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Pet Vaccinations

Our low-cost Vaccine Clinics are held every Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

at Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401

Dog Vaccinations

All vaccine prices are effective starting June 24, 2023.

  • Rabies: $25
  • Distemper/Parvo (DA2PPV): FREE
  • Bordetella: $25
  • Microchip: $35
  • Licenses: $20 *Please note, licenses are required for all dogs 4 months and older within unincorporated Jefferson County and the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required when renewing your license.
  • Please make sure your dog is on a leash. You will accompany your dog into the Community Room where staff will vaccinate your dog and provide you with your paperwork.


Thanks to a generous grant from PetcoLove, Distemper/Parvovirus (DA2PPV) vaccinations are currently available at no cost to attendees of the Foothills Animal Shelter vaccination clinic.

Thank you, PetcoLove!

Cat Vaccinations

  • Rabies: $25
  • Distemper/Panleukopenia (FVRCP): $25
  • Microchip: $35
  • Licenses: $20 *Optional for cats within Jefferson County. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required when renewing your license.
  • Please make sure your cat is in a secure carrier.

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Rabies Vaccination

The vaccine given for both one-year and three-year rabies is the same. The length of time between vaccinations depends on the expiration date of their previous vaccine. We do need to view the previous vaccination certificate (a tag is unfortunately not sufficient proof) to validate that a rabies vaccine will be good for three years. If your pet was previously vaccinated at Foothills Animal Shelter and you do not have a copy of that paperwork, please email [email protected] or call 303-278-7575 before arriving at the Vaccine Clinic to obtain a copy of your rabies certificate.

All rabies vaccines are good for three years unless your pet meets one of the following qualifications. In these instances, your pet will need to receive its second vaccine within one year from the initial vaccination date:

If the animal has been vaccinated before against rabies and is getting a booster within one month of the due date for the booster and you can provide the certificate proving the expiration date, then it will be a three-year vaccine.

GOOD TO KNOW: We will have a limited supply of pet food available, free-of-charge, at our weekly clinics. Food will be set up outside for you to take.

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