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Humane Education

Photo of group of young children on educational tour with the DAS staffPhoto of young girls with puppy at the Denver Animal ShelterDenver Animal Shelter is committed to proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAS’s 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 min.
    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.
    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 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays at 11:00 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

Humane Education Application


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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