Special Programs

In Adoptions, we help patrons find the perfect companion by listening with compassion to their preferences and desires, and offering guidance in choosing an appropriate pet.

The Working-Cat Program

Cats that have histories and temperaments better suited to an outdoor lifestyle can be successfully placed with caring owners as working cats. These cats may live in a barn, stable or other outdoor setting where they have a “job” and a better quality of life. Some working cats are social and well-suited to a life lived outdoors or as companions to horses, making them a great addition to a variety of rural households. Others are less social and live to hunt. Tell us the type of cat you’re looking for, and we’ll find the perfect match. All working cats receive spay/neuter surgery, a microchip ID, age-appropriate vaccinations and a rabies vaccination. Learn More.

The Foster Buddy program

Some pets on our website are listed as “in a foster home” rather than in one of our shelters. These pets are ready for adoption, but are better suited to a home environment while they wait. One benefit of adopting a Foster Buddy is that the foster parent can give you firsthand information about the pet’s personality and behavior. To see them, go to the Adoption page and search the list by the location “Pets in Foster Homes.”

To meet a Foster Buddy, please call us to make an appointment at 303.751.5772.

Dumb Friends League Pet Assist Program

The Dumb Friends League Pet Assist program provides a safe place for pets owned by victims of domestic violence for temporary housing during a crisis. If you need temporary safe housing for your pet please call 303.751.5772.