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

   Badger (A229827)
DAS adoptable dog, Badger

Badger is a 3-year-old Shih Tzu and Cairn Terrier mix. He's quite independent and can be a little demanding for food and toys. He would likely do well in a home where his new family has to be gone during the day and he would thrive on daily walks and playtime with his toys.

Child rating: Adult only home

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Joshua (A228387)

DAS adoptable cat, Joshua

Though Joshua has been living in our front office area for the last few weeks, he is still available for adoption! This 4-year-old cat is outgoing, playful, loves attention, and would be just as comfortable in your home! Joshua is not comfortable around other cats.

Child rating: Recommending children 8+ that can be taught to direct all play to toys and not on hands.

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King (A229861) 
DAS adoptable dog, King

King is a 7-year-old Akita. King is a more independent dog. He will likely do well in a home where his new family is at work most of the day. He may take a little longer to bond, but once he does will be very loyal. He has lighter exercise needs due to his age, but will need some house training and manners reminders.

Child rating: Kids 10+ due to more independent nature and dislike of restraint/hugging.

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Bosely (A229192) 
DAS adoptable cat, Bosely
Bosely is a 3-year-old tabby domestic short hair. He is litter box trained. Bosely is friendly but he does not like to be held for long. He is also very independent and takes a minute to warm up. Bosely may be best as only pet.

Child Rating: 15+ due to intolerance of handling.
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Brady (A230145) 
DAS adoptable dog, Brady

Brady is a 1-year-old Australian Cattledog mix. Brady is a gentle, low key dog. He loves to bounce after tennis balls, but isn't quite sure what to do once he gets there. He is slightly competitive over rawhides, so that is something that will need work in his new home.

Child Rating: 10+ due to tentative behavior in new situations; a mature home would be best.

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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