cat-dogHumane Society of the South Platte Valley
2129 West Chenango Ave
Littleton, CO 80120

PHONE: 303-703-2938
FAX: 303-703-2922
EMAIL:  info@hsspv.org.

HSSPV’s Mission:

To be a leader in saving lives and serving communities by providing innovative care for animals, finding loving homes for animals, and reuniting families.

The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to serve the communities of south Denver.  Our humane society offers shelter, care, and compassion for lost, stray, and unwanted animals, until they are reclaimed by their families or adopted into a new home.


At the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, we are committed to strengthening the bond between pets and people and being the community’s animal welfare resource.  Our philosophy is that a humane society should serve the community by taking in lost, stray, and abandoned animals and providing those animals with the best care during their stay at our shelter. We provide enrichment programs for the animals in our care, including a social play group environment for both dogs and cats.  These enrichment programs are based on the latest research in animal behavior and animal neuroscience.  A great team of volunteers makes sure our dogs get walked at least two, and often three, times a day.  Our animals don’t have time limits for placement, and we often spend many months rehabilitating an animal, so they learn to trust humans and overcome their fears and anxieties.  Our goal is to give these animals a second chance for a new beginning with a new family.


Not all sheltering organizations share our philosophy of enrichment, socialization, and rehabilitation.  Sadly, many organizations are forced to make difficult decisions about which animals to save, based on their resources and the holding capacity of their facilities. It is the philosophy of the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley to help these sheltering organizations, not only in the metro area but all over the state.  Many small shelters in small towns in eastern and southern Colorado don’t have the resources or facilities to house many dogs; that is why we jump in to help. Our philosophy is to save as many animals as we possibly can by providing both behavioral and medical resources as well.  We have established fantastic partnerships to make this happen.  We transfer dogs in weekly from other shelters all over the state.  We spend our resources to rehabilitate both medical and behavioral issues that other sheltering organizations might not choose to take on.  We are proud of our philosophies and the work we have done in enrichment and rehabilitation from the day we opened our doors in December of 2009.