While we don't need any special days of the year to celebrate our furry (or not-so-furry) friends, here at the library we decided to dedicate the month of November to our love of critter companions.
In addition to a year-round love of those that can't talk back to us, there are some special holidays in the month of November you might be interested in learning about.
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week November 5-11
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
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 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 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.
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.
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 new animal rescue, established in 2009.
Guinea Pig Rescue
Celebrate our love of animals by visiting our Staff Critter Companions blog post and reading their stories!