Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 7,500 lost and abandoned pets each year.
MISSION STATEMENT: Fostering the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver’s animals and citizens.
To aid in succeeding in our mission, we:
VISION STATEMENT: Leading a city in which people and companion animals are safe and have the resources necessary to live in healthy, humane Denver neighborhoods.
We believe strongly in not euthanizing animals for time and space, and only make such determinations based on severe medical or behavior for safety concerns (bite history, aggression, etc.). As such, DAP’s live release rate has risen from 67% in 2008 to an average 90% live release rate for 2013. Each year, DAP adopts out more than 2,200 animals; transfers more than 2,300 pets to other rescue partners; and returns more than 2,000 pets to their owners.
Denver Animal Shelter is a member of the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance. The Metro Denver Shelter Alliance is a coalition of more than 20 public and private shelters, rescues, and other animal service providers committed to saving pets and fostering responsible pet ownership in our community.
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311
Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Vaccination Clinic Only
Sat | 9:00AM – 11:00AM (Year Round)
Sun | 9:00AM – 11:00AM (May - November Only)
Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.
Meet and greets and visits with animals end 1 hour prior to closing.