Our Mission:

Find your new best friend.

Changing the world for one dog at a time.


Our Mission

Everything that we do at Annie's is in hopes of finding permanent, loving homes for our "orphans" and giving them the safety and love that these great dogs deserve. Our ultimate goal is to get dogs out of the shelter and into their "forever" home.

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About Us


Annie's Orphans, located in Durango, Colorado, provides a safe haven for the abandoned, neglected, and abused pet population. These animals have a home with us until the best adoptive homes can be found. If an animal is either too sick or otherwise "unadoptable," they have a forever home at Annie's. We will NEVER euthanize an animal for any reason other than end-of-life situations. 

Some of these animals come to us with chronic health problems or are too traumatized to adjust to a new human family. Our reach extends to dogs that are in need of costly medical interventions, seniors, dogs requiring behavioral training, starved or malnourished dogs who temporarily fail food-aggression tests, those scarred from fighting or abuse, dogs who require a single-pet home, shy/disengaged pets, and those afraid of children. By taking on the gamut, we are accepting the possibility that a quick re-homing may not be likely.

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Get Involved

Do you have a love for dogs and want to help? Annie's Orphans is always in desperate need of Volunteers. We need dog walkers, dog house builders, event helpers and coordinators and much more. Anything that one can give makes a huge difference.

Come to Annie's and help us change the world for one dog at a time!

If you are interested in volunteering, you can start by downloading our Volunteer Application as well as the Volunteer Orientation document to learn more about getting involved with Annie's and the shelter's needs.


become a sponsor

At Annie's, we couldn't do what we do without the support and participation of our community, our volunteers and our generous, loyal sponsors!  When you are out making your purchasing decisions, please consider shopping with and patronizing our important partners in the community first!

Volunteer opportunities

Annie's can't do what we do without the involvement of our community. We need help with everything, from volunteers that can assist with building and carpentry to those who just want to come out to walk and love on dogs.

Make a Donation

Annie's Orphans is a local, home-grown no kill dog shelter and we survive based on the generosity of others and our community. If you can give, please consider donating to the shelter today to help us ensure that we can continue to provide a safe, comfortable and loving place for the orphans!