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Ready, set, go! The new school year has begun, and the Dumb Friends League Humane Education team is excited to spread the word about ending pet homelessness and animal suffering.

Did you know that our Humane Education department offers 17 programs at our shelter and throughout the Denver metro and Aurora, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson County communities on various animal welfare topics? Classes are year-round and divided into day, extended and community programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Except for youth camps and clubs, which have a nominal fee, most programs have no charge.

Depending on the class, students may also be introduced to one of our Ambassadogs, who are highly trained pets used in some of our humane education programs to help kids learn about safe pet interactions and compassion for animals. There are 11 dogs in the program, and by request, ambassadogs participate in about half of our available programs.

On average, the Humane Education team runs between 65 and 85 programs each month. Teachers, we’ve got a program to meet your needs! For more information about our programs, visit or call 720.241.7132 to schedule a lesson.

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