Animal Services

Animal Services encourage responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is a privilege, but also a big responsibility. Animal laws protect public health and safety and keep owners from allowing their animals to be a nuisance to their neighbors. These laws also protect animals from cruel treatment, neglect, and injury. The Animal Services Unit is currently comprised of three animal service officers. Officers Shephard, Sydow, and Miller...and Supervisor Amy Voltin.

        From left to right: ASO Amy Voltin, ASO Hannah Miller, ASO Donna 
        Shepard, ASO Nicole Sydow. 


Broomfield Animal Services is committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive animal management services to the residents of Broomfield. Animal Services enforces all animal-related ordinances for the City and County of Broomfield.

Services include: 
  • Registering dogs, cats, and ferrets residing in Broomfield
  • Reuniting lost pets to their owners
  • Investigating bite incidents involving domesticated animals and wildlife
  • Helping neighbors resolve animal-related issues such as noisy dogs, unsupervised pets, dogs running loose, and investigating concerns about animals
  • Assisting with injured pets
  • Providing information regarding wildlife concerns
  • Providing pet safety, bite prevention, and humane education classes
One way you, as a pet owner, can assist us with keeping your pet safe is to register your pet. Plus, it's free of charge! Broomfield ordinance requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets residing in Broomfield be registered. The only prerequisite to pet registration is that the animal must have a current rabies vaccination.

Pet owners can register their pets in one of the following ways:
  • Have your pet vaccinated for rabies at a participating veterinary clinic. Once vaccinated, a Broomfield Registration tag will be provided to you. 
  • Bring your pet's rabies vaccination certificate to the citizen assist desk located at 1 DesCombes Dr. A Broomfield registration tag will be provided to you free of charge. 
  • Owner information can be obtained 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 
        Broomfield Police is able to obtain owner information on a pet any time o
        the day. A traditional rabies tag from your veterinarian can only be traced
        through the issuing veterinary clinic and only when the clinic is open.
  • Home Delivery Program - If an animal services officer finds a registered pet
        the officer may attempt to return the pet directly back home instead of
        transporting the animal to our temporary holding facility.
  • Contact in Case of Emergency. Helps veterinarians contact you should your
        pet become injured and need life-saving medical treatment.
  • Encourages responsible pet ownership. A prerequisite of pet registration is a
        current rabies vaccination.
  • It's the law.

    Have a question about registering your pet? Contact Broomfield Animal Services at 303.438.6400. An animal services officer will return your call as soon as possible.

  • Contact shelters in the area. Go to the shelters to actually look at the stray animals. Your pet may be taken to a number of different animal shelters depending on where the pet is found. Below is a list of cities surrounding Broomfield and the shelters they utilize.

    Broomfield, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie Humane Society of Boulder Valley
    Northglenn, Thornton Adams County Animal Shelter
    Westminster Foothills Animal Shelter

    Lost and found pets are often listed on various websites such as Nextdoor, Craigslist, Petfinder, etc. Also, let your friends and family know your pet is lost using email and social networks.

    Ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet, even for a second. You should also ask them to keep an eye out and check basements, garages, and sheds. Children in the neighborhood are much more likely to notice an animal, so be sure to ask them, too.

    Occasionally, your pet may become so scared that he cannot be lured back to you. In this situation, please call Broomfield Animal Services at 303-438-6400 to request information about humane trapping.

    Don’t Give Up! Sometimes it can take months to find a lost pet.