Animals


Reason #3 Not to Miss Puttin' On The Leash This Year!

Our 22nd Annual Puttin' On The Leash is Saturday, April 26 — just two weeks away! While visiting different food booths and libation stations, guests can bid on 600+ fabulous silent auction items donated by more than 300 area companies. Attendees will be able to bid on unique items including jewelry, fine art, sports memoriabilia, animal-related products and much more!

Join us for our biggest fund-raising event of 2014, Puttin' On The Leash: Super Heroes on April 26, 2014. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

 

 


Summer Fun Starts With Spring Training

Great behavior doesn’t just happen - it’s taught. Whether you need to lay down a solid foundation or brush up on established skills, our reward-based methods will help you fulfill your dog’s potential. Come see for yourself why our Training Center is the leading program for dog training in the Boulder area.


Training Class Spotlight:
Hop, Skip and Jump - Puppy Agility

Need a midday break? Join us for afternoon Puppy Agility! This delightful and adorable 1 hour class meets for 4 weeks. Puppy Agility is designed for puppies 4 months to 1 year of age. This class introduces puppies to age-appropriate agility equipment and is fun for both puppies and guardians. The focus is to help puppies gain confidence, have a good time, release energy, and help foster the bond between guardian and pup! Class begins on 4/18, click here to register!

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Giving Up Your Pet

There are times when the human/animal bond breaks or circumstances change and a guardian must relinquish a pet. Please carefully consider the following if you are thinking about giving up an animal:

A health examination, behavior assessment, and/or history review will determine if your pet is suited for our adoption program. To offset the cost of this evaluation, a fee is requested when you relinquish your pet.

You will be offered the option of receiving notification by a member of our team if your relinquished animal is determined not to be an adoption candidate at our facility. If you choose this option, you will be able to reclaim the animal within 24 hours of notification by the Society. Please carefully review the release statement if you are considering this option.

Some animals may need medical or behavior help, but would otherwise make a good companion animal. These animals may receive medical treatment and/or behavior management as determined by staff assessment.

Currently, the Society has a live release rate of 91 percent; of the animals coming into the shelter more than 9 out of 10 animals are adopted, reunited with their guardian or placed through a rescue group. Nine percent of the animals are euthanized because of medical or behavior problems that we do not have the resources to treat.

Animals can be relinquished during normal business hours; use the Client Service Entrance.

Relinquishment fee:
$40 per animal for pets residing in Boulder and Broomfield County 
$60 per animal for pets residing in Longmont, CO or any other area outside of Boulder or Broomfield County
$100 per animal for pets found or residing outside the state of Colorado

What if I need to return my pet?

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.


Click here to view surrender forms that you may want to fill out before coming to the shelter.