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Transfer brings nearly 80 dogs from Texas

Over the past few days, 79 dogs have arrived at the Dumb Friends League from an overburdened shelter in northern Texas, giving all of these dogs a better chance at finding permanent, loving homes. The transfer was made possible by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America.

Rotating teams from the Dumb Friends League will travel to Texas over the next couple of weeks after a break for Thanksgiving, with the next team scheduled to leave Monday, Nov. 28. The goal is to complete the transfers before winter ice storms hit Texas or snow impedes the transport process.

“We are fortunate that we have the resources and the space to help pets from outside of our own community when the need arises,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League.

They range in age from puppies to adults and include many different small, medium and large breeds. Each dog will be further evaluated and receive necessary vaccinations, treatment and a microchip. They will be made available for adoption as soon as possible.

Says Vice President of Operations Duane Adams, “There are so many dogs of every size and breed just huddled in kennels down there. They are lonely and begging for attention, and most are housed outdoors in the elements. All of them need a home.”

If you would like to make a donation to help the Dumb Friends League care for these dogs, please visit or call (303) 751-5772. Also, consider adopting one of these deserving dogs; visit our adoptions page to view animals that are available for adoption.

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