Join Us for Doggie Dash 25

SAT., SEPT. 6 • 9 A.M.

A 5K Event at the Boulder Reservoir

Everyone agrees that Doggie Dash is just a ton of fun! But there is a more serious purpose behind this animal-friendly event—raising critical funds to support the animals at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. So whether you’re running with your favorite four-legged friend or a group of two-legged friends, you can help us reach our goal of $100,000!


The Great Outdoor

Training Class Spotlight:

Does your dog get easily distracted on walks and hikes with you? Learn how to take what you have learned in indoor classes and apply it to real life situations.

Now starts Friday, August 29, 2014: 6:00 - 7:00 pm and runs for 4 sessions

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Getting Started


Placing an animal on hold

If you cannot visit our shelter right away, we offer an adoption hold program for your convenience. You may place a hold on an available animal by phone or in person during business hours. The following fees apply: 1st hold, $20.00; 2nd hold, $10.00.*

*Hold fees are non-refundable and are not applied towards the adoption fee

Our adoptions are Satisfaction Guaranteed!

While there is a person for every animal, we know that not every animal is for every person. If you adopt an animal from HSBV and discover that you are not compatible due to behavior concerns or medical issues, you may return your pet at any time and your adoption fee will be refunded.

Where do our animals come from?

The animals in our adoption center come to us in several different ways.  Many of our dogs come to us through our active transfer program.  Some are surrendered by their guardians due to compatibility differences or living constraints.  Others are found as strays and if they have not been claimed from Lost and Found within 5 days, may become eligible for adoption.  We also occasionally partner with other organizations, such as the ASPCA or HSUS, in helping take animals from hoarding situations or puppy mills.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley gives dogs a new leash on life.

Every year, animal shelters around the country receive more dogs and cats than they can possibly find homes for in their communities.

We know what that’s like and strive every day to find homes for all of our adoptable pets. While we still have some pet overpopulation issues, our community has done a great job in eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Today, only animals that are not deemed adoptable for temperament or health reasons are euthanized.

But our role in saving pets’ lives is far from over.