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.


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Featured Adoptables

Rupert (A220764)
 DAS adoptable senior dog, Rupert
Rupert is a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever that weighs about 98 lbs. Rupert LOVES to play fetch and will choose chasing a toy over almost anything else! He also loves getting pets and attention. He has a lot of energy and spunk for a dog his age and will make a great companion and family pet.

Child rating: Kids okay due to sweet temperament of dog
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Stella (A217030) 
 Adoptable cat, Stella

Stella is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair and is litter box trained. Though she can be a bit timid at first, she is very calm and affectionate. Stella would do best in a calm environment. Stalla has been at DAS since mid March. 

Child Rating: 12+ because she does not like to be held.
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Spock (A220017) 
 Adoptable dog, Spock
Spock is a 5-year-old short hair Chihuahua that weighs about 9 lbs. Spock is a little timid at first, but once he warms up, he's a total lap dog! Spock has been at DAS since mid June. 

Child Rating: 12+ due to him needing time to warm up.

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  Ginger (A218054)
 Adoptable cat, Ginger

Ginger is an 8-year-old domestic tabby. She will approach to be petted but doesn't care to be picked up. She is also selective with other cats, but tolerates them. Ginger has been at DAS since mid April.

Child rating: 6+


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Nina (A220772) 
 Adoptable dog, Nina
Nina is a 3-year-old American Bulldog that weighs about 72 lbs. Nina is super bouncy and playful but settles nicely. She will need daily exercise. Nina has been at DAS since the end of June. 

Child Rating: 10+  due to energy level and play style of dog. She jumps up a lot when playing.
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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