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Jun 25, 2018

Ensuring A Safe, Enjoyable July 4th for People and Pets

Fireworks will soon light up the sky across the Denver metro area in celebration of Independence Day. These dazzling displays are beautiful and thrilling for people but they’re not so fun for pets.

Jun 11, 2018

Does the Skunk Seem Drunk?

The number of skunks with rabies is on the rise in the Denver area. Although skunks are nocturnal, there are many reasons — aside from rabies — that they may be out during the day.

Jun 06, 2018

Denver Animal Protection Offers Free Adult Cat Adoptions in June

In honor of this month’s dinosaur-packed blockbuster sequel release, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is waiving all adoption fees for cats one year and older.

Jun 01, 2018

Denver Animal Protection Warns Residents About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles

As temperatures across Denver are expected to hit the high 80s today, Denver Animal Protection is reminding residents of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in hot vehicles.

Apr 27, 2018

Denver Animal Shelter Closed May 2

Denver Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Wednesday, May 2 and will reopen for normal business hours on May 3. Any urgent animal-related needs should please be directed to 311.

Mar 13, 2018

Denver Animal Protection Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics March 13-24

Pet vaccinations are an essential part of ensuring the health and safety of your pet. As the number of rabid skunk cases found in Denver continues to increase, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is offering extended, free rabies vaccination clinics March 13 - 24 to help ensure pets are protected.

Mar 02, 2018

Nine Rabid Skunks Recently Confirmed in SW Denver

Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure their pets are vaccinated as nine rabid skunks have been found in Denver in the past month.

Feb 07, 2018

Join the DAP Cycling Team for the Denver Century Ride

Animals in our community rely on compassionate individuals to find the second chances they deserve. Make a big difference in their lives — while having a lot of fun — by joining the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) Cycling Team!

Jan 29, 2018

Health Communities Awards Nominations Accepted Through Feb. 5

There is only one week left to nominate outstanding community partners for the Denver Healthy Communities Award, which recognizes exemplary public and private organizations and nonprofits that are leading the way in public and environmental health.

Dec 21, 2017

Denver Animal Protection Reminds Residents to Ensure Pets are Safe as Temperatures Drop

As the Denver Metro area braces for several days of bitter cold, Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are protected from the elements.

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Jeremy Garland
jeremy.garland@denvergov.org
720-865-8848

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ann.cecchine-williams@denvergov.org
720-865-5427

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Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311

Hours

Adoption visits end one hour before closing (all adoptions must have a visit prior to paperwork being started).

Adoption lobby is closed to visitors 30 minutes before closing. 

Owner redemption paperwork must be started by 30 minutes before closing.

Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun | 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Vaccination Clinic Services

Sat | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sun | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

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 in our events calendar located on the Home Page and Events Page.

Closed Holidays