Foothills Animal Center Opens; Table Mountain Closes Doors

Table Mountain Animal Center, one of metro Denver's largest animal shelters, has moved to a brand new location with an official new name of Foothills Animal Shelter.

The current Table Mountain Animal Center was permanently closed August 9, 2010.

The brand new Foothills Animal Shelter opened its doors to the public on August 11.


Foothills Animal Shelter, a 30,000-square-foot facility, over double the size of the current building, is located off of 6th Avenue West near the Colorado Mills Mall and on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

While it is a very inviting and pleasant place for the public to visit, most importantly Foothills Animal Shelter has great living quarters for the nearly 10,000 animals cared for each year.

The design provides large and comfortable areas for a wide variety of homeless pets during their temporary stay. Open rooms for cat colonies feature natural lighting and multiple levels for the felines to jump and play. Many outside yard areas also exist for volunteers to exercise and train numerous dogs at one time.

The shelter will remain an open-admissions facility, never turning away an animal in need. Adoptions, community humane education, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, microchip implants, vaccinations and dog licensing will continue to be important services offered to the public.

Foothills Animal Shelter Mission

The mission of Foothills Animal Shelter is to provide the best C.A.R.E. possible for every animal that enters our doors.

  • Community,
  • Adopt,
  • Reunite and
  • Educate (C.A.R.E.)

are the four key principles of the organization.

Founded in 1976, the public/private partnership provides animal control services to nine municipalities within Jefferson County. 

The Foothills Animal Foundation is still seeking donors from the community. Contact Megan Peters, CEO of the Foothills Animal Foundation, at 720.407.5227or check out for more information on ways to help.

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