Updates & uplifting tales
Who Will Choose You?
Sometimes, our pets have a way of choosing us rather than the other way around. It’s a common belief that we hear from a great many adopters who have visited our shelters. A longing look into your eyes…a tiny paw up on the kennel glass…an incessantly wagging tail that makes you smile—while that special connection may come in many different forms, our adopters agree when they tell us, “My pet chose me.”
Recognizing Our Volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize all of our incredible volunteers, who work tirelessly on behalf of the homeless pets and horses at our shelters every day. We couldn’t do our lifesaving work without the help of more than 1,300 compassionate volunteers who are involved in every aspect of our organization.
Minnie, the Miracle Dog
Minnie was a tiny, 10-year-old Chihuahua who came to the Dumb Friends League with a severe heart murmur and a skin condition that caused her to lose most of her hair. Despite her prognosis, we were determined to find Minnie a home, so we placed her in our Adoption Outreach program, which matches special-needs pets with special people.
Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Dog Walk
The Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry dog walk will return to Washington Park for its 22nd year on Saturday, May 2. This Fido-friendly Colorado classic brings together thousands of pets and people for one common goal—to help homeless animals in our community.
30 Puppy Mill Survivors Arrive at the Dumb Friends League
A total of 30 discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills in the Midwest were transferred to the Dumb Friends League over the past two days so they will have the opportunity to find permanent, loving homes.
Microchip Helps Reunite Owner with Cat Missing for Over a Year
Errienne was certain she would never see her cat, Pudge, again. After he got loose from the house and failed to come home one day, Errienne searched everywhere for her family’s beloved gray tabby. Days turned into weeks, and still no sign of Pudge. Errienne continued to search for him daily—posting flyers and talking to neighbors.
Percy Recovering After Close Encounter With Car Fan Belt
While the recent warm weather may have us all thinking about spring, winter isn’t over yet, and it’s important to keep our pets in mind! Percy’s story is a powerful reminder of one winter pet safety tip in particular that could help save a life.
Spring Break Critter Camp
Do you know a kid that’s compassionate for critters? Register today for our spring Critter Camp at the Dumb Friends League! This fun and educational one-day camp is designed for children in 3rd through 6th grade and teaches lessons of compassion, respect and responsibility for animals.
Dumb Friends League Celebrates “303 Day” with Pet Adoption Special
On Tuesday, March 3—otherwise fondly referred to by locals as “303 Day”—the Dumb Friends League is showing its Colorado pride by offering $3.03 pet adoptions for all dogs and cats (1 year and older).