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You are the difference that Denver's homeless and abused animals need! Denver Animal Shelter relies on the generosity of community members to help us provide the best care for the animals that take refuge at our facility. All donations are used to directly help the animals we serve - both at our shelter & in the community: 

  • Animal care & enrichment
  • Spay / neuter
  • Emergency medical
  • Community outreach 
  • Youth humane education 

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Honor your pet by adding a tag to Sun Spot’s Community Collar. For just $15, we’ll add a tag to the giant collar in the shelter’s lobby. Please note in the donation form that you’d like to add a tag and we’ll contact you for details!


Other Ways to Give

Monetary donations help shelter staff purchase food and necessities for the shelter animals. If you would like to donate to the shelter, you can do so in person or you can mail in your donation to Denver Animal Shelter at: 
1241 W. Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO 80223.

Please include your name and address so we can acknowledge your donation!




Amazon Wish List

Purchase a donation of treats or toys for the animals at Denver Animal Shelter from our Amazon Wish List. Amazon will ship the gift directly to the shelter!

View the Amazon Wish List here.

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Contact Us

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


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.

Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m.
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.

Closed Holidays