Updates & uplifting tales
The hidden dangers of buying pets online
We’re so accustomed to buying things online that it’s become second nature. With a click of a Submit button (and a whole lot of convenience), it may be easy to see how the same thought process used to buy furniture could be applied to pets, but that logic is wrong on many levels.
The story of a resilient dog named Millie
Millie’s arrival at the Dumb Friends League happened in a time of uncertainty. A time when shelter operations were drastically different, and the State was in lock-down due to COVID-19. In addition to these challenges, it was a mystery what caused the young dog’s injuries. We knew little about the 5-month-old standard poodle and worked… More
A legacy 110 years in the making
If we hop in Mr. Peabody’s Wayback machine to Sept. 8, 1910, we’d learn that William Howard Taft was the President of the United States, Mary and John were the most popular baby names, and the Denver Dumb Friends League was incorporated under the laws of Colorado.
Best dog-friendly hikes in Colorado
The Dumb Friends League’s first ever virtual hiking challenge, Peaks for Pets, is taking place during the entire month of September. If you’re planning on taking your pup with you on your hikes, you’ll want to read this list! We have hand picked our favorite dog-friendly hikes in Colorado to try out this month while hiking to help homeless pets.
Denver ranks as 13th most dog-friendly city in America
It is no surprise to most of us that Denver is a great city for dog ownership. With plenty of hiking trails, dog parks and pup-friendly patios, it is no wonder that there are more dogs than children in the Mile High City.
Hike for homeless pets in the newest Dumb Friends League event
Elevate the lives homeless pets and horses in the Dumb Friends League’s inaugural Peaks for Pets hiking challenge. Participants will explore the mountains in this brand new, virtual event while helping homeless pets – it doesn’t get much more beautiful than that!
Against all odds: The story of a kitten named Oliver
This is the incredible story of a kitten named Oliver. A tale of love, acceptance and a little bit of luck. With the odds against him, fate had a different plan for Oliver, and nothing was going to stop this tiny kitten from finding warmth and safety on a chilly winter night.
Colorado Congressman introduces Animal Cruelty Investigations Bill
Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse introduced a bill this month that would increase the regulation of animal cruelty cases across the country. The Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act will establish a division in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that would investigate, enforce and prosecute felony animal cruelty crimes.
It’s good to be the King
By the time King arrived at the Dumb Friends League Leslie A. Malone Center, the almost 2-year-old pit bull and Chinese Sharpei mix already lived with two families. While not everything about King’s short life was known, like how he received the older looking wounds/scars on his face and tail, League staff learned a bit about the sweet pup’s most recent history.