High intake means that the Denver Dumb Friends League needs your help.

If there was ever a time to adopt a pet, now might be it. The Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL) is asking people to consider adopting a pet to help the shelter and all the animals waiting for homes.

While two other large shelters in the Denver area have suspended adoption services due to COVID-19, and the DDFL facilities are running on limited staff, that doesn't mean that animals aren't being admitted to the shelter for care and help. In fact, CEO Dr. Apryl Steele, said that on March 16, 50 pets were admitted to DDFL facilities. 

Because of that, the DDFL wants you to take advantage of the time at home during the outbreak to provide a loving home to one of its many pets. Why not use the extra time on your hands to get a new animal buddy settled all settled in? In return, you get a wonderful pal that will be your fur-ever friend and keep you company, as well as help you stay mentally and physically healthy during this uncertain time. 

cat adoption

This is my adorable cat, Tilde, whom I adopted from the DDFL Buddy Center in October. She's been keeping me company (aka tolerating me) while I am working from home, and I highly recommend you find your own BFF (best furry friend) to adopt as soon as possible.

"During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, there are two important things I want you to know," said Steele in a statement. "First, our teams are caring for the vulnerable animals who need us most at all four Dumb Friends League facilities. Second, your support is necessary now more than ever."  

If you'd like to adopt a pet, please note that adoptions can only be done by appointment. The facilities are doing everything they can to ensure safety, including ensuring that people don't gather in waiting rooms, etc. For more information, visit www.ddfl.org. Please also note that the shelters have many more pets than just cats and dogs that are waiting to go home with you!

In addition, because of the high intake volume at this time, DDFL is requesting that people wait to relinquish pets to the shelters unless it's an absolute emergency. 

Have you adopted a pet recently? Is it helping you stay sane during this weird time? Let us know in the comments!