Lost & Found


Thousands of lost and stray animals are reunited with their guardians through our lost and found services. If your animal is lost, please contact us immediately so we can file a lost report. Be prepared to provide our staff with a detailed description of your animal, including where your animal was last seen, color of collar and type of tags.

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV), we want to ensure the health and well-being of all animals in our care. Each year, we handle over 2,000 stray animals who come through our doors. Because we have no way of ensuring the vaccination status of these animals, HSBV has made the decision to vaccinate all animals - dogs for DHPP and Bordetella and cats for FVRCP - when arriving at our shelter. 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 community.

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

Phone operators are available during regular business hours, which are from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is closed on all major holidays.

We encourage guardians of lost pets to check online or visit the Humane Society's Lost and Found center at least every 48 hours to see if your animal is here. Telephone information alone may not be sufficient to identify your animal. We urge you to visit the shelter in person to positively identify your animal. Bringing a current photo will help with identification. Your visit could help expedite a reunion 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 Control utilizes both the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society for impound services for lost pets. Boulder County Animal Control will be taking 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. The Longmont Humane Society is located at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. You can call them at (303) 772-1232 or visit their website at longmonthumane.org.