Measures of Success

2023 Measures of Success COMING SOON.


Serving Our Community

  • We launched a small retail space with basic supplies to help families more smoothly transition their newly adopted family members into their new home. 
  • Our volunteer program introduced a Student Community Service program that focuses on morning kennel cleaning, which has been a huge help to our Animal Care team; and is also fulfilling a need for students in our community.
  • We worked with student interns at Mapleton Career Exploration to provide them experience in exploring animal welfare, while they helped care of our animals. 
  • We worked with numerous county departments, including Community Safety and Well-Being and the Economic Mobility team at Pete Mirelez Human Services; and non-profit organization, Servcios de la Raza, to provide no-cost offsite vaccine clinics and food donations to pets of low-income families and those experiencing homelessness. 
  • We partnered with Hyland Hills Water World in Adams County on their annual Cowabunga Beach Day event where hundreds of animals enjoyed end-of-season swimming. The event raised $3,840 towards no-cost vaccinations and microchips for pets of low-income families and those experiencing homelessness. 

More Data & Statistics

Riverdale Animal Shelter is an open-admissions shelter and follows the socially conscious sheltering principles. This means we take in animals regardless of age, breed, health, and/or temperament, and place all healthy and behaviorally-sound animals. Our live release rate remains above 90%, and we do not euthanize for time or space, nor is there a set time limit for how long a pet can remain in our care while awaiting its forever home. All team members are trained in fear-free animal handling techniques to kindly reduce fear, anxiety, and stress for all animals in our care.

We are a PACFA-licensed facility and 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. 

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