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 cannot make special visitation accommodations outside of designated public events. 

Fall into Autumn at the Sanctuary!


Sunday, November 21st 


$19.99 per person regardless of age, TICKETS REQUIRED! 

Come spend some time with the sweetest and cutest rescued farm animals in Colorado!

These events help fund our winter hay and expenses. Everything has been so busy, and we need help snuggling all the adult animals, too! Summer’s been very hot and the animals are looking forward to a little cool-down, but most of all they need to know how much we humans love them. 

Be a rescued animal petter for the afternoon!

You’ll have access to pens and pastures to meet all the different species who call Broken Shovels their forever home, with their caretakers nearby to tell you all about them.

These events are OUTDOOR & SOCIALLY DISTANCED! We may choose to require masks at any time. 

Please make sure to purchase your tickets for the correct session, tickets can not be rescheduled.

Each guest must have a ticket, 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 this event.

No companion animals are allowed anywhere on the sanctuary.