Denver Animal Shelter

Location: Denver, Colorado

The new shelter replaces a dated shelter that could no longer meet the space requirements for Denver's current animal control efforts.  Many other local shelters were being utilized to offset the lack of space, and the new shelter allows the City and County of Denver to accommodate their current and future capacity in a state-of-the-art, contemporary facility.  This new shelter incorporates the latest concepts in humane animal housing and shelter design.

The 36,000 square-foot facility, is the nation's first LEED Platinum animal shelter.  The building includes many sustainable design principles that promote the wellbeing of the animals and staff such as natural daylighting in both animal and human areas.  The shelter provides care for up to 320 animals.