Measures of Success

Measures of Success 2019

We’re excited to report another great year here at Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center!

In 2019, we took in 6,488 animals, and served another 2,494 animals during our public, low-cost, vaccination clinic, which means we served 8,982 animals in our community!

Below is a list of additional successes in 2019:

2019 Adoptions

 Returned Home 2019    Vaccinations 2019










Successes 2019

  • More than 3,100 pets received a microchip in 2019, increasing their chances of returning home if they’re ever lost. 
  • Our save rate went from 89.2% to 89.9% last year.
  • Our average monthly unique site views increased by 62%, and we now have more than 10,000 Facebook followers.
  • In 2019, volunteers gave 25,349 hours of service – 6,000 more than in 2018. This is an increase for the fifth year in a row, highlighting the dedication of our amazing volunteers who help us provide quality care for animals and excellent service to our community.

Animal Shelter Adoptions

More Data and Statistics

Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center is an open-admissions shelter and follows the socially conscious sheltering philosophy principles. This means we take in animals regardless of age, breed, health, and/or temperament, and place all healthy and behaviorally-sound animals. We do not euthanize for time or space, and there is no set time limit for how long a pet can remain in our care while awaiting its forever home.

We proudly report data on a monthly basis to Shelter Animals Count, a national database of sheltered dog and cat statistics by county to help provide facts and data-driven solutions to save animal lives.

Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center partners with more than 40 rescue organizations, and numerous animal shelters along the Front Range to place animals with a variety of differing medical and behavior support needs. Together, we are making a difference.