Due to an unprecedented number of animals in our care, the Dumb Friends League will accept dog surrenders by appointment only. Please visit the Pet Surrender page to schedule a time. Read More


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Our Mission

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

Our News Items

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...

There’s no place like home

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

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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.