Originally founded in 1902, the Humane Society's present location on 55th Street was built in 2001.
The Humane Society is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors composed of volunteers from the community who are dedicated to animal welfare. The Society is not controlled or funded by any statewide or national organization. Donations made to national animal welfare groups do not benefit our local pets.
It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 9,000 animals each year, with 92 percent of these animals being successfully adopted or reunited with their guardians. Our success rates are enhanced by our behavior modification program, which helps shelter dogs and cats overcome behavior problems, and our foster program, which makes it possible for us to help more animals by providing individualized care to those with special needs.
The Society is a member of the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA) and the Asilomar Accord and we work collaboratively with other groups to save animals and reduce euthanasia. Members of these groups utilize the same language to define healthy, treatable, unhealthy/untreatable animals and adhere to a standard formula for the live release rate. In this way, the public can have a better understanding of the pet overpopulation problem in their community and provide support that will best help the animals.
Along with our shelter, foster program and adoption services, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley operates a full-service veterinary clinic, the Sonnyside Retail Store and a Thrift and Gift Shop. Our reward-based, positive reinforcement training and behavioral courses touch the lives of more than 4,000 clients each year. All of these services are open to the public.
Our successful adoption programs allow us the ability to open our doors to thousands of animals facing euthanasia due to overcrowding or lack of resources in other shelters throughout our region. The transfer program also enables us to offer a greater variety of animals to our adoption clients. In addition to partnering with 55 regional animal welfare agencies, we are part of the national Rescue Waggin'® program sponsored by PetSmart Charities.
Our adoption fees are:
Each adoption packages includes a pre-adoption physical examination, sterilization surgery, vaccinations, and personalized ID and collar.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is nestled beneath the scenic FlatIrons in the foothills 35 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. Take I-25 south from Colorado's northern border, I-25 north from Colorado's southern border, I-70 east from the western border or I-70 west from the eastern border. From I-25 in Denver take US36 (the Turnpike) west to Boulder. We are located at 2323 55th Street between Pearl Street and Arapahoe Avenue.
Main Shelter and Sonnyside Retail Store hours are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, with the adoption areas closing one-half hour earlier. We offer a full-service Veterinary Clinic open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 7 am - 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 am - 6 pm, closed on Sunday. Among our other services are a Training Center, 10am-5pm Monday-Friday which is located at 2323 55th Street. Additionally, a Thrift and Gift Shop, open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, and is located at 5320 Arapahoe Avenue.
If you would like more detailed directions or further information on our services visit our web site at www.boulderhumane.org. We hope you will visit our facility on your next trip to Colorado.