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
303.288.3294

Aurora Animal Shelter
15750 E. 32nd Avenue, Aurora, CO   80011
303.326.8280

Cat Care Society
5787 W.  6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO   80214
303.239.9680

Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud, Denver, CO   80223
720.337.1800

Dumb Friends League
2080 S. Quebec Street, Denver, CO   80231-4067
303.751.5772

Dumb Friends League Buddy Center
4556 Castleton Ct., Castle Rock, CO80109
303.751.5772

Foothills Animal Shelter
580 McIntyre Street, Golden, CO   80401
303.278.7575

The Gabriel Foundation (birds only)
1025 Acoma Street, Denver, CO80204
303.629.5900

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th Street, Boulder, CO   80301
303.442.4030

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
2129 W. Chenango Ave., Unit A Littleton, CO80120
303.703.2938

Intermountain Humane Society
67318 Hwy 285, Pine, CO80470
303.838.2668

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
2390 S. Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80223
303.744.6076