Paint your pet on Dec. 9 in support of the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs


Photo courtesy Humane Society of Pagosa Springs

On Dec. 9, a “Paint Your Pet” night will be held to benefit the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs. The deadline to register is Nov. 22.

Humane Society of Pagosa Springs

The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs has been forging great partnerships with a number of local businesses this year. 

Its latest partnership with Picasso and Vino will be a fun and creative way for friends of the Humane Society to show its support for our community’s only animal shelter while painting a personal pet portrait as a keepsake.

On Dec. 9, Picasso and Vino, located at 450 Lewis St., will help you tap into your inner artist as its instructors show you how to paint your pet step-by-step and create your own personal masterpiece. All supplies, instruction and fun will be provided.

As a part of the event, enjoy a glass of wine or a cold brew to get your creative juices flowing. Enjoy a libation among friends while you paint your personal pet portrait, with a portion of the profits from the night going toward the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs to benefit the care of our community’s animals.

The cost to paint your pet will be $150. 

The deadline to register as a participant is Nov. 22 as Picasso and Vino’s artists need time to create your custom painting canvas. You will submit a photo of your pet for the artists to prep for your painting. 

The “Paint Your Pet” class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 9. For anyone wanting to learn more about Picasso and Vino or the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, there will be an open house happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 where anyone can come enjoy a glass of wine or a beer to learn more, all in support of the Humane Society.

“Paint Your Pet” night will be a great way to either paint your own unique pet portrait, or to paint someone else’s pet and give the gift for Christmas. Limited spots are available. To reserve your spot to paint your pet, visit and register by Nov. 22. Instructions about what’s needed for the class and other details will be provided once you register.

If you have any questions or for more information, contact or call (970) 264-5549. 

The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs is a local, private nonprofit organization that operates the only animal shelter in Archuleta County. It does not receive funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, ASPCA or any other national animal welfare organizations. Private donations, grants, and thrift store revenues cover only a portion of animal shelter operating expenses. The remainder of shelter costs must be met through fundraising events and community support. It is is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.