Welcome to Denver Animal Shelter

Denver Animal Shelter logoDenver Animal Shelter (DAS) is home to more than 8,000 lost and abandoned pets each year. DAS is an open-admission municipal shelter that provides animal care and control services for all of Denver County. DAS is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; adopting pets to loving homes; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAS’s critical role as a community resource. Click here for our hours and location.


Featured Adoptables

Spike (A225449)

DAS adoptable dog, Spike

Spike is a 2-year-old short haired Chihuahua that weighs about 8 lbs! He is a little shy at first with new people, but once he warms up, he LOVES to sit in your lap and be held. Spike is good with most other small dogs. 

Child rating: 8+

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  Ajax (A222863)
DAS adoptable cat, Ajax

Ajax is a 3-year-old domestic short hair cat that has been at DAS since the middle of August. He's very independent but does like to interact with people, especially to play! Ajax is uncomfortable around other cats and should be the only cat in a home. Ajax is available at Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet in Cherry Creek.

Child rating: No kids due to intolerance of over handling.

Ajax's adoption fee is $15! 

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Bella (A225124) 
DAS adoptable dog, Bella

Bella is a 3-year-old American Bulldog mix that weighs about 50 lbs. She is a super sweet, high energy dog. Bella LOVES toys and all she wants is for someone to engage with her while she's playing. Bella has been at DAS since the middle of October. 

Child rating: 12+ due to play style and re-grip with toys.

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Lance (A223927) 
DAS adoptable cat, Lance

Lance is a 4-year-old tabby domestic short haired cat. He's a sweet, mellow guy who does well by himself, but loves to interact with people too! He enjoys being petted and gets along fine with other cats. Lance's adoption fee is only $15! 

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Martin (A225850) 
DAS adoptable dog, Martin
Martin is a 1-year-old Jack Russel Terrier - Chihuahua mix that weighs about 11 lbs. Martin is very friendly and is eager to approach new people. He has lots of energy and loves to play. Martin wants to go to an active family that will get him plenty of daily exercise! 

Child Rating: Kids okay. 
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1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311

Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Meet and greets and visits with animals end 1 hour prior to closing. 

Closed Holidays