Pet Vaccinations

According to Denver Revised Municipal Code or D.R.M.C., Section 8-31 Rabies Vaccination Required, rabies vaccinations are required for all Denver pets. Rabies, a disease that affects the central nervous system, has no cure and is almost always fatal. Each Saturday and Sunday, Denver Animal Shelter offers a reduced cost vaccination clinic for public animals. Vaccinations provided at the clinic include rabies vaccination and the distemper/parvo combination vaccination.


When and Where

The Denver Animal Shelter reduced cost vaccination clinic is open to the public for dog, cat and ferret (rabies/microchip only) vaccinations during the following hours: 

  • When: Saturdays & Sundays | 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Location: 
    1241 W Bayaud Ave
    Denver, CO 80223

Clinic services are first come, first served; often service numbers for maximum capacity are given out prior to 9AM. Due to high demand, customers should plan to arrive prior to the clinic start time to receive a service number.

View our event calendar for all available dates

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 on this page.



  • $35 - includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a one-year pet license
  • $55 - includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a three-year pet license
  • $20 - microchip

Cash and credit cards (Visa, Discover and Mastercard) are accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about rabies vaccination clinics?

  • You do not have to be a resident of the City and County of Denver to receive a vaccination for your pet.
  • Kittens and puppies under four months of age will only receive the distemper/parvo or feline distemper vaccination. When your pet is 4 months of age or older, you may bring it back for the rabies vaccination. You will be required to pay for the rabies vaccination when you return for vaccination.
  • Your pet will not receive a vaccination if it is sick, pregnant, or nursing.
  • Please muzzle pets that may be vicious or unpredictable toward people or other animals.
  • When you arrive, please have dogs on a leash and cats or ferrets in a carrier and/or pet taxi.
  • Please bring any vaccine history you have for your pet with you to the clinic. 
  • If your pet is spayed or neutered, please bring a copy of the certificate. If your pet is not spayed or neutered, be advised that  Denver ordinance  requires your pet to be spayed or neutered after six months of age.

What are the clinic costs and what forms of payment are accepted?
You may pay by Cash, Check, Visa, or MasterCard

  • $35 – includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a one year Denver County license
  • $55 – includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a three year Denver County license (pets must be current on vaccines to receive a three year vaccination).

Other Services Available During Clinic:

  • $15  one-year license (new / renew) or $40 for a three-year license (new / renew)
  • $20 – Microchip (dogs, cats & ferrets)
  • $30 – Rabies & DA2PPV / FRVCP combo
  • $15 – Rabies vaccine (dogs, cats & ferrets)
  • $15 – DA2PPV / FRVCP vaccine
  • $25 – Senior Citizens discount (over 65) - Rabies & DAPPV / FRVCP combo and free Denver license (Limit one dog and one cat per household - must be a Denver County resident)

Will my pet receive a one-year or three-year rabies vaccination?
Whether your dog or cat will receive a rabies vaccination that is “good” for one year or three years is determined by a few things: 

  1. Animal's age and rabies vaccine history. Please bring any vaccine history you have for your pet with you to the clinic.
  2. State and municipal laws require annual vaccinations for rabies

Animals are first vaccinated for rabies between four and six months of age. They need a booster one year from that date. They are then vaccinated every three years if the veterinarian uses a vaccination that is labeled for three-years. However, please note that some veterinarians carry rabies vaccines that are labeled for only one-year duration.

We use the rabies vaccines that are labeled for three-years. If we are late for the one-year booster or the three-year booster, then the next rabies vaccine received will only be good for one year.

What other services are available at the vaccination clinic?

  • $20  Microchips (dogs, cats & ferrets). A microchip identification implant can identify your pet if you pet gets lost and loses its collar.
  • Pet licenses are included in the vaccination clinic costs, but are also available for purchase during clinic for animals that are current on their vaccinations.
    • $15  one-year license
    • $40  three-year license

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Card Discount Program

Take advantage of a special discounted partner program at our vaccination clinic. See the $20 Pet Care Packages flier (PDF) for more details. Discount available for Denver County residents only.

  • You do not have to be a resident of the City and County of Denver to receive a vaccination for your pet. If you are a resident of the City and County of Denver, a dog or cat license is included with the cost of the vaccination.