About Us

Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a nonprofit animal shelter and adoption center based in Grand Junction, Colorado, that provides individualized enrichment, veterinary care, and adoption services for dogs and cats, as well as a variety of innovative support services for pet owners with a goal of keeping owned pets united with the people who love them. Roice-Hurst Humane Society also partners with the City of Delta and Delta County to operate a satellite facility in Delta, Colorado, to reunite lost dogs with their owners. Roice-Hurst Humane Society is proud to be a socially-conscious animal shelter that works diligently to match animals to their forever homes, however long that may take.

Grand Junction Facility


362 28 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81501

PO Box 4040, Grand Junction, CO 81502

970-434-7337 / info@rhhumanesociety.org

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-4pm
Closed Mondays

Delta Satellite Facility

720 W. 4th Street, Delta, CO

970-874-1078 / delta@rhhumanesociety.org

Open Mon-Fri from 12-4pm & Sat-Sun from 12-3pm


Roice Hurst Humane Society, Dog and Cat Adoption Center, Animal Shelter - Roice Hurst Humane Society Servicing Grand Junction, Mesa County & Western Colorado
Our History

For 60 years, Roice-Hurst Humane Society has carried out the important work of helping pets and people in western Colorado. In 1963, Roice-Hurst Humane Society was founded by a grassroots citizens group led by Pat Hurst and Joe Roice, who were concerned for the welfare of animals in, at that time, a predominately agricultural area.

Initially, the goal was to simply provide homes for stray, unwanted animals with whatever funds the two families and their friends could spare. Joe Roice donated the first shelter, a chicken coop on his land. With diligent work and community support, the families brought the small rescue operation to life and Roice-Hurst Humane Society was formally born.

Over the decades, Roice-Hurst Humane Society has grown into a vital, well-regarded community asset in western Colorado. We are known for our forward-thinking approach to animal welfare and innovative solutions to keep pets and people happy, healthy, and united. We believe that animals are a crucial component of whole-person wellness, and therefore the wellness of our entire community.


Strategic Initiatives

Our focus areas and strategic initatives are set by our Board of Directors. For the years 2021-2025, Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s strategic initatives are:

1. Excellence in Animal Care
We will continue to provide excellent individualized care for every shelter pet, including approprate and timely medical and behavioral care. We will do this through expanded veterinary partnerships, continuing to grow and empower our foster network, and providing ample behavior and medical skills training for staff and volunteers.

2. Pet Owner Support
We will continue to offer resources and services for pet owners in our community and work to expand our veterinary, behavior, and pet assistance services.These efforts are aimed at preventing pets from being surrendered to the shelter or rehomed.

3. Population Control & Prevention of Suffering
We will work to provide affordable spay and neuter services for shelter pets, partner agencies, community cats, and pets in need to reduce the number of unplanned litters entering shelters and unnecessary suffering caused by overpopulation.

4. Community Health
We will continue developing partnerships and initiatives with human-focused agencies that provide opportunities for human-animal interaction, strengthen and preserve the human-animal bond, and improve overall community health through companion animals and shelter pets.

5. Stewardship
We will strengthen our development staff capacity, operate according to a robust annual fund development plan, and strengthen the Board of Directors’ role in donor stewardship and long-term fund development to ensure our organization is financially strong and resilient.

6. Industry Leadership
We will serve as a regional and statewide leader in the nonprofit and animal welfare industries and we will be unflinching in our willingness to be a resource and provide assistance and mentorship to other organizations. We believe our whole community is stronger when organizations work together to share skills and maximize our collective impact.

View our Focus Areas & Strategic Initiatives document.


Promoting bonds between pets and their people.


We envision a community that is healthier for and thanks to its pets.