EUTHANASIA FOR THOSE THAT ARE SUFFERING
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.
Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver
Buddy Center in Castle Rock
Euthanasia services are available by appointment only
If you are experiencing an emergency and need same day service or if you would like to talk to a staff member before scheduling an appointment, please call 303.751.5772. In a situation with multiple appointments, animals that are in distress will be assessed and prioritized by shelter staff 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 10 days, we are unable to offer end of life services. Please call to discuss your options.
- Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver – When arriving at the Leslie A. Malone Center, turn left and park in Lot B. Please look for the veterinary services parking spot and proceed to the Roath Veterinary Services Entrance.
- Buddy Center in Castle Rock – When arriving at the Buddy Center, park in the front of the building and proceed to the Pet Intake Lost and Found Entrance.
- Euthanasia: $85* ($45 euthanasia, $40 general cremation)
- General cremation fee: $40*
- Less than 3 pounds: $120
- 3–49.9 pounds: $160
- 50 or more pounds: $200
*No pet will be turned away due to an owner’s inability to pay.
End-of-life services are available at
2080 S. Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231
General Questions: 303.751.5772
When arriving at the Leslie A. Malone Center, turn left and park in Lot B. Please look for the veterinary services parking spot and proceed to the Roath Veterinary Services Entrance.