Reason #2 Not to Miss Puttin' On The Leash This Year!

Our 22nd Annual Puttin' On The Leash fundraising event is so close, you can almost taste it — join us Saturday, April 26 to peruse more than 20 local restaurants, caterers and food providers joining us at this year's event! Meet the chefs from some of your favorite restaurants and enjoy dozens of different flavors at Puttin' On The Leash!

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:
Puppy Prep School

This five-week training class provides instruction on basic obedience and behavioral issues, as well as offering your puppy the opportunity to flourish as they socialize with a new group of friends. Class begins on 4/30, click here to register!



Saying Goodbye

Euthanasia Services

Perhaps the kindest thing you can do for an animal that is terminally ill, aged, or so severely injured that he will never lead a normal life is to induce his or her death quietly and humanely through euthanasia.

Your decision concerning euthanasia is a personal one, but it need not be a solitary one. Our veterinarians and staff can assist and support you. Our veterinarians understand the bond you have with your pet and can examine and evaluate your pet’s condition, provide realistic prognosis, and discuss potential long-term problems with you.

Euthanasia is accomplished by injection of a death-inducing drug. Our staff may first administer a tranquilizer to relax your pet. Following the injection, your pet will immediately go into a quiet and irreversible deep unconsciousness. Death will come quickly and painlessly.

Please call our clinic at 303-442-4030 ext. 680 to schedule an appointment if you wish to be present with your pet, or call the shelter at 303-442-4030 if you wish to leave your pet with us for euthanasia. Guardians releasing an animal for euthanasia service should be prepared to provide proof of ownership, supporting information on medical or behavioral condition, and personal identification.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley reserves the right to refuse the euthanasia service if guardianship or medical or behavioral condition cannot be confirmed.

Click here for a list of at-home euthanasia services.

Cremation & Memorial Services

As you make your decision to euthanize a pet, you will need to decide how you would like to care for the remains. We can provide information about cremation services. Please call the shelter at 303-442-4030 to make arrangements for cremation of your pet.

It can help to find a way to remember your pet and to honor the joy that the pet has brought to your life. You may wish to establish a memorial of some type in honor of your pet. Please call 303-442-4030 ext 669 if you are interested in finding a permanent way to remember the pleasure your pet gave you.

Faithful Forever Pets™ can also help you through the process of selecting a memorable tribute and memorial. You may also find comfort in knowing that your purchase with Faithful Forever Pets™ also benefits homeless, abandoned and abused animals. 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, when you use this link.

Pet Loss Support

We know losing a pet can be a devastating experience. Humane Society of Boulder Valley offers a Pet Loss Support Group for those who have experienced or anticipate the loss of their companion animal. The group meets the first Saturday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in our Administration Office at the shelter. Attendance is free - just stop in.

Anne Cattarello is the facilitator of the group discussion. She is a licensed professional counselor with a Masters in psychotherapy from Naropa University and a certificate in Pet Bereavement Counseling from the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB). Click here to learn about Anne.

Click here to learn about other local support groups to help with the grieving process.