About Dumb Friends League
About Our Shelter...
When our organization was founded in 1910, it was named after a London, England, animal welfare group called Our Dumb Friends League. In those days, the term dumb was widely used to refer to animals because they lacked the power of human speech. Today, the Dumb Friends League, headquartered in Denver, is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
As part of a compassionate community, we:
- Rescue sick, injured and neglected animals
- Investigate cases of neglect and mistreatment
- Provide shelter, veterinary care, and behavior and training programs to homeless companion animals and horses
- Adopt homeless pets and horses to new homes
- Reduce pet overpopulation through mobile spay and neuter projects in underserved areas
- Offer learning opportunities for the public to keep more pets in homes
- Educate children and adults about animals and their needs
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
Come Meet Our Pets...
Quebec Street Shelter
2080 S. Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
4556 Castleton Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™
5540 E. Hwy. 86
Franktown, CO 80116
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.; all other days by appointment
Adoption Center at Petco
4100 E. Mexico Ave., Suite E
Denver, CO 80222
Adoption hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
One of our adoption partner locations: http://www.ddfl.org/visit-us/pet-adoption-partners
Our Adoption Process...
What you’ll need:
Bring ID – We’ll need a valid photo ID with your current address. If your ID does not have your current address, please also bring another type of proof, such a utility bill, water bill or auto registration.
Bring family members – It’s important that the pet you’re adopting fits in with your family, so if you have kids, bring them! If you’re looking to add another dog, bring your family dog. Cats take longer to adjust to new family members, so we don’t recommend cat-dog or cat-cat visits.
We offer adoption specials almost every week, so check the homepage of our website often for our current specials. Please keep in mind that our adoption fees don’t come close to covering all the costs of caring for the thousands of animals that come to us each year. Thank you for your support and understanding. Our standard fees are:
Cats & kittens:
5 months and under $120
6 months to 1 year $95
1 year and older $75
Dogs & puppies:
5 months and under $250
6 months to 1 year $175
1 year and older $125
Guinea pigs: $15
Small pets start at: $5