Animal Management Bureau

Arvada Animal Management is a Division of the Arvada Police Department that enforces all city ordinances related to animals.  Its officers investigate and respond to

  • roaming dogs,
  • roaming livestock,
  • dangerous or aggressive animals,
  • animal bites,
  • cruelty and/or neglect to animals,
  • nuisance barking,
  • excess animal feces,
  • leash law violations,
  • dog license violations,
  • dead animal removal,
  •  injured or sick wildlife complaints

Arvada Animal Management Officers

Arvada Animal Management officers are highly trained and experience professionals.  They are State-certified through the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers, and through the Department of Agriculture.

Additionally, two of the officers are commissioned through the Board of Animal Protection.

This staff responds to animal-related complaints and promotes responsible pet ownership through enforcement, mediation, and education.  They also work closely with Foothills Animal Shelter for the welfare of lost and stray pets.

The Animal Management Unit works diligently to ensure pets are either returned to their owner or adopted.

The Animal Management Unit is proud of the fact that for the past several years, the return and/or adoption rate of pets has been more than 90%.