More Than A Shelter: Our Programs

Roice-Hurst Humane Society is so much more than a shelter. Our goal is to not only find loving homes for pets — but to keep them there. We offer a variety of programs to help pets stay happy, healthy, and united with the families who love them.

Pet Pantry

When hard times hit and pet food and supplies just won’t fit in the budget this month, Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s Pet Pantry helps keep your pet fed and cared for. Roice-Hurst strives to remove barriers to pet ownership whenever possible, including temporary financial challenges, because pets are a vital part of overall wellness. Pet Pantry supplies are generously provided by Roice-Hurst’s in-kind donors and the Colorado Pet Pantry. If you need assistance from our Pet Pantry, please submit the form at this link. You can expect to be contacted within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

Crisis Boarding Program

If a personal crisis threatens to permanently separate you and your pet — like housing issues, domestic violence, financial hardship, etc. — and you need temporary pet care while you get back on your feet, Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s crisis boarding program covers up to 30 days of boarding at one of our partner boarding facilities. Roice-Hurst understands how crucial pets are to overall wellness, and we strive to keep pets and their people together whenever possible. This program is made possible by Roice-Hurst’s generous donors. If you need assistance from our Crisis Boarding program, please submit the form at this link. You can expect to be contacted within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

Homeward Hounds

Homeward Hounds is a collaboration between Roice-Hurst Humane Society and HomewardBound of the Grand Valley that allows houseless pet owners to sleep securely in a private room with their pets — something no other homeless shelter in the country accommodates. This first-of-its-kind collaboration ensures people don’t have to make the difficult choice between separating from their beloved pets or risking personal safety by staying out in the elements.

Thanks to funding from PetSmart Charities and the Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation, 9 pet-friendly, climate-controlled Pallet shelters are available at HomewardBound’s North Avenue location off of the day shelter (2853 North Avenue, Grand Junction). Each 8’x8’ Pallet shelter is private, climate-controlled and located within a fenced and badge-controlled area at HomewardBound, alongside a gravel yard for dogs. The shelters are reserved specifically for individuals with pets. Additionally, Roice-Hurst maintains a stocked pet pantry with pet food and supplies at HomewardBound, and free pet vaccines provided by Street Dog Coalition and administered by RHHS are available to pets in the program.

To access Homeward Hounds, please contact HomewardBound of the Grand Valley at 970-256-9424 or stop by their facility at 2853 North Avenue in Grand Junction.

Spay/Neuter Assistance

The best way to prevent crowded shelters and pet overpopulation is to spay or neuter your pet. If you have a pet that has not been spayed or neutered and you can’t afford the full cost of a spay/neuter procedure at your regular veterinarian, Roice-Hurst Humane Society may be able to provide a voucher for a free or discounted spay/neuter surgery at one of our partner vet clinics. This program is funded by the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund and Roice-Hurst’s generous donors. If you need spay/neuter assistance, please submit the form at this link. You can expect to be contacted within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

Low-Cost Clinics

Part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and appropriately licensed — and you can do that at Roice-Hurst Humane Society at a lower cost than most veterinary offices during our clinics! Most of our low-cost clinics are held on-site by appointment at Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s Grand Junction location (362 28 Road), but we also deploy our mobile veterinary clinic into high-need areas in the community. Learn more at this link.

Behavior Counseling

When your pet’s behavior strains your bond with them, Roice-Hurst Humane Society offers behavior counseling to troubleshoot a variety of behavior challenges in dogs and cats. Behavior is one of the top reasons pets are rehomed, and our goal is to keep pets happy and together with the people who love them. Whether you adopted your pet from Roice-Hurst or not, we are here to help you work toward a peaceful coexistence with the furry friends you share your life with.

Behavior counseling services are free for Roice-Hurst adopters within 30 days of adopting a new pet. For all other pets, behavior counseling services cost $25 per hour. To access behavior counseling services, please give us a call at 970-434-7337.