Riverdale Animal Shelter, like many shelters in the Denver Metro area, has been taking in a higher number of animals this year. To help more adoptable pets at their shelter find loving homes, adoption fees will be waived for pets six months and older Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.
These free adoptions are for dogs, cats, and small companion animals. Dogs are limited to one per family and some exclusions may apply. The event will take place during normal business hours Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adoption visits must be completed 30 minutes prior to close.
If you are not able to adopt, there are other ways you can help reduce the high numbers of pets coming to the shelter:
- Many pets become lost in July while attempting to flee the loud sounds of fireworks. Make sure your pet’s microchip and license information is up to date and they are wearing a collar and ID tag.
- Become a foster parent and help care for animals until they can be placed in their forever homes.
- If you need to give up your pet due to difficult circumstances but the timing is not urgent, please call ahead and consider delaying for the next few weeks. They may also be able to point you to resources to help you keep your pet. However, if your circumstances are more pressing or you have an emergency, they are always there to help.
- If you do not find your next furry friend at Riverdale Animal Shelter, consider adopting from another Colorado shelter.
Riverdale Animal Shelter opened their new facility in the fall of 2020. It is located at the south end of Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton at 120th Ave. and Park Blvd. They provide safe shelter and care to more than 6,000 animals per year. Learn more at riverdaleanimalshelter.org.