Saving one animal may not change the world. But surely, for that one animal, the world will change forever.

Welcome to the Sue MacAllister Animal Shelter

Home of the Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League

Our mission is to promote the welfare of animals by caring for homeless animals and placing them in permanent homes, assisting the community with spay/neuter costs, preventing neglect of and cruelty to animals by educating the public about their humane treatment, and promoting humane behavior.

Our Adoptable Animals

Hoping you will provide them with a new home

Our adoptable pets aren’t just homeless pets. They are new family members waiting for you to take them home. Look below for your future best friend.

UPDATE: Smokey let a volunteer brush him and give him a kiss! He just needs a human's patience. Smokey is about 1 year old, used...

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Macy is a sweet, gentle petite girl who is about 1 year old and 37 lbs. She came here with one puppy who she is...

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Looking for a doting new constant companion? Marleau might be your guy! Marleau is a 2.5-year-old, black lab mix. He's an active boy and would...

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Looking for a wonderful, ready-made, new companion? JoJo is your guy! JoJo has come a long way during his 4 months stay in our shelter! This...

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Our Resources

Keep up with GVAWL news, events and educational articles

Below are our most recent postings about what is happenening at GVAWL, upcoming promotions and events that we have planned,  and a learning library of information about pet ownership and other related topics.


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Our Supporters

GVAWL would like to recognize the below organizations for their continued support, donations, and grant funding which help make what we do possible:

  • Animal Assistance Foundation
  • City of Gunnison
  • Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund
  • Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley
  • El Pomar
  • Gunnison Car Club
  • Gunnison County
  • Gunnison Home Association
  • MacAllister Foundation
  • Max & Neo
  • Wags and Menace