Humane Education

Longmont Humane Society is staffed with experienced professionals who offer opportunities to share good pet stewardship with the community. Working with community members on their dog’s obedience, learning best practices and even some new tricks can be a lot of fun through one of our classes.

LHS C.A.R.E.S.
Community Awareness & Resource Education Series

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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. All programs are held in the LHS Community Room and are for a human audience only.

For questions about LHS C.A.R.E.S. presentations, please contact LHS’ Humane Education Coordinator at 303-772-1232 x289.



2020 LHS C.A.R.E.S. Dates & Topics
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, LHS is making changes to our programs and services. We are diligently working to make as many programs accessible from home as possible. Please visit this page for frequent updates and other helpful information.  We appreciate your ongoing support.

Kids & Critters Camp and Online Courses

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. Three complete Kids & Critters courses available in June. New content added monthly beginning July 2020. Learn more and register here!

Kids & Critters Summer Camp 2020 – Cancelled
In order to keep our campers, their families and our staff safe, we have made the decision to cancel summer and fall Kids & Critters Camps in 2020.

We are diligently working to make as many of LHS’ Humane Education programs accessible from home as possible. Now open! Kids & Critters online. Please visit this page for frequent updates and other helpful information. We appreciate your ongoing support. 

Facility Group Tours

*Please note that we are not offering public tours of our facility until further notice. Updates to this policy will be posted on this page when applicable. We appreciate your understanding and ongoing support. 

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 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 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 Group Tour Request Form and return it at least 10 days in advance of your preferred date. Your request may be sent via email to amanda@longmonthumane.org, dropped off at the shelter during adoption hours or faxed to 303-772-2219 ATTN: Humane Education Coordinator. 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!