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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Animal

Since 1997, individuals have volunteered to support companion animals of the Surface Creek Valley community.

Our mission remains the same today; rescuing each from hunger, thirst, pain, injury, disease, discomfort, fear, and distress; while providing community welfare and giving companionship and support in forever homes. 

Our Story

The Surface Creek Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. It operates the Surface Creek Animal Shelter and The Shelter Shoppe Thrift Store both located in Cedaredge, Colorado.


Through its volunteers, the Surface Creek Animal Shelter provides care and support to over 400 cats and dogs each year and strives to find each animal, a forever home.

Ways we accomplish our mission:

  • Socially conscious sheltering and maintaining our shelter as an adoption guarantee facility

  • Adhering to the rules and regulations of Colorado’s Pet Animal Care Facilities Act

  • Providing nutrition, hydration, exercise, and necessary healthcare to all animals in our care until adoption or relocation

  • Actively seeking good adoptive homes for all adoptable animals

  • Promoting responsible pet ownership with an active spay/neuter program

  • Pursuing funds through grants, fundraisers, and monthly sustaining donations

  • Improving the welfare and sheltering of companion animals in Delta County

    • Includes vaccination, identification chipping, spaying/neutering, and routine or urgent veterinary care

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