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!


Grumpy Growlers

Training Class Spotlight:

This class is for dogs that bark, growl, or lunge when on-leash and in the presence of other dogs.

This specialty course run by two instructors is designed to provide you with the skills to manage and modify your dog’s current reaction to other dogs. We train in a safe, low-stress classroom environment to teach your dog alternative behaviors that are incompatible with reactivity and aggression.

Starts Wednesday, July 30, 2014: 7:00 - 8:00 pm and runs for 6 sessions


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Getting Started

Considering adopting a canine or feline friend? The matchmaking process begins by printing out either a Dog Adoption Questionnaire or a Cat Adoption Questionnaire. Fill in the information on page one and bring the questionnaire with you when you visit the shelter.

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.