Education Shelter Tours

Shelter Tours

Shelter Tours

Visitors seven years and older are invited to schedule a tour of Larimer Humane Society’s shelter and grounds. Tours are given to school groups, scouts, seniors, community service and faith-based organizations, as well as interested members of the general public. Tours of Larimer Humane Society last approximately 45 minutes and include visits to see our adoptable cats, dogs and small mammal rooms, as well as sneak peeks into our Animal Protection and Control and administrative offices, veterinary and holding rooms, and our Behavior Training Center Outside (weather permitting), visitors may also see our WildKind barn and dog runs. Please note that all animals remain safely in their kennels during shelter tours for the safety of the public and our shelter animals.

Is there a fee for shelter tours?
Tours are free to the public; however, visitors are encouraged to bring in an item from our wish list. Of course, as a non-profit organization, monetary donations are always accepted and greatly appreciated! If you choose to bring an item with you, we’d love to share with you that we are always in need of basic items including blankets and towels, unopened containers of creamy peanut butter, bleach, and non-clumping kitty litter. Please note that we do not accept dog and cat food donations; furry friends residing at our facility are fed through a generous grant provided by Hill’s Science Diet.

What size groups can you accommodate?
Due to the current structure of our facility, and to keep visitors, staff and animals safe, we limit tours to 10 individuals at a time, including chaperones for school-age children. If your group is larger than 10 people, we kindly ask that you divide your group into two or more smaller ones, and schedule tours at different times.

General tours of our facility last approximately 45 minutes. Introductory or follow-up presentations can be scheduled off-site at a location of your choice prior to your visit. Larimer Humane Society does not currently have an on-site educational center.

Are reservations required?
We welcome visitors at our shelter during open shelter hours, and are pleased to provide tours of our facility with advance notice. We kindly request that you make your reservation at least three weeks in advance of the date you’re requesting. To schedule a tour, please send us an email or call 970-226-3647 ext. 146/142 with the information requested below and a member of our community relations team will follow up with you to confirm your reservation.

  • School/Organization
  • Contact Person (Name/Title)
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Requested tour date
  • Requested time of tour
  • Grade Level/Age of Students
  • Number of Students/Participants
  • Number of Parents/Chaperones
  • Will you hold a “wish list drive” to help the animals (yes/no)