What if I need to surrender a pet?

We understand that it can be a very difficult decision to surrender a pet. Please contact us ahead of time and we can assist you with this process or provide resources that may help with your situation. Please email us at or call us at 720.523.PETS (7387) for assistance.

If you've been wrestling with this decision, we understand this may be a stressful time. If you're no longer able to care for your pet due to lack of resources, such as food or medical care for your pet, behavior concerns, or domestic violence, we may be able to connect you with resources that can potentially allow you to keep your pet. Email us at or call us at 720.523.PETS (7387) to discuss your situation.

As Riverdale Animal Shelter is caring for a high number of animals at this time, we are requesting pet owners make an appointment for surrender services for their pet. Please click the link below to schedule an appointment with our team.

Schedule An Appointment