Animal Shelter

Vaccine clinic is canceled January 8th and 9th, but will resume on the 15th. 

Due to being understaffed and experiencing higher than usual customer traffic levels, expect longer than usual wait times. Thanks for your patience this holiday season. 

We provide animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and people. Denver Animal Protection is committed to:

  • Providing humane care to companion animals
  • Reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Adopting pets to loving homes
  • Enforcing Denver County animal ordinances
  • Educating the public about animals, their needs and our critical role as a community resource
  • The Denver Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.




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Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
Location and Hours

Officer Dispatch: 720-913-2080
All Other Inquiries: 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311

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CORA Requests

The City and County of Denver is committed to making city government open, accountable, and accessible to the public. The City’s approach to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is an important part of its pledge to transparency to build trust with our residents. These guidelines help City agencies and departments provide the public with efficient access to documents and records pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, C.R.S. §24-72-205(6). Learn more about CORA.

Please use the form below to submit your CORA request: 

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Accreditation & Partners

AAHA Accredited - The Standard for Excellence logo

Champions for Excellent Care                                                     

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them  healthy is our number one priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit


Maddie's Fund - #ThanksToMaddie logo     Denver Animal Protection is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund

Petco_Love_Lost_Logo (003).jpg  Denver Animal Protection is a proud partner of Petco Love.