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.


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

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Our News Items

There’s no place like home

Often, the animals who come to the Dumb Friends League have been through a...

Trust lays the groundwork for success

Since 2012, the exceptional staff and volunteers at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine...

What is positive reinforcement? Hear from our experts

Our behavioral team at the Dumb Friends League uses positive reinforcement training to support the...

At the League, animals receive support every step of the way

Some may be surprised to learn that the Dumb Friends League has an entire team...

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Because of your support

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


Hours of Attention

Hours of attention provided by Dumb Friends League associates


Hours of Surgery

spay/neuter, orthopedic and dental surgeries for community pets


Number of Calls

Calls through the League’s Call Center


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.