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La Plata County Humane Society
La Plata County Humane Society (LPCHS) has been helping animals since 1971. Based in Durango, CO and serving the four corners region, our organization enables 50 team members and cares for around 3,000 homeless and neglected pets per year. Our mission is committed to protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals by preventing overpopulation, providing medical and behavioral services in a safe environment, and educating the community on the humane treatment of animals.

In 2019 we conducted 52 spay/neuter clinics, completed 12 emergency medical procedures on various animals in our care, and Animal Protection Officers received 5,0551 calls. Because we care for an average of 3,000 animals per year and are not funded by any state or federal entity, we raise funds through community partnerships, corporate sponsorships, grant writing, sales from our thrift store, and donations from community members. LPCHS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Thank you for helping us, help them, one paw at a time.

Ray Phillips

Ray Phillips
Artist rendering of winning snowboard

Bio and Gallery Information:
Artist Ray Phillips has always held a passion for creating art. Like many artists, Ray's artistic journey began as a young child. At age 10 he enrolled at the prestigious Houston Museum of Fine Art School now the Glassell School of Art. As an adult, Ray focused his artistic attention on graphic design and music; playing in a band at night and crafting ad campaigns, posters, t-shirts, logos and branding by day. Ray soon rose to become a partner/creative director at a design and marketing firm in Houston, Texas; yet the longing to create fine art was still present. Ray began his painting career in his free time, integrating skills and techniques he learned as a designer. His work has evolved into an amalgam of typography, abstract composition, collage/mixed media and hidden messages. Each piece is initiated in Ray's mind and translated to canvas - as much an intellectual pursuit as creative endeavor. Ray is an internationally collected artist with representation in fine art galleries in Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Houston, Austin and Dallas, as well as Canada and Mexico. Read more at

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Pet Haus and Groom Room
Goods for Cats and Dogs! Pet Haus provides fair prices on excellent holistic quality dog and cat food, as well as a unique selection of toys, treats and locally made pet products. We stay on top of what's new and innovative in the pet world, and stock only the best for our pet-dedicated customers.

Our team of food experts and pet lovers are more than happy to work with you to find the best product for your furry best friend -- whether that's a specialty food that works around your dog's allergies or the perfect catnip-infused scratching post to keep kitty occupied.

Pet Haus goes beyond retail and has recently expanded its offerings of pet services to include a full-service dog and cat groomer. Groom Room opened in November 2019, and offers cat grooming, breed-specific trims, giant breed services, and everything in between! Whether you're a new client at Groom Room or a long-time Pet Haus shopper, customer service is our top priority, and we work hard to ensure each customer is happy and satisfied. Everything under one WOOF!

Visit to learn more.

Follow Pethaus on Facebook and Instagram @pethausdurango.
Follow the Groom Room on Facebook @pethausgroomroom and Instagram @pethaus_groomroom.

Bird's Durango
As might be surmised from the name (and the "chicken coop" inspired exterior), chicken is the menu's focus. But not just any bird. It's healthy and thoughtfully prepared chicken, which has never been exposed to antibiotics, and it enjoys a 24-hour savory rub, before roasting on a unique rotisserie grill specially ordered from France. Your order size and taste is tailored to your appetite, accompanied by house-made special sauces and side dishes.

We also have the world's first Zuberfizz fountain. Zuberfizz is our Durango, home-grown, natural soda company. Sample a variety of fresh fountain beverages.

Our special neighborhood gathering place features an interior bar and tables, as well as seating on an expansive new outside deck that includes a fire pit. Stop by for a family-friendly casual dinner or after-work happy hour with friends. (Of course you can't have a chicken place without outstanding chicken wings!)

Visit to view our hours, location and view our menu. Follow on Instagram @birdsdurango.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The Company is based in the charming historical town of Durango located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. From its 53,000 square foot factory, the Company manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products to supply its many franchise locations, delivered fresh by its fleet of refrigerated trucks.

The factory typically produces approximately 300 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, using proprietary recipes developed primarily by its master candy maker. These products include many varieties of clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. Individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables.
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