Adoption Information


Thank you for your incredible support of the animals and patience as we navigate this high demand for our adoption program resources! As our community begins to open to the public, we have also decided to open our Adoption Centers for browsing visitation by appointment and are excited to welcome you back!

We are still adhering to social distancing and other health guidelines to keep you and our staff safe. To limit the number of people in the building, we will be scheduling potential adopters for one-hour windows to come and browse our adoptable pet population, and offering appointments daily starting at 11:00am, with the last appointment opportunity at 5:00pm. Please note, we are currently only able to schedule appointments one business day in advance and have a limited number of appointments available per day.

Between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., please call 303.442.4030 x390 to inquire about scheduling an appointment. Please note, due to the high volume of inquiries, leaving a voice or email message does not secure an adoption hold or priority placement. Our staff is responding to emails, voicemails, and onsite client needs throughout the day and an animal may already be in process for another interested party. Our team is working hard to help as many clients as possible, and we appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding.

Please view the animals we currently have available for adoption on our website and call to make an appointment. We are offering clients the option to place one animal on hold during the phone call scheduling an appointment and clients will be permitted to meet two animals during their appointment window. Before you walk through our Adoption Centers, we will ask that you wash your hands or apply hand sanitizer, and wear a face mask for the duration of your visit.

If you decide to adopt, we will complete your adoption with payment and an e-signature to make everything official! We ask that adoption fees are paid using a debit or credit card.

As always the Humane Society of Boulder Valley remains dedicated to our Satisfaction Guaranteed policy; if you adopt an animal from HSBV and discover that you are not compatible due to behavior concerns or medical issues, or lifestyle fit, you may return your pet to HSBV.

What’s Included with Each Adoption

Adoption Fees

  • Dog adoption fees range from $49 to $499
  • Cat adoption fees range from $10 to $199
  • Small Animal adoption fees range from $5 to $149

Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home. Your donations also leave a legacy of care for the animals who will follow in your footsteps, looking for their loving homes.

The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition and public demand. Please see below for additional information about our V.I.P.’s – Very Important Pets pricing!

V.I.P. Very Important Pets

Some of the animals in our adoption center are V.I.P’s! V.I.P. animals are those that are in high demand and quickly find a loving home. You will notice that our V.I.P. animals have higher adoption prices – this is because they leave a financial legacy for the other animals in our care who may need extensive medical care or more time to find a loving home.

Animal photos are updated continually so you can see everyone who is available at the adoption center. Rather than delay an animal’s website apperance because volunteers haven’t had a chance to take their glamour shot, we just want to give you a glimpse of their personality and encourage you to come on in and meet them in person!

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley we are commited to finding homes for companion animals. Our progressive adoption program places thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted pets with loving guardians. Financial contributions from our community and supporters directly benefit our animals.

Pet Guardianship Information

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.