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End of Life

The deep bond between an animal and their humans. We know the loss can be very emotional and difficult. Euthanasia is the humane option for animals that are suffering. At Denver Animal Shelter, we can help.

We recognize that for most people, the end of a loved animal companion's life is one of the most difficult and heart-breaking experiences of their lives. We offer counseling and compassionate care to support you & your pet. We will take your pet to a calm and quiet room and perform the most humane euthanasia.

This service is available only to residents of the City & County of Denver for a $50 fee.
Proof of ownership is required when bringing your animal in for euthanasia request.

Service Hours for this service are:

M-F 3:00pm- 6:00pm and Sat & Sun 12:00pm-4:30pm  

We are unable to accommodate visitation during the procedure; however, we will provide your pet with a calm & caring departure to Rainbow Bridge.

When the time comes to say good-bye:

The Denver Animal Shelter now offers cremation services for pets who have passed away. We provide a dignified approach when caring for your beloved pet. Your pet is cremated individually, and the ashes are presented in an urn.

Carefully packaged, your pet’s ashes will be returned back to the Denver Animal Shelter within 2 weeks, where you can pick them up.

Prices:

0-3lbs/$35

3.1-24lbs/$46

24.1-50lbs/$53

50.1-74lbs/$65

74.1 -99lbs/$79

99.1-150+/$103

 

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

Hours

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