We Love Our Pets

While we don't need any special days or weeks of the year to celebrate our furry (or not-so-furry) friends, here at the library we'd like to share our love of pets with you.

From birds to llamas, we love animals of all types! Celebrate our love of animals by visiting our critter companions blog posts and reading their stories!

Critter Companions

Critter Companions: Winter Edition

Critter Companions: Winter Edition II

If you're looking to add a critter companion to your family, here's a list of Denver-area animal rescues to help in your search:

Dogs, Cats, Misc. Rescues

Denver Dumb Friends League, opens a new window

Perhaps Denver's most well-known and popular shelter, adoptable pets at DFL range from cats, dogs, bunnies, rats, guinea pigs and even horses! Not only do they provide adoption and surrender services, they also provide free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics. 

MaxFund, opens a new window

MaxFund is Denver's only true no-kill dog and cat shelter and adoption center. Their adoption process is a little more strict than high-volume shelters, but they make sure every adoption is a good match for each pet and their adopter. They also provide affordable and low-cost vet care at their wellness center. 

Foothills Animal Shelter, opens a new window

Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden cares for thousands of cats, dogs and other critters each year, and no animal is ever turned away. FAS provides affordable spay and neuter procedures as well as vaccines and microchips. 

Denver Animal Shelter, opens a new window

DAS is an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 7,500 lost and abandoned pets each year. They offer reduced-cost vaccination clinics for dogs and cats that are open to the public.

Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, opens a new window

HSSPV partners with shelters all over the state that aren't able to provide care for animals because of their resources and the hold capacity of their facilities. They are a newer animal rescue, established in 2009.

Cat Rescues

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue, opens a new window

Cat Care Society, opens a new window

Guinea Pig Rescue

Colorado Cavies, opens a new window

Ferret Rescue

Ferret Dreams, opens a new window

Bird Rescues

Pikes Peak Bird Club, opens a new window

The Gabriel Foundation, opens a new window

Rabbit Rescue

Rocky Mountain House Rabbit Rescue, opens a new window