The Aspen Animal Shelter2024-06-14T19:18:13+00:00

Aspen Animal Shelter

Husky puppy on chair in the snow

The Aspen Animal Shelter is a privatized, self-sustaining animal rescue that combines a boarding kennel, a grooming salon and a pet shop to generate the income needed to provide sanctuary for the homeless dogs and cats of Aspen, Pitkin County and beyond. We shelter the occasional bird and rabbit as well. Every homeless pet is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. We are open every day of the year from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We welcome and encourage you to visit and socialize with the animals. Please call us at 970.544.0206 with questions or comments, or email us at





Adoptable Dogs

Bandit and Thor

Bandit and Thor are gorgeous, happy, friendly, 3-year-old Siberian Husky siblings who get along well with other dogs. Due to a severe lack of socialization when they were young, they are initially wary of new people, but are willing and eager to make friends with those who devote time and display patience in order to win their trust.


Texas is an active, athletic, 3-year-old Pit bull mix who gets along great with other dogs. He is initially wary of new people, but warms up once he gets to know you. Beyond being wary of new people, Texas is territorial  of his people and his property. In short, Texas will require an extremely responsible, knowledgeable home.

ZuZu and Petals

ZuZu and Petals are happy, friendly, gentle, sweet, 7-year-old sisters who get along well with everyone. They look like Beagle mixes with a possible splash of Cattle dog, but we don’t know for sure. ZuZu and Petals would love to be adopted together.



Bear is a large, 6-year-old, Rottweiler / Lab mix who gets along with people and some other dogs. He is a big boy who doesn’t necessarily understand his size and appearance.  In short, Bear’s presence can be intimidating, so he will 100% require a knowledgeable, responsible home.


Uno is a 2.5-year-old Pit bull mix who is initially a bit apprehensive when meeting new people, but slowly transforms himself into a happy, affectionate companion once he gets to know you. Due to his wariness of strangers, Uno will require a knowledgeable, responsible home.


Kodiak is a 7-year-old Siberian Husky who gets along well with people and other dogs. In keeping with some common traits of the breed, Kodiak is independent and untrustworthy off of the leash.  In short, Kodiak will require a responsible, knowledgeable home.



Smoke is a larger-sized, 4-year-old Pug and Beagle mix, or Puggle. He gets along well with other dogs, and is comfortable with new people once he gets to know them.



Rover is a  fun, affectionate, feisty, 3.5-month-old Cattle dog mix who gets along well with everyone.


Penelope is a shy but sweet, 7-year-old Maltese who will do best in a quiet, loving home.



Doc Holliday is a timid, sweet, 10-year-old Maltese who gets along well with other dogs. He is wary of new people and uncomfortable in new situations, and he is searching for a patient, loving, forever home.


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