Denver Puppies and Dogs Available

  • Looking for puppies and dogs for sale in Denver? Why not adopt?
  • Use the search tools on the right to find puppies and dogs available for adoption in Denver.
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Great Tips for Searching for a Dog or Puppy for Adoption, Rather Than for Sale in Denver


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Denver

Looking for things with your new canine companion in the Denver area? Denver currently has eleven no-fee, off-leash dog parks operated by the Denver Parks and Rec Department including Barnum Park Dog Park, Stapleton Dog Park, and Railyard Dog Park. One of the most popular no-fee dog parks in the Denver metro area is Glendale Farm Open Space Dog Park, which offers 17-acres where you and your pup can enjoy off-leash fun. Both Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park have expansive off-leash dog areas where dogs can explore a variety of terrains and splash in creeks and ponds.

You can watch films under the stars with Fido at the 88 Drive-In Theatre in Commerce City. Enjoy the ambience and experience of a seasonal outdoor theatre while you watch two current films for the price of one. On your way to the movies, drop by Two Pals & A Pup to buy your furry friend a special organic, all-natural movie snack or pick up some pet food, treats, or toys. Wish far away friends and family could meet your new buddy? Schedule a photo shoot of your new pet with Blue Wild Photography so all your loved ones can see your adorable pup.

If you are willing to venture out of the city a bit, you will find even more dog-friendly things to do with your new friend. Step back in history with Fido at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings in Manitou Springs where leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you in the both the ruins and museums. Your leashed dog can also enjoy a visit to the spectacular Garden of the Gods with you. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Denver area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Denver on

Denver Dog Rescues & Shelters

  1. Finding the Best Match - It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. It’s all about the right match!
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Denver, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Denver paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Denver. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

It’s All About the Right Match! Finding the Perfect Dog or Puppy in Denver!

Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! When searching for a new dog or puppy in Denver, consider your lifestyle first.

  • Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
  • Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
  • Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
  • Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?

Answering these questions can help narrow down your search quickly and while many people believe pet ownership starts with a rambunctious puppy for sale, we know that is not at all the case. There are hundreds of great adult dogs for adoption in Denver, who are already housetrained, great with kids, friendly with other pets and know the rules of living indoors! This is one of the many advantages to considering pet adoption when acquiring your next pet.

Some Denver Dog & Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Denver focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Denver focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Rocky Mtn Akita Rescue - Aurora CO 80010
  • Doberman Rescue of Colorado - 3071 S. Ogden Street, Englewood CO 80110
  • Colorado Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue - Littleton CO 80128
  • Colorado Greyhound Adoption - P.O. Box 2404, Littleton CO 80161
  • Cairn Terrier Club of Denver - Denver CO 80202
  • Rocky Mountain Anatolian Shepherd Dog Rescue - Nationwide CO 80202
  • HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue - 1112 E Bayaud Ave, Denver CO 80209
  • Rocky Mountain Yorkshire Terrier Rescue - Denver CO 80233
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley - 2323 55th Street, Boulder CO 80301
  • Longmont Humane Society - 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont CO 80501
  • Colorado Collie Rescue Inc. - 5906 WCR 18, Longmont CO 80504
  • Lifeline Puppy Rescue - 4553 S. Mobile Way, Brighton CO 80601
  • Irish Setter Club of Colorado - 17781 Sunset Lane, Brighton CO 80603