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Redemption Process and Fees

Where do I go to reclaim my pet?

If your pet is impounded by Denver Animal Protection, you will need to visit the Denver Animal Shelter at 1241 W Bayaud Ave. during business hours to reclaim your pet.

To determine if your pet is at Denver Animal Protection, view our adoptable and lost pet database online.

You may also call us during business hours at (720) 913-1311 or 311.

What do I need to bring to pick up my pet?

You will need to bring the following items with you to reclaim your lost pet.

  1. A Driver's License or Photo ID with your current address.  If your address is not current, please provide paperwork with proof of current address. 
  2. You will need to pay all fees by Cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
  3. Your pet's rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate is required.
  4. Proof of ownership such as photos or veterinary records.

What are the fees to redeem my pet?

Animal Type

Impound Fee

Medical Fee

Food & Board Fee (per day)


Dog/Cat 1st Impound



$9 (per day)


Dog/Cat 2nd Impound



$9 (per day)


Dog/Cat 3rd Impound



$9 (per day)





$9 (per day)

FPA License $25

Other Animal



$9 (per day)





$30 (per day)

Livestock Permit Required


Restricted Breeds (Pitbulls)

Impound Fee: $100

Medical Fee: $30

Food & Board: $15 (per day)

Breed Evaluation Fee: $25

Microchip: $25

Where can I pay an administrative citation ticket?

Administrative Citation payments can be made at the following location or online:

Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223

Payments can be made:

  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pay Your Administrative Citation Online

Where can I pay a general violation summons ticket?

General Violation Summons payments can be made at the following location: 

Justice Center
520 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 337-0845


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1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


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