If your pet is lost, the following list of resources may help you find your lost pet.
If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver, you are welcome to bring the animal to Denver Animal Shelter during business hours. After regular business hours, the animal shelter provides 10 night drop-off boxes for found pets. The night drop-off boxes are located to the left of the shelter's Lost and Found entrance.
If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver and would like the animal picked up by an animal protection officer, contact the Denver 311 Help Center at 720-913-1311. You must be 18 years of age and home for approximately two hours for an officer to respond. Animal protection officers will not be dispatched to pick up strays or stray holds after 9:00 p.m.
If you have found a pet with identification tags and would like to try and contact the pet owner, contact the City and County of Denver 311 Help Center at 720-913-1311. An animal protection staff member will return your call to assist in the tag trace.
If you have found a pet with a Microchip tag that indicates the dog or cat has been microchipped, you can use the the Universal Microchip Lookup Tool to trace the microchip number.
Licensing your pet can be helpful if your pet becomes lost. Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar displaying their license tag, rabies tag, and ID tag.
Microchip implants are an excellent safeguard. In the event your pet loses their collar, the microchip information can be used to bring your pet home. Be sure to register your microchip and keep information current. Microchips are available at Denver Animal Shelter.
Obey the Denver leash laws and make sure that your pet is kept in a secure enclosure when not leashed.
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.