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Denver municipal animal shelter

678 s. jason street
Denver, CO 80223
303-698-0076

User Reviews (2)

  • 1. THEY TRY

    by: anatesia

    I ADOPTED 2 DOGS FROM HERE AND 1 PASSED AWAY A FEW MONTHS AGO SHE WAS OLDER BUT A DELIGHT AND LIVED WITH ME FOR 5 YEARS . I STILL HAVE SUGAR I ADOPTED HER A DAY AFTER I GOT LITTLE MAMA. I KNOW THEY ARE COUNTY RUN BUT THE COUNTY NEEDS TO INVEST SOME MONEY INTO THIS SHELTER. THE LITTLE CUBBY HOLES THESE POOR DOGS ARE IN ARE WAY TO SMALL SOME OF THE DOGS CANNOT EVEN TURN AROUND IN THEM . THISIS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I GO THERE TO ADOPT MY PETS. AND THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT I AM GOING T O CHANGE MY VOTE AND VOTE FOR THEM FOR A MAKEOVER GOD KNOWS THEY DESERVE IT AND NEED IT BAD!!! CHERYL KAY

    Pros

    THE ANIMALS HAVE A BIG GRASSY AREA TO PLAY IN

    Cons

    THE BUILDING

  • 2. The mile-high city animal shelter

    by: MrEd

    I give these folks credit; I think it's a pretty well-run operation.\n\nThe City and County of Denver runs its own animal control and shelter, which isn't common in this metropolitan area. So these are government employees, and it wouldn't be hard to become insensitive in their position.\n\nInstead, the staff is friendly whether you're there looking for your lost animal, renewing licenses, or looking for a new buddy.\n\nThere's no screening/counseling when you want to adopt. If the animal is already spayed or neutered, you take it home with you then. If not, then that has to be done first.\n\nBut I think they do the best they can with resources that are always, of course, limited.\n\nAnd they aren't rigid and inflexible. I found a stray and asked an animal-control officer if I could foster her and look for the owners.\n\nI didn't expect him to say yes even though it would save the city some money. But he did, and I know Sally was happier waiting for her new family in a home environment.\n\nAnd I know that the no-kill shelter where I volunteer has accepted transfers from DMAS of adoptable dogs that they didn't want to euthanize just because they were out of room.\n\nI've looked there for animals to adopt myself. They haven't had the right one for me, but I wouldn't hesitate to adopt from them if they did.\n

    Pros

    Clean facilities, friendly staff

    Cons

    Kennels are a little small