Animal Shelter

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We have new our operating hours! We are now open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Night drop kennels are available if a lost pet is found while the shelter is closed.

Location and Phone Numbers

1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223 (View Map)

Officer Dispatch 720-913-2080
All Other Inquiries 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311 

Hours of Operation

Adoptions

  • Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday | 11 a.m-4 p.m.

Adoption visitations must be completed 30 minutes prior to closing.

Lost and Found

  • Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday | 11 a.m-4 p.m

Owner redemption paperwork must be started 30 minutes prior to closing.

Events

View our calendar to find dates for our vaccination clinics, Cats on Mats, and other special events.

Closures

The Denver Animal Shelter follows the City and County of Denver's closure schedule. Find scheduled holiday closures by visiting the city's Event - Holiday Closures page.

 

We provide animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and people. Denver Animal Protection is committed to:

  • Providing humane care to companion animals
  • Reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Adopting pets to loving homes
  • Enforcing Denver County animal ordinances
  • Educating the public about animals, their needs and our critical role as a community resource
  • The Denver Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.

 

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Accreditation & Partners

AAHA Accredited - The Standard for Excellence logo

Champions for Excellent Care                                                     

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them  healthy is our number one priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

 


Maddie's Fund - #ThanksToMaddie logo     Denver Animal Protection is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund


Petco_Love_Lost_Logo (003).jpg  Denver Animal Protection is a proud partner of Petco Love.