Helping people. Saving pets.


People love their pets. But sometimes hardship forces them apart. That’s where we come in. As one of few organizations in the Grand Valley focused on both pets and people in crisis, we are dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness. We provide pet care when people find themselves in challenging life situations.

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​Who we are


Lost Our Home Pet Rescue of Western Colorado is dedicated to serving the Grand Valley community and providing support for families that are experiencing crisis.  Through our Temporary Care Program, Lost Our Home demonstrates its devotion to pets and pet parents with temporary housing until pets can be reunited with their families.  We are a versatile organization that understands that crises don’t only affect people, they greatly impact their pets too, so we’ve tailored our lifesaving mission to encompass both people and pets.

Lost Our Home is a non-profit, 501c3 pet rescue whose mission is dedicated to providing compassionate services to pets and pet parents in crisis. Whether it be foreclosure, homelessness, job loss, illness, domestic violence or any other hardship, we are there to serve pets and pet parents in the Grand Valley who don’t know where to turn. Often, we are their very last hope. For many pet owners with few resources, the only other option is surrendering their pet(s) to overcrowded shelters where they face an uncertain future, and even death.


Lost Our Home was founded in 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  It was created as a grassroots response to the housing crisis that left thousands of people displaced and hundreds of pets abandoned.  Pets were abandoned in foreclosed homes, often without food or water.  Lost Our Home expanded to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2018 to further our mission.  Lost Our Home is committed to helping pets and people and ensuring that our pets face a different future—a certain future that’s fulfilling, happy, healthy, and spent with a loving family.

Now, people won't have to choose between helping their pets and getting the help they need.

Help pets keep their forever homes!

Pets are family members. That’s what drives our vision. Lost Our Home is dedicated to bridging the care gap between people who find themselves in crisis and the pets who often have no place to go during these challenging circumstances.


We are focused on finding long-term solutions and making a long-lasting impact. Our mission is community-focused; our approach unique. We envision a caring community without barriers or divides between human crisis response and pet crisis response because we recognize that what impacts people directly impacts their pets.