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

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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   Riley (A229388)
DAS adoptable dog, Riley

Riley is an 8-year-old Doberman Pinscher mix. He is a sweet dog that loves attention and loves getting belly rubs. Riley needs to be an only dog as he is a little assertive and inappropriate with new dogs, not aggressive. 

Child rating: 10+  due to being more independent.

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Midnight (A229001) 
DAS adoptable cat, Midnight

Midnight is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair. He is quite shy and would prefer a quiet home. Midnight likes to get pets, but doesn't like to be held for too long. 

Child rating: No kids.

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Beau (A229404) 
DAS adoptable dog, Beau

Beau is very friendly and very interested in exploring. He might really enjoy scent work. He is very food motivated which will make teaching him manners much easier. He can be overbearing with some dogs and as such is likely to do best without any dogs in the home. Beau's new owner should expect to train him a little every day.

Child Rating: 10+ due to size.

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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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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