CLOSING NOTICE: All Leslie A. Malone Center and Buddy Center services will be closed on June 7. Regular hours will resume on June 8.

Volunteer and Foster Opportunities

Want to do good in your community and get a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at the Dumb Friends League and help us with our mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

When you volunteer at the League, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the animals in our care.

Whether it’s giving basic care to animals at one of our locations or providing a temporary home for a foster pet until it’s ready for adoption, we hope there is an opportunity that is a good fit for you.

About Our Opportunties
Volunteers and Foster Families

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Read about some of our volunteers in our Volunteer Spotlight Volunteer Spotlight


Click a program below to learn more and fill out an application

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General Volunteer

We offer more than 70 volunteer positions to help cats, dogs and small mammals at our shelters. These opportunities include everything from adoptions and animal care to dog walking and assisting with medications, and more.

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Equine Volunteer

Work with horses and other equines, mucking stalls and providing enrichment at the Harmony Equine Center.

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Youth Volunteer

The Junior Volunteer Club and Pawsitive Service Club introduce children ages 8-15 to the benefits of volunteering in an animal shelter.

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San Luis Valley General Volunteer

Volunteer at our San Luis Valley Animal Shelter – These opportunities include everything from adoptions and animal care to dog walking and assisting with medications, and more.

Fostering and Services

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Summer Teen Program

The Summer Teen Program is a new opportunity for 16- and 17-year-old teens to support the League while earning service hours as well as valuable experience.

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Group/Corporate Volunteer

We are only able to accommodate group volunteer opportunities for our corporate and event sponsors. If you’re interested in becoming a corporate or event sponsor, you can reach out to our corporate partnerships team at

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Foster Opportunities

Our Homes with Hearts foster care program lets animal lovers bring pets from our shelters into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption..

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Community Service

The community service program is for individuals looking for short-term volunteer opportunities in the Denver metro area.