While our lobby remains closed to the public, the Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center offers virtual adoptions, in addition to essential services by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email adcoshelter@adcogov.org or call 720.523.7387.

Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have suspended our vaccination/microchip clinics for the time being. With rapid changes in the country’s response to COVID-19, please check our website and Facebook page for updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit your regular vet to maintain your pet’s vaccinations.

We offer low-cost vaccination services for dogs and cats to help ensure your pet’s optimum health. The clinics are offered twice monthly, on Wednesdays.

What to Expect:

  • An ill pet can sicken other animals. Please care for your sick pets at home. We’re happy to provide vaccinations when they’re healthy and feeling better.

  • Please keep your pets safe and ensure your dog is leashed and/or cat is in a carrier.

  • A current vaccination record for your pet(s) isn’t required, but is helpful to ensuring they receive the correct vaccinations. Please bring your most current records – especially for puppies and kittens.

  • No appointment is necessary however, many caring pet owners like you attend our clinic each month. Please expect that wait times may be lengthy. View our step-by-step clinic process.

  • Our waiting area is outdoors, as weather permits. Please dress for the weather. If you and your pet choose to wait in the car, please inform a volunteer or staff person, and please be sure to provide adequate air conditioning for pets waiting with you.

  • Vaccinations take a few days to a few weeks to become effective. Keeping pets from interacting with other animals will help safeguard them in the meantime.

Vaccinations Offered:

We offer the following vaccinations (prices effective Feb. 1, 2020):


  • Rabies (one year vaccination) - $15
  • Distemper/Panleukopenia (FVRCP) $15


  • Rabies (one year vaccination) - $15
  • Distemper/Parvo - $15
  • Bordetella - $15


Microchipping your pet is one of the simplest ways to bring your pet home to you. If your pet is to become lost and found by someone else, your city’s Animal Control Department, local shelter, or veterinary clinic can scan the chip to help find you, their owner. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains your contact information, which should be updated anytime you and your pet move to a new home or location. 

  • Microchip - $25

Clinic Process

  1. For the safety of your pet and other animals, please secure your dog(s) on a leash and/or your cat(s) in a carrier.
  2. Take a clipboard containing a vaccination form.
  3. Fill in the owner information at the top of the form and include a signature (please read the bulleted items thoroughly before signing).
  4. Each form has space for two pets. If you have more than two pets, please fill out the necessary number of forms with all information.
  5. Choose the vaccine(s) necessary for each pet. If you are unsure of which vaccinations your pet(s) need, a volunteer or staff person would be happy to help.
  6. Turn in your paperwork to the volunteer/staff person to receive your number in line.
  7. A volunteer or staff person will call the next number to be served.