Humane Society

Partnership With the Humane Society 

Animal Control Officer John Newhouse works closely with the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) when dealing with lost or stray dogs in the City. 

A Message From the South Platte Valley Humane Society

"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 redeemed by their families or adopted into a new home."

Commitment to Animal Welfare

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.

Enrichment Programs for Animals

We provide enrichment programs for the animals in our care, including a social playgroup environment for both dogs and cats. A great team of volunteers makes sure our dogs get walked at least two times a day (and often three times per 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 anxiety. Our goal is to give these animals that second chance for a new beginning with a new family.

Our Philosophy

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.

Aid to Smaller Shelters

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 just don’t have the resources or facilities to house many dogs, which is why we jump in to help.

Broader Goals Across the State

Our goal is to save as many animals as we possibly can, by providing not only behavioral resources but also medical resources as well. We have put fantastic partnerships in place to make this happen. We transfer in dogs on a weekly basis 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.

Contact the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

To learn more about the HSSPV, you may go to their website, or visit them in person:

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
2129 W Chenango Avenue
Unit A
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-703-2938
Fax: 303-703-2922