What We Do

The Aspen Animal Shelter also serves as the headquarters for the nonprofit, Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter (FAAS). By educating the public and handing out free spay/neuter certificates for local pets, we like to say that the Aspen Animal Shelter and FAAS are Spaying it Forward!

In addition to housing the homeless pets of Aspen and Pitkin County, the Aspen Animal Shelter provides sanctuary for approximately 250 dogs and cats from the greater Colorado region and beyond. That has added up to more than 4,000 additional lives saved since 2007. The shelter provides the room and board and FAAS pays for medical care. In partnership with our donors, the Aspen Animal Shelter and FAAS are making a significant difference.

The Aspen Animal Shelter’s volunteer dog-walking program has been listed as one of the American Humane Association’s top innovative animal shelter programs in America. This program is not only instrumental in exercising and socializing dogs but often leads to successful adoptions.

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What We've Achieved

The Aspen Animal Shelter is fortunate to have a nearly zero-percent euthanasia rate and has not killed an adoptable pet in more than twenty years.

  • Since 2007, more than 16,000 dogs and cats have been helped through the Spay/ Neuter Program with FAAS.
  • During that same period the Aspen Animal Shelter, with FAAS assistance, has rescued more than 4,000 dogs and cats.