Lost & Found

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, we want to ensure the health and well-being of all animals in our care. Each year, more than 2,000 pets arrive at our shelter as stray animals. Because we have no way of ensuring the vaccination status of these animals, HSBV vaccinates all animals – dogs for DHPP and Bordetella and cats for FVRCP – upon arrival. Vaccines help to protect stray animals while they wait at the shelter to be reunited with their guardians and inhibit the spread of communicable diseases throughout our animal population.

If you believe one of our found animals belongs to you, please call (303) 442-4030 or visit the shelter at 2323 55th Street in Boulder.

Questions? Email us at: servicedesk@boulderhumane.org.


The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is closed on all major holidays.

Weekdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Reclaim Fees:

$60 per animal + $30 per day boarded

We encourage guardians of lost pets to check online daily or visit the Humane Society’s Lost and Found Center. We urge you to visit the shelter in person to positively identify your animal. Bring a current photo to help with identification and to complete your Lost Report. Your visit could help us reunite you with your pet, as animals often lose their collars and tags. If your animal is at the Humane Society, he or she will be held for five days. After five days the animal will become property of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

Boulder County Animal Protection utilizes both the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society for impound services for lost pets. Boulder County Animal Protection will take animals found north of Hwy 52 (Mineral Road) to the Longmont Humane Society and animals found south of Hwy 52 to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. It is important to contact both the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society when looking for your lost pet.

Other Area Shelters

We recommend contacting other area shelters regarding your lost pet or a pet you have found.

Aurora Animal Shelter (303) 326-8280 15750 E 32nd Ave. | Aurora
Denver Animal Shelter (720) 913-1311 1241 W Bayaud Ave. | Denver
Dumb Friends League – Buddy Center (303) 751-5772 4556 Castleton Ct. | Castle Rock
Dumb Friends League – Leslie A. Malone Center (303) 751-5772 2080 S Quebec St. | Denver
Foothills Animal Shelter (303) 278-7575  580 McIntyre St. | Golden
Longmont Humane Society (303) 772-1232 9595 Nelson Rd. | Longmont
NOCO Humane – Larimer Campus (970) 226-3647 3501 E 71st St. | Loveland
NOCO Humane – Weld Campus (970) 506-9550 1620 42nd St. | Evans
Riverdale Animal Shelter (720) 523-7387 12155 Park Blvd. | Brighton