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Thank you, Colorado! More than 300 homeless pets adopted over International Homeless Animals Day weekend!

Homeless Animals DayBecause we want nothing more than to see all of the wonderful pets at our shelters find loving homes, adoption fees were completely waived last weekend in honor of International Homeless Animals Day. Between Friday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 17, 314 pets found new homes! We want to thank our community for their compassion to adopt.

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Adoption fees waived for International Homeless Animals Day

homeless animals dayEvery day, the Dumb Friends League takes in an average of 55 homeless animals. Whether they’re old, ill, injured, unwanted, abused, neglected or lost—we turn none of them away.

This Saturday, Aug. 16, is International Homeless Animals Day—a day dedicated to bringing awareness to those pets that have no place left to turn and inspiring compassion in our community to give them the second chances they deserve.

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10 Reasons Why Small Dogs Make Great Pets

JeffersonGood things come in small packages—especially when it comes to your pets! If you’re searching for a new dog to add to your furry family, consider adopting a small dog. There are many reasons why smaller-breed dogs make loving, loyal and convenient companions.

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Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ raises nearly $800,000 for homeless pets

Lulu's BBQGenerous local and out of town guests donated nearly $800,000 to help programs and services for homeless animals at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center and the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ at our signature summer fundraiser, Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ, on Friday, Aug. 1. The annual, private event is hosted by board member Jana Bartlit and her husband, Fred, in honor of their beloved dog, Lulu.

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Otis, the not-so-obvious choice

Otis runningAfter visiting with a couple of happy, friendly dogs at your shelter, I visited with Otis. He was scared and timid. He would not make eye contact with me, take a treat out of my hand or play with a toy. He sat in the tiny room facing the door.

When the time came to make a decision, something told me to take home Otis over all the other dogs that loved my attention and affection. The car ride home was the same—a blank stare out the window.

But as soon as I unlocked my front door, Otis knew he was home! He became a completely different dog than the one I had seen in the shelter, a happy-go-lucky dog who now had the home and loving companion that he needed.

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