Where can I take my pet if I am no longer able to care for or keep it?
Denver Animal Shelter is working in collaboration with the Dumb Friends League (DFL) on the Denver Stray Project. The goals of the program are to save more animals’ lives and to increase the return-to-owner rate of lost Denver pets by making DAS the “one stop shop” for finding your lost pet in Denver. Therefore, if you are a resident of Denver and have a pet that you need to surrender, please bring it to DFL at 2080 S. Quebec Street. Their hours are Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and Weekends: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, call 303-751-5772.
I am disabled and/or don’t have transportation to take my pet to the animal shelter?
A City & County of Denver resident may contact animal protection and speak to a supervisor for assistance regarding an owner relinquishment.
Where can I take my pet for euthanasia?
We recognize that for most people, the end of a loved animal companion's life is one of the most difficult and heart-breaking experiences of their lives. We offer counseling and compassionate care to support you and your pet. We will take your pet to a calm and quiet room and perform the most humane euthanasia.
This service is available only to residents of the City & County of Denver for a $50 fee. You can bring your pet to the shelter during regular business hours. We are unable to accommodate visitation during the procedure; however, we will provide your pet with a calm and caring departure to Rainbow Bridge.
Where can I take my pet if I am not a Denver County resident?
You will need to contact your local animal shelter or animal protection agency.