Animal Control Unit

The Castle Rock Police Department’s Animal Control Unit consists of two full-time animal control officers who operate under CRPD’s Special Operations Division. Created in 2006, this unit serves residents and their pets and supports all animals in Castle Rock. In addition to providing education and enforcement for animal issues to include excessive barking, leash laws, animal bites and animal welfare, this unit also partners with area agencies to ensure a safe and secure environment for the people and animals of the Town.

Animal Control Officers are available daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They can be reached at 720-733-6063, or via email at [email protected]. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the Castle Rock Police Department’s Dispatch Center at 303-663-6100. To report an emergency, dial 911.

Information and rules regarding pets, wildlife and more in the Town of Castle Rock can be found by visiting the Town of Castle Rock Municipal Code Title 6 - ANIMALS.

Information regarding Animal Control Unit’s most popular services can be found below:

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  1. Animal licensing
  2. Barking dogs
  3. Leash up, pick up
  4. Lost pets
  5. Potentially Dangerous Animal (PDA)
  6. Wildlife

Animal Licensing

Town Code requires all dogs residing in the Town of Castle Rock, over the age of 6 months, be licensed. Cats do not require a license. For a complete listing of the rules and regulations for animals in Castle Rock, view the Town's Municipal Code Title 6.

Great Dane puppy wears DocuPet tag while visiting Festival ParkTo obtain a license for goats or pigs, contact the Animal Control Unit during normal business hours.

The Castle Rock Police Department has partnered with DocuPet to make licensing your dog fast, easy and convenient. There are many benefits when you license your dog with CRPD and DocuPet:

  • In the event your dog gets lost, their return home can be expedited
  • Licensing is affordable, starting at $10 / year for a neutered / spayed dog, $20 / year for a dog that’s intact
  • DocuPet will provide emailed reminders for vaccinations and licensing renewals

How to apply

DocuPet is the Town of Castle Rock's official pet licensing partner. In addition to your pet's official license, DocuPet also provides:

  • Full access to the HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service
  • A selection of over 160 designer tag options that double as your pet's official license
  • A central dashboard for your pet's medical records and information
  • A quick and easy online solution for purchasing and renewing your pet's license

Funds provided by pet licenses supply much-needed financial resources for local animal welfare program initiatives. Also, DocuPet offers a designer license tag upgrade option that donates 20% of each purchase to the Denver Dumb Friends League Buddy Center.

License online with DocuPet.

More information

The fastest and easiest way to license your pet is by creating your secure online profile. You may also license your pet by printing the DocuPet form and mailing it to:

  • DocuPet
    15 Technology Place, Suite 1
    East Syracuse, NY 13057

Note: You must provide a copy of your pet's certificate of rabies vaccination to obtain a license.

For licensing-related questions, call DocuPet at 877-239-6072. To report a lost or found pet, log in to your DocuPet account or call 877-239-6072 and press option 3.