Denver, Colorado — The pet market is exploding, with hundreds of listings on the craigslist site, and more than 5,000 pets listed on the city’s animal shelter website.
But where to find them?
The city is no stranger to exotic pets.
In fact, it has its own pet park, the Denver Pet Park.
Cars, bikes, and dogs are popular choices.
And if you’re looking for something a little more exotic, there’s the Denver Humane Society.
It’s a rescue and adoption agency that specializes in exotic animals.
Here are five pet-related things to know about the Denver-based animal shelter:How does a shelter handle pets?
The Denver Humane Center doesn’t euthanize pets.
Instead, the group adopts and spays, neuters, and vaccinates them.
There are no cages or cages in the shelter.
Instead of euthanizing the animal, the staff picks up the dog or cat from a local shelter and then takes it to the shelter for adoption.
It typically takes two weeks to pick up a pet from the shelter, said shelter manager Katie DeMena.
The animals are put up in foster homes or other homes.
If the shelter can’t find a new home for a particular animal, they will place a pet on the Denver Animal Care Registry.
The shelter does not allow pets to be sold or given away.
So, a pet can be put up for adoption by a shelter member who wants to have the pet, but isn’t sure where to put it, DeMenna said.
The Denver Humane center is also working with a local nonprofit called the Denver Parks and Wildlife Department to get more animals adopted to other parks.
For now, the shelter will take any pets that can be safely transported to other local parks.
They’re also hoping to have a shelter in the near future in the heart of Denver that will have a dog and cat adoption program.
What do people say about the shelter?
In the past, some people have said the shelter is a place where people should go to get their pet.
But DeMna said the organization is looking at the shelter as a place to offer other animals and their families a chance to see and interact with other people.
If you need a new pet, the Humane Center will offer to spay or vaccinate your pet, she said.
If there are more animals in need of a home, the city is happy to take them in.
The humane center has a pet adoption fee of $1,000, but the shelter does accept cash, DeLena said.
For a $50 deposit, the organization will place you in touch with an animal services professional to discuss your needs and adopt the animal.
If you’d like to get involved, you can call the Denver shelter at 303-441-5500.
For more information, visit the Denver Human Services website.