Pet Association of Estes Park, Inc.
The Pet Association of Estes Park was created in 1973. It was founded with the goal of helping the area homeless animals in need and to educate youth and the community about the humane care of animals. We are the only local agency committed to this goal. We serve Estes Park, Allenspark, Pinewood Springs, Big Elk Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park, Drake, and Glen Haven. We provide shelter, care and veterinary services to stray and surrendered animals until we can place them in loving homes.
One of our founding and very important goals, are spay and neuter. We hold a spay and neuter clinic every Fall. Our donations help assist the community in this very important endeavor.
Where is the Pet Association located?
We do not own our own facility. We pay to have our animals boarded at the Estes Park Pet Lodge (Cats) and the Animal Hospital of the Rockies (Dogs). At this time this is our general rule of housing.
To meet a dog contact the Animal Hospital of the Rockies – 453 Pine River Lane, (970) 586-4703
To meet a cat contact the Estes Park Pet Lodge – 1260 Manford Avenue, (970) 586-9282
If you would like to meet an animal you may call the facility where that type of animal is housed OR you can send us a message on our Facebook page (Estes Park Pet Association), OR call us at (970) 286-1652
I have found or lost an animal. What should I do?
Please contact the non-emergency police department number at (970) 586-4000 and file a report. They try to keep track of all lost and found animals and make matches when they can.
If you cannot keep the lost pet temporarily, the Estes Park Police Department can help you make arrangements to have the animal impounded at the Estes Park Pet Lodge or you can bring the animal directly to them. Stray animals will be held there for 5 days as per Colorado law waiting to be reunited with their families. After that time the Pet Association will likely take ownership of the animal, assess and put the dog or cat up for adoption. If you can care for an animal while we try to locate a home please have the animal scanned for a microchip at one of our local vet clinics
or kennels and let us know you have them as well as the Estes Park Police Department.
My neighbor isn’t taking care of their animals, or I need an animal trapped and removed.
Sadly, Estes Park no longer has an Animal Control officer. Therefore, we cannot help very much in cruelty issues or animals at large. Some situations can be handled directly through the Larimer County Humane Society at (970) 226-3647 Traps may be available locally through the Animal Medical Center at 1260 Manford Avenue. Call them at (970) 586-6898
I need to surrender my pet, what should I do?
Please contact Carolyn Fairbanks directly by phone at (970) 586-5121
How do I make a donation?
Cash donations are wonderful! They can be mailed to us at our PO Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Other donations such as beds, food, treats, toys, collars etc., can be brought to either the Estes Park Pet Lodge or Animal Hospital of the Rockies. Crossroads Ministry also accepts open pet food as well as cat litter donations!
What is the adoption process?
We have an application process. Generally, we like for you to meet the animal before applying. We will check your vet references if you presently have or have had pets previously. A phone interview or home visit is common. General approval can be between 1-3 days, with weekends often taking longer.
What are the adoption fees?
Dogs are $200 and Cats are $100.
Prices include all vaccines up to date, microchip, and spay or neuter.
How do I contact the Pet Association?
Contact Carolyn Fairbanks at 970-286-1652