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What kids learn from a deaf dog named Malakai

Nine-year-old sweet Malakai craves love and affection from people and generously returns what he receives. Animals are no different from humans in that as they age, their body changes. It happens to the best of us, right? In Malakai’s case, he has been losing his hearing for the past few years and is now almost entirely deaf. If you think Malakai’s special consideration slows him down, you’d be mistaken.


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Welcome to our new Compassion Club

The Dumb Friends League is excited to announce the creation of the Compassion Club, a giving level honoring monthly donors. The Compassion Club honors contributors who provide monthly support. Compassion Club members help the League provide veterinary care, adoption support, rescue assistance and so much more for the vulnerable pets in our care all year long. For a limited time, if you join at $12 or more per month, you’ll receive our limited-edition tote bag as a thank you for becoming a charter member! Joining is easy and convenient. Your monthly gift is tax deductible, and you can change your commitment at any time. Why not start 2020 with a compassionate commitment like this one and support pets in need all year long?


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Baby, it’s cold outside

Summer took its sweet time saying good-bye this year, and it was questionable whether winter was ever going to make an appearance. There’s not much better than enjoying days outside with our pets no matter the conditions. Still, when the weather outside is frightful, it’s important to recognize that chilly temperatures pose health and safety risks to our furry companions despite them having fur coats. Let’s see how we can protect our pets when Jack Frost is nipping at their noses.

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Cecily with a puppy

Paws and painting

What do you get when you mix budding animal activists like Jane Goodall combined with Bob Ross painting wannabes? The Dumb Friends League Acryl-Licks! workshop, of course! The League’s new paint and pets workshop is created for kids ages 8-11 years old and includes a DFL 101 lesson and a shelter tour. Artists choose an animal to paint, and all artwork will be kept by the League and given to each animals’ adoptive family, while participants leave with a photo of them with their masterpiece.


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Meet Houdini

Houdini is about 6 years old and a big sweetheart. He is so cute you will think it's an illusion. Houdini's only trick is how quickly he will steal your heart. Learn more about Houdini.


Fun Fact

By making our pets more accessible throughout the community and expanding adoption opportunities for those that have special considerations and may be more challenging to place, we continue to increase the number of homeless pets who receive second chances for happiness.

Pup in the snow with a festive wreath around his neck


Get your Scurry on!

This year, Colorado’s favorite dog walk and fun run, the Furry Scurry, will have everything fans have come to expect, along with exciting, new activities. Learn more about the beer garden, pancake breakfast and picnic lunch.

Join us Saturday, May 2 at Washington Park. It’s where all the cool canines will be! Register today.


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Dumb Friends League
2080 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO 80231-3298