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 ten night drop off boxes for found pets. The night drop off boxes are located to the left of the shelter 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 control officer, you may contact the 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. You must be 18 years of age and home for approximately two hours for an officer to respond. Animal Control Officers will not be dispatched to pick up strays or stray holds after 9:00 PM.
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’s 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. An animal control staff member will return your call to assist in the tag trace.
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.
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.