According to Municipal Code, Section 8-31 Rabies Vaccination Required, rabies vaccinations are required for all Denver pets. Rabies, a disease that affects the central nervous system, has no cure and is almost always fatal. Each Saturday and Sunday, Denver Animal Shelter offers a reduced cost vaccination clinic for public animals. Vaccinations provided at the clinic include rabies vaccination and the distemper/parvo combination vaccination.
Where and when can I get my pet vaccinated?
**Due to COVID-19 concerns, DAP is cancelling public vaccination clinics until further notice.**
The Denver Animal Shelter reduced cost vaccination clinic is open to the public for dog, cat and ferret (rabies/microchip only) vaccinations during the following hours:
Clinic services are first come, first served; often service numbers for maximum capacity are given out prior to 9AM. Due to high demand, customers should plan to arrive prior to the clinic start time to receive a service number.
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 on this page.
Take advantage of a special discounted partner program at our vaccination clinic. See the $20 Pet Care Packages flier (PDF) for more details. Discount available for Denver County residents only.
You may pay by Cash, Check, Visa, or MasterCard
$35 – includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a one year Denver County license
$55 – includes rabies, distemper/parvo and a three year Denver County license (pets must be current on vaccines to receive a three year vaccination).
Other Services Available During Clinic:
$15 – one-year license (new / renew) or $40 for a three-year license (new / renew)
$20 – Microchip (dogs, cats & ferrets)
$30 – Rabies & DA2PPV / FRVCP combo
$15 – Rabies vaccine (dogs, cats & ferrets)
$15 – DA2PPV / FRVCP vaccine
$25 – Senior Citizens discount (over 65) - Rabies & DAPPV / FRVCP combo and free Denver license (Limit one dog and one cat per household - must be a Denver County resident)
Whether your dog or cat will receive a rabies vaccination that is “good” for one year or three years is determined by a few things:
Animals are first vaccinated for rabies between four and six months of age. They need a booster one year from that date. They are then vaccinated every three years if the veterinarian uses a vaccination that is labeled for three-years. However, please note that some veterinarians carry rabies vaccines that are labeled for only one-year duration.
We use the rabies vaccines that are labeled for three-years. If we are late for the one-year booster or the three-year booster, then the next rabies vaccine received will only be good for one year.
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.