Five Things You May Not Know About the Denver Dumb Friend’s League

DFLH Logo_color.jpg1.  Did you know they are a leader in animal welfare and care? The Dumb Friends League, founded in 1910, is the largest community-based animal sheltering organization in the Rocky Mountain region. They are a leader in providing shelter and humane care to companion animals and horses; rescuing sick, injured, abused and neglected animals and adopting pets and horses to new homes.

2.  Did you know they have three locations in the Denver metro area for pet adoptions? At their main shelter in southeast Denver and their Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colo., cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment in state-of-the-art facilities. Their offsite adoption center at Denver’s Northfield Stapleton shopping center showcases adoptable cats and dogs in a storefront setting.

3.  Did you know they have an equine center? As of 2012, they take in abused and neglected horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from their owners by law enforcement authorities. Through their new Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ near Franktown, Colo., these animals find a safe haven, relief from suffering and opportunities for rehabilitation, training and adoption.

4.  Did you know they do much more than find forever homes for homeless pets? The Dumb Friends League offers training and advice to help pets stay in homes; reduces pet overpopulation through spay and neuter services at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors; and educates the public about animals and their needs through our humane education programs.

5.  Did you know the Dumb Friends League relies solely on donations from the community? The Dumb Friends League is a local, private, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any national animal welfare groups. The League also doesn’t receive government funding.​