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

You've come a long way, Baby

Ask anyone who works or volunteers at the Dumb Friends League, and they’ll tell you...

Building trust to last a lifetime

Rachel has always had a soft spot in her heart for older dogs, especially those...

Trigger is now healthy (and happy) as a horse!

So many animals seem to possess a remarkable inner reserve of spirit and resilience in...

Metro Denver CAT joins the League - and helps cats in our own backyard

As the Dumb Friends League and other organizations have started to set up shop on...

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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.