Denver Animal Protection COVID-19 Response
Denver Animal Protection’s (DAP’s) priorities continue to be to work hard to protect the health and safety of our pets, our community, our volunteers, and our staff. We realize the situation with COVID-19 is uncertain, rapidly evolving, and concerning for us all. We appreciate your continued support and dedication during this time.
In-shelter adoptions will be available Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Adoption visitations must be complete one hour prior to closing each day. At this time, we are not permitting parties to self-tour through adoptable animals. Current adoptable animals are displayed online and parties can select a maximum of two animals to visit at the shelter.
A mask/face covering, and six-feet social distancing will be required. Please read the instructional signage when arriving at the shelter and follow all social distancing markers.
We respectfully request that anyone who is currently ill (or has any known risk factors related to the virus) not visit Denver Animal Shelter.
Adoption Hold Program
Due to COVID-19, DAP is offering its Adoption Hold Program via telephone. Customers can call 720-337-1810 to place an adoption hold, prior to the animal becoming available for adoption. Visit our website here to view animals available for holds (please note any animals listed as “Not Available for Hold”). Adoption holds are a $20 donation and must be confirmed by a Customer Care agent. An adoption hold does not guarantee adoption.
(2 mos - 1 yr)
|$170||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
| Adult Dogs
(1 - 5 yrs)
|$150||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
| Senior Dogs
|$100||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
(2 mos - 5 mos)
|$110||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
| Adult Cats
(6 mos - 6 yrs)
|$95||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
| Senior Cats
|$65||Spay/neuter, vaccinations, one-year pet license|
*Senior Discount (65 and over) - 50% off pet adoptions
*Current Military and Veterans Discount - 50% off a one-time adoption fee
Our goal is the find the right pet for your family! Within 90 days of adoption, if your new pet is not working out, return to the shelter and exchange your pet for another furry friend. You will have 90 days from the exchange date to choose another pet.
The Hold Program helps customers reserve an animal—prior to it becoming available for adoption— by making a non-refundable donation at the customer service counter.
DAS adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations and one-year pet license. All animals currently available can be viewed online.
Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides care to more than 12,000 pets each year. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.