Foothills Animal Shelter

The Foothills Animal Shelter serves the Jefferson County community, including the cities of Foothills Animal Shelter logo

  • Arvada
  • Edgewater
  • Golden 
  • Lakewood
  • Morrison
  • Mountain View
  • Unincorporated areas
  • Westminster
  • Wheat Ridge

The staff works to reunite lost pets with their owners and to adopt stray animals into new, loving, permanent homes.

License Your Dog

In July 2013, Jefferson County transferred the administration of the County’s pet licensing program to Foothills Animal Shelter. The license continues to help get your lost pet home and also provides funds to the Shelter to support the life-saving care they provide for thousands of homeless animals each year. You will now receive renewal notices from PetData, Foothills Animal Shelter’s licensing partner.


Foothills Animal Shelter is conveniently located at 580 McIntyre Street in Golden (off of 6th Avenue (Highway6) and Indiana Street).


Check out these videos on dog licensing:

Lost Pet Boxer dog riding in a yellow taxi cab text If it were only this easy for a lost pet to find