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Safe Place for Pets


Our foster program is designed to help give dogs who come to Safe Place a temporary situation while they await a new home, and to help cats who aren’t a good fit for our shelter environment. In a loving foster home, every pet can get the individual attention he or she needs to help them find a forever family.

Foster homes are asked to provide daily care for the pets, transportation to and from veterinary appointments (as needed), as well as help supplying valuable insight into what home would be best for the fostered pet.

Fostering is important and valued work, and it is a very rewarding experience. By being a foster, you are playing a crucial role in the mission of serving terminally ill people and their pets.

What do foster families need to provide?

We ask that all foster families provide:

  • A healthy and safe environment for their foster pets.
  • Transportation to and from vet appointments as needed.
  • Daily care for their foster pet (refer to the "Daily Care" section below).
  • Regular updates to the Safe Place team regarding the pet’s progress, personality, and health. Your feedback as a foster helps us find the best possible home for our pets.
  • Flexibility when we are scheduling a Meet and Greet with a potential adopter.

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About Safe Place for Pets


1520 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, US

Mission Statement

Serving Terminally Ill People by Finding Forever Homes for Their Beloved Pets.


Safe Place is an organization located in Colorado Springs, CO that cares for pets when a terminally ill owner no longer can. Safe Place was incorporated in 1996 and serves people and the pets in El Paso and Teller counties. We strive to provide comfort to families. Our unique expertise is a vital tool in assuring that a beloved pet will continue to be safe and loved, even beyond the owner's life. To some it is what matters most.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Colorado Springs AreaColorado Springs, CO 80903



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Foster animal would be in your care 24/7 until they find a new forever home. Placement process can take anywhere from 1 week to 6 months. On average 1-2 months

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