Animal Shelter

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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Contact Us

Denver Animal Shelter - Animal Protection - Denver Public Health & Environment logo

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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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.