Join us at Puttin' On The Leash This Saturday!

Our 22nd Annual Puttin' On The Leash fundraising event is less than a week away — join us this Saturday, April 26 where you will enjoy live and silent auctions, adoption animals roaming the floor, animal presentations and food and drink provided by more than 20 of the area's premier restaurants! Pre-registration for the event ends on Thursday 4/24 at midnight. 

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!



Wish List

Your in-kind donation of an item listed below helps us care for, rehabilitate and enhance the lives of the animals in our shelter. Your financial contributions are also always appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by law. Thank you for your generosity!

If you would like to purchase items online, you may ship them directly to the Humane Society at:

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
ATTN: Donations
2323 55th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

Or, please drop off donated items at our Service or Adoption Desks, (HSBV, 2323 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301) during our regular business hours. You will be asked to fill out a donation form, and will receive a copy of that form to take home for your tax purposes. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Department at 303-442-4030, ext. 655.

Click here to view our wish list on

For the animals living in our shelter:

Springtime always brings many motherless baby kittens and puppies our way. Will you please help us by purchasing milk replacement for them while they are in foster homes? You may purchase easily online with our wish list or at local pet supply stores. Donations accepted at our shelter during normal business hours. Thank you!
  • Heavy blankets
  • Towels
  • Plain, unflavored rolled rawhide AKA "retriever rolls"
  • Moist treats such as Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits Soft & Chewy™, Zuke's Mini Naturals™, Pup-Peroni™ or Beggin' Strips™
  • Plush Puppies™ Hedgehog Squeaker Toys
  • Swheat Scoop™ Cat Litter
  • Hexbug Nano™ Bugs
  • Carefresh™ Crinkles Recycled Paper Bedding
  • Pet Ag KMR™ kitten milk replacer
  • Pet Ag Esbilac™ dog/puppy milk replacer
  • Feliway diffusers and refills for cats
  • HomeAgain™ Pocket Reader Universal Microchip Scanner
  • Meat-flavored baby food
  • Stuffed squeaker toys for dogs
  • Swiffer Duster Refills
  • Swiffer 360 Refills
  • SmartCat Bootie's Bunk Bed and Playroom for Cat
  • SmartyKat Bouncy Mouse

For our Training & Behavior Center to rehabilitate animals in our Behavior Modification Program:

  • Natural Balance rolls - available at our Sonnyside Retail Store
  • High-value items like hotdogs, string cheese, pre-cooked bacon
  • Meat-flavored baby food
  • Plush toys with squeaker
  • Clickers
  • SENSE-ation harnesses (all sizes, especially Medium) - available at our Sonnyside Retail Store
  • Cat treats - both soft and crunchy

For our Clinic to nurture adoption animals back to good health:

  • Distilled water - gallon size
  • Laundry detergent (HE - high efficiency - liquid type) for surgical laundry
  • Pill Pockets
  • Towels
  • Piddle pads
  • Ziplock sandwich size bags
  • Meat-flavored baby food
  • Natural Balance rolls - available at our Sonnyside Retail Store
  • Cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol

To help promote our animals:

  • AAA batteries
  • Flip video camera
  • Digital SLR camera
  • Digital point and shoot camera