Animal Friends Alliance

Adoption-guarantee shelter and subsidized spay/neuter clinic offering resources to keep pets in loving homes.  Serving Northern Colorado and beyond.

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Saving Animals Today

Our Impact

By the Numbers

Animal Friends Alliance has been saving animals in our community since 2006.  In that time we have:

Adopted 32,692 cats and dogs into loving homes

Spayed and neutered 75,522 dogs and cats

Trapped, neutered, vaccinated and returned over 1,800 community cats

Keeping pets in homes

We believe that the best home for an animal is the loving home they’re already in.  We offer services to help keep pets with the families who love them, including:

Our Spay/Neuter Clinic helps local pet owners access basic preventative health care for their companions

Our Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry fills the gap for pet owners facing financial insecurity

Our Prevent a Litter Plus program provides financial assistance for under-resourced pet owners to get their furry friends spayed/neutered and vaccinated

Foster Feature


Sweet Lucy is in search of a home to call her own. Her foster family is hoping to help her find a family that loves her as much as they have. This is what they have to say:

“Lucy is the sweetest pup ever. Everyone that has gotten the chance to meet her and interact with her can agree that she is just so happy all the time. All she wants to do is cuddle right up next to you, shower you with kisses and play! She is a big player, she would probably play with a toy forever if she could. She has so much energy and spunk, people often mistake her for a puppy. They’re so shocked when I tell them she is actually 9. She is SO loyal. Lucy is the best guard dog, she will always be right by your side. Lucy loves car rides and poking her little head out the window to take in the smells! Her current favorite place is on the balcony where she can lay in the sun. She loves watching dogs from afar and watching people as they walk by. She’s so curious and still has so many years ahead of her. I love her so much and love having her in my home with me, she’s truly one of the best dogs ever!!” 

Lucy is looking for a family with no small children who will appreciate her young at heart spirit. You can set up a meet and greet with Lucy by completing an adoption questionnaire below.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. 

Our Vision

All companion animals experience a healthy home where they are wanted,
cared for, and loved.

What we do

Community Pet Resources

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Spaying and neutering not only prevents unplanned litters, it protects your pet’s health and wellbeing!  In addition to sterilization, our clinic offers vaccination, testing, flea/tick and heartworm prevention, and other basic preventative care.

Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry

Pet owners who are governmental assistance, who are struggling to make ends meet, or who are facing a temporary financial hardship can receive free pet food from our Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry on designated distribution days.  

Community Cat Program

Our Community Cat Program traps, spays/neuters, vaccinates, and returns community cats to safe outdoor placements or finds loving homes for socialized kitties.  If you are caring for a colony of community cats, we may be able to help.

Prevent A Litter Plus Program

Preventing unplanned litters and keeping pets healthy is important for every family, regardless of financial situation.  Our Prevent a Litter Plus program provides assistance to spay/neuter and vaccinate the pets of community members with lower income.


Support Animal Friends Alliance

Bringing Paws Together Capital Campaign

 Animal Friends Alliance is taking the next step to help even more dogs, cats, and people in our community, and we need your help! By supporting our Bringing Paws Together campaign you are helping to unify and expand our sheltering services. With your aid we can continue saving animals and strengthen our community pet resource programs to better serve families in need. Join our campaign and create a brighter future for cats and dogs.

Throughout August, we have fun events lined up to spread the word and support Bringing Paws Together.  Visit our Bringing Paws Together event page for more details!

Get Involved

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Foster for Animal Friends Alliance and save a life!

Foster Colleen J. shares what it’s like to be a foster for dogs and why you should foster for Animal Friends Alliance!

If you’ve been looking for a way to get involved in your community, or if you’ve been on the fence about opening your home to a foster animal, Colleen says “just do it!”  Fostering is so rewarding and with Animal Friends Alliance, you’ll have the support you need to feel confident and ready to change the life of a homeless animal.  If you’re ready to make a difference, email foster@savinganimalstoday.org.

Happy Tails

Otter’s Happily Ever After

Otter, the two-year-old retriever/lab mix, came to us after an accident left her with a life-threatening leg injury. She was brought to our clinic where it was determined that the injury was too great to save the leg. Dr. Marsella, the shelter veterinarian at our Taft Hill Campus, performed a lifesaving surgery and she was placed in an amazing foster home to heal.

Otter recovered like a champion in her foster home and her story resonated with a new family who joyfully adopted her. Otter is now enjoying the love and care of her new home.