Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO

This week PetravelR™ is spotlighting the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Colorado on Adopt a Friend.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) provides shelter and care to more than 8,000 animals each year, with 93 percent of these animals being successfully adopted or reunited with their guardians.  Founded in 1902, their mission is to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.
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adoptONTheir successful adoption programs allow the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to open their 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 HSBV to offer a greater variety of animals for adoption. Every year the Humane Society of Boulder Valley partners with over 55 other animal welfare agencies to provide more care and services for homeless pets.

Their success rates are enhanced by the HSBV behavior modification program, which helps shelter dogs and cats overcome behavior problems, and their foster program, which makes it possible for us to help more animals by providing individualized care to those with special needs.  The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is committed to providing guardians and their canine companions with the most effective, dog-friendly training and behavior modification techniques.  To ensure happy and healthy relationships between pets and people, they rely on positive, reward-based training techniques to encourage appropriate behavior and foster a foundation of trust and enjoyment.

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The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s 3,000-square-foot Training & Behavior Center was unveiled in 2007.  Since then, it has served as the home of lots of tail wagging (and lots of learning!).  Their professional trainers help nearly 5,000 clients every year build a foundation of positive behavior and strengthen their bond with their pets.  HSBV offers over a dozen different classes from basic manners to agility, as well as one-to-one private training sessions and behavior consultations.  HSBV also provides free online pet health and dog and cat behavior libraries with a wealth of articles and videos.

Along with their shelter, foster program and adoption services, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley operates a full-service veterinary clinic, offering preventative care, spay/neuter services, dentistry, acupuncture, veterinary specialty care, as well as an on-site laboratory and full-service pharmacy.

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The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous donations and support of people like you to continue their lifesaving (and life-improving) efforts.  As an Open Admission shelter, HSBV accepts every animal who is brought to our facility regardless of age, health, behavior or special needs.  They are not operated or funded by any national humane groups or governmental agencies and must rely on contributions to bring their services to the community.

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There are many ways to support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, including the Happy Tails Happy Hour - this week’s will be at the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom, Monday, November 17th 4:00 -8:00 PM, with 10% of all draft beer sales donated to the HSBV.  And special pint glasses will be available for a $10 donation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM!

If craft beer isn’t your thing, you can shop at the Sonnyside Retail Store and HSBV Thrift and Gift Shop, or you can participate in the Wooftrax Walk for a Dog program and raise money for HSBV simply by walking your dog.  There are also many volunteer opportunities, from direct animal care to helping in the veterinary clinic or thrift shop.

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Because the Humane Society of Boulder Valley depends on contributions to continue its work, please consider supporting them with a legacy gift, tribute or memorial, your employer matching gift program, or an online donation.  You can also donate items from the HSBV wish list or purchase items directly from their wish list.

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PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.


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