Foothills Animal Shelter is an open admission facility serving Jefferson County in the state of Colorado. We are driven to make lives better for animals and people in our community.
We are a Socially Conscious Animal Welfare Organization, creating the best outcomes for all animals that enter our care. We place every healthy and safe animal for adoption. We assess the medical and behavioral needs of homeless animals and ensure these needs are thoughtfully addressed. And, we alleviate suffering through thoughtful euthanasia.
As a Fear Free Shelter, our team operates with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
We Care: We cultivate meaningful and lasting relationships by creating a safe, supportive environment for our community. We treat people and pets with compassion and respect. We seek opportunities to bring joy and fulfillment to others.
We Continuously Evolve: We actively look and work towards the future. We create an innovative and inspirational environment. We embrace fresh ideas and believe collaboration is the key to achieving our goals.
We Own It: We believe transparency and open communication allows our community to trust us. We build a stronger community for ourselves and others by exceeding expectations through flexibility, reliability and compassion.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jefferson County and each city served by Foothills Animal Shelter are represented by one leader who sits on our Board of Directors.
PRESIDENT Chris Lindsey, Assistant City Manager – Westminster
VICE PRESIDENT Carly Lorentz, Deputy City Manager – Golden
TREASURER Lorie Gillis, Deputy City Manager – Arvada
SECRETARY Marianne Schilling, Assistant to the City Manager – Wheat Ridge
JEFFERSON COUNTY Stephanie Corbo, CFO
LAKEWOOD John Pickard, Commander – Lakewood Police Department
EDGEWATER Nichole Kirkpatrick, Administrative Services Director
FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Connie Howard