Location Number:

12

Urban Adventures:

Baker

Address:

1241 W. Bayaud Avenue

Hours:

Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 10am - 5pm

Architect: Animal Arts
Construction of the 36,000 square foot site began in 2010 thanks to the support of Denver voters through Better Denver Bond funding. In honor of Doors Open Denver, the Denver Animal Shelter will offer a reduced adoption package special of $85 for dogs, $50 for cats and $10 for small animals on April 12 & 13 (approximately half the normal adoption package rate).
www.denveranimalshelter.org
Year Built: 2011
Photography Allowed: Yes
Services: Disabled access, free parking, public restrooms


This new facility, designed by Animal Arts, an architectural firm specializing in animal shelter and veterinary hospital design, represents the highest standard of care for shelter animals.

For DOD Adoption Special:  In honor of Doors Open Denver, the Denver Animal Shelter will offer a reduced adoption package special of $85 for dogs, $50 for cats, $10 small animals on April 12 & 13. This rate is approximately half the normal adoption package rate.

Selected Highlights:
Construction of the 36,000 square foot Denver Animal Shelter began in 2010 thanks to the support of Denver voters through Better Denver Bond funding. The facility opened to the public in June of 2011, replacing the old, dilapidated shelter on Jason Street that was home to city’s shelter since 1972.

The new Bayaud street facility was designed and built to reflect Denver Animal Care & Control’s commitment to animal welfare and health and the City’s commitment to sustainability. The new facility, designed by Animal Arts, an architectural firm specializing in animal shelter and veterinary hospital design, represents the highest standard of care for shelter animals.

Highlights include:

“Greenest” Animal Shelter - In 2012, the Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) achieved LEED-NC Platinum certification. This prestigious designation makes DAS the first and only animal facility in the country to achieve the nationally-recognized environmental rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). See sustainability fact sheet attached. A few examples include:

  • Uses natural process of evaporation to cool the air instead of the use of environmentally-damaging refrigerants.
  • Uses daylight sensors to automatically control the lights when there is adequate daylight, reducing the need for electricity.  More than 80% of the areas have enough daylight for the electric lights to be shut off when the sun is shining.
  • Use of non-toxic cleaning solution designed for cold water use reduces energy that would have been used for heating water.
  • The floors in the dog kennels will have radiant heat for comfort and warmth.

“Greenest” Denver City facility – To date, DAS is the only Denver city building to achieve Platinum LEED status. See sustainability fact sheet attached.


25 ft Tall Public Art “Sun Spot” - Sun Spot is a three-piece public art sculpture by Seattle artists Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. The primary piece is a 25 foot-tall silver iconic dog sculpture located at the southeast corner of the site, adjacent to the South Platte Trail and visible from Interstate-25. The sculpture is made from a structural steel skeleton overlaid with stainless steel mesh that is covered with over 90,000 individual stainless steel pet tags.