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Photo of young girls with puppy at the Denver Animal ShelterDenver Animal Shelter is committed to proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and our critical role as a community resource. Education is a key component to helping us reach our goal of making Denver the most pet friendly city in the United States. Our commitment to education includes providing presentations on a range of topics to a variety of groups including schools, businesses, community groups, and youth groups. 

We offer group tours with optional presentations at Denver Animal Shelter. We are one of the most advanced, environmentally friendly, and cutting edge animal shelters in the country. Our tours offer a look into the work that we do not only in our building, but also how it relates to the work we do out in our community every day. 




  • Guided Tours - We offer an inside look into how our animal shelter operates as well as the work that we do to protect the animals in our community. Though the tour does not include hands on animal interaction, it will see many animals throughout the shelter. Time: 30-45 minutes. 
    Cost: Suggested donation $25

  • Guided Tour and Presentation - Not only does this include the guided group tour, but also a presentation that will involve different staff members and volunteers talking about DAP’s work, responsible pet ownership, or pet safety. Time: 1.5 hr. 
    Cost: Suggested donation $75

  • Educational Special Opportunities - For inquiries into hosting a special event in our Community Room or Special Humane Education requests, please contact Special Event Opportunities vary and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 11 a.m.
  • Saturdays at 11 a.m.

  • Up to 25 individuals
  • At least one adult chaperons is required per eight children under 16 years
  • All attendees must be at least five-years old
  • See Education Options above for fees and donations


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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.



1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223

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