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Education and Outreach

Kids doing crafts in the DAS community roomDenver Animal Shelter is committed to proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAS’s critical role as a community resource. Education is a key component to helping us reach our goal of making Denver the most pet friendly city in the United States. Our commitment to education includes providing presentations on a range of topics to a variety of groups including schools, businesses, community groups, and youth groups. 

Animal Control Officer presenting to middle school students

Popular presentation topics include:

  • Responsible Pet Ownership - What it takes to keep your pet Happy, Safe, Comfortable, and Healthy.
  • Safety with Animals - How to avoid dangerous situations, prevent bites, and what to do in the event of an attack.
  • Animal Protection - Understanding the role of Animal Protection Officers and the importance of Denver's animal laws.

If you are interested in having an individual from Denver Animal Shelter -                   Denver Animal Protection present to your group or organization, please contact




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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