Pet Adoption Stories

To submit your own pet adoption story and photo, email us at Tales@ddfl.org. Please include your name, address and daytime telephone number.

  • Shade

    Shade arrived at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in February of this year. The chilly day brought big changes for Shade. It was the beginning of a life this handsome gelding hadn’t yet known, one filled with warmth, food, care and best of all – love.

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  • Marvelous Marvin

    Often, someone visits one of the Dumb Friends League shelters, comes across a pet and wonders, “Why would anyone let this animal go.” Of course there are many different reasons why homeless pets arrive at the League, but it’s easy to take a “their loss is our gain” attitude.

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  • Just like any other dog

    In honor of National Deaf Pet Awareness week, the Dumb Friends League is celebrating some special pets that found their second chance at a new life when they arrived at our shelter.

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  • The care of magical creatures

    Rubeus Hagrid gained the love of Harry Potter fans throughout the world with his loyal, friendly and softhearted demeanor. Whether a literary character cohort or an avid reader absorbed in the tales, the half-human, half-giant captured everyone’s hearts, and when a cat with these qualities arrived at the Dumb Friends League, it was easy to see the similarities.

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  • Roo the great traveling adventure pup

    The story you’re about to read is one of adventure, love and new beginnings. This is the tale of a dog who is short in stature, but big in heart. Who has visited more places than many and if she could talk would certainly speak her mind.

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  • Not All Lab, But All Love

    One random day, Lee decided to call the Dumb Friends League to find out if there were any older dogs up for adoption. When Lee heard about Chloe, she immediately came to the Quebec Street Shelter and explained how that random day turned into a fateful day.

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  • Paws for confidence

    Anxiety and autism can cause children to feel as if their lives are out of control. Things we take for granted like going to school, the park or to birthday parties can be challenging with loud noises, crowds and so many unknowns. It can be lonely.

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  • There’s something about Fred

    It was impossible not to fall in love with Fred, he’s confident, affectionate and hilarious. As a national certified counselor with Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado, Alyssa was already well aware of the positive impact animals can have on our lives, and headed to the Dumb Friends League to meet the infamous Fred when it came time to add another feline to their crew.

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  • Small in stature, large in love

    Cindy Hoeft had never owned a donkey. A volunteer at the Harmony Equine Center, Cindy met Gerald, a miniature, after he was neglected and transferred to the facility with a group of horses. “The first time I met him he just melted my heart,” she says.

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  • The perfect excuse – Chewie

    Chewie arrived at the Dumb Friends League in August of 2015 as part of a rescue out of Ordway, Colorado of more than 140 dogs. Chewie weighed less than 2 pounds when she arrived. After receiving care and nutritious food from Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Chewie gained enough weight and was able to go up for adoption.

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