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.

Our News Items

Enhanced Colorado Animal Protection Law Shows its Teeth

By Robin Russell, volunteer writer

Colorado has some of the best animal protection laws in the...

Navigating The Wild Blue Yonder — Flying with Pets

By Margaret Cate, volunteer writer

Former League volunteer Jennifer Rider and her husband recently relocated to...

TikTok of the Town

By Alyssa Marchese, volunteer writer 

While there are a multitude of social media platforms available today,...

Dash finds peace of mind

Seeing Dash now, it’s hard to imagine where the quietly inquisitive horse was just five...

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Because of your support

Here is a look at some of our accomplishments from fiscal year 2021.


484,168

Hours of Attention

Hours of attention provided by Dumb Friends League associates

11,105

Hours of Surgery

spay/neuter, orthopedic and dental surgeries for community pets

117,671

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.