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

Zaius (A223435)

DAS adoptable dog, Zaius

Zaius is a 1-year-old short haired Chihuahua and bundle of fun! He is very sweet, likes treats, and loves to play! Zaius is good with other dogs. Zaius has been at DAS since early September! 

Child rating: 8+ (Negotiable) due to occasional timidness with strangers. 

Zaius's adoption fee is just $50 through 10/31.

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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. 

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

Ajax's adoption fee is $15! 

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Frodrick (A224524) 
DAS adoptable dog, Frodrick

Frodrick is a 1-year-old wire haired terrier mix that weighs about 12 lbs. He is very sweet and LOVES attention, but can get a little possessive of the people he loves. He just wants to be the center of your world, but he will need some training to help him with this behavior.

Child rating: 14+ due to possessive behavior with people.

Frodrick's adoption fee is only $50 through 10/31.

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Lexi (A222426) 
DAS adoptable cat, Lexi

Lexi is a 3-year-old domestic short haired cat. She's a little shy at first, but once she gets to know you, so loves being talked to and having her chin scratched. Lexi has been at DAS since early August. Visit Lexi at Chuck & Don's Cherry Creek: 201 University Blvd. Lexi's adoption fee in only $15!

Child rating: 6+

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Babs (A224024) 
DAS adoptable dog, Babs
Babs is an 8-year-old Chihuahua that weighs about 10 lbs. She is a total lap dog that would do best in a quiet home. She's very sweet and does get along well with other dogs. Babs has been at DAS since the middle of September. 

Child Rating: 10+ due to age. Quiet home will be best.

Bab's is available for only $25 through 10/31.
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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