Pet of the Week: Smokey

Meet Smokey! He is the Heart of the Rockies Radio Pet of the Week!

Smokey is our longest term shelter resident, he has been with AVHS since January. He came in with the group of cats that was seized from a Salida home after a small housefire broke out (you can read more about their story at All of his brothers and sisters have been adopted into loving homes, but he is still waiting for his family to call.

Smokey is an extremely cat friendly feline–he made quick friends with the other cats in his foster homes. He can be scared by loud noises, but otherwise warms up rather quickly to people too! If you were looking to add one more cat to your pack please please consider sweet Smokey! 

All adoptable animals receive the following services prior to adoption:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Age-appropriate boosters
  • De-wormer
  • Vaccines
  • Microchip

Because Smokey is the Pet of the Week, his adoption fees are 50% off (Adoption fees vary by age and animal). Visit the Ark Valley Humane Society’s website to learn more.

The Ark Valley Humane Society is open and available by appointment only, make sure to call 719-395-2737 and schedule an appointment before coming to the shelter! If you or someone you know is in need of pet food, we have community pet food available! Just call to arrange a contactless pick up! 

Good Pet/Bad Portait

The 2nd annual Good Pet/Bad Portrait is now live! When you give a donation of $25 to AVHS, one of our volunteer artists or staff members will send you a portrait of your pet! Don’t miss out on this great fundraiser, secure yours today at:

Tails on the Trail

The 4th annual Tails on the Trail will be held virtually on May 16th! Tune in to the AVHS Facebook page at 9 am on May 16th for a morning yoga session, followed by dog training with Jenna Geldreich, and a shelter update from our Executive Director Amber van Leuken. Then go out and complete your 5k however you’d like (or do so before the events start if you’re an early bird) make sure to snap a photo and send it to us to be featured on our stories! All registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and goody bag to be handed out after the event! You can register at:

Terry West