRAINING - Our goal is to provide a dog behavior and training program to support our adopters and the dog owners of our community with behavior philosophies and training that works.  HSSPV is an industry leader in dog rehabilitation and understanding canine behavior.

Our trainer Ann McDonald has been training and working with dogs utilizing dog psychology methods for almost five years.  Ann is also certified as a Canine Good Citizen Instructor and offers CGC Classes for those interested in training their dogs for therapy work.  We offer private sessions and group classes to provide you with lots of  options that fit best with your lifestyle.

Whether you want to create a balanced life for a young dog or an older dog, you need expert guidance to effectively establish and earn your dog’s trust and respect.  We know you love your dog, and you can count on us to work with you and your dog with love and compassion.

We utilize many techniques and specialize in teaching owners how to undertand how dogs think and how to connect on a spiritual level with their dogs.   At the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable journey to a better relationship with your dog!  Contact Ann by e-mail at [email protected] for more information about training classes or private training.

STATISTICS - In 2004, leaders from animal-welfare organizations across the nation gathered at the Asilomar Conference Center in California to address the unfortunate historical friction between groups with differing philosophies.

The conferees agreed on common principles and goals, consistent language and standards for the classification and collection of animal statistics.

Metro Denver Shelter Alliance member organizations have been keeping Asilomar Statistics for the metro area shelters since 2000.  An organization called Maddie’s Fund, has assisted local shelters and humane societies in Colorado with grants to assist with coalition building with the overall goal to reduce the euthanasia of healthy animals in shelters.

Using this data, shelters are able to calculate a “Live Release Rate” – the percentage of cats and dogs that leave a shelter alive. The Live-Release Rate helps shelters measure their annual progress in saving animals.  We are ecstatic and proud to report our overall Live Release Rate in 2010 was 95%!  Our Live Release Rate for dogs was 99% and 89% for cats.  Our Live Release Rate for cats and dogs categorized as Healthy was an astonishing 100%.    See our statistics below.

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley 2010 Asilomar Statistics

Open-Admission shelters such as HSSPV, which take every animal without regard to age, health, breed or any other factor, typically have lower Live-Release Rates. “Limited-Admission” shelters and sanctuaries often report higher Live Release Rate numbers because they accept limited numbers of animals and often only those likely to be adopted.  See for more information about Live Release Rate.

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