Adams County Animal Shelter / Adoption Center
After Hours Animal Control Emergency: Call the Sheriff's Office at 303.288.1535
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic for Cats and Dogs
Keeping your pets current on vaccines is critical. This simple step is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the health of your pets. Click HERE to see when the next Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is scheduled.
Responsibilities and Services
The Adams County Animal Shelter / Adoption Center serves the cities of Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton, the towns of Bennett and Lochbuie, as well as unincorporated Adams County. The shelter serves as an adoption center, and also provides, lost and found, surrender, low-cost vaccine clinics, microchips, and end-of-life services for the public. Shelter administration manages citizen inquiries and maintains records of adoptions, reclaims, and billing records. The shelter also provides dog licenses for the citizens of unincorporated Adams County.
Animal Control Support
Please note, Animal Control Officers do not work directly out of the shelter. If you need immediate assistance from Animal Control, please refer to the contact list below.
- Unincorporated Adams County: 720.523.6777
- Town of Bennett: 303.644.3249
- City of Brighton: 303.288.1535
- City of Commerce City: 303.288.1535
- City of Federal Heights: 303.428.8833
- Town of Lochbuie: 303.659.1395
- City of Northglenn: 303.288.1535
- City of Thornton: 720.977.5150
- City of Westminster: 303.658.2400, ext. 4360
The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center is committed to advocating and promoting the cause of animal welfare within our community. We provide compassionate, humane care and shelter to each and every animal in our trust. We strive to find responsible and loving homes for all of our adoptable pets.
The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center is dedicated to being a leader in the animal welfare community through continuing education, training, and partnerships. We seek to educate and engage our patrons in the practices of responsible pet ownership. Through enforcement of state statutes and county ordinances, we serve and protect the pets and the people of Adams County.
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