NOTICE: Adams County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

Animal Shelter /Adoption Center

To learn more about the future location of the Adams County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, click here.

Rendering of the future Adams County Animal Shelter

Topics covered include:

  • New shelter overview
  • Images and video
  • Location map
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Meeting announcements
  • Contact information

Rendering provided by G Squared Design

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic for Cats and Dogs

Keeping your pets current on vaccines is critical. This simple step is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the health of your pets. Click HERE to see when the next Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is scheduled. 

Animal Control Numbers

  • Town of Bennett 303.644.3249
  • Commerce City and Northglenn 303.288.1535
  • Federal Heights 303.428.8539
  • Lochbuie 303.659.1395
  • Thornton 720.977.5150
  • Unincorporated Adams County 720.523.6777; after hours 303.288.1535

Responsibilities and Services

The Adams County Animal Shelter / Adoption Center provides animals for adoption to the public. Within the shelter's operations, kennel services are provided for the cities of Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton, the towns of Bennett and Lochbuie, and unincorporated Adams County.

Shelter administration manages citizen inquiries and maintains records of adoptions, reclaims, summonses and billing records. Animal Control staff enforces the Adams County animal control regulations and dispatches officers, when necessary, to provide animal control services.


The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center is committed to advocating and promoting the cause of animal welfare within our community. We provide compassionate, humane care and shelter to each and every animal in our trust. We strive to find responsible and loving homes for all of our adoptable pets.


The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center is dedicated to being a leader in the animal welfare community through continuing education, training, and partnerships. We seek to educate and engage our patrons in the practices of responsible pet ownership. Through enforcement of state statutes and county ordinances, we serve and protect the pets and the people of Adams County.

Stephanie Wilde
10705 Fulton St.
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 303.288.3294
Fx: 303.853.4290

After Hours Animal Control Emergency: Call the Sheriff's Office at 303.288.1535

Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.