Surface Creek Animal Shelter is an adoption guaranteed shelter located in western Colorado, in the Surface Creek Valley. The shelter is able to house 10 dog runs and approx 30 cats. It is operated by a small staff & volunteers, a Board of Directors and funded through donations, grants & community support. It also operates the Shelter Shoppe Thrift Store, all facilitated by volunteers

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On Friday, September 10th, 2021 the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center graciously hosted a benefit event for the Surface Creek Animal Shelter's newest project; a Dog Meet & Greet Exercise Area.  Special THANK YOU to all event sponsors and all which attended and donated.


We greatly appreciate your generosity and support of community animals!

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On the evening of September 11th, 2021 the Surface Creek Animal Shelter hosted a fundraising benefit event for the Dog Meet & Greet Exercise Area project at Azura Cellars, in Paonia.  Sincere gratitude to all the event sponsors. Our mission would not be made possible without community volunteerism, compassion & support. 

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Summer Series, Happy Hour @ GMAEC

Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center - Friday, Sept 10th, 2021 

Enjoy live music with local band, Bluezzers outdoors under the stars. Proceeds to benefit SCAS. Stay tuned for more details!

Tapas, Wine & Music at Azura Cellars, 16764 Farmers Mine Road, Paonia - Saturday, Sept 11th, 2021

Welcome fall's embrace during an evening at Azura Cellars amid live music and a scenic view of the West Elks. Enjoy Azura's handcrafted Colorado wine, alongside tapas prepared by @entourdesaveur. The scenic views will take your breath away. Proceeds to go towards the SCAS Dog Meet & Greet Area project.

Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - Today!

Every day is adopt a shelter pet day.  We have many sweet dogs and cats looking for their loving forever home.  There is nothing more rewarding than rescuing a fur baby!

SCAS Board Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Deer Creek Villages Owners Association building 855 Stonebridge Drive, Cedaredge.

For more information call Jacki Dapkus 970-640-4907 

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COVID-19 UPDATE:  We continue to show animals and process adoptions by appointment only.