ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Starting Feb 8, Park Blvd. will be closed at the intersection of Henderson Rd for an improvement project. Riverdale Animal Shelter can be accessed via E. 120th Pkwy and Park Blvd. Click here to learn more.

Licensing

Love your pets? License them!

Licensing

A dog license is another way to safeguard your pet as, with it, you may be contacted immediately if your missing pet is found. In many cases, our animal control partners bring your pet directly home. All dogs of residents in unincorporated Adams County are required to have a dog license. Our Customer Care team is happy to assist in confirming if your address falls within unincorporated Adams County. You may contact them at 720.523.7387 or by email.

More things to know about licensing your dog:

  • A dog license must be renewed each year.
  • A dog license is free if your dog is spayed/neutered and its rabies vaccination is current. (Your pet must have a current rabies vaccination certificate, as well as a certificate of spay or neuter.)
  • The cost to license an unspayed or unneutered dog is $25.

Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you with licensing your pet during normal business hours or you we can help via email. You may also mail your certificates in to 12155 Park Blvd., Brighton CO 80601-0016.

PLEASE NOTE:

We can only take payment via credit card over the phone or by mailed personal check. Once payment is received, we will mail the license to your address.

Per Tri-County Health Department’s Public Health Order, masks are required for patrons and employees inside our shelter regardless of vaccination status. This mask mandate will be in effect until Jan. 2, 2022, unless extended.