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 and when your animal was last seen, color of collar and type of tags. You may also use our online Lost Report form to submit a lost report outside business hours.

We also recommend that you let your neighbors know your pet is missing or an animal you have found by reporting them here. In addition to posting lost or found posters in your area and reporting your animal to area animal shelters, social network platforms, like NextDoor and Facebook, can help spread the word. Pet reunification services, like FindingRover, are also helpful tools in the event your pet goes missing or you find a lost animal.

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, we want to ensure the health and well-being of all animals in our care. Each year, we over 2,000 pets arrive at our shelter as stray animals. Because we have no way of ensuring the vaccination status of these animals, HSBV vaccinates all animals – dogs for DHPP and Bordetella and cats for FVRCP – upon arrival. 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 animal population.

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 daily or visit the Humane Society’s Lost and Found Center. We urge you to visit the shelter in person to positively identify your animal – telephone information alone may not be sufficient to identify your animal. Bringing a current photo will help with identification and completion of your Lost Report. 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.

Other Area Shelters

We recommend contacting other area shelters regarding your lost pet or a pet you have found.

Adams County Animal Shelter 303-288-3294 10705 Fulton St | Brighton
Aurora Animal Shelter 303-326-8280 15750 E 32nd Ave | Aurora
Denver Animal Shelter 720-913-1311 1241 W Bayaud Ave | Denver
Foothills Animal Shelter 303-278-7575 580 McIntyre St | Golden
Longmont Humane Society 303-772-1232 9595 Nelson Rd | Longmont