If you need to relinquish your pet…

Each Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance member has its own process for relinquishing your pet.  Please check the shelter’s website for details. When surrendering your pet, be prepared to provide the shelter with any medical information you have on the animal including your pet's vaccination history.  For their safety, please bring your dog on a leash; cats, small mammals and birds should be in carriers. 

It is also helpful to tell the shelter any specific habits, food choices, behavior issues and other characteristics of the pet. The more information you can provide the shelter, the smoother the transition will be for the animal.

The following MDAWA members may be able to help if you need to relinquish a pet:

Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center
10705 Fulton Street, Brighton, CO 80601

Aurora Animal Shelter
15750 E. 32nd Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011

Cat Care Society
5787 W.  6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214

Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud, Denver, CO 80223

Dumb Friends League
2080 S. Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80231-4067

Dumb Friends League Buddy Center
4556 Castleton Ct., Castle Rock, CO 80109

Foothills Animal Shelter
580 McIntyre Street, Golden, CO 80401

The Gabriel Foundation (birds only)
39520 County Road 13, Elizabeth, CO 80107

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
2129 W. Chenango Ave., Unit A Littleton, CO 80120

Intermountain Humane Society
67318 Hwy 285, Pine, CO 80470

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
2390 S. Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80223