Who We Are
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.
We are the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welcoming more than 24,000 homeless pets each year to two shelters—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
The Dumb Friends League is committed to the welfare of animals:
- We shall provide shelter and care for animals
- We shall provide programs and services that enhance the bond between animals and people
- We shall be advocates for animals—speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
- Adoptable Pets
- Lost & Found Pets
- Behavior Assistance
- Humane Education
- Spay/Neuter Services
- Report Animal Abuse
- Locations & Hours
- About the Dumb Friends League
Come Visit Our Adoptable Pets!
Come meet your new best friend today! We offer adoptions seven days a week at our two shelters: the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. You can also find adoptable pets at our offsite adoption center at Denver’s Northfield-Stapleton retail center and on our mobile adoption unit, the Pet Care-avan.