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Jun 29, 2017

Tips for Ensuring a Safe, Enjoyable July 4th for People and Pets

Thousands of Coloradans will be staying out to watch the fireworks light up the sky this July 4. While these firework shows can be fun for many, they are not fun for pets.

Jun 21, 2017

Homeless Kitten Facing Several Surgeries after Being Found in Dumpster

A one-year-old kitten named Miles is recovering from multiple surgeries at the Denver Animal Shelter, after being found in a dumper with severe injuries on May 30th in West Denver

Jun 09, 2017

Denver Agencies Warn Dog Owners About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles

As temperatures across Denver are expected to hit 90 today, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and Denver Public Works are teaming up to remind pet owners of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in hot vehicles.

Jun 07, 2017

Denver Animal Shelter Hosts Second Annual YogaAdoptables: Yoga and Cats

Denver Animal Shelter will host the second annual YogaAdoptables: Yoga and Cats, a series of “purrfect” events featuring a yoga class and adoptable cats roaming and performing their own moves.

Jun 01, 2017

Denver Animal Shelter Offers Additional Vaccination Clinics Throughout June

As the number of rabid skunk cases found in Denver and across the metro area continues to increase, Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) is offering additional clinics throughout June to help ensure pets are protected.

May 05, 2017

Fourth Rabid Skunk Recently Confirmed in Denver

Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are vaccinated

Apr 20, 2017

Denver Animal Shelter Late Opening on April 26

The Denver Animal Shelter is opening late (at 2 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 26th due to a mandatory meeting.

Mar 21, 2017

Second Annual Rescue Runway to Benefit Denver Animal Shelter

Adoptable dogs from the Denver Animal Shelter will be showcasing the latest furry fashions for a good cause at Rescue Runway on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W Colfax Ave).

Feb 15, 2017

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Adoption visits end one hour before closing (all adoptions must have a visit prior to paperwork being started).

Adoption lobby is closed to visitors 30 minutes before closing. 

Owner redemption paperwork must be started by 30 minutes before closing.

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Sat & Sun | 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Vaccination Clinic Services

Sat | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sun | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Clinic Cancellations or Schedule Changes

Occasionally we have to cancel or change the schedule for our vaccination clinic. When this occurs, cancellations will be posted in our events calendar located on the Home Page and Events Page.

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