We understand the grief involved when the time comes to say goodbye to your pet and offer compassionate care to support you through this difficult time. We will take your pet to a warm, quiet room and perform humane euthanasia promptly. This procedure is carried out with kindness and respect. Although we are not set up for you to be present at the euthanasia, you may view your pet afterward if you wish.

End-of-life services are available by appointment only

If you are experiencing an emergency and need same-day service or would like to talk to a staff member before scheduling an appointment, please call 303.751.5772. In a situation with multiple appointments, shelter staff will assess and prioritize animals in distress as appropriate.

The state of Colorado requires reporting and a 10-day quarantine for animals that have bitten a human and broken skin. If your animal has bitten a human in the past ten days, we cannot offer end-of-life services. Please call to discuss your options.


Owner-requested euthanasia*: $45 (plus selected cremation fee, required)

*No pet will be denied humane end-of-life care due to the owner’s inability to pay.

Communal cremation: $40

Individual cremation

  • Less than 3 pounds: $120
  • 3–49.9 pounds: $160
  • 50 pounds or more: $200

Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver

2080 S. Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231

When you arrive, turn left, look for the veterinary services parking spot, and proceed to the Roath Veterinary Services Entrance.

Buddy Center in Castle Rock

4556 Castleton Ct.
Castle Rock, CO 80109

When you arrive, park in front of the building and proceed to the Pet Intake Lost and Found Entrance.