Adoptions & Promotions


We understand the fun, excitement and joy of adopting a new pet. The Aurora Animal Shelter is happy to be a part of that experience. If you are looking to adopt, please view our available animals online. If a particular animal catches your attention, please note the animal's location as we have two adoption facilities.

Aurora Animal Shelter: To meet with an animal at the Aurora Animal Shelter call 303.326.8280 for more information and to schedule an appointment to visit.

Everyday Adoption Center: Animals at the Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) in Westminster can be visited in person. For more information regarding the EAC hours, location and Covid-19 precautions, please click here: Everyday Adoption Center.

Attention Cat Lovers: We utilize several PetSmart and Petco stores in the metro area. If you see a cat on the website there is a chance it could be at one of these locations. Click on the desired cat's photo and the location will be noted in the cat's information IF the cat is at a PetSmart or Petco. If you need assistance in locating where an animal is being housed, please call us and we will be happy to assist you.

2020 UPDATE Recently we have seen a huge increase in people wanting to adopt. Most of our animals are getting adopted within 24 hours after being made available on the website. This is great news for our animals, but we understand that this can be frustrating for people searching for a new pet. Currently the best days to check the website for available animals are Thursday and Saturday. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Before you being the process of searching for a new pet. Here are a few useful tips to keep in mind when selecting the right pet for you and your family: A few things to consider when adopting a new dog.


Brian and Trudy
Meet Brian (the buff tabby) and his best friend Trudy (the long haired beauty), this dynamic duo have been patiently waiting for a home since early July. These 12-year-old kitties are not littermates, but have been together since they were only a couple months old. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Since both cats are rather shy with new people, we are hoping to adopt them to an experienced cat home with no young children. Once they establish trust, they are eager lap cats that thrive on attention and love to play with toys. Both Brian and Trudy are front declawed and should remain as indoor cats. As a bonded pair, you can adopt both cats for one adoption fee of $50! If you are interested in meeting with them, please call the shelter at 303.326.8280 to schedule an appointment to visit.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt.
  • Adoptions are based on a first come first serve basis. We do not offer holds for interested adopters and we do not have a waiting list for specific breeds.
  • Prior to the visit, a member of our team will speak with you to go over any additional information about the animal.
  • A visit is required. If possible we ask that you bring your children and any dogs that live in your household. Dogs must remained leashed at all times. If your dog is on a flexi leash we ask that it remained locked and no longer than 6 feet.
  • If the visit goes well and you are interested in adopting, we require a valid photo ID to begin the adoption process.
  • The adoption process generally takes 15 minutes for us to go over the adoption contract with you.
  • The adoption fees are collected at the end of our adoption process.
  • If you have any questions regarding our adoption process, please call us at 303.326.8280.

Our adoption fees are non-refundable. Please check below for discounts and adoption specials.

Under 6 Months of Age   $175
6 Months to 6 Years of Age   $150
6 Years and Older (senior)   $135
Under 6 Months of Age   $145
6 Months to 6 Years of Age   $125
6 Years and Older (senior)   $110

Rabbits, Birds and Small Mammals $16


A 50% discount on regular adoption fees is available to residents age 65 and older (proof of age is required).


There are no adoption specials currently. Please continue to check the website for updates.

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