The Englewood Police Department will be performing a test of the emergency alert sirens on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 AM.

FAQ - Animals

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Questions about Animal Welfare

Where are lost animals taken when they are picked up?

Answer:  Impounded animals are taken to the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley animal shelter which is located at 2129 W. Chenango Ave. in Littleton (303-703-2938 - Web site: The shelter has the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm; Wednesday 3 pm to 6 pm; and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.  

What can I do about a neighbor's constantly barking dog?
Answer:  You can contact Code Enforcement/Animal Welfare (303-762-2335) or the Englewood Dispatch Center (303-761-7410) to report a barking dog problem. Officers will usually issue a verbal warning to the pet's owner. Please note that in order to cite a dog's owner into Municipal Court, two identified witnesses from separate households are required.

How many dogs and cats can I own in the City of Englewood?
Answer:  Residents can have a combination of no more than four dogs and/or cats, provided that there are no more than three dogs or three cats in any household.

Does Englewood have any pet licensing requirements or breed-specific bans?
Answer: Englewood does not require dogs or cats to be licensed, although they must be vaccinated for rabies (dogs and cats are required to wear a collar with a current rabies tag). Currently, there are no breed-specific bans.

How do I report an animal problem?

Answer: If you suspect an Animal Welfare problem, you can: 

  • Contact Code Enforcement/Animal Welfare at 303-762-2335;
  • Contact the Animal Welfare Officer for your area - see Map (PDF file);
  • Contact the Police/Fire Communications Center at 303-761-7410; or
  • Report the violation by e-mail: Code Enforcement.
  • Submit a service request.


    Please visit the Animal Welfare section of our Web site for more animal-related information.


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