Humane Education

Community Awareness & Resource Education Series

LHS C.A.R.E.S. presentations address a variety of topics related to animal welfare and behavior. Seminars are free and open to the public with no registration or RSVP necessary. The program seeks to provide our community with the support and resources they need in their relationships with their companion animals, while encouraging a sense of responsibility for the welfare of all animals.

New! LHS C.A.R.E.S. Online
Longmont Humane Society is excited to now offer LHS C.A.R.E.S. programming online.

Understanding Separation Anxiety 
Longmont Humane Society Training and Behavior Department 
A seminar for owners whose dogs display signs of distress, frustration, boredom, or fear when separated from their people. This seminar discusses signs of separation-related problems, common triggers, and ways for owners to address these issues. 

Emergency Preparation For Your Animals 
Office of Disaster Management for City of Boulder and Boulder County 
The Office of Disaster Management for City of Boulder and Boulder County presents this seminar on how to include your pet when preparing for disaster evacuation. The presentation will cover topics such as; emergency alert systems, evacuation center locations for animals and how to create an emergency preparedness kit for your pet. 

To get started, access LHS C.A.R.E.S. programs online here. Select login or sign-up in the top right corner. Once you have either logged in or signed-up for a new account, click the enroll now button. Select the start button next to your chosen seminar and enjoy! 

LHS C.A.R.E.S programs can be viewed an unlimited number of times and all handouts are available for free download. For technical assistance, please email 

Kids & Critters Camp and Online Courses

Our half-day mini camps promote development of safe animal-handling skills, encourage careers with animals and teach kids 7 -12 years old how they can help animals in our community. Campers enjoy a PAWS-itive summer break while expanding their knowledge of animal care, welfare and safety through interactive animal-themed games, activities and guest presentations. $185/session. Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Kids & Critters Camp has closed for the 2021 season. Thank you campers! We hope to see you in 2022.

Please email for more information.

Kids & Critters Online

Kids & Critters online courses now available! Longmont Humane Society is excited to announce the launch of our new online Humane Education platform for kids and all community members.Open now! Our Kids & Critters online experience is designed to expand your child’s understanding of animal welfare and safety through interactive animal-themed games, lessons and activities that promote the development of safe animal-handling skills, encourage careers with animals and teach kids 7 -12 years old how they can help improve the lives of companion animals in their community. 

Affordable annual and monthly subscriptions available. Learn more and register here!

Facility Group Tours

Thank you for your interest in a visit to our facility! We offer group tours to our community during which a knowledgeable representative will speak to your group about our facility, the programs and services we provide and (if relevant) the importance of responsible pet care. Some tour content will be determined by the age range of the group that we are hosting.

Tours can be scheduled during our regular business hours of 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last for approximately 45 minutes and must be completed by close of business. Group size is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate and must be accompanied by one parent, guardian or group representative per tour. 

To request a tour, please complete the Tour Sign-Up Form at least 4 days in advance of your preferred date. Your request may be sent via email to, A shelter representative will confirm the date/time of your tour once your request has been received.

Consider a Donation During Your Visit to LHS

Longmont Humane Society is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We provide temporary shelter to thousands of animals every year: dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds who are lost, abandoned, or surrendered. Loving attention, nutritious food, meticulous health care and daily exercise are standard parts of the high-quality care provided to each animal in our care.

We appreciate your group’s consideration of a donation of $25 per tour to help support our work in the community. If your group would prefer to bring a donation of supplies, please visit our Wish List page to see a list of items that will help our animals the most. Thank you!