Adopter Resources

Congratulations on adopting your new furry family member! Roice-Hurst Humane Society is more than a shelter. Our goal is to not only introduce a pet into your loving home – but to keep them there. We offer a variety of programs and resources to help your new pet stay happy, healthy, and a valued member of your family.

General Resources

Free Veterinary Exam

All newly-adopted Roice-Hurst pets come with a free veterinary exam at one of our partner vets to be used within 2 weeks of adoption. Please be sure to bring along the free vet exam coupon included in your adoption paperwork. The following are our partner veterinarians:

All Pets Center: 970-241-1976 – 424 S. 5th St, GJ

Arrowhead Vet Hospital: 970-858-8881 – 1620 L. Rd, Fruita

Clifton Animal Hospital: 970-523-0954 – 3256 F Rd, Clifton

Cottonwood Vet Hospital: 970- 245-0135 – 2232 N. 7th St, GJ

Footprints Animal Hospital: 970-241-4247 – 2525 High Country Ct. #B, GJ

Grand Mesa Veterinary Hospital: 970-874-8041 / 1534 US-50, Delta

Grand View Animal Hospital: 970-523-2060 – 504 Fruitvale Ct, GJ

Kokopelli Animal Hospital: 970-858-4299 – 456 Kokopelli Blvd #E, Fruita

Orchard Mesa Vet: 970-241-9866 – 2668 HWY 50, GJ

Sky Canyon Vet Hospital: 970-985-4911 – 2387 River Rd, GJ

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital: 970-243-4007 – 2245 ¾ Broadway, GJ

Canyon Country Animal Hospital: 970-812-5233 – 2518 Broadway, GJ

Pet Behavior Counseling

Newly-adopted Roice-Hurst pets receive 30 days of free behavior counseling from our behavior specialists to help your pet settle into their new environment and troubleshoot any challenges. Learn more.

Pet Vaccine Reactions

After receiving any vaccination, there is a risk that your pet may experience a reaction. This handout explains which reactions are normal and which require immediate veterinary attention. ENGLISH SPANISH

Pet Poison Prevention

List of Toxic Plants and Poisonous Foods for Pets

If your pet is poisoned:

Don’t panic. Rapid response is important, but panicking can interfere with the process of helping your pet.

Take 30 to 60 seconds to safely collect and have at hand any material involved.

If you witness your pet consuming material that you suspect might be toxic, do not hesitate to seek emergency assistance, even if you do not notice any adverse effects.

Call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.  The phone number is 888-426-4435. There is a $55 consultation fee for this service.

If your animal is having seizures, losing consciousness, is unconscious, or is having difficulty breathing, call ahead and bring your pet immediately to your local veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. The Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center’s phone number is 970-255-1911 and is located at 1660 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO.


Cat and Kitten Resources

Tips for a Successful Cat Adoption
Declawing Alternatives
Introducing Your New Cat To Your Resident Cat
Cat Scratching Preferences

Dog and Puppy Resources

Tips for a Successful Dog Adoption
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Cat
Puppy Behavior and Training
House Training a Puppy
Introducing Your New Dog To Your Resident Dog
Reducing Barking
House Training Your Adult Dog