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Humane Society Of Boulder Valley

2323 55Th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-443-8102

User Reviews (15)

  • 1. Nice Shelter

    by: erbryan

    We (Longmont Humane) worked a lot with the Boulder Humane Society. They took quite a few of our dogs that we had trouble adopting out, and had a lot of success. They have an overall very professional staff that know what they are doing, and they really care about their animals.

    Pros

    Great adoption process

    Cons

    none

  • 2. Good Place

    by: Scorpio1030

    My brother was the one who told me about this place. He has adopted 2 dogs from there and both times the staff has been great. This second dog he got was really sick and he looked awful (which is probably why he was still there) He had mange and kennel cough, but they had assured my brother they would finish getting him better before he got him. A month and a half later he looks great! Is is the typical puppy and all thanks to Boulder Humane to follow through and help both my brother and the dog out. I continue to look online at the dogs who come in and out and also donate to the dogs who need a little help to stay there.

    Pros

    They are good about taking in dogs, and finding them a good home

    Cons

    None

  • 3. Friendly and helpful

    by: sandybuckner

    HSBV is very helpful in trying to give the potential adopter enough information about the pet that a good decision can be made.

    Pros

    They try hard to counsel the adopter well

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough people at the front desk

  • 4. I remember when this was dirty and underfunded

    by: KidsandPets

    once in awhile there is bad press about the underfunded shelters around- for some reason, instead of the community supporting the shelter and funding them enough to fulfill their mission people attack them for not performing miracles on no money. Yes, this shelter used to have dog poop stench, the dogs were always barking loudly and could be heard outside the shelter, vet care was marginal, outside vets would shake their heads and groan when they heard a pet was adopted from there- I adopted a cat with health issues that were unnoticed and uncared for when I got her. \n\nthat was in the 1990's.\n\nInstead of condemning the shelter for its shortcomings and sending "reporters" over with their own agenda and writing inflammatory "news" articles, Boulder got its act together and raised funds for a new building, with bigger kennels, cat cages behind glass where we can't even talk to the cats (oh- that was an improvement??), a separate area for rabbits and rodents, decent vet facilities, etc etc. It would be a beautiful thing if Northglenn, Thornton, Adams County, etc got their respective acts together and got behind Mile Hi Humane and did the same, wouldn't it? \n\nBut it's easier to condemn them for their efforts, isn't it?

    Pros

    very nice facility

    Cons

    staff was more caring when it was a smaller place

  • 5. Okay place

    by: usumi

    It's a nice place. I train my dog there, and i love to go and look at the animals.

    Pros

    nice place

    Cons

    um...can't think of any

  • 6. Boulder's shelter

    by: Fawnest

    They do a decent job taking care of animals and a pretty good job of dogtraining classes. Decent dog meeting areas.\n\ndon't like the pretentious "thrift and gift" store. It's just a thrift store with higher than justified prices. calling it "gift" doesn't elevate it beyond what it is.

    Pros

    generally lots of animals

    Cons

    cats behind a lot of glass

  • 7. it serves it's purpose

    by: DakotaDakota

    the staff seems to dislike it when you try to pet the animals- they seem too protective of them, but how do they expect them to be adopted out if the staff is just rude? We usually head elsewhere.

    Pros

    takes care of animals

    Cons

    snooty staff

  • 8. Matches pet to guardian

    by: Davidbuckner

    This shelter tries to match the potential guardian with the type of dog or cat that best fits his activities, such as an active hiker with a dog that has lots of energy and likes to run. The adoption counselors are very helpful in explaining as much information about the animal as is available. You can also put a dog or cat "On hold" for a day to give you time to consider your decision and check with family members, landlords, etc.

    Pros

    Clean, pleasant place with competent staff

    Cons

    Does not open until 11:00 am weekdays

  • 9. Very creative organization!

    by: aferanec

    I volunteered for this organization back in 2001, and was very impressed by the creativity of the society. They run a high end thrift store, where donations are sorted through very strictly (anything deemed unacceptable is given to other organizations, such as the Salvation Army). The volunteers and staff do a wonderful job of sorting through stuff, cleaning it up, fixing things if needed, and then displaying it neatly so that it sells quickly. All proceeds go towards the humane society.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    None

  • 10. great vet service!

    by: crazypants

    I took my dog to the BVHS for vet care when she had an eye infection. They were great. I will use them for all my vet needs!

    Pros

    friendly and knowledgeable staff, inexpensive, clean facility

    Cons

    none

  • 11. Awful Shelter

    by: Bizzers

    Even though this is a very "nice" shelter, it is pretty disheartening how they decide which pets are "adoptable" and which aren't. I also think the way they "price" their animals is pretty awful. A few months ago after many tears shed I decided to give up one of my cats, due to a urinating problem. I had tried everything to stop her from doing it, nothing worked. I had checked the box on the reliquish form that I wanted to be notified if they were going to put her to sleep. I thought I might get that call in a few months or so. However I got the call that same night, saying that they should have never taken in an animal that was her age and with her problem. I had untill 7PM the next day or she was gonna get the shot. Ofcourse I couldn't live with myself I picked her up. I have kenneled her and It's working. I let her out when I'm home. I think knowing that she has her own box, food, etc, that the other cats can't get to make her feel better. Anyways they took my $50 bucks and put our whole family through heck. I will never adopt from them. They pretty much are a pet store that call themselves a shelter.

    Pros

    Lots of puppies

    Cons

    Cost, and killing of unadoptable pets

  • 12. Clean and bright!

    by: Alicat87

    I have only been here recently to look at the cats. I love how some cats are placed together with lots of things to play with and climb on in large rooms. I looked at a kitten in the visiting room and while helpful, the volunteer interviewed us rather harshly making my brother and me uncomfortable. We ended up not adopting from here (not the right time), but they have a great facility and take wonderful care of their animals. I would not hesitate to adopt a pet from here.

    Pros

    Cat colonies and happy kitties

    Cons

    Almost felt like I was on trial...

  • 13. Easy adoption process

    by: KMQuick

    The facility was clean and seemed to allow a lot of space for each dog. The whole adoption process from start to finish was a breeze while still ensuring we were good adoptive parents. They watched us with the dog we wanted to adopt to make sure she took to us. This was important to me that they were looking at her to see if we were a good match for her! Loved that. \r\n \r\nWe adopted from the Boulder Humane Society before we were aware of the Maxfund (a no kill shelter). If we were to adopt again, we would definitely go to Maxfund.

    Pros

    Easy adoption process

    Cons

    Not a no kill shelter

  • 14. Greatest!

    by: rlhime

    Humane Society of Boulder Valley is one of the greatest shelters I have been to. They have a transfer program with our shelter to help us reduce our pets that are doomed to be put down. They have a great turn over of animals because they do such a wonderful job with adoptions and education of the public. I have been there when they are cleaning their shelter and everyone is very happy to be working there. It's a great place to send our animals and we are greatful to them for working with us.

    Pros

    wonderful staff and facility

    Cons

    none

  • 15. One of the best

    by: Dash

    This is a great shelter that truly reflects the community's love for animals. All you have to do is walk in and talk to the people there and you will know right away that this is a great place.

    Pros

    beautiful shelter, great staff

    Cons

    none