Have you heard about Grand Junction's new first-of-its-kind temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness with their pets? The word is out, and people around the Grand Valley are loving it.

Roice-Hurst Humane Society just announced Homeward Hounds, a collaborative effort with Homeward Bound providing shelter for people and pets. Keep your ears open, you'll be hearing about this very soon.

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First Homeless Shelter In the County to do This Located in Grand Junction

Homeward Bound on North Avenue in Grand Junction is now home to ten pet-friendly, climate-controlled Pallet Shelters. Why was this necessary? According to Roice-Hurst Humane Society's Facebook post:

Because non-service animals cannot be accommodated inside HomewardBound's facilities due to congregate dorm-style setup, individuals with pets must make the difficult choice between separating from their beloved pets or risking personal safety by staying out in the elements.

 

The Unveiling is Coming Up This Saturday in Grand Junction

You are invited to attend Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 pm at HomewardBound for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours. You can then follow along on social media as Roice-Hurst CEO Anna Stout, HomewardBound Executive Director Greg Moore, PetSmart Charities CEO Aimee Gilbreath, Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, and others spend the first night in the Homeward Hounds shelters with shelter pets from Roice-Hurst. I've just heard one of our disc-jockeys will be spending the night in the shelter, too.

Grand Junction is Loving This

As of 2:16 pm on Wednesday, December 1, Roice-Hursts Facebook post on this topic has received:

  • 606 likes
  • 91 comments
  • 494 shares

We Could All Use a Little Good News

After several posts showcasing negative reviews out of Western Colorado, for example, Unflattering Reviews of Colorado's Mt. Garfield, Nasty Reviews of the Colorado River, and Nasty One-Star Reviews of Colorado's Eisenhower Tunnel, perhaps it's time for something different. How about a little positivity for a change?

Loving Feedback for Grand Junction's New Pet-Friendly Homeless Shelters

Grand Junction's Homeward Bound and Roice-Hurst Humane Society are about to officially unveil ten new pet-friendly Pallet Shelters. Feedback is pouring in via social media, and people are loving it.

See How Much Grand Junction's Population Has Grown Over the Years

Grand Junction is the largest city between Denver and Salt Lake City with a population of just under 64,000. Over the years, Grand Junction has steadily increased in size. While its growth has slowed in recent years, the population has more than doubled since 1990. The following graphics show how Grand Junction has grown over the last 130 years.

11 Surprising Things Not Everybody in Grand Junction Knows

We have a lot of smart people in Grand Junction, but it's truly surprising when you discover the things that some people living here simply don't know.

Let's take a look at these 11 surprising things not everyone in Grand Junction knows.