Service Changes in Response to Safer-At-Home Directive

The following service updates are in effect as of June 1, 2020, in response to Colorado’s Safer-at-Home directives. This includes resuming regular hours of operation. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

Safety precautions for clients and staff

  • In an effort to limit the number of people in our shelter at one time, we are allowing a maximum of 2 visitors per party into the building.
  • We require that all clients wear face coverings while in the building. Clients without a face covering will not be allowed in the building.
  • Upon arrival to the facility, clients and guests should form a line behind the signs labeled “Please Wait Here” outside of our lobby areas. A client services representative will assist you on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If you are interested in adopting a pet, please line up outside our Adoption lobby (more information about adoptions below)
    • For all other services, please line up outside our Intake lobby. (Please note, surrendering an animal and end-of-life services for an animal requires an appointment, see below for details. Pet licensing is currently available by phone, mail, and web only – see details below.)
  • Capacity limitations may lead to longer-than-normal wait times. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
  • Please keep the six-foot social distancing rule in mind at all times while you are in the shelter, both outside and indoors.
  • To limit the number of people in the shelter at one time, as well as to ensure we are able to meet the needs of other guests, we are restricting guest stays to no more than one hour in duration.
  • Please be sure to follow all posted directions and signs while visiting our shelter.
  • If you or someone in your home is not feeling well, we kindly ask that you choose to visit us at another time.

What shelter services are available at this time?

We are currently offering all regular shelter services to assist you with:

For more information, please contact us at 970-226-3647, ext. 0, or email

How can I adopt an animal?

  • Visit the adoptable dog, cat, and critter pages on our website to view animals currently available for adoption.
  • Adoptable animals have been in high demand during the pandemic, so if you’re not seeing animals available in a specific section, or if you’re not finding the right animal for you, please check back! Our website is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most current information possible.
  • Please note that adoptions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee the animal you are interested in visiting with will still be available. Check back frequently to ensure the animal you wish to adopt hasn’t already found a family.
  • All adoptable animals may be placed on hold for a $20 non-refundable and non-transferable fee. The fee is not applied towards the adoption of the animal, as it is a service fee to help cover the cost of care of the animal. In order to place a hold on an animal, you must visit with the animal in person. The hold will expire at end of business the following day and cannot be extended.
  • We recommend arriving with 1-2 animals in mind who you are interested in visiting with.
  • We are unable to accommodate social visits or adoption-area tours at this time.

How can I help the animals right now?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the animals!

  • Monetary contributions are our greatest need at this time and can be made online here, or by mail to 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO 80538, Attn: Development.
  • Due to the nature of the situation, we are not accepting in-kind donations (such as food or supplies) at this time. However, donations of supplies can be ordered for delivery to the shelter. Click here to learn more!
  • Do you have other offers for support? Please share them with us here! If we can utilize your resource – now or in the coming weeks/months – we will connect with you directly. If we do not respond to your offer, please know we are still deeply grateful for your generosity.

Are Animal Protection & Control services still available?

Yes – if you are experiencing an animal-related emergency, please call 970-226-3647, ext. 7.

  • All public health and safety services continue. This includes responding to calls pertaining to rabies-vector species animals, wild and domestic.
  • Paid services have resumed for the following community needs*:
    • Nuisance Wildlife calls
    • Dead domestic or wildlife pickup on private property
  • Officers will observe proper social distancing in all cases, and will not enter into homes for these services. Face coverings and gloves will be worn while performing these services and transactions.

*Please note, we request payment by credit card wherever possible.

Can I still purchase or renew a license for my pet?

Absolutely! License purchases or renewals may be processed:

    • Online
    • By mail to 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO 80538
    • By phone to 970-226-3647, ext. 201

We are suspending in-person license purchases or renewals at this time.

Do you need volunteers?

  • We have suspended all regular shelter volunteer shifts until further notice. Additionally, we are unable to accommodate community service volunteer requests at this time.
  • No additional volunteers or foster homes are currently needed in response to the pandemic, but please check back for updates should our situation change.

Are you still holding community events and offering tours?

Larimer Humane Society is not able to accommodate tours at this time, and events are currently taking place in a virtual format.