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Adoptions & Promotions

The shelter is not allowing walk-ins at this time. If you are interested in adoption, please view the adoptable animals from the dog, cat or other pets links listed below. If you see an animal that you are interested in adopting, please contact the shelter to schedule an appointment to visit.


We understand the fun, excitement and joy of adopting a new pet. The Aurora Animal Shelter is happy to be a part of that experience. If you are looking to adopt, please view our available animals online. If a particular animal catches your attention, please contact us at 303.326.8280 for more information and to schedule an appointment to visit.

Attention Cat Lovers: We utilize several PetSmart and Petco stores in the metro area. If you see a cat on the website there is a chance it could be at one of these locations. Click on the desired cat's photo and the location will be noted in the cat's information IF the cat is at a PetSmart or Petco. If you need assistance in locating where an animal is being housed, please call us and we will be happy to assist you.

Before you begin the process of searching for a new pet. Here are a few useful tips to keep in mind when selecting the right pet for you and your family: A few things to consider when adopting a new dog.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt.
  • Adoptions are based on a first come first serve basis. We do not offer holds for interested adopters and we do not have a waiting list for specific breeds.
  • Prior to the visit, a member of our team will speak with you to go over any additional information about the animal.
  • A visit is required. If possible we ask that you bring your children and any dogs that live in your household. Dogs must remained leashed at all times. If your dog is on a flexi leash we ask that it remained locked and no longer than 6 feet.
  • If the visit goes well and you are interested in adopting, we require a valid photo ID to begin the adoption process.
  • The adoption process generally takes 15 minutes for us to go over the adoption contract with you.
  • The adoption fees are collected at the end of our adoption process by cash, check or card.
  • If you have any questions regarding our adoption process, please call us at 303.326.8280.


 Aurora Animal Shelter Adoption FAQs



Meet Chelsea, a vivacious and loving 6-year-old pup, that has been at the shelter since April. Chelsea found herself at he shelter after her previous owner was no longer able to care for her. Despite being at the shelter for several months, Chelsea remains a very sweet and affectionate girl that always has a smile on her face. Chelsea loves going on walks, enjoys playing with toys and is always eager for petting. Chelsea can be rather shy with new people, so the shelter is recommending a home with no young kids and an adopter that is experienced with dogs. If you have the space in your home and in your heart, Chelsea is ready to fill it!

The shelter is reducing her adoption fee to $50! If you are interested in meeting Chelsea, please contact the shelter at 303.326.8280 to schedule an appointment to visit.

Chelsea was recently featured on Facebook. See her in action at Chelsea's video.



Who doesn't love large cats? Weighing in at 16 lbs., Lou is the ideal kitty for someone that loves big cats! This 7-year-old love bug, is a master of lying on laps and a pro at biscuit making. Not only is Lou super affectionate, but he's extremely playful too and has a weakness for toys. Unfortunately, Lou is fearful of young children and does not do well with other pets. Lou doesn't ask for much, just a loving home to call his own.

Since Lou has been at the shelter since Aug. 2, the shelter is reducing his adoption fee to $32.50. If you are interested in meeting with Lou, please contact the shelter to schedule an appointment to visit.


Our adoption fees are non-refundable. Please check below for discounts and adoption specials.

Under 6 Months of Age   $175
6 Months to 6 Years of Age   $150
6 Years and Older (senior)   $135
Under 6 Months of Age   $125
6 Months to 6 Years of Age   $100
6 Years and Older (senior)   $65

Rabbits, Birds and Small Mammals $17


Senior Discount - A 50% discount on regular adoption fees is available to residents age 65 and older (proof of age is required).

Military Discount - A 50% discount on regular adoption fees is available for active and retired military (proof of service is required).


2 Kitten Special

2 Kitten Special - Because Two Is Better Than One

Adopt any two kittens under the age of 6 months for $200.00.

When it comes to kittens it is usually best to adopt them in pairs, unless you have another young cat in the home. Kittens are known to be mischievously rambunctious and need a feline companion that can match their energy level. Therefore, the shelter is offering a 2 Kitten Special until Thanksgiving.

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