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Adopt A Pet

There is nothing like the unconditional love of a pet to enrich human's lives.  Animals can add meaning and perspective to humans daily existence.  They can provide companionship and friendship.  It is our hope that you will experience these wonders if you adopt a pet. However, adoption also means taking responsibility for their well-being, health, and safety.  If you are ready to make that commitment, we encourage you to adopt a pet from the City of Denver City.

Want to Adopt an Animal from the Animal Shelter? 

  • In order to adopt an animal from the City of Denver City, please contact City Hall at 806-592-5426 to set up an appointment to see which dogs or cats are available for adoption.
  • The Animal Shelter is located at 700 West Elm in Denver City and is available by appointment only.  An interview will be required prior to the finalization of adoption.
  • Required vaccinations and registration of the animal are needed in order to adopt.  Animal registrations are processed through City Hall.  For more questions, contact City Hall at 806-592-5426

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt?

  • There is no direct cost to adopt a dog.  However, dogs must be vaccinated and registered with the City of Denver City within 90 days of adoption. Please see the City of Denver City Animal Control Ordinance for further information.  

Who Can Adopt?

  • A person who is 18 years of age or older and has never been convicted of a violation of the City of Denver City Animal Control Ordinance is eligible to adopt.  Please understand that this is an adoption, not a sale. The City of Denver City reserves the right to refuse any adoption if deemed to be in the best interest of the animal.

Are There Medical Risks?

  • When you adopt an animal from an animal shelter, there are certain medical risks.  Each animal is physically assessed when it is admitted and is monitored while at the shelter.  However, an animal may be incubating a disease at the time of admission or adoption without showing any signs of a disease.  Please keep in mind that these animals are not vaccinated while in the care of the animal shelter.  This will be the sole responsibility of the adopter.  Should an animal be taken to a veterinarian and found to be in poor health, the City of Denver City will allow the adopter to return the dog to the animal shelter.  However, the City of Denver City is not responsible for any costs that may have been incurred.