Longmont and Boulder offer free pet boarding and fire assistance


Boulder County agencies want to help people take care of or locate their pets in the wake of the Marshall and Middle Fork fires, which erupted late last week in the dying days of 2021.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society provide free pet boarding, food and supplies, and assistance in locating a lost animal. In addition, Destination Pet, a pet services company based in Boulder County, will collect donations for distribution and offer pet boarding at three of its locations.

Free pet boarding options

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, families who need temporary shelter for their dog, cat or small animal can bring them to the Humane Society from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Monday and from 1 p.m. at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2323 55th St. in Boulder, according to a press release from the Humane Society.

“Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their beloved pets, and we want our community to know that we are there for them as an essential pet resource,” said Jennifer Fine, spokesperson for the Boulder Humane Society in the news release.

The Longmont Humane Society also offers safe and secure accommodation for pets free of charge. According to the website, people should call the Humane Society at 303-772-1232 or [email protected] for help. The Longmont Humane Society is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Monday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday at 9595 Nelson Road.

As of Monday, Destination Pet said in a press release that people can call three of its locations to inquire about free boarding services.

  • You can reach The Dog Spot & The Cat Pad, 3640 Walnut St. in Boulder at 720-782-6669 or [email protected]
  • Church Ranch Veterinarian, 8308 Church Ranch Blvd. in Westminster can be contacted at 303-732-5754 or [email protected]
  • The Divine Canine, 2103 Colo. 42 in Louisville at 303-997-3990 or [email protected]

Large animals can be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden.

The Longmont and Boulder Aid Societies both have pet pantries. People are welcome to come and collect supplies.

How to report a missing or found pet

Those who have gone missing or have found a pet are urged to file a report with the Humane Society of Longmont and Boulder.

People with lost or found pets should file a report with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley: boulderhumane.org/lost-and-found/ and the Longmont Humane Society at https://bit.ly/3eQ1OIY. The Longmont and Boulder Humanitarian Society keeps up-to-date records of lost and found pets to help owners reunite. People with missing pets should also complete an “Animal Rescue Request Form” from the Boulder Emergency Management Office at https://bit.ly/3EOxHMx.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley said people who find injured animals can go to the Humane Society’s veterinary clinic for medical attention.

How to help

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley said in the statement that the best way for people to help is to donate to its Emergency Safety Net Fund, which can be viewed online at https://bit.ly/3mSCypS. The fund helps support the shelter in its efforts to provide emergency boarding and free pet food and supplies to families in need.

The Boulder Humane Society pointed out that the shelter currently has all the necessary pet food and supplies. The shelter also does not need volunteers or foster homes, the statement said.

Destination Pet said in the statement that it will collect pet supplies from all three pickup locations.


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