Pet Guardian Tips

Adopting a Pet

Welcoming a Dog into Your Family

Celebrating Your New Dog's Arrival We know how exciting it can be to add a new dog to your family! Please remember...

Welcoming a Cat into Your Family

Bringing a cat into your life is an exciting experience. Your cat will need to acclimate to his new home and his...

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Vaccinations: Recommendations for Your Pet

General vaccine recommendations for dogs and cats.  A pet's general good health can be ensured by routine vaccinations, regular check-ups by a...

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!

Recommended Reading for Puppy Guardians

We recommend the following reading for puppy guardians: Before and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar, Ph.D Outlines everything you need...

Recommended Reading for Kitten Guardians

We recommend the following reading for kitten guardians: Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-adjusted Cat - Not a Sour...

Recommended Reading for Cat Guardians

We recommend the following reading for cat guardians: Starting from Scratch: How to correct behavior problems in your adult cat by Pam...

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!

Protecting Your Pet

Vaccinations: Recommendations for Your Pet

General vaccine recommendations for dogs and cats.  A pet's general good health can be ensured by routine vaccinations, regular check-ups by a...

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.

Plants that are Poisonous to Animals

Like your new cat or dog, plants and cut flowers are a welcome addition to any home. Unfortunately, not all plants are...

Pet Licensing Information

City of Boulder Dog Licensing Effective January 2019 The City of Boulder Animal Protection Division implemented an enhanced online licensing portal to...

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can...

Hot Cars are Deadly

It only takes minutes... We understand you meant to be kind by taking your dog with you, but you could be risking...

Caring for Your Pet in Cold Weather

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the City of Boulder Animal Control wants to remind you that your furry or feathered...

Saying Goodbye

When Your Pet Dies

Perhaps the kindest thing you can do for an animal that is terminally ill, aged, or so severely injured that he will...

Saying Goodbye: Euthanasia

HSBV offers a variety of services to support you and your family when you say goodbye to your pet. Through pet loss...