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 27,238 cats and dogs into loving homes

Spayed and neutered 64,145 dogs and cats

Trapped, neutered, vaccinated and returned over 1,300 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 assitance for under-resourced pet owners to get their furry friends spayed/neutered and vaccinated.

Pet Spotlight


My name is Sarah. I’m from New Mexico! I was declawed before I came to Animal Friends Alliance, and I’m not happy about not having my from claws so I’m a little grumpy, but I do enjoy getting pets and scratches, especially on my cheeks and neck. I enjoy spending time with people, but on my own terms.

I do not like being picked up; I very much like being given the space to do things my way. That being said though, I do really like to be part of whatever people are doing. Are you fixing up my food? Are you giving me more water? Where are you walking, can I come with?

If you are interested in meeting Sarah, please call the Mulberry Shelter at 970-484-8516 to make an appointment to see her.

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 imporant 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

Special Campaign: Annual Membership Drive

June kicks off our annual membership drive, and this year we’re introducing two new giving levels to recognize the incredible supporters who sustain us all year long: Leader, our new top-tier membership level, and our Junior Animal Advocate Club, perfect for animal lovers aged 12 and under.

No matter at what level you give, membership in our Animal Advocate Club helps us to plan for the future and ensure stability for our life-saving programs all year long. Even $5 a month can change the future for homeless animals. Will you rise to the challenge during this unprecedented time of need?

Get Involved

Volunteer with Animal Friends Alliance

Take on a Service Project to help animals

Our heartfelt gratitude to scout troops 70720, 77850, 70160, 77009 and 77918 who made and decorated feral cat houses as part of their “Three Cheers for Animals!” project. These boxes help colony caretakers keep cats warm and sheltered during the winter months. Thank you to these creative and dedicated animal lovers!

Your community group, class, team, or workplace can help save lives with a service project.  Get crafty and make cat toys or dogs beds.  Host a supply drive or fundraiser to make a difference for animals in need.  The sky is the limit!

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.