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Responsible Pet Ownership
Pet Dos and Don'ts
happy dogOwning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. However, the benefits of pet ownership come with obligations.

Responsible Pet Owners:
  • Recognize that owning a pet is a lifetime commitment.
  • Recognize that ownership of a pet requires an investment of both time and money.
  • Provide health care for the life of the pet as recommended by its veterinarian.
  • Provide exercise and mental stimulation appropriate to the pet’s age, breed and health status.
  • Are aware of weather conditions and don’t leave their pets in a hot or cold car nor in the yard without adequate shelter, water and food.
  • Do not allow their pet to become a threat or a nuisance in the community.
  • Know and obey all animal laws for the jurisdiction where they live.
  • Provide permanent identification for their pet and keep any registration information up-to-date (i.e. license or microchip).
  • Have a plan and evacuation kit in place in case of an emergency or disaster.
  • Make alternative arrangements if caring for the pet is no longer possible.

Contact Us
Caitlyn Cahill

Caitlyn Cahill

Email Animal Control

Arapahoe County
Lima Plaza
6924 S. Lima St.
Centennial, CO 80112

Ph: 720-874-6750
Fx: 303-790-8934
Relay Colorado: 711


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For after hours emergency calls, please contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office at 303-795-4711.