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Summer Yappy Hour Series to Help Homeless Pets

This summer, the Dumb Friends League is teaming up with local breweries to host a series of dog-friendly “Yappy Hours” to benefit the homeless pets at its shelters. During five evenings from May through August, animal lovers can enjoy local craft beer while supporting the Dumb Friends League’s mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

A portion of the proceeds from each event will be donated to the Dumb Friends League by the host breweries, which include Declaration Brewing, Denver Beer Co., Black Shirt Brewing Co., Renegade Brewing and Jagged Mountain Brewery. In addition, the Dumb Friends League will be selling limited-edition pint glasses for $10. Each Yappy Hour will also feature food trucks, prize giveaways and a chance to mingle with fellow animal lovers (and their dogs!).

“Denver is such a pet-friendly community that really values the human-animal bond, and one that takes a lot of pride in its local craft beer scene,” said Megan Rees, public relations manager for the Dumb Friends League. “It’s a natural connection to bring the two together to help raise awareness about the services we offer and to raise money to help the homeless pets in our care.”

Last winter, the Dumb Friends League hosted a holiday Yappy Hour series that drew hundreds of attendees in the spirit of helping homeless pets. The League hopes to continue that success throughout the summer.

“As a local, independent nonprofit, we really rely on our community to be able to continue our life-changing work on behalf of homeless pets,” said Rees.

The Dumb Friends League takes in an average of 56 homeless pets every day—more than 20,000 last year. In addition to finding homes for pets and horses, the League offers many other programs, including foster care, humane education, behavior training, animal welfare investigations, equine services, lost and found, and spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in underserved areas of metro Denver at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.

To learn more about the Dumb Friends League and its programs and services for pets and people in our community, visit Following is a schedule of each Yappy Hour date and location:


Thursday, May 26, 6–8 p.m. @ Declaration Brewing

Tuesday, June 7, 6–8 p.m. @ Denver Beer Co.

Thursday, June 23, 6–8 p.m. @ Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Thursday, July 14, 6–8 p.m. @ Renegade Brewing

Sunday, Aug. 14, 1–4 p.m. @ Jagged Mountain Brewery

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