Adopt a Dog or Cat | Denver, Colorado | PawsCo
Whether you are looking for a cat that is incredibly affectionate or more independent, calm or active, curious or cool – we have a match for you! We often have playful kittens available for adoption especially in the summer months. Would you rather give an older cat a loving home? Visit adult and senior cats that have a lot of love to give! Our selection of adoptable pets changes every day, so feel free to check back with us often.
All cat and dog adoptions include a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip identification implant and a free visit to a participating veterinarian within the first 14 days of adoption. The standard adoption screening process still applies during all special promotions.
Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and citizens. DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing Denver County animal ordinances; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAP's critical role as a community resource.Double your pleasure by adopting this purr-fect pair. Aptly named Glory and Sable because of their ebony beauty, they’re as sweet as sugar (without the calories) and twice as lovable. Despite being slightly shy at first blush, they adore affection, thrive on tummy rubs and TV with their foster family, and enjoy playing with catnip or a feather on a string. Now it’s their hope to find a calm and caring fur-ever home (without small children or other pets) with the patience to coax out their true kitty confidence in exchange for a double dose of their sweet kitty love. Have you ever seen an adorable cat or kitten up for adoption and featured on your local news channel? Those great cats and kittens aren’t rare finds! They are the norm, and just about everywhere – including right here in Denver, CO there are too many pets and not enough homes choosing to adopt them. Unfortunately, many animals are still not spayed or neutered resulting in thousands of unwanted cats and kittens each year. You may be looking at the options, and wondering what the difference is between buying a cat or kitten you see advertised for sale in the Denver newspaper, for instance, and adopting a cat or kitten from a shelter. One main difference is the feeling you get from knowing your choice is actually saving a life. When you adopt a cat or kitten from a Denver-area shelter or rescue group, you’ll not only save the life of the cat you’ll call your new best friend, but you’ll be helping another cat by creating an open space at the shelter. And your new cat will show you vast amounts of gratitude every day! You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a Denver pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in Denver is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a Denver animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.The Dumb Friends League has two shelters for homeless pets: our main Quebec Street Shelter and administrative offices in Denver and the in Castle Rock. These full-service shelters offer adoptions, pet admissions, lost-and-found services, and humane education classes for the public.