Impounded Animals & Fees Centennial

Where are impounded animals housed?

Animals impounded by Centennial Animal Law Enforcement Services are transported to a boarding kennel where they are held and housed until they are reclaimed by their owner.  Click here to view a listing of impounded animals.

If your pet is impounded by Centennial Animal Law Enforcement, please call (303) 325-8070 during business hours which are Sunday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m (closed holidays). We are located at 13133 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO  80112.  You will need to come in to pay your fees, then you will be provided a receipt and instructed where to pick up your pet.

What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my pet?

  • A drivers license or ID with your current address
  • If your address is not current you will need to bring something with your name and current address, such as a utility or phone bill
  • Acceptable methods of payment for the impound fees include: cash, Visa or MasterCard, and debit cards.  Checks are not accepted.
  • Acceptable proof of ownership including: veterinary records, photograph, registration information, adoption paperwork, or some other accepted proof that you are the legal owner of the animal
  • Proof of a current pet license and rabies vaccination.  If you do not have proof of these, you will be required to purchase them.

What are the fees?

  • Impound fee $56
  • A daily board fee of $6 for each day that your pet is housed
  • If your pet is not licensed, you will have to pay for a license as well as a rabies vaccination if your pet it not current
  • You will be responsible for any medical fees accrued while your animal is impounded, which include but are not limited to veterinary expenses, vaccinations and medications
  • In addition to the above fees, a citation** may be issued by an Animal Law Enforcement Officer. If you are experiencing difficulty in keeping your pet confined and need assistance, please click here to submit a request to the Denver Dumb Friends League Behavior Helpline.

** If you are issued a citation for any animal violation, you will not be able to pay the citation at the Animal Shelter, you will need to mail or appear in person to pay the fine at the address listed on the violation.