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Surrender Your Pet

Where can I take my pet if I am no longer able to care for or keep it?

Denver Animal Shelter is working in collaboration with the Dumb Friends League (DFL) on the Denver Stray Project. The program saves more animals’ lives and increases the number of lost Denver pets that are reunited with their owners. The Denver Stray Project makes DAS the “one stop shop” for finding your lost pet in Denver. Therefore, if you are a resident of Denver and have a pet that you need to surrender, please bring it to DFL at 2080 S. Quebec Street. Their hours are Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and Weekends: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, call 303-751-5772.

I am disabled and/or don’t have transportation to take my pet to the animal shelter?

A City and County of Denver resident may contact Denver Animal Protection at 720-913-1311 for assistance regarding an owner surrender pet.

Where can I take my pet if I am not a Denver County resident?

You will need to contact your local animal shelter or animal control agency.


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


Full Services

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. 

Closed Holidays