Our new adoption process...

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. 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. In an effort to conserve our limited staff resources, we ask that you submit no more than 2 questionnaires per day.

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!