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

Register for the 2021 Virtual Furry Scurry!

Early-bird registration ends February 1

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Another win for pit bulls!

2021 has been a good year for pit bulls in the metro area. On Jan....

No longer skin and bones; just Bonz

Burt Maklin, a 2-year-old mastiff, arrived at the Dumb Friends League Leslie A. Malone Center...

Young Pawfessionals: you have superpowers

You have ideas. We love ideas. You want to build a stronger community. We’re looking...

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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.