My son recently completed a week long summer camp call Muddy Paws at the Boulder Valley Humane Society.
Every night he would give the entire family an earful of all that happened at the camp. I was wishing I could go and spend half my day with him.
It got me thinking about Boulder and why we live here. There have a been a ton of articles written recently about Boulder being an entrepreneurial hotspot, great place to raise a family, etc. Many of these articles discuss the business environment, median cost of a home, employment rates, education level of the workforce, etc. All good markers to determine a vibrant community.
One factor to me if I was looking at a new community would be to see how it treats and cares for animals – I think it says a lot about a community.
So if you’re thinking about Boulder vs. some other community, I would suggest you visit the local animal shelters as part of the criteria.