My name is Starbuck!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Starbuck
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I'm being cared for by:
MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

Facts about Starbuck

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Hi there. My name is Starbuck and I’m pleased to meet you. And no, I am not named after the popular coffee shop, but I do share my name with the first mate of the ship in the famous novel Moby Dick. I think that means that I am destined to be your first mate for life!

I am a sweet, young boy, and I came to the shelter after being rescued by a woman who found me living in a construction zone in the cold of winter. She thought I was pregnant and wanted to make sure I had somewhere to live before I had kittens. As I mentioned, I am boy so I was definitely not pregnant, but I did get a warm, safe place to live for a while until I find a new home. I have spent most of my life living alone on the streets, so I am still getting used to the idea of having a home and a family, but from everything I’ve heard it sounds pretty great!

You may find it difficult to connect with me at first, but please give me a chance and you will see that I have love and affection in my heart just for you. I sometimes curl up in cubby holes and secret spaces here so be sure to look around for me. I like to play with toys when I feel comfortable so that may be a good way for you to get to know me. You can also try to use yummy treats to get on my good side (hee hee). If you have a little bit of patience and you give me a chance, I just know that we’ll be happy together for a long time to come.

About MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

The MaxFund is a non-profit organization that was established in May of 1988 to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and to seek out new homes for these animals once they have recovered. The MaxFund is a no-kill dog and cat shelter. MaxFund assists hundreds of people and animals each year by trying to make the correct match between owner and pet. MaxFund adopts our animals to Colorado residents only.

The MaxFund is a TRUE no-kill shelter. There is no pre-sorting of animals into "adoptable" and "non-adoptable" categories, discarding the so-called "unadoptable." The MaxFund takes every animal it has the space for. EVERY animal is kept until its owner is found or it is placed in a new adoptive home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Dog Shelter Address:
1005 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204
Cat Shelter Adress:
720 W. 10th ave
Denver CO, 80204

We are located 2 blocks west of Speer between 11th and 10th , on Galapago St.

Dog Shelter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Tuesday
Saturday 11am until 5pm
Sunday 12noon until 5pm
Cat Shelter Hours
Same as the dog shelter except that during the weekdays instead of opening at 10 we open at 11am
May be closed on holidays.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees:

Cats: $25
Kittens (under 12 months): $75
Dogs: $125
Puppies (under 6 months) $200
Dogs over 8 years: $75

All applicants will be asked to submit the names and phone numbers of 3 personal references (relatives don't count), the name and phone number of your veterinarian if you have one, the name and phone number of your landlord (if applicable) and information about your current living situation. We also require that all immediate family members meet the animal prior to adoption to ensure compatibility. We would hate to adopt an animal into a family and later find out the dog doesn't like the kids or the husband doesn't like the animal, etc. You can print out an application on our website at

If you are interested in adopting a dog and have filled out an application, MaxFund will ask you to bring any currently owned dogs to the shelter for a “meet-and-greet” to ensure they can stand each other before they become a family. Because we examine adoption applications carefully and contact all references, same-day adoptions are extremely rare and should not be expected!