We are only open specific days out of the month.
Please check our event listing below for the most up to date schedule of when we are open to the public to make sure we are open before coming to the sanctuary.

***We have a very small staff and cannot make special visitation accommodations outside of designated public events or private tours, no exceptions. ***

If you are interested in booking a private tour, click here to learn more

Upcoming Events

For on-site sanctuary events, you’ll have access to pens and pastures to meet all the different species who call Broken Shovels their forever home, with their caretakers and volunteers nearby to tell you all about them.

Come out and have a wonderful day making meaningful connection with some of the sweetest animals in Colorado, rescued from neglect, hoarding, abandonment and slaughter. A great time for all ages!

Each guest must have a ticket for an event, regardless of age.

Tickets are non-refundable. If dangerous weather prevents the event from happening, we will reschedule or offer a rain check for a future event.

No food or beverage for animals or humans are allowed at the events.

No companion animals are allowed anywhere on the sanctuary.

Please make sure to purchase your tickets for the correct session; tickets cannot be rescheduled. 

Events are typically an hour and half long; we cannot stay open longer to accommodate late arrivals.

Be sure to read the Rules for Visitors