Welcome to the Denver Animal Shelter

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Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides 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 citizens. DAP 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; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAP's critical role as a community resource. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admission shelter that is home.

to more than 7,500 lost and abandoned pets each year. Denver Animal Protection logoClick here for our hours and location.





DEH citation payments are currently offline

Payments can be made by visiting or mailing checks to:
200 W. 14th Ave., Suite 300 
Denver, Co 80204

Payments for animal citations can also be made by visiting or mailing checks to:
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, Co 80223


Please visit our web site for location hours.

We appologize for the inconvenience and hope to restore payment services soon. Thanks for your patience.



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


Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Vaccination Clinic Only

Sat & Sun | 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

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

Closed Holidays