Due to an overwhelming number of animals in need of sheltering services in our community, we are adjusting our intake policies frequently to best meet changing needs. Please check our Pet Surrender Process page before bringing any animal to any of our shelters for surrender. Read More


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Our Mission

Working with our compassionate community,
we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

UPCOMING EVENT

Furry Scurry 2023

05/06/2023 – Mark your calendar for the 30th annual Furry Scurry, the Dumb Friends League’s signature fundraiser. Col...

Upcoming Event: Furry Scurry 2023

Event Details:


05/06/2023

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Event Details:


05/06/2023
Washington Park

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Our News Items

Enriching your cat’s life for the better

The gentle headbutts, hilarious “zoomies,” and chirps and purrs that seem to say, “I...

Following the lead: How we impact animal behavior

“Without a doubt, dogs will pick up on me feeling tense, which is not...

From Headstart to Ambassapet!

About two months after the nationwide onset of COVID-19, a sweet, but timid, akbash...

Janey and Kylo make great strides

Janey and Kylo were just 7 months old when they were surrendered to the...

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Because of your support

Here is a look at some of our accomplishments from fiscal year 2022.


570,686

Hours of Attention

Hours of attention provided by Dumb Friends League associates

12,335

Hours of Surgery

spay/neuter, orthopedic and dental surgeries for community pets

105,489

Number of Calls

Calls through the League’s Call Center

376,401

Nights of Care Safety

provided to animals in need at our facilities

The Dumb Friends League is an independent, local, nonprofit organization. We are not an affiliate of any national animal welfare organization.