Service Changes in Response to Safer-At-Home Directive

The following service changes have taken effect in response to the Colorado Safer-at-Home directive. Please stay tuned to this page for updates as the situation continues to unfold.

What shelter services remain available?

During the safer-at-home directive, all services require an appointment. Please call 970-226-3647, ext. 0 to schedule your appointment.

In an effort to protect our staff and community, clients must arrive wearing a mask or similar face covering and observe the 6-foot social distancing recommendation. 

  • Search for your lost animal.
  • Surrender an owned animal – if you feel safe to keep your animal with you, and have the resources to care for your pet during the safer-at-home order, we ask that you consider delaying your surrender to a later date. Feel free to contact us at to speak with a client services representative about your specific situation, as we may have resources to assist you.
  • Bring in a found animal – please note, we encourage individuals who find animals to file a home report and keep the animals in their homes if possible. If this is not feasible, please contact us at
  • Access end-of-life services to alleviate the suffering of a companion animal.

How can I adopt an animal?

Animals currently listed on Larimer Humane Society’s website are available for adoption by appointment only. Please call 970-226-3647, ext. 0 to schedule an appointment.

  • Before your scheduled appointment, view the adoptable animals we have available here and come prepared with one to two animals you’re interested in adopting. 
  • In an effort to protect our staff and community, clients must arrive wearing a mask or similar face covering and observe the 6-foot social distancing recommendation. 
  • Based on the time available during your appointment, you will be able to visit with one to two adoptable animals. 
  • Adoptions will be processed on a “first-come-first-served” basis.
  • Holds on adoptable animals will not be accepted.
  • We are unable to accommodate social visits or adoption-area tours at this time.
  • If the animal you wanted to meet is no longer available, please let our Client Services team know prior to your appointment so they open your spot to another client. 

How has COVID-19 impacted care for the animals?

As an essential service, our staff members are still reporting to the shelter every day to care for the animals. In fact, the reduction in public services is allowing our team to provide extra special care and attention during this time. Many of the animals are being placed with one of our dedicated foster families, who have been standing ready to assist during this challenging time. (We do not have a need for additional foster families at this time.) 

How can I help right now?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the animals! We don’t yet know how extensive our needs will be as a result of the pandemic. To ensure we may respond at a moment’s notice to support the animals in our care, monetary contributions are our greatest need at this time. Please click here if you are able to help animals in this way.

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.

Due to the nature of the situation, we are not accepting in-kind donations (such as food or supplies) at this time. 

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 will continue. This includes responding to calls pertaining to rabies-vector species animals, wild and domestic.

We are halting all paid services (i.e. removal of dead animals from private property or wildlife nuisance calls), and are not able to accommodate goat and chicken permit/license inspections, at this time.

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 if you are interested in helping the animals during this time, feel free to share this on our Assistance During COVID-19 form, and we’ll connect back with you if our needs change!

Are you still holding community events and offering tours?

Larimer Humane Society is not able to accommodate tours at this time. 

The 30th annual Fire Hydrant 5K will take place on Saturday, May 30 in a fully virtual format! Click here to register or learn more!