We are looking for qualified veterinarians to add to our team. We would love for you to apply on our Careers page!


At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to have remarkable rescue organizations throughout Colorado Springs, Black Forest, and Peyton. Each non-profit has an honorable mission to rescue animals in need, and we are honored to spotlight them. You can use this list of animal rescues in Colorado Springs to adopt puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats, or to find out ways to get involved via donation or volunteering.

Ultimately, our goals are the same: to care for animals across our Colorado Springs community and surrounding areas to the best of our ability. We are proud to partner with these rescues throughout El Paso county so that we may all come together to provide better lives for thousands of animals. It is part of the Ponderosa mission to empower pet owners with information and resources, so please contact us if you have any questions on how to best care for your pet. 

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National Mill Dog Rescue

National Mill Dog Rescue was established with a mission to rescue discarded breeding dogs and to educate the public about the negative realities of commercial dog breeding. National Mill Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Peyton, Colorado. 

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Wild Blue Cats

Wild Blue Cats is a local cat rescue in Colorado Springs dedicated to saving abandoned, abused, neglected, displaced, or surrendered cats and kittens. Wild Blue Cats is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Black Forest, Colorado.

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Painted Paws for Veterans

Painted Paws for Veterans connects veterans and their families with canine companions from animal shelters and rescues. The organization focuses on the emotional well being of veterans through therapy visits, veteran retreats, and public education programs. Painted Paws for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Peyton, Colorado. 

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Paws N' Hooves

Established in 1994, Paws N' Hooves, formerly known as the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, is an animal rescue and rehab farm whose mission is to care for hundreds of horses, livestock, dogs, cats, and small animals. Paws N' Hooves is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Black Forest, Colorado. 


At Ponderosa, we see recently adopted pets every day and we are proud to grow with these pets and help get them to a place where they are thriving. When you adopt a pet in need, you are doing a wonderful thing and we are here to support you. It can be an overwhelming process if you aren’t certain whether your new pet has received various vaccines or if they have ever had a basic wellness exam. No matter what stage your adopted pet is in, we are happy to help. If you have questions about how to promote the well being of your pet or if you would like advice about which pet rescue in El Paso County is the best fit for you, then contact our compassionate team today. 

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we are hiring vets!

Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic and caring veterinarian to work relief, part-time or full-time in our general practice. PVC is a full-service, 3+ doctor, small-animal veterinary hospital. We have established an excellent reputation for developing lasting relationships with our clients and for providing compassionate and quality care to our patients.