For links to our breed-specific rescue groups

The Metro Denver Shelter Alliance is a coalition of more than 20 public and private shelters, rescues and other animal service providers committed to saving pets and fostering responsible pet ownership in our community.

To learn more dog bites, breed bans, and potentially dangerous dogs, go to The Coalition for Living Safely With Dogs and the Animal Assistance Foundation.

The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO) is a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to improve the methods of animal control practice, inform the public about animal control, promote justice and equity in the enforcement of animal control laws and advance the health, welfare, professionalism and morale of all animal control officers in the state of Colorado.

Colorado’s dog bite law information.

For information about laws pertaining to dogs in Colorado, the Animal Legal and Historical Center.

For information about puppy mills, visit What is a Puppy Mill?.

For a lighthearted glimpse into Golden Retriever Mogley's daily adventures in his foster home, click here.

Adams County Animal Control
Animal Shelter on the Adams County website:

AKC Rescue site

American Humane Association

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Angels with Paws

Animal Assistance Foundation
Their mission is to reduce pet population and to enhance animal welfare through research and humane education.

Arvada Animal Control

Aurora Animal Care
See Animal Care on:

Barnwater Cats Rescue Organization

Canine Learning Center

Cat Care Society

Cavy Care

Colorado Dept. of Agriculture

Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA)

Colorado House Rabbit Society - a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit no-kill rescue organization made up entirely of volunteers, which has a dual mission of rescuing rabbits and educating rabbit caretakers

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

Denver Animal Control/Denver Municipal Animal Shelter

Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society

Dumb Friends League
Training seminars in the Denver Metro area and information about DFL

Evergreen Animal Protective League

Foothills Animal Shelter

Forsberg-Iron Spring Dog Park - Lakewood, CO

Freedom Service Dogs

Good Samaritan Pet Center

Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital
A nonprofit animal hospital that provides low-cost spay/neuter services and affordable veterinary services to pet owners living on low or fixed incomes.

Healing Touch for Animals
The leading edge of energy medicine can teach you to help your animal heal from injuries, stress and behavioral problems.

Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Humane Society of Weld County

Humane Society of Western Colorado

K-9 Road Trip
A connection to the vast Dog World - dog-friendly destinations and connecting with other canine citizens in K9 World Forums.

Kids and Dogs website
A kid's online guide to dog care.

A non-profit organization which distributes financial aid to injured or ill Labrador rescues so they can find a permanent family

Longmont Humane Society

Mesa County Animal Services

Metro Denver Shelter Alliance

Misha May Foundation

MyApartmentMap is a housing search web site with pet friendly listings all over the USA. The link below lists apartments in Colorado.


Pet Line 9

Project Vote Smart
State government resources and contact information, as well as issues and legislation in your state.

Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance

SpayToday is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation by providing affordable spay/neuter surgery to families in the Denver Metro area.

Sunrise Foundation - Mixed Breed Rescue

The PetWork
A national network of pet resources and information about pets for the people who love them.