NOTICE: Buddy Center After-Hours Kennels will be closed for maintenance February 7-9 and will reopen on February 10. Lost animals may be taken to the Leslie A. Malone location at 2080 S. Quebec St.

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Our Mission

Working with our compassionate community,
we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.


Furry Scurry 2023

05/06/2023 – Mark your calendar for the 30th annual Furry Scurry, the Dumb Friends League’s signature fundraiser. Col...

Upcoming Event: Furry Scurry 2023

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Our News Items

After a sticky situation, Kosmo receives the care he needs

Kosmo – a friendly, 4-year-old husky – is used to making friends everywhere he...

Third time's a charm for Titus

Titus had his fair share of ups and downs before being adopted in 2020,...

Start the new year off on the right paw

Each new year gives us an opportunity to start fresh and to ponder how...

Caring for animals when the weather outside is frightful

When the weather turns cold and the temperature drops, taking extra precautions is essential...

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Because of your support

Here is a look at some of our accomplishments from fiscal year 2022.


Hours of Attention

Hours of attention provided by Dumb Friends League associates


Hours of Surgery

spay/neuter, orthopedic and dental surgeries for community pets


Number of Calls

Calls through the League’s Call Center


Nights of Care Safety

provided to animals in need at our facilities

The Dumb Friends League is an independent, local, nonprofit organization. We are not an affiliate of any national animal welfare organization.