ATTENTION – thanksgiving holiday hours:

foothills animal shelter will close at 2 p.m. on wednesday, november 25, and, will be closed thanksgiving day. hours resume as normal on friday, november 26.


vaccine clinics, in-person licensing, and in-person microchipping canceled until further notice 

Foothills Animal Shelter is open to the public every day from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Visits for adoptions will end at 4:30 P.M., daily., following the below protocols:

  • Only 2 families will be allowed in the adoption area at a time. Be prepared to wait outside or in your car after checking in with a Shelter staff member. We will be taking phone numbers to text when it is your turn to enter the Shelter.
  • Patrons will have 15 minutes to browse the adoptable pet selection and will only be allowed to visit with one species at a time with a maximum of visiting with 2 pets per visit.
  • Dog to dog visits will only be allowed with dogs in our care that require “Mandatory Dog Visit.”
  • Please wear a mask when entering the Shelter.



We are open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a limited manner, for all pet adoptions. Please check our website for additional information or email


A Statement on Available Adoptable Pets

Colorado is a pet loving state with a high demand for companion animals. Because of this, shelters like ours have the opportunity to transfer in animals from states still experiencing pet overpopulation. We know finding the right match for your family is important and that we cannot always meet our community’s high demand. If we don’t have what you are looking for at this time, consider re-homing sites like PetFinder, local networking platforms like Next Door or exploring a responsible breeder. Click here for more information from the ASPCA in what to look for when researching responsible breeders.



Adopt a Dog

You might find a wide variety of canine pals: senior dogs to 8-week-old puppies, hiking companions to couch potatoes, and everything in between! About 25% of the dogs we see each year are purebred, while the others are marvelous mix breeds....

Adopt a Cat

Whether you are looking for a cat that is incredibly affectionate or more independent, calm or active, curious or cool - we have a match for you! We often have playful kittens available for adoption especially in the summer months. Would...

Adopt a Critter

Looking for a new friend with feathers, scales, a cotton tail, snout or webbed feet? There are animals of many shapes, sizes and species available for adoption at Foothills Animal Shelter! We often have rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats,...

Adopt a Barn Cat

Our Working Whiskers program helps find homes for cats who are typically unsuitable as indoor companion pets. The cats are in this program for a variety of reasons, including being too shy and fearful of people, preferring the company of...

How to Adopt

ADOPTIONS We are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a limited manner, for all pet adoptions. Please note, we will stop accepting patrons at 3:30 p.m. for adoptions. Only 2 families will be allowed in the adoption area at a...