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 and would like to provide the following update:
We request that anyone who is currently ill or has any known risk factors related to COVID-19, to please not visit our facilities in-person. We are asking the same of our staff and volunteers.
We appreciate your patience and understanding!
How the Community Can Help Denver Animal Shelter:
Community members who are eager to help offset the potential impact on pets related to COVID-19 are encouraged to:
1. Help reunite lost pets with their families. Share Denver Animal Protection’s Lost Pets web link on social media and NextDoor to help aid DAP in reuniting lost pets back with their families.
2. Donate. Support the more than 150 animals at Denver Animal Shelter today by making a donation! It costs over $30/day to care for each animal at Denver Animal Shelter, so every dollar helps care for Denver’s homeless, and most vulnerable, pets. Individuals can make a monetary donation here: www.bit.ly/DAPDonations. Additionally, supporters can donate treats, toys, and other essential enrichment items from our Amazon Wish List, which ships directly to the shelter. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept in-kind donations at this time.
3. Extend understanding, compassion, and support to our staff and volunteers. Our staff are working overtime to ensure additional sanitization protocols take place while also continuing our high quality of care for our animals. We are repurposing staff to give more attention and enrichment to our pets during this uncertain time. Therefore, wait and response times may be impacted. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
(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.