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Welcome to the Denver Animal Shelter

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Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and citizens. DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing Denver County animal ordinances; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAP's critical role as a community resource.

DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 7,500 lost and abandoned pets each year. 

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1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311

Hours

Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Vaccination Clinic Only

Sat | 9:00AM – 11:00AM 
Sun | 9:00AM – 11:00AM 

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Meet and greets and visits with animals end 1 hour prior to closing. 

Closed Holidays