dedicated to finding permanent homes for shelter animals

Why Best Pets?

Every year 40,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters in the state of Colorado. Best Pets not only brings this problem to the public's attention, it provides a new way to solve it. Best Pets confronts the ongoing challenge of bringing more people into animal shelters by bringing animals from shelters to the people! Best Pets mobile adoption trucks are bright, cheerful and friendly places to visit with and adopt homeless dogs and cats. Working side by side with the animal shelters and rescues in the Denver area, we showcase and place unwanted animals into permanent homes. Our primary function is to promote the adoption of the displayed homeless animals while raising awareness of pet overpopulation.

Best Pets is an independent non-profit organization having no affiliation with any one shelter or rescue. We hope to work with as many shelters and rescues as we can to promote animal adoptions and lower euthanasia rates. The service we provide to the shelters is absolutely free! We take no percentage of adoption fees and charge nothing to the shelters who wish to participate. We are here for the animals, period.


Taking the Shelter to the People!

Animal lovers from the start, Best Pets founders Ted and Dara have a long history of helping homeless animals.

In 2001 Dara started volunteering at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter. Seeing the tremendous need for help there, she "volunteered" Ted and soon they were spending every Sunday walking dogs, cleaning cages and spending time with the various and numerous shelter animals. Visiting week after week they couldn’t help but notice that so many of the same animals were still there, confined to their cages, waiting to be adopted.

Dara and Ted knew wonderful new guardians were out there, they just weren’t coming into the shelter. So they decided to take the shelter to the people!

The Best Pets Mobile Adoption Truck was born. By focusing on the smaller shelters that did not have a mobile adoption unit of their own, Best Pets could help by bringing this overlooked group of animals to the attention of many new prospective guardians.

View the Best Pets schedule to find out when we'll be in your neighborhood!

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