Step 1. View available pets online

You can use the location sorter if you only want to see pets available at a specific location. Make a list of which pets you’d like to meet (including their ID number), then visit that location as soon as possible. There’s always a possibility that the pet you saw online may have already found a home. The online database updates regularly.

Step 2. Come in for a visit

  • Bring your list of pets or view the adoptable pets at the shelter.
  • Once you’re ready, join our digital queue (follow the signage). You’ll be added on a first-come, first-served basis. Please join the queue at least one hour before closing to serve you better. Our queue may be closed at other times if we have met our capacity for daily visits.
  • When it’s your turn, visit with the pet(s) you want to join your family!
  • Please note: we do not allow meetings for any animals besides dog-dog meet and greets due to liability and training purposes. 

Our three locations

*NOTE: We offer same-day in-person adoptions at the San Luis Valley Animal Center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

First come, first served

As of January 29, 2024, we are no longer offering pet adoption appointments. Visit us at any of our three locations where you will be helped on a first come, first served basis.

If you need special accommodation, contact us and we can discuss options.

Step 3. Complete your adoption

  • Once your visit is complete, complete the paperwork, pay your adoption fee, and receive your adoption packet.
  • Please bring a valid ID with your current address. If your ID does not match your current address, please bring another proof of residence, such as a utility bill or vehicle registration. To adopt, you must provide this information.
  • All adoptions will be finalized on the same day as your visit. Take home your new family member!

Our small pets are also available for adoption from these PetSmart locations.

Please check the PetSmart.com for hours of operation.

Aurora Mall
40 S Abilene St
Aurora, CO 80012
720.859.8122

Highlands Ranch
9291 S Broadway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
303.214.0866

Parker and Chambers
5520 S Parker Road
Parker, CO 80134
303.690.4697

Parker
11183 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80134
720.851.7790

Sheridan
3720 River Point Parkway
Sheridan, CO 80110
303.214.4071

Castle Rock
4654 Milestone Ln
Castle Rock, Co 80104
720.733.6282


How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

Cats and Kittens: *

  • 5 months and under $200
    $120 (SLV)
  • 6 months to 1 year $150
    $95 (SLV)
  • 1 year to 5 years $110
    $75 (SLV)
  • 5 years and older $50
    $50 (SLV)

Dogs and Puppies: *

  • 5 months and under $350
    $250 (SLV)
  • 6 months to 1 year $250
    $175 (SLV)
  • 1 year to 5 years $200
    $125 (SLV)
  • 5 years and older $100
    $50 (SLV)

Other Pets:

  • Ferrets: $75
  • Rabbits $45
  • Guinea pigs $30
  • Small pets start at $5

Ongoing adoption discounts (equine are excluded)

  • BYOC—Bring your own carrier when you adopt a cat and receive $5 off your adoption fee
  • Double the Love—Adopt two adult cats for the price of one!
  • Current Military & Veterans—50% off adoption fees (Discount courtesy of Lockheed Martin)
  • Early Bird—$50 off all adoptions Mondays through Thursdays from open to 1:00 p.m.
  • Seniors (65 & older)—50% off adoption fees
  • Seniors for Seniors Tuesdays (65 & older)—Adoption fees waived for pets 8 years and older
  • Small, but Mighty Guinea Pigs—Adopt one Guinea pig and adopt the 2nd one for free (same sex only)

What is included when I adopt a pet?

In addition to a lifetime of love and companionship, you’ll receive:

  • An animal that has received a general health examination and has been well-cared for by our staff and volunteers
  • A pet that won’t contribute to pet overpopulation—all dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • Microchip ID implanted and registered to the adopter
  • Temporary collar and ID tag
  • Temporary leash or carrier (Cat adopters: bring your own carrier and get $5 off your adoption fee!)
  • Resources to help set you and your new pet up for success in your home
  • A complimentary wellness exam at any GoodVets veterinary practice or other participating veterinary practice as part of the Connect for Care program. This exam must be scheduled and completed within 14 working days of adoption.
  • Preliminary vaccinations, including rabies. Please discuss an appropriate vaccination schedule during your complimentary wellness visit.
  • People who adopt a cat or dog from the League now have the opportunity to protect their new friend by enrolling in Fetch Pet Insurance! For more information, League adopters can call Fetch Pet Insurance directly at 866.467.3875. *
  • Did we mention a lifetime of love and companionship?

*Policy activation periods, risk free cancellation terms, waiting periods and other terms vary by state. Exclusions apply, such as pre-existing conditions. Please see your policy for full terms and conditions of coverage. Fetch insurance policies are administered by Fetch Insurance Services, LLC (d/b/a Fetch Pet Insurance, Fetch Pet Insurance Services, LLC in MI, ND, NM and CA) CA license # 0F60627 and underwritten by XL Specialty Insurance Company, a DE Corporation, or AXIS Insurance Company, an IL Corporation, in the U.S. and AXIS Reinsurance Company (Canadian Branch) in Canada. For more info, visit fetchpet.com. ©2024 Fetch, Inc. Information accurate as of Mar. 2024.