If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver, you are welcome to bring the animal to Denver Animal Shelter during business hours. After regular business hours, the animal shelter provides ten night drop off boxes for found pets. The night drop off boxes are located to the left of the shelter Lost and Found entrance.
If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver and would like the animal picked up by an animal control officer, you may contact the 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. You must be 18 years of age and home for approximately two hours for an officer to respond. Animal Control Officers will not be dispatched to pick up strays or stray holds after 9:00 PM.
If you have found a pet with identification tags and would like to try and contact the pet owner, contact the City and County of Denver’s 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. An animal control staff member will return your call to assist in the tag trace.
If you have found a pet with a Microchip tag that indicates the dog or cat has been microchipped, you can use the the Universal Microchip Lookup Tool to trace the Microchip number.