Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

Lucky Day is a foster-based animal rescue group. Since 2011, we have rehabilitated and rehomed almost 1400 companion pets in our Rescue Program, assisted over 10,000 pets through our State and National Spay/Neuter Programs and are proud to announce the Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado Veterinary Technician Scholarship as part of our Education Program!


Dear friends and supporters,

What an incredible year of growth and excitement for our animal rescue!

2023 began with an expanded board and exciting plans! Because Colorado Gives Day 2022 gave us a strong financial foundation to begin the year, we were able to plan early and thoughtfully. 

We have surpassed our goal with our rescue numbers and are so very proud to tell you that we have helped almost 1400 pets since Lucky Day was formed and this year, as of November 1, we have rehomed almost 150 animals in need. We were able to evaluate and medically treat each animal and our incredible veterinary partners performed unexpected but necessary surgeries.

We expanded our Colorado spay and neuter program to include additional partners and mobile units and our National spay and neuter program now includes clinics in New Mexico as well as Arkansas. With your support, we have subsidized or fully funded over 10,000 surgeries!

While Lucky Day has always felt that education is critical to our mission, we are so proud to tell you that we have been able to create a veterinary technician scholarship through our local Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley facility! Their program is nationally recognized, and we are honored to be a part of investing in the future of animal care. 

Grateful. Hopeful. Honored. The support and inspiration that comes from Colorado Gives Day makes these accomplishments possible. 

Thank you to our community, our resolute and tireless volunteers, fosters, transporters, veterinary teams, and donors. You continue to inspire us on even the most difficult days. 

With much appreciation and excitement for the years ahead,

Kelley Brenninger
Co-Founder and President
Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado


In order to create a society in which abandonment, homelessness and euthanasia of dogs does not exist, Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado serves the public as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned animals in Colorado and surrounding areas. We rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for animals at risk, regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed that is within our means, in conjunction with providing educational and spay and neuter services to communities in need.

Background Statement

Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado was started in November 2011 in Aspen, Colorado by a group of people who love animals and have a deep passion to help them. Our mission is to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rehabilitation, re-homing, education and love.

◾We are a 501c3 (tax exempt status), so all donations are tax deductible.

◾We are not supported by taxes. All funding comes from donations from the public, and from fund raising activities. We do not make money from adoption fees. Adoption fees only cover a small portion of our costs to rescue an animal.

◾Because we must raise our own funds to operate, we depend upon our community for contributions and for volunteer assistance.

◾We strongly believe in the importance of spay/neutering of all pets. This is paramount in getting our pet population under control. All of our animals will be spay/neutered before they are adopted unless a health concern prevents this.

◾We educate wherever possible about proper care of pets.

◾We are a good source for information on pet behavior problems, but do not consider ourselves a replacement for trainers or veterinarians.

◾We do our best to help animals in any way that we possibly can.

Organization Data


Organization name

Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado

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Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 8856
Aspen, CO 81612

Service areas

Pitkin County, CO, US

Alamosa County, CO, US

Otero County, CO, US

Rio Grande County, CO, US

Elbert County, CO, US