Shelters are full of older pets looking for a comfy home to spend the rest of their days in. Make a difference and make some room in your home for an older pet.
Who We Are
The mission of the Summit County Animal Shelter is to provide the domestic animals in our care with a secure, shelter environment. To offer adoptable animals an opportunty for placement into permanent, responsible and safe homes where they are valued.
Adopting a friend
NOTE: WE ARE NOT A SAME DAY ADOPTION SHELTER
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
Either own or be renting a permanent residence (i.e. house, condominium, mobile home, etc.)
Be at least 18 years of age (or have parental permission in the adoption if under 18)
Have a current I.D. or Driverís License showing current age and address
Be willing and able to provide adequate training, necessary medical care and loving attention to an adopted pet
Pay adoption fees of $110.00 for dogs and $125.00 for puppies (under 6 months) or $90.00 for cats and $105.00 for kittens (under 6 months). These fees include microchip and initial registration, spay or neuter surgery, license fee for first year, rabies and distemper vaccination when applicable and veterinary exam at local participating veterinary clinics. These fees also help partially cover the cost of the animalís care and feeding during the animalís stay at the shelter.
Please understand that the Summit County Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny any application for adoption. As you tour the kennel areas, please ask a staff member to assist in introducing you to any adoption animal you might like to meet.
If you decide you want to adopt a pet, you will be asked to complete an application. The application contains two parts Ė one that asks questions about you, your pet history, and the pet you are interested in adopting. The second part is a property owner agreement that must be signed by the property owner before the application is considered completed. Your completed application will be reviewed by one of our staff members - we strive to do this within 1-2 days of the time you turned in your application. After your application is reviewed, a staff member will contact you and schedule a dog(s) introduction with your dog(s), if applicable. If the introduction goes well or you do not own any dogs, a staff member will schedule you for an adoption appointment. Our goal is to match the appropriate pet and owner so that the owner has a positive experience and the pet has a lifelong home where it is valued.
THANK YOU for coming to the Summit County Animal Shelter. We sincerely appreciate you visiting us and hope that we can assist you in finding the right pet that fits permanently into your home and lifestyle. If you are not ready or are unable to adopt a pet but like spending time with the animals, please ask us about volunteering.
Come Visit Us!
From I-70 take Frisco Exit 203 (US 9). Head south on US 9 towards Breckenridge. Turn right at Summit County Road 1004 and continue to the Peak One Boulevard.
Hours of operation
Monday through Saturday
Visitation Hours: 10am-4pm
Office Hours: 9am-5:30pm
Summit County Animal Shelter Post Office Box 5225
0058 Nancy's Place
Frisco, CO 80443