Foothills Animal Shelter
Foothills Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors.
The four key principles of our organization are: Community, Adopt, Reunite and Educate (C.A.R.E.)
Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility. This means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,200 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers. We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year.
Originally founded in 1976 by an intergovernmental agreement the Jefferson Animal Shelter served as the impound facility for unincorporated Jefferson County and the cities of Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. In 1994, after years of success, the Jefferson Animal Shelter reevaluated its mission and goals to accommodate growing demands on the facility and changes in the external environment. As part of the reevaluation, the shelter changed its name to Table Mountain Animal Center.
On June 30, 2009, the ground was broken on the site of a long-awaited new facility, Foothills Animal Shelter. In early August of 2010, Table Mountain Animal Center became Foothills Animal Shelter and moved to its new beautiful building at 580 McIntyre at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. A new medical suite allows the Shelter to provide more on-site, cost-effective care and has increased the number of spays and neuters.