By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Dumb Friends League is getting overwhelmed by dogs in need of adoption. The shelters in Denver, Castle Rock and Alamosa have seen spikes in relinquished and homeless dogs in recent weeks.

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Surrenders at the league are up 15% compared to 2019, with stray dog intakes up 41%.

The Dumb Friends League said that animal shelters all along the Front Range are seeing increases in dogs up for adoption.

“It’s unusual because Colorado, and Denver in particular, communities love dogs, so the past decade before the pandemic, we couldn’t keep dogs… they flew out of here,” said Katie Parker with the Dumb Friends League.

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Dog adoptions at the shelter in Alamosa are only $50 for the rest of the month.

Jennifer McRae