Let's face it - anytime is a good time to adopt a fur-ever friend from your local animal shelter (that is, as long as you have the means to do so).

However, now is especially a good time to adopt and welcome a fur-ever friend into your home - why? 

August has been declared Clear The Shelters Month.

About Clear The Shelters Month

Clear the Shelters is a pet adoption initiative by NBCUniversal and Telemundo-owned television stations that launched nationally in 2015 and has acted as a tremendous aid in finding homes for more than half a million pets nationwide.

In 2021, the nationally recognized campaign led to the adoption of more than 140,000 pets searching for forever homes and helped raise more than $500,000 for local animal shelters across the country.

In Colorado, shelters all over the state have dealt with overcrowdedness at one time or another.

Take the Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), for instance, which is now offering significant discounts on its adoptable shelter animals after seeing an increase in intakes towards the end of 2021.

On top of that, the shelter is just one of over a dozen animal shelters across the state to join in on this year's Clear The Shelter initiative.

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"We're still more full than I've ever seen us, even with a lot of animals in foster care," Denver Animal Shelter Service Manager Meghan Dillmore told the Denver Post. 

Helping Northern Colorado Clear The Shelters

In Northern Colorado alone, there are hundreds of cats, dogs, and critters currently living in animal shelters, waiting to find their forever homes.

Thinking about welcoming a new pet into your home?

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Keep scrolling to see 100 animals - from dogs to cats ... to turtles, chickens, guinea pigs, and rats - up for adoption here in Northern Colorado, featuring pets from the Larimer Humane Society and the Humane Society of Weld County:

The Adoptable Dogs, Cats And Critters Of Northern Colorado

Hundreds of animals are looking for their forever homes right now here in Northern Colorado, and the month of August is an especially great month to adopt a pet.


August is Clear The Shelters Month, a pet adoption initiative that launched nationally in 2015 and has acted as a tremendous aid in finding homes for more than half a million pets nationwide.

Looking for a special new member to add to your family? From dogs to cats to turtles, guinea pigs, chickens, and rats - there's no need to look any further:

Should you be interested in adopting any of the available animals you see, check out the adoptable pet's respective shelter website by visiting larimerhumane.org or weldcountyhumane.org.

Together, we can help clear shelters all across Northern Colorado and beyond.

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