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10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

senior dog monthWine, cheese and four-legged friends … some things just get better with age, and our pets are no exception! November is “Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month,” and the Dumb Friends League wants to remind everyone looking to add a new pet to their life that love knows no age. There are many benefits to adopting a more mature companion—because while their faces may be a little gray, their hearts are pure gold.

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Believe you can make a difference

DukeThis is the story of Duke and his journey to finding a loving home. It is not unlike many other stories we share about the work we do at the Dumb Friends League—but Duke’s serves as a reminder that we, as a community of animal lovers, CAN make a difference in a homeless pet’s life.

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Help pets like Elsa find their own fairy tale endings

ElsaWhen Elsa the kitten arrived at the Dumb Friends League, she was unresponsive and her temperature was below 90 degrees. Our veterinary staff put her in a bed of heating pads and warming bottles, and administered warm IV fluids to get her temperature up. Within the hour, she began to respond; her temperature stabilized and she was able to eat.

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Cold weather safety tips

cold weather tipsDenver is experiencing its first big cold snap of the season. Whether it’s this week or anytime during the cold weather months, it’s always a good idea to take extra precautions when it comes to the well-being of your pets. Here are some guidelines for when the temperature drops.

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Duke: never too old for love

DukeDuke, a 9-year-old yellow Lab, was transferred to the Dumb Friends League for medical care by one of our shelter partners in northern Colorado. He had been found wandering the streets and was severely underweight, in addition to having serious dental disease.

When he arrived at our shelter, Duke weighed just 69 pounds, and you could count every rib in his skinny body. After weeks on a special diet, as well as a dental cleaning and tooth extraction, Duke had gained weight and was ready for adoption. That’s when Cami and Steve R. spotted him on our website. They were looking for a puppy, but when they saw that an older dog needed a home, they rushed to our shelter to meet Duke. It was love at first sight, so they adopted him on the spot.

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