Adoption Information


Thank you for your incredible support of the animals and patience as we navigate this high demand for our adoption program resources. Due to the enthusiastic response to the reopening of our adoption center, HSBV’s Virtual Adoption Center is open 7 days a week, from 11am – 6pm, for application submissions. We ask that families interested in adopting submit no more than 2 applications per day. Following submission of your online application, onsite and virtual animal introductions are available 7 days a week, by appointment only. Please read the following information about our Virtual Adoption Program:

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has resumed adoptions and is excited to help you find your new companion! Our adoption process has been amended to adhere to social distancing and stay in place orders to keep you and our staff safe. We ask that anyone interested in adopting an animal start by filling out an Adoption Application Questionnaire for the species of pet you wish to adopt.

Our team will contact you within 2-3 days of receiving your form only if you are first in line to adopt/meet the animal on your submission form. Please be prepared to answer your phone, or return our call within 2 hours of us contacting you, and to schedule your adoption appointment within 72 hours of speaking with an Adoption Center team member. Applications are accepted and appointments are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis dependent upon form submission AND you answering your phone to speak with our adoption center team.

Adoption appointments have a $20 service fee due to the resource investment in this process, as well as need to continue providing care while we hold an animal until your appointment window. This fee is not applied to your adoption, and is not refundable should you choose not to adopt. Our updated adoption process can involve multiple phones call over several days. It is our sincere hope we can help you find the best match possible and complete your adoption as quickly as possible!

Once we’ve worked together to determine a potential adoption:

Dogs: If you’re meeting your new canine companion, our staff will schedule your appointment to provide an outdoor meeting space for you to get to know them.

Cats and Small Animals: If you are interested in a new kitty bestie or small animal friend, we will provide videos, pictures, and potentially an online video chat opportunity for you to get to know them before coming into the shelter and your appointment at the shelter will only be to complete adoption paperwork and pick up your new companion.

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.

Please read our FAQ’s if you have additional questions.

We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate our remodeled adoption process and help you find an animal companion!

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.