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Some like it hot, your pet does not!

Did you know your car can reach over 120°F within minutes? Read our hot weather tips!

Prepare Your Pets for Disasters

Make a plan. Build an emergency kit. Stay informed.

My Pet Is Lost: What Do I Do?

Having a pet go missing can be a frightening experience for any pet guardian. Immediate action is crucial, but where do you start? We have tips for the best chance of a reunion.

We’re Hiring!

Join our talented and compassionate team!

Fourth of July Pet Comfort + Safety Tips

Check out these tips and ideas to help keep your pets safe during fireworks!

Respiratory Illness: Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Veterinary and animal training experts from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) answered some frequently asked questions about respiratory illnesses and steps pet guardians can take to protect their dogs.

Cold Weather Tips for You and Your Pet

Tips to stay safe and prepared with your pets when the temperature drops.

Euthanasia, Cremation and Pet Loss Services

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley offers a variety of services to help guardians who have experienced, or who anticipate, the loss of their pet.

Humane Society of Boulder Valley Issues Warning About Phone Scams

Be prepared for potential scams regarding lost animals

National Make A Will Month!

Celebrate National-Make-A-Will month by creating a will for your and your pets’ future!

Help them heal – UPDATE!

You are the difference for this brave dog and thousands of animals just like him.

We’re Expecting!

You are the difference for these sweet babies and thousands like them.

May 8-12, 2023, “Name Your Price” Adoptions for Animals One Year and Older!

Come meet your new family member at HSBV!

It’s Time To “Put On The Leash” Once Again!

Hurry! Ticket sales end April 17, 2023

We’re Here to Help

Because Pets and People Belong Together

February 11-14, 2023, FREE Adoptions for Animals One Year and Older – Who Have Been at HSBV for 14 Days or More!

Come meet your Valentine at HSBV!

NOW AVAILABLE: Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar

HSBV’S Website Now Includes Enhancements to Improve Accessibility Through Recite Me

Humane Society of Boulder Valley Celebrating 120 Years in the Community

Since 1902, HSBV has been changing the lives of pets and people in and around Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Gift Certificates for Training Services Available!

Gift certificates for our specialized Training and Behavior Center now available!

We Need Your Linens!

We’re running low on linens and need your help!

The Best Day to Save Lives – Colorado Gives Day 2022!

We are thrilled to announce that our sponsors have stepped forward to match all Colorado Gives Day donations – up to $120,000 – making this year’s Colorado Gives Day the most impactful yet.

From finder to keeper

Collaboration and love bring Buster home

November 20-27, 2022, FREE Adoptions for Dogs Three Years and Older

Come FALL in LOVE at HSBV!

October 13-16, 2022, HSBV Will Offer Half-Off Adoption Fees for Animals Three Years and Older

Half-off adoption fees for animals three years and older!

Barking, lunging and pulling while on leash isn’t always what it seems…

Did you know? Not all dogs who pull, bark, lunge and fuss when they see another dog while they are on a leash are saying the same thing.

Join Us: Community Disaster Expo, June 25, 2022

Join us: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for a FREE Community Disaster Expo!

Voluntary Recall: Jif® peanut butter products due to the potential salmonella contamination

Our Chief Clinic Veterinarian, Jennifer Bolser, DVM, cVMA has tips on how you can help protect your pets given the voluntary recall of Jif® Peanut Butter products due to the potential salmonella contamination

Stay in Touch with HSBV!

Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Kitten Season is in Full Swing! Celebrate “Gotcha Day” with HSBV and Gifts from Naturally Fresh

Kitten Season is in Full Swing! Celebrate “Gotcha Day” with HSBV and Gifts from Naturally Fresh

Companion Animals and Communication With Humans – Special Education Program in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

Companion Animals and Communication With Humans – Special Education Program

Tips for You and Your New Puppy

HSBV’s certified, experienced team of training and behavior consultants has worked to compile resources, tips and guidance to help to set you, your family and your new puppy up with tools for success!

How to Choose an Animal Trainer

Tips to help guide you through selecting a qualified animal trainer.

Marshall Fire Updates

Updates on wildfires within and near Boulder County. Please visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Help Them Home For The Holidays

Your kindness gives them a second chance… Your gift will be DOUBLED – up to $10,000

THANK YOU, Colorado!

Join hundreds of Coloradans and fellow animal lovers this Colorado Gives Day, and donate to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley!

Kruger Rock Fire Update

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is accepting evacuated pets from the Kruger Rock Fire.

Humane Society of Boulder Valley Thrift Shop Closing

After 25 great years, the HSBV Board of Directors and Jan McHugh-Smith, CEO, have made the difficult decision to close our Community Resource Center, including the Thrift Shop and Book & Jewel, at the end of the year.

NEW Hours of Operation – Effective Thursday, November 4, 2021

Due to staffing shortages experienced at HSBV, and by many other businesses, our shelter services will have new hours of operation starting Thursday, November 4, 2021.

We ❤️ You, Boulder County!

HSBV received several Boulder County Gold awards in 2021, voted on by members of our community – including Best Non-Profit Organization!

Donations Now Matched – Up to $25,000! Dash to change lives!

Digitail Dash is a virtual celebration of the pets in our lives and a commitment to the animals who still need us!

Rabies – Protecting You and Your Pets

Rabies is becoming more common in wildlife in Boulder County, putting both humans and animals at risk for this deadly disease. Learn about Rabies, who is at risk and how to protect yourself and your pets with tips from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

Pandemic pets – where are they now?

An update from our CEO regarding pandemic pets and our safety net that keeps pets and people together!

Choosing the Right Food for Your Pet

Take the Purina Pet Food Finder quiz to learn more about your pet’s unique nutrition needs!

Watch Puttin’ On The Virtual Leash: La Paw-tisserie!

Thank you for making Puttin’ On The Leash: La Paw-tisserie a lifesaving and life-changing success for the animals and people relying on HSBV! Watch the live stream here!

Together Again

Bella Dawn suddenly became very sick. Mr. Cross, a veteran who loves his little Bella Dawn very much, went to an emergency clinic but didn’t know where to turn because he didn’t have much money for her costly treatment.

More Socially-Distanced Socialization

Tips for more socially distanced socialization. Check out this article for tips and ideas to help your puppy be more comfortable with new people!

Emergency Safety Net Services

A summary of HSBV Emergency Safety Net and Community Resources available to help pets and people thrive.

Stay-at-home orders and separation anxiety

From being together all of the time, to resuming your normal routine, here’s how to help your pet during stay-at-home order transitions and changes!

Ways to Help

Every day, animals in need arrive at HSBV. Some are lost or scared, others are hurt – they all deserve access to lifesaving care and life-changing love.

COVID-19 and Your Pet

Your questions about COVID-19 and your pet answered by Dr. Allison Kean, HSBV Chief Clinic Veterinarian.

Preparedness Planning for Your Pet

Emergency preparedness and safety net resources for your pets.

Socially Distant Socialization? You can do it!

What a great time to get a puppy! Now what? Socialization tips for the socially distant!

The science of building trust

Research has shown time and time again that the use of reward-based, force-free strategies to train animals are just as effective as any other method, are more humane (and fun!) and less likely to create negative fallout or damage to the relationship. 

Heartworms, fleas, and ticks! Oh my!

While we are practicing social distancing – our pets internal and external parasites do not.  Read more about preventative care for your pet!

On time delivery – guaranteed!

Send an ecard for the pet parents and animal lovers in your life!

Take (tax) credit, where credit is due!

Read how your monetary gifts to the animals can impact your tax filings…

Being your dog’s best friend…

Wouldn’t it be great if your dog could talk to you, tell you what they want and what they are thinking? We have news for you!

Help your pet avoid the “Quarantine 15”

Pets weigh in on keeping off the Quarantine 15!