Denver County Animal Shelter

Find Denver County Colorado animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Assistance Foundation 455 Sherman Street Denver CO 80203 303-774-8396


Animal Orphanage 2345 South Federal Boulevard Denver CO 80219 303-575-9070

Denver Animal Control 678 South Jason Street Denver CO 80223 303-698-0076

Denver Animal Shelter 1241 West Bayaud Avenue Denver CO 80223 720-913-1311

Denver Dumb Friends League 2080 South Quebec Street Denver CO 80231 303-751-5772

Gabriel Foundation 1025 Acoma Street Denver CO 80204 303-629-5900

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue, Inc. 1112 East Bayaud Avenue Denver CO 80209 303-744-8329

Maxfund Animal Adoption Center 1025 Galapago Street Denver CO 80204 303-595-4917

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue 2390 South Delaware Street Denver CO 80223 303-744-6076

Save An Animal Foundation PO Box 21792 Denver CO 80221 303-940-8649

Setter Rescue 11 Federal Boulevard Denver CO 80219 303-922-6151

Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc. PO Box 201311 Denver CO 80220 303-340-4911

About Denver County Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Denver County, CO are responsible for providing temporary care, housing and adoption services for unwanted, owner-relinquished, and lost pets including cats and dogs. Shelters provide a variety of services that promote the humane treatment of animals in Denver County.

Interested parties may contact Animal Shelters for questions about:
  • Lost dogs and cats in Denver County, Colorado
  • Fostering dogs and cats
  • Denver County pet adoption fees
  • Spaying and neutering pets
  • Colorado animal control and welfare
Finding Lost Cats & Dogs

If you have lost your pet cat or dog in or near Denver County, Colorado then you should contact the Denver County Animal Shelter. Your missing pet may have been located and taken to the shelter. Even if your dog or cat has not been recovered by the shelter, you may be able to file a report so that if the shelter finds your pet they will be able to contact you for recovery. Pets available for adoption through the Denver County Animal Shelter may be held for a set period of time in order to give owners an opportunity to claim and retrieve their lost pets so it is best to contact the Denver County shelter directly regarding policies.

Denver County Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Denver County Shelter operations, however, the shelter may only take in either dogs or cats, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to visiting. The local animal shelter may offer educational programs on pet ownership, spay and neuter services, and preventive health services such as vaccinations in order to support its efforts to find permanent homes for lost pets. Denver County Animal Shelters may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact them directly regarding policies.

Denver County Animal Control

Denver County Animal Shelters may also be operated as part of the county or local government animal control agency. Denver County Animal Control Departments also undertake a range of activities related to animal control enforcement, including impounding stray animals, investigating animal cruelty, enforcing licensing laws, ensuring animal welfare, and rescuing trapped animals. Animals housed by animal control agencies are usually made available for adoption unless they are determined to be too aggressive, injured, or sick.