Denver Dumb Friends League (Colorado)

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Headquarters Location: Denver, CO
Founded: 1910


Mission: 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 As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for 100 years. The League is committed to the welfare of animals, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. They welcome tens of thousands animals each year at two shelter locations: the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. In addition to providing care and shelter for homeless pets, the League provides other services, including pet adoptions, lost and found, humane education, foster care, behavior training, animal cruelty investigations and donor-subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for pets in underserved areas.


Tags: denver, colorado, companion animals, animal welfare, animal shelters, abused animals, education, spay/neuter, 2011


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Story: 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… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
According to experts, Denver Dumb Friends League has led in forming community collaborations, has been in the forefront of developing humane practices, and has trained staff members that have gone on to become leaders in this field themselves. Their senior executives are sought after as resources for others to consult with both in industries supplying the animal services field and at national organizations seeking to improved their services to local organizations.
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Leadership
Denver-dumb-friends-league-colorado Bob Rohde. Bob Rohde started his career at the Dumb Friends League in 1973, and then became president of the organization in 1977. The Dumb Friends League enjoys one of the highest pet adoption rates of any similar shelter nationwide and its programs promote a better understanding of animal behavior, compassionate pet care and the human-animal bond. A strong believer that “working… See full bio.


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Financial Data
Charity Navigator Rating: 3stars (profile)
Total Revenue:
$22,563,030


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Contact Info
E-Mail:
rgabrielson AT ddfl.org
Phone:
720-241-7083
Facebook:
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Address:
2080 S. Quebec St.
 
Denver, CO 80231, USA
Twitter:
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Denver-dumb-friends-league-colorado Story: 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. The Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welcoming tens of thousands animals to our two shelters. We turn no animals away. At our main shelter in southeast Denver and our Buddy Center in Castle Rock, dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment in state-of-the-art facilities.

Expert Reviews of Denver Dumb Friends League (Colorado)

Evidence of Impact Summary:

According to experts, Denver Dumb Friends League has led in forming community collaborations, has been in the forefront of developing humane practices, and has trained staff members that have gone on to become leaders in this field themselves. Their senior executives are sought after as resources for others to consult with both in industries supplying the animal services field and at national organizations seeking to improved their services to local organizations.
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The Denver Dumb Friends League is well know throughout the state of Colorado. Their marketing skills and fundraising activities are highly successful. They have increased awareness on the plight of orphaned animals. They have brought the community together in helping with the orphaned pet situation. They are very highly regarded in their community.

Collaboration

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Their spay/neuter collaboration has reduced the number of surplus cats.

Services

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They are a national leader in trends and polices for the operation of an animal welfare facility.

Programs

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They are the leading animal welfare organization in Colorado and have pioneered programs in animal overpopulation, pet health, pet care, and pet behavior.
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This organization deals with companion animals and does it well.

Strong Staff

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This is an exceptionally well run shelter with an excellent staff and stable funding.

Leadership

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Over 30 years this agency has grown into a leading regional agency that is viewed as a model for others across the United States to emulate. They have led in forming community collaborations, have been in the forefront of developing humane practices, have trained staff members that have gone on to become leaders in this field themselves. Their senior executives are sought after as resources for others to consult with both in industries supplying the animal services field and at national organizations seeking to improved their services to local organizations.


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Strong Leadership

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They have a national impact and has grown and mentored many leaders in the field. Their success is largely due to the continuity of capable senior leadership over many decades.


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Greater Transparency and Collaboration with others

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DFL could demonstrate greater transparency as well as a willingness to collaborate with other organizations - they seem to set themselves above the rest which is a bit off-putting (and not necessarily accurate).


Leadership

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Bob Rohde
President
Bob Rohde started his career at the Dumb Friends League in 1973, and then became president of the organization in 1977. The Dumb Friends League enjoys one of the highest pet adoption rates of any similar shelter nationwide and its programs promote a better understanding of animal behavior, compassionate pet care and the human-animal bond. A strong believer that “working together works,” Rohde participates locally and nationally in improving animals’ lives through collaborations. With two shelters, 170 employees and 1,100 volunteers, the Dumb Friends League provides lost and found services, pet adoptions, medical and foster care, humane education, animal behavior expertise and cruelty investigations for pets and people in Denver and surrounding areas.

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