Redemption Process and Fees

If your pet is impounded by Denver Animal Care and Control, you will need to visit the Denver Animal Shelter at 1241 W Bayaud Ave. during business hours to reclaim your pet.

To determine if your pet is at Denver Animal Care and Control, view our adoptable and lost pet database online.

You may also call us during business hours at (720) 913-1311 or 311.

You will need to bring the following items with you to reclaim your lost pet.

  1. A Driver's License or Photo ID with your current address.  If your address is not current, please provide paperwork with proof of current address. 
  2. You will need to pay all fees by Cash, Visa, or MasterCard.
  3. Your pet's rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate is required.
  4. Proof of ownership such as photos or veterinary records
    *Clear, hard copy photos only. Cell phone photos will not be accepted. 
First time impoundment plus boarding fee(s): Fee
Dog/Cat $45.00 
Fowl/Bird  $45.00 
Other animals $45.00 
Livestock $150.00 
Restricted (Pitbull) Breeds $100.00 
   
Second time impoundment plus boarding fee(s): Fee 
Dog/Cat $60.00 
Other animals $60.00 
   
Boarding Fee(s) - begin day of impoundment: Fee (Per Day)
Dog/Cat $9.00
Fowl/Bird $5.00
Other animals $9.00
Livestock $30.00
Restricted (Pitbull) Breeds $15.00
   
Medical Service Fee (per animal) $30.00
Administrative Citation payments can be made at the following location or online:

Denver Municipal Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
(720) 913-1311

Payments can be made Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM or Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 
General Violation Summons payments can be made at the following location: 

Justice Center
520 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO  80204
(720) 337-0845


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

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

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

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

Closed Holidays
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