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Whether celebrating a new pet, recognizing a milestone or remembering a life lived with compassion, tribute donations to the Dumb Friends League bring hope and homes to pets in need.

These thoughtful donations help us provide loving care and vital services to thousands of animals and move us closer to ending pet homelessness and animal suffering.

You can make your tribute gift today with the following options:

Tribute: Online Memorial Gallery

Honor the memory of a beloved pet by adding your pet’s photo and tribute to our Online Memorial Gallery

Tribute: eCards

Email a greeting card to one or more people to celebrate a birthday, holiday or special occasion when you donate to us. Send our eCards to recognize a special person or pet.

Tribute: Tribute Card

You can recognize birthdays, anniversaries, say “thank you” to a friend or express sympathy over the loss of a person or pet with a tribute card.


Create a Lasting Impact at the Dumb Friends League

Please let us know if you’ve already included the League in your estate plans.

Letting us know helps ensure your gift is used how you’d like it.

Leave a Lasting Impact Through a Legacy Gift

Thank you for your interest in including the Dumb Friends League in your estate planning. For over 110 years, the League has made an incredible impact in the community by helping to end pet homelessness and animal suffering. Your contribution will help us ensure a bright future for our organization and the animals in our care for years to come.

For more information please contact

Create your will in under 15 minutes using our free will writing tool through our partners at Life Legacy!

Donate Items to Help the Animals in Our Care

Donations may be dropped off at the Leslie A. Malone Center or Buddy Center.

We Do Not Accept

Medications • Human food (other than the specific items listed below) • People or pet clothing • Pillows • Bed sheets and pillowcases • XL comforters • XL dog beds • Used litterboxes • Used cat towers/carpet scratchers • Children’s stuffed animals

Items We Do Need

Food items

  • String cheese
  • Easy cheese (in can)
  • Canned tuna and chicken in water
  • Hot dogs
  • Cream cheese
  • Lickable cat treats
  • Canned cat food
  • Chicken or turkey baby food (no other added ingredients)

Cleaning supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Lint rollers
  • Dish soap
  • Lysol spray
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Trash bags, 45 gal or larger

Care supplies

  • Q tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Puppy pads
  • Ziplock sandwich bags
  • Towels and blankets
  • Cat beds
  • Medium dog beds
  • Cat food dishes
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Distilled water
  • Working baby gates
  • Exercise pens

Enrichment Items

  • Paper lunch bags
  • New cardboard cat scratchers
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Large, durable new/lightly used dog toys
  • Cat toys
  • Ping pong balls
  • CD/USB/AUX stereos
  • Adult shoe boxes

Handmade Cat Carrier Blankets and Supplies

Materials that can be donated

  • Any type of sewing thread
  • Scissors or fabric cutters
  • Anti-pill/blizzard fleece material (old blankets, fabric scraps, Walmart fleece blankets)

Interested in making cat carrier blankets?

You’ll need:

  • Any type/size/color of thread (nylon, cotton, or polyester)
  • Scissors or fabric cutters
  • Anti-pill/blizzard fleece material

Instructions for making cat carrier blankets

  • Cut two pieces of fleece material 8in x 18in
  • Put the two pieces together (right sides out) and sew a straight line about ½-¾ in from the edges around the entire rectangle
  • Cut and round the four corners
  • Clip and fringe around the outside of your sewing line

Finished blankets may be donated.

Donations for horses and other equines

These items may be dropped off at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™

• Hand tools • Power tools • Yard tools • Gently-used horse tack • Towels

Whether you organize a supply drive, or bring by extra items you have at home, these gifts help us keep the animals in our care healthy and happy.

Our partner, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, supplies every pet in our shelters and foster homes with high quality food to meet each animal’s nutritional needs. Any unopened donation of pet food will be provided to pet owners in need through our Pet Pantry.

If you have questions about donating items, please call 303.751.5772. 

Donate Items for Auctions or Giveaways 

Your gift of a service, product or valuable item could enhance fundraising efforts at a Dumb Friends League event. Gift certificates for auctions or contest prizes are an easy way to promote your company to our supporters. Corporations, as well as individuals, may donate valuables or collectibles for use in League events. Your in-kind contribution is tax-deductible.

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Vehicle Donations

To donate your car, truck, boat or motorcycle, you need a clear title and the keys—your vehicle doesn’t even have to be in working condition. Our partner, Vehicles for Charity, will pick up or tow your vehicle at no cost to you. Then it will be sold at auction, with a portion of proceeds going to support animals in our care. 

By donating your vehicle to the League, you help provide veterinary care, behavior training, foster homes and loving attention to pets in need—and help them find the homes they deserve. 

For more information, call Vehicles for Charity at  866.628.2277.