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We love Maxfund! I adopted my cat Phoebe from Maxfund after going to 4 other shelters. (She is very happy and spoiled by the way...) I recommend Maxfund to everyone I know and will only adopt a critter from there due to their no-kill philosophy. I also LOVE that the kittens and cats get to roam freely so THEY can approach and pick out their new owners :D You guys totally deserve a makeover and I wish you well!
Compassionate philosophy, staff and volunteers!
My experience with MaxFund has happened just in the recent days. \n\nI went to Maxfund on a recommondation of a friend who said they were a no kill shelter that was in the metro area of Denver. My Boyfriend and I went to Maxfund to find a dog to both be my companion and the companion of our Chihuahua, Kouma. \n\nAfter looking around we instantly fell in love with a small chihuahua that we just couldn't get enough of. Having already filled out the application we turned it in and were told that a *hold* would be put on the dog. During the Thanksgiving celebrations I waited in anticipation for a call back. I checked the site at least four-five times a day wanting to see whether any changes had been made. I was so excited to see an adoption pending status go up on the little dog that I pointed it out to my boyfriend and called my mother. \n\nDays passed and I called the Maxfund to check on her status, like I would if I were looking for a job that I really wanted. I figured that it would show interest and devotion. My heart was set on this little pooch. Well, today I called the shelter to find out the status yet again and to my surprise she had already been adopted by someone else. Wait a minute! I thought I had a hold on her! And they didn't even tell me that I was denied. So here I am falling in love with this dog and waiting to hear back and they don't even have the consideration to call me and let me down easily. \n\nTheir tone throughout the entire conversation I had with them was cold and unsympathetic. It made me feel like they didn't even care about the people that they were trying to adopt these animals to. We would have provided a wonderful home for her, plenty of room for her to run around, a comfy bed for her to sleep in, and a yard for her to share with a companion chihuahua. Their treatment of us was poor and quite honestly cruel. I was so upset by the entire thing that I had to hang up on the person I was talking to because I suddenly started to cry. \n\nI will never attempt to adopt from MaxFund, ever. Honestly, what's the point of getting out hopes up, and preparing ourselves for the new arrival if they don't even take the consideration of the animal and the *people* to heart. Though the Dumb Friends League might be a kill shelter, at least our experience with them has been kind both to us and to the animals they are trying to adopt away. Not only that but the Dumb Friends League holds to their word and are honorable in what they do, unlike the MaxFund. If a hold has been put on an animal no others may apply for her. \n\nMaxFund is both dishonorable and skeevy in their practices and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. After all, let them keep their animals; they are a no kill shelter anyway, so they are safe where they are. Where as the Dumb Friends League needs people's support so that they may provide homes for animals that may otherwise never experience it. \n\nUnless you want your heart broken, don't support them. They don't care about your feelings anyway, trust me.
Bad Costumer Service and a complete disregard for adoptees feelings
The Maxfund is where my husband and I got two of our three kitty guys. The staff is helpful and the kitties are well loved. Go there and get a friend today!
lots of love
hard to park
These guys truly do love all of their animals. Many animals come in as strays or were neglected by their former owners. Maxfund gives them any and all treatment they need to get better before adopting them into a new home. They take the adoptions very seriously and aren't afraid to say no if they feel that that is the right thing for the animal. All the staff and volunteers are very friendly. I recommend this place to everyone I know. I volunteer and I also adopted a dog from there. A great shelter that does whatever it takes to care for the animals.
they take amazing care of all the animals, very nice staff, hundreds of volunteers
not open later during the week
i just got my dog from here. i love maxfund!
no kill, great staff, amazing volunteers
Maxfund is one of the best in the Colorado area. They are a no kill shelter. They have a small place, but very big hearts!
no kill animal shelter
MaxFund is a great shelter with a great mission. I volunteer there once a week, and am about to become a foster dog parent. They really care about the animals there!
they set up a lot of community adoption events
not close to my house
I've been volunteering at Maxfund since July, 08. The volunteers and staff are all great. They made me feel right at home. Everyone's priority are the animals. I've never seen a group of people like his ban together to give their all to the animals. And it AMAZING to see how many volunteers there are. My favorite part, of course, is to hear about your new "buddies" finding their forever home!
#1 is they are No-Kill!
Running out of room to help all the animals
I just adopted a new cat from MaxFund! He is great and I was impressed with the shelter! They will always take an animal back if the situation does not work out because they do not want you to take the animal to another shelter where it might get euthanized! They REALLY care about their animals!
no-kill; excellent care of animals; very clean; clean enclosures every day;
non-profit, do not have a lot of money; small
I wish more poeple would adopt a pet. This is the perfect pleace to get started. Take your time and do the right thing.
They are all very helpful.
The space is to small for the work that they do.
The staff and volunteers at MaxFund are so dedicated and committed to making a difference in the lives of dogs and cats. But the shelter gives volunteers the opportunity to be a difference and to grow through their participation. My 9 year daughter, Karlei, and I have been volunteering at MaxFund for 7 months. The time we spend together walking dogs and playing with cats has given us another way to connect to each other and share an activity that helps the community at the same time. I have been so impressed with the way Karlei deals with the dogs at the shelter. She tends to be drawn to working with the dogs that are reluctant to interact with people. She is patient and caring while at the same time persistent in working with the dogs to get them to make eye contact with her and getting them more comfortable with being petted and touched. I cannot help but think about how much Karlei's behavior now, resembles how I worked with her after bringing her to America after adopting her from China. Karlei was a sweet little baby; smart and alert, but after spending months in an orphanage, she was did not make eye contact with me and did not respond to the ever popular peak-a-boo game. It took me months of patient persistence working and playing with her to get her to look me in the eyes. Now, Karlei is a very well attached and happy 4th grader and as I watch her interact with the MaxFund dogs, it makes me think that somehow she remembers what it was like to be afraid to make a connection and accept the love that is offered. I am so proud of her and so thankful that I had a part in helping her grow into a caring and compassionate little girl. And I am thankful to MaxFund for giving us the opportunity to grow as a mother and daughter and as contributing members of our community.
Great people on staff and volunteers
Staff is so busy, it gets pretty hectic at the shelter.
I've been volunteering sporadically at Maxfund since October of 07, and I love it. They're the only true no-kill shelter in Denver and believe that every single animal deserves another chance. They don't have "adoptable" standards where they categorize new animals and euthanasize them for petty things such as behavioral problems (most of which can be reversed with proper training), and they even take in feral animals and ill animals that would likely not have a chance in any other shelter. They also have the CHAMPS program to help train the shelter dogs in basic obedience (volunteers select a dog to train), to help make the dogs that much more adoptable.\n\nMaxFund makes an effort where most people say it's too much or can't be done. Anything can be done if you put your heart into it.
Clean facility, super friendly and compassionate staff, SO many volunteers helping to care for the animals...
Not enough space/facility is too cramped
For years I had secretly been scouting MaxFund’s website, reading all the heartbreaking stories posted next to each pup’s picture. At work, before bed, whenever I had a few spare minutes, I was keeping track of who was new at the shelter and who had found a new family. I was always secretly waiting for a dog to leap out at me, to give me irresistible puppy eyes from across the computer screen, and to know that he or she couldn’t live without me. \n\nA new marriage, new house and two new jobs later, my husband and I tossed around the idea of possibly finding a friend for our wonderful Border Collie mutt Mickey. She did hold the duty of Flower Dog in our wedding, after all, and we always agreed to never have an only child. Two weeks later there she was on the computer screen, a beautiful red Bordie Collie with a big smile and ears as enormous as Mickey’s. It didn’t take much convincing to get my husband and Mickey down to MaxFund, to visit all the dogs I told him, though I secretly knew the little red lady was waiting for me.\n\nAnd she was just lovely as I imagined. Flopping onto her back at your feet, army crawling into your lap and casting adoring eyes on anyone in her path. Mickey seemed to agree and we took her home for a trial foster that day. We were literally on our way out the door when we noticed she had a slight limp. We stopped to ask the MaxFund assistant about it and were told, “Oh yea, that seems to come around every now and again. She is due for tests in a few weeks and we’ll have the doctor check it out. Probably an old ACL tear. It’s sure never seemed to stop her from anything though.” The thought crossed my mind as to why such a loving, beautiful little girl had not been adopted yet (MaxFund had rescued her from another shelter), but I just assumed it was our good fortune and that Harper, as we named her, had been waiting just for us. \n\nAfter a week at home romping with Mickey, chewing up newspapers and chasing squirrels, we noticed that though her affection only seemed to grow, her limp was getting worse. So we scheduled an immediate visit with MaxFund’s veterinary partner, Hampden Family Pet Hospital (who coincidentally also happened to be Mickey’s vet). The amazing Dr. Glawe took one look at her, frowned, and rushed her into x-rays. \n\nWhen a doctor won’t tell you what’s wrong but instead leads you into the operating room to look at x-rays, you know bad news is ahead. Harper’s back right femur had been completely snapped in half, but due to lack of medical care, had healed twisted, with a ping-pong-ball-sized calcium deposit over the break, and no knee cap to speak of. \n\nAll we knew about her past was that she had come from a ranch, and our best guess is that she was a working dog and had been trampled by a large animal. But instead of taking the injured puppy to the vet she was simply given to the rural animal shelter. She must have sat in the shelter for probably six months, half of her life, unadoptable due to her limp but never receiving proper medical attention. \n\nAnd this was the dog who was leaping onto couches, tearing around the yard with Mickey, and jumping straight up in the air to see over the fence earlier that day?! The doctor said that she must have been in excruciating pain, as the calcium deposit was grinding inside her muscle, but was just so happy to be out of the kennel and loved that the pain was an easy trade off for her. \n\nDr. Glawe explained that the procedure to fix her leg would entail re-breaking the bone, sawing off the calcium deposit, setting a metal plate and screws to reattach the bone into its proper place, carving out a new grove for her knee cap, and above all, it would require some serious rehabilitation and care. We were more than happy to provide extra love and attention, but a $4,000 medical bill was out of the question for us newlyweds. I was in tears at the thought of having to send her back to shelter, and was quite confused when they scheduled the surgery for just two days later. “Oh, did we forget to mention,” the doctor said, “MaxFund has already agreed to pay for the surgery.” The deal was that we provided the care, MaxFund provided the funding to give her the freedom and love she had been waiting for all her life. \n\nThe surgery was more complicated than expected, and so was the rehabilitation – for us. On her first walk outside a day after the surgery she planted all fours and lunged at a squirrel. We had been told that she wouldn’t start walking on the leg for ten days, let alone chasing squirrels. It turned out that her leg felt better one day after the surgery than it had for a half her life. So rehabilitation meant keeping a thrilled and excited border collie calm for over a month. At times it literally consisted of two of us hanging onto both ends of her to force her to walk and not run. \n\nSix months later she has no limp, no scar, no pain and a 24-hour vendetta against squirrels. We are excited to introduce her to a Frisbee this summer, as she can jump twice her height straight up in the air and sprint like a Greyhound. I adored her from the moment I saw her, bad leg or not, but MaxFund gave her the chance to be and do everything her sweet heart desires and to make everyone she meets smile. The thought of Harper being put to sleep at another kennel because no one would adopt a dog with a limp has me back on MaxFund’s website every day, reading the stories of new dogs who will get the opportunity to be what they always wanted – loved – thanks to MaxFund. \n\n
Helpful, professional, caring
They need more room
I absolutely believe in the Maxi-Foundation and will continue to support it even in hard times. The staff is caring, knowledgable, and firmly committed to all the animal and their welfare. Will continue using and recommend them no matter where I live.
Absolutely a wonderful, loving, friendly, etc. facility
I've been volunteering at MaxFund for several years and have met wonderful people who are committed to providing the animals at MaxFund with more love, socialization, exercise and basic needs than any other animal shelter with which I've been associated.\r\n\r\nAs a true no kill animal shelter we are often faced with the challenges of having an older facility which includes limited space for the existing "residents" and very little room to meet the demand for animal shelter in the surrounding neighborhoods. \r\n\r\nAdditional funding through increased donatations as a result of this contest, or as result of winning a makeover, would not only increase our capacity to give shelter to animals in need it would also be a more genuine reflection of the love we feel for the animals at MaxFund.
Urban location, dedicated staff, dedicated volunteers, close to green areas for walking dogs
Maxfund rocks! They treat the animanls better than any shelter I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. they are however desparately in need of a makeover. They reallly need a good clean grassy place to walk the dogs. They deserve the makeover more than anything.
the people there REALLY do care about the animals immensely
They need as much help and support as they can get they are a fantastic organization and deserve to win a makeover.
No Kill, Generous, Kind
I am voting for HSOV, however, I support all of the Animal shelter. They are all in great need of improvements, and support. Good luck , and best wished to those who don't win the make-over.
I wish states would provide support to these no-kill shelters instead of supporting the inhumane ones. I am writing to all of congress to support the no-kill movement!
No-KILL IS THE ONLY WAY!
They all should be state supported!!
The staff is very loving and caring, and extremely thorough in the adoption process. They make sure that every animal they rescue goes to a safe and loving home. And the vet clinic that is part of MaxFund does excellent work in providing low cost services to people who might not otherwise be able to afford to take care of their pets properly.
Staff is very loving and caring
If the facility were bigger, they could expand the great work they do.
There isn't a shelter that is more deserving of a makeover than Maxfund. They care so much for all the animals they bring in. The staff is constantly trying to improve the conditions of the shelter with the donations they receive. This makeover would allow the money to go to the animals in their care in a much nicer facility.
The love of the animals
If any shelter deserves this, this is the one!!\r\nWe adopted our cat from there and they were very through in the adoption process, other shelters could should take lessons. \r\nEveryone there is great and and knowledgeable about the animals they have there.\r\n
everyone is great who works there!
They could use the winning money
this shelter is truly a wonderful haven for animals. I wish all shelters could be a no kill shelter as well.\nThanks
I love helping out at MaxFund and spending as much time as I can there. There are so many great cats that could use a good and loving home.
not enough space
Maxfund really needs our help.\r\n\r\nThey really try to adopt out to good families and will always make room for a pet without a home.\r\n\r\nThey need more room. Denver is overrun with a ridiculous number of homeless pets. They often need medical attention and a longterm stay at a no-kill shelter.\r\n\r\nPls help Maxfund expand its capacity and win this makeover!\r\nthanks
old and small
Maxfund is a wonderful shelter that accepts all animals (no pre-sorting based on adoptability), brings them back to health, helps tham understand that people can be good, then finds them a family all of thier own, or lets them stay forever. What a wonderful place! I wish all strays could end up at MaxFund.
only con is that it is jsut one site- would love to see them expand all over Colorado!
My first experience with the Maxfund was when my Son was in the hospital and some of the great folks from the Maxfund visited and brought about 5 dogs along to visit & cheer up the patients. That was 8 years ago and I really never thought much about them after that until I started looking for a dog and found them on the internet. \r\nI lost my dog to old age last September and have been contemplating adopting a dog from a shelter and read about the Maxfund and I am impressed with their no-kill policy and how much they care for each individual dog or cat that they adopt. \r\n
I adopted my 12 year old mix from this shelter. \nThough I have not seen it in years (I now live far from there) I will always have a fond place in my heart for this shelter for being the place to bring me and my sweet girl together.
I have heard so many wonderfull and amazing stories about this place and about the people who volunteer and work there. They are truely dedicated to the animals!!!!! I wish more organizations would follow their example.
extremely dedicated to the animals
needs to have a bigger facility
We adopted our dog Coffee from Maxfund. He is the sweetest dog ever. He was there for four months and my not have made it at another shelter. We cannot imagine our lives without him. They gave him a chance when no one else would.
Takes in all animals that need a home.
They need more room.
The employees of maxfund go so far above and beyond, they work tirelessly with these animals to get them trained and ready for forever homes.
too crowded, not enough room for the animals
Have been there several times, and always greeted with warmth and sincerity. We support this shelter because of its policies and true desire to help animals find homes. My God bless each and every worker, volunteer, supporter, and animal there. Thank you for all you do !
The obvious which is being a NO KILL SHELTER :)
MaxFund will always have my heart. We got our first Basset from them. Maxfund is a no-kill shelter, and for that, everyone should spend time there FIRST when they are looking for a new pet. \r\n\r\nThe shelter shows some wear and tear, but they aren't big and glitzy like other KILL shelters, and the animals don't mind. The animals just want companionship.\r\n\r\nPlease support MaxFund. Give a homeless animal someone they can love. That's all they want.\r\n\r\nStacy
They are unique and humane being one of the only no-kill shelters.
They need a lot more space, go figure since they don't get more space by killing
One of my Zootoo friends is a supporter of the MaxFund No-Kill Shelter in Colorado. This is a wonderful shelter that takes in injured and homeless animals and nurses them back to health before putting them up for adoption. The people who work there have the biggest hearts! A wonderful organization, if you are ever in that area, please go and visit!
Maxfund's Wellness Center saved our dog from living a life in agony! When our loving dog, Tigger, tore his ACL he spent months limping around and living miserably. We were told he needed surgery but it was extremely expensive at about $4,000. Maxfund's orthopedic surgeon was able to do it for half the cost and was a pleasure working with! Our dog was in the best hands and is on a full road to recovery. They are an amazing shelter with people that treated my pup to the utmost care and love.
Staff, Location, Helpfulness
this is truely a caring shelter - everyone there seems very dedicated to what they are doing and i truly hope they win this make over - it would allow them to help so many more animals!
true no kill shelter, very friendly staff
they need a make-over :-)
You do such a great job taking in injured and abused & neglected animals.\r\nIt is great that you do not turn away that many ... or pretty much, you take in all the animals you can!\r\nYou are doing a fantastic job of giving them the care they need! kudos!
you save a lot of damaged animals!
Thanks Max fund.Fun my little grand dog . She is soooooooo cute.
place is to small
This shelter is doing awesome in this competition. Lots of support and love all the way around!
No Kill, Lots of Love!
The staff here is very friendly and caring. You can tell that they have the best interests of the animals in mind. They are very deserving of the shelter makeover, as they are very limited on space - and would gladly take in more animals if they did have the space.
A lot of animals
A lot of restrictions on adoptions - but also a good thing.
I love this shelter they are the only ones who care and do not let the babies that they take care of down! I hope they win!!
They are a No Kill and Screen who wants to adopt
Needs a Makeover
It is wonderful to have a true no-kill shelter in denver. When these animals have no where else to go, it is great that they have somewhere safe to be with people who care about them. A makeover would be wonderful for these guys, and all the animals they house!
The shelter is a true no-kill shelter with a loving staff
There are so many animals that need adopted, they are running out of space.
This is great to see another no kill shelter at the top of the standings! It takes a lot of time and patience to be a no kill shelter. Some dogs requires extensive work to properly socialize them. I'm surprised that Denver has only 1 no kill shelter in the area! Keep up the good work.
No kill shelter
Very good. My friend Coco loves and i mean LOVES this shelter and works there and I would really like to help them win the makeover.
Maxfund is very friendly and helpful!
There are none.
I have known of Max Fund for many years. It began when I found an abandonded kitten under a tree. It was a new born kitten and I nursed it through the night keeping it warm and feeding him. The next day, my husband was swollen up and couldn't see so I had to send him somewhere. Max Fund took him in and found a foster home right away. What a relief!\r\n\r\n
They take in animals from victims of domestic violence
won't adopt out of state
We are so lucky to have Max fund in Denver. My daughter got my little grand dog Lola from there.\r\nAnd they took very good care of her till she give her a home. We are all very happy.\r\nLinda
needs up date
We got our dog Marti from the MaxFund. She was in bad shape when we first saw her...a dislocated hip, starving, worms, and the list goes on. The MaxFund took her in from a shelter in WY that was going to put her down. After spending a month or two at the MaxFund, Marti was getting healthy and the doctors and staff did an excellent job helping her get back on her feet. Today she is thriving and thanks to the MF, she got a seond chance.
The staff really cares
Small, cramped building
Colorado, especially Denver, is blessed to have this no kill shelter and its Wellness Center clinic next door. The shelter and the clinic both need a make over. It is amazing what the dedicated hard working staff in both buildings accomplishes with the help of charity and volunteers. Yes, the shelter needs space and many more essentials to help the animals that come to its door, and the clinic that provides the veterinary service for the sick, broken and damaged pets that arrive at the door of the shelter also has needs. May the shelter win the contest so both can upgrade their facilities and continue being the No Kill Shelter and clinic with HEART!
Dedicated and in Need
Needs space and more foster families
There is such a need for Maxfund and they do so much for such a small place. There are no small hearts here! Highly recommended. They can always use volunteers and dollars to do more of what they do so well. Thanks MaxFund!\r\n\r\n
No Kill Shelter, Caring & Loving People, central city location
Too small for their constant needs
MaxFund is doing an awesome job as a no-kill organization. Hope you guys win the makeover!
This place is great. They never give up on helping the injured animals. With all the surgery's etc... I don't know how they afford it. To make things worse, a few years ago, jerks broke into the building and stole computers, medication.... How terrible to put such a great facility under such duress, but they persevered. And this attitude of not giving up is passed onto the injuried abandoned animals, so the animals persever too.
Great place, great people
they need more space and funds
I understand no kill may sound like a good idea but theres a line. you cannot keep a dog somewhere for its life if it is unadoptable. working in a shelter for two years i know that there comes a time when a dog needs to be put down. it is very unhealthy on the animal.
Max Fund was very thorough in diagnosing my dog's injury and very helpful and flexible with the required surgery. I learned the local vet was not forthcoming in his diagnosis. Max Fund is no kill, which means that they are not in a hurry to adopt out their pets. They go the extra mile to make sure the right pet goes to the right home. They are also active in aking sure every pet gets care and treatment and price their services to pet owners according to what they can afford.
The best surgeon anywhere--Dr Ed Umlauf
Too far from my house!
Maxfund is amazing. Every dog and cat there is taken care of very well. Some of the animals come in sick or injured and maxfund gives them the oppurtunity to have a new life which is so rare. \r\nThe amazing staff, the caring volunteers, and the great animals all make this shelter such a true gift to the Denver area.
True no kill shelter that truly cares about every animal
Since all the money is spent on the animals, our building could really use some help.
I found our dog, Loki, at Max-Fund when I took a friend and her dogs to the clinic. There was this beautiful but very skinny dog with very unusual markings in the office. She had a cone around her neck, tubes coming out of her chest and stitches. It was love at first sight. I soon found out she was a Dutch Shepherd. Max-Fund was wonderful. They allowed me to visit with her 3 days a week for a month before she was ready to come home. \r\n\r\nMax-Fund staff are fabulous, both at the clinic and at the shelter.\r\n\r\nThank you for being there for Loki, who, if she'd been taken to another shelter, would probably have been euthanized.
Not enough money and not large enough
Sounds like a great place
They have a great volunteer program. So many people care about the dogs and cats at Maxfund. I already have 3 dogs, but otherwise I would adopt more. Everyone is very helpful at the shelter and they truely try to find the right home for each animal.
They really love all the pets and truely care.
They don't get nearly enough funding like they should.
There's nothing worse the irresponsible pet owners. When the stray or unwanted pets have no where to go, in comes MaxFund to the rescue. When I was struggling financially and some vets wanted insane amounts of money to neauter my dog MaxFund to the rescue. I couldn't have done it without them. They treated my little boy as if he was there own. It doesn't hurt that he is the cutest dog on the planet (lol) but you know!\r\n\r\nMaxFund #1!!!!!!!!
No kill, cheap neauter
Far from my house but it doesn't matter because I still go there even so!
This is the most animal caring place I have ever encountered. The volunteers here are incredible. They put in many hours and give their hear and soul and money to save these precious lives. I try to support their fund raising efforts whenever possible.\r\nA makeover to them could mean saving many more cats and dogs that people have thrown out because of health or behavioral issues. They take them in fix their health and work on their issues. Then they find wonderful loving forever homes for them. The people who adopt them take in the blind, the 3 legged and many other loving but not perfect animals.\r\nThey also provide low cost spay and neuter clinics so people who cannot afford to have their animals fixed can do so! \r\nPLEASE VOTE FOR THEM! THEY NEED OUR HELP!\r\njj
All of the people are putting animals at top priority
They need more room and equipment to do their wonderful work
A great place,.being a no kill shelter is important to me! Great people, hard working! Keep up the good work! I think all shelters are winners!
work hard, no kill
Maxfund is a great place. I totally believe in the no kill shelters. The descriptions of animals on their internet site gives a personality to all of the animals and not just a photo.
Everyone there loves animals
Not enough room
The building is very small, but the care they give is unmatched. The staff is wonderful.
I have been volunteering at Maxfund for only a couple of months but I really think it's a good place. They could definitely use some financial help, running a no-kill shelter can't be cheap but they really seem to want to help the animals!!
needs a facelift
what a great service this agency provides the community.
Max fund is a great place. We visit everytime we go to Denver as our daughter and son in-law live down the street. It is a very inviting place, and we would like to adopt animalsa everytime we go. We cannot however, as we already have two shelter dogs.
Great place for animals to stay until they are adopted!
It is a shame there are som many animals that aneed to be adopted.
Whatta great shelter. Small but dedicated. Lots of active and friendly volunteers. The animals have a good quality of life and are happy to meet potential adopters.
no-kill, very good volunteer base
small facility - needs $1M for makeover
Excellent adoption centre
We just got a new 12 mo old dog from MaxFund. Staff were very enthusiatstic and eager to help us find the perfect Dog. I love that they require recommendations before adoption and feel that they really try hard to make sure the new home is best for the dog and for the people! I also love their optional "trial period" to ensure the pet's success in the new home! Great job guys, you deserve that make over!
easy to get to, shelter allows you to walk the dogs outside yourself!
sometimes reception area is very busy and hectic
I adopted the most excellent dog I ever owned from this shelter. The staff is loving, and very involved. They deserve to win the makeover, but then I wish ALL the shelters could win the makeover. The fact that they will hold onto animals for YEARS until the animal finds the right home, is inspiring. I admire them immensly.
very caring shelter
too far from my house
In late summer 1998, my elderly dog died of natural causes, leaving behind 3 grown cats he'd loved who grieved for him obviously. I called Max Fund about getting a puppy, figuring only a puppy could adapt to the cats. The person I spoke with told me she had a perfect grown dog and gave me the contact information for the people currently fostering the dog. \r\n\r\nThe very next Saturday, Annie was brought to my house to stay over night. Viva and Scott, the fabulous folks who were caring for her, explained her original owners had somehow allowed her to get loose and she ran into traffic on a major street where she had both her front legs broken when she was hit by a car. She'd been turned over to the Max Fund where she had been cared for for months before being fostered out to them. During the time they'd cared for Annie in their home as their foster dog, they'd discovered she adored their cat and had insisted Annie go to a home with at least one cat. I hardly need to tell you that Annie and all three cats were buddies by the time she went home on Sunday evening.\r\n\r\nAnnie has lived with me for 9-1/2 years and is a wonderful dog. The original cats have all gone into the next world in those years, but their successors are all pals with Annie. My retired neighbors have no pets, but get dog biscuits for when Annie comes by with me to visit. Annie is gentle, sweet tempered, smart, and would never have survived without the Max Fund. She has a loving home and a yard of her own - and her cats. I got the exact right dog because people at the Max Fund paid attention to the needs of the animals and the prospective owners.
Very good at matching animals to people
Too many animals they have to try to help
I decided to foster some kittens from MaxFund after becoming a volunteer. I recieved an e-mail about how MaxFund was getting a large amount of kittens from another shelter because the other shelter was going to put the kittens down. My ex-husband and I immediatly e-mailed the Foster Coordinator to claim two of the new babies. \r\n\r\nWhen we got to the shelter, we were happy to see there were many other people willing to foster the 50+ kittens. My ex picked two of them. That was August 9, 2006. About a month later, Isis and Gizmo were a part of the family, and I offically adopted them in February 2007. I am so glad MaxFund saved my sweet babies, I can't imagine my life without them!\r\n\r\nI hope to foster again in the future, but since I know I will keep any cats I foster, I will have to get a bigger place first!!\r\n
No-Kill Shelter, Affordable adoptions!
A bit small, needs some updates
MaxFund is a very special place where many animals who might not have a second chance at life are saved. Many animals are there for a very long time, and volunteers are faithful in going to help make these animals feel loved and cared for. The MaxFund takes in groups of animals from disaster areas such as LA when Katrina hit. They also take animals from other shelters which run out of room and from hideous situations in which pets are taken from other shelters or over-populated homes. The MaxFund is a star among shelters. We need to help MaxFund expand in order to take even better care of more pets.
Wonderful Staff, More Volunteers than other shelters because of the love of the work done at MaxFund, Animals are taken care of by people who really care, are walked and taken out in the yard to play. MaxFund does clever fundraisers and get the community involved in helping the pets who are there. MaxFund takes in many special needs animals who might otherwise be put to sleep without a chance for a good life with a good family.
The facility is just too small to do all the good work that could be done there.
The MaxFund is an amazing shelter! I have been blessed to have two of the most amazing companions and they both came to me through the MaxFund. From it's room for feral cats to the support of animals with special needs the MaxFund goes above and beyond to assure that all of it's animals have a good life.
1800 miles from where I live
We first heard of your wonderful organization from our daughter Amy, who in the past worked for MaxFund and has continued to be a volunteer. She has not only fostered many dogs in her home, but has voluntered to rescue dogs (and cats) on many occasions. Approximately four years ago, she adopted a wonderful little Scottish terrier through the MaxFund who is named Maggie Macgregor and has become a much beloved member of our family. I urge everyone to support this wonderful caring organization.
A wonderful organization and a caring, responsive staff
Wish there were more places like this
I got my pure bread Chihuahua Pixie, now 4 months old, from the MaxFund shelter.\nThe application process was very thorough, making me feel very content in my choice to adopt from MaxFund. The staff was wonderful, I came to visit Pixie several times before the adoption was complete, and every time the staff was kind and let me spend as much time as I wanted with her.\nI am so pleased with my choice to adopt from MaxFund, our little dog has made our family feel so complete!\n
A True No Kill Shelter in the heart of Denver
It is small and is always in need of finacial help
Max Fund is a great no-kill shelter. They are willing to take the animals that no other shelter will and help them find homes, such as pets that need medical attention or have behavioral issues. I recently rescued 2 abandoned dogs who spent their whole lives outside in a small fenced area. They were very skittish around people. Most shelters would not accept these dogs, except to euthanize them. Max Fund took these 2 in and they are now in foster care learning socializaiton. One of my cats Vera, came from Max Fund and she is a huge love bug. Due to her age she may have been put down at other shelters. Thank you Max Fund for helping those animals that others cast aside find a home!!!
No Kill Shelter
my review is about dundee the cattle dog who was at the shelter for two years. his life was very important and now he is an agility dog in wyoming. max fund worked with him to keep him going so he could have a new life where he is appreciated and loved--max fund knew he would get his home.
a good and loving start for cats and dogs
it is very busy--especially on the weekends
They need this makeover!!! Please help us. There are bigger shelters in Denver but that are all Kill Shelters, they seperate the animals and eventually likk them, The Max Fund needs more help them any of them... \r\n
Although their customer service can be at times lacking (mostly the front desk staff), they do an INCREDIBLE service for animals in Colorado and surrounding states. They go out of their way to take in strays and go the extra mile to place them in forever homes.
They LOVE their animals!
Size - they need a bigger place
I've been involved with the MaxFund in one way or another since its inception. Although I was once a volunteer, now I'm just a happy "parent" of cats adopted from there. They do great work\n\n
No Kill, very caring
can't always take every animal
I have to admit, the Max Fund clinic is not the best/cleanest facilities in the Denver Metro area. The building is old and slightly run down. While the attempt is made to keep it up, there is only so much you can do for it. They are in a small space for the animals they have. But I have never met people with a bigger heart.\r\nAbout 3 years ago, my (then 2 yo) Great Dane, Cyrus, tore out his knee and needed surgery. A regular "for profit" vet estimate was close to $5000. At that amount, I had to decide to spend or put down. It was more than I had bargain for. That amount would have left my family without basic necessities for quite a while. \r\nA referral took me to the Max Fund. The surgeon was friendly and flexible. We worked on the cost and were able to get it down to $1900. While it was still a stretch for my family, at least it was doable. The surgeon was so wonderful, he took Cyrus home with him the weekend of the surgery to ensure proper recouperation as I have business out of town.\r\nI still have Cyrus-who is now 5 years old. If it wasnt for the slight scar, you would never know he has a plate in his back leg. \r\nWhat a wonderful experience! And I have my fabulous Great Dane still to this day thanks to Max Fund working with me.\r\nThank you\r\nTammy Steffey
need better facilities/larger too
this shelter deserves a makeover, if any ever did. founded on the no-kill principle, they stick to their guns on this. they will give their animals all the medical attention, work with them on behavior modification if needed and love them until they find their family.
this is a no-kill shelter, the emphasis is TRULY on their animals. they get all the bang they can out of a dollar and hold to their no-kill mandate. staffing is 90%volunteer, and it's heartwarming to see how they personally care about each and every animal t here.
facility is the pits. too small, not on ground level, no real meet and greet space. they "make-do" with so little.
I adopted my pet from the Maxfund. It was a short time after my pet had passed away. The adoption counselor was very wonderful and asked questions to make sure I was ready for another pet so soon after the loss of my dog I had for 13 years. I have been happy with my adopted friend. When I had problems with his behavior all I had to do was call for advice.
helpful staff, they make sure that you are suited for a pet
center is small - needs more room to continue their good works
I have never seen a shelter try so hard to find loving homes for their animals. Using sources such as craigslist to give the animals as many chances to find love as possible, it an honorable trait.
not large enough
I think there should be more shelter's like this one. I do however think that they should not look at you if you have small kids and say no to every animal you want because the dog might jump. That is our choice not theirs. Over all I think they are good.I support no kill shelter over anyone.
They don't kill animals
They can be TO picky
For some time I have been a chronic shelter visitor. I love dogs, and just like going to shelters to see and visit with them. For some time I had wanted to volunteer at a shelter, but could not find the right one. That's when I came across The Maxfund, a shelter that shared for the most part my philosophies and ethics. The Maxfund is 100% no-kill, the only time an animal will be put down is if it is the only humane option available, i.e. the animal is suffering immense pain and has no chance of recovery. The Maxfund also takes in animals that other shelters would not, like cats with FIV, animals with huge medical needs (and expenses).. and tough cases that need lots of training to become adoptable. Also, at the core of the MaxFund is a large group of volunteers, people from the community with huge hearts; people who spend thousands of hours trying to help these animals have the best lives they can.
No-kill, takes in the roughest cases, takes animals from other shelters where they might be euthanized.
Has a board that is not always aware of the realities of the shelter, but for the most part does the right thing.
MaxFund is amazing... they have little for themselves yet the continue to help others. it is amazinG!
not enough room
I'm volunteering at maxfund because i completely believe in what they are doing for the animals that are so fortunate to be placed there.
Any place that gives animals a second "leash" on life with out euthinizing animals that aren't adopted is a place the community should support
I got both of my wonderful dogs from Maxfund.They were very nice and cared about who was taking the pet home.
Nice and Knowledgeable staff
needs a makeover
I have been a volunteer at MaxFund for several months now and love spending time there. Each animal is treated in the special way he/she needs and deserves. They're not disposable. The animals are truly cared about, each one for its own special ways. Behavior problems are changed gently over time, never forced or yelled into submission. The training program(s) for the volunteers are thorough and people are not just turned loose to hope for the best with the animals. The shelter is clean, smells clean and each animal is given the kind(s) of food it needs. There is a veterinarian hospital attached to the shelter so that medical problems that arise or that an animal already has when it comes into the shelter are taken care of right away. Each animal is spayed/neutered and "chipped" with MaxFund's name and address on the chip so that if he'she gets lost, it will be returned to MaxFund to find the owner. If the owner can't be found, that animal gets to start all over again for another adoption process at MaxFund. \r\n\r\nI have been around other shelters here in Colorado and in several other states and have found none to match the caring and generosity of time given to the animals at MaxFund.
caring people, clean shelter, healthy animal food, animals given lots of loving attention, each animal treated as an individual with people understanding that they all have their own ways, needs, personalities, animals can stay there until they are adopted, are never given up on
more space would be a plus so that more animal could reap the benefits of a shelter where they are safe for as long as needed
I wanted to rescue an older cat that would be ok with my two existing dogs. With the help of the pet descriptions as well as the friendly faced there, the Max Fund helped me find my great little kitty!!
No kill philosophy, along with great pet descriptions!
The needs a lot of help! There is no streamline of communication for adoptions. Also the place is a chaotic environment which stress the animals. Calm is best! The parking also leaves a lot to be desired. It is located across from a high school. I feel the best solution is to relocate the shelter.
Volunteers have great hearts!
While I have never had need of their services, I came close to needing to relinquish my dog to them years ago. It was a huge comfort to know that they were there, and ever since that time of need, I have pledged to support them in any way I can.\n\nThey take in even those animals that other shelters might deem unadoptable, and their amazing volunteers ensure that each animal is given every possible chance to find the right home.\n\nWe will be asking our wedding guests to support MaxFund in our name, in lieu of gifts. They provide an extremely valuable service in this community, and sometimes get lost in the shadow of the other major shelter in the area, for lack of publicity.
They take in so many
They need more room
MaxFund is a great little rescue with a big heart. If you live in the Colorado Front Range and are looking for a new furry family member, don't pass them by.
No-Kill, Caring, Big Hearts, Great Animals Looking for a Home
Needs new Shelter Facility to help more animals.
My wife volunteers at Maxfund. I've visited with her and can see why she loves to spend time there. Thye could really use an update or complete move of their facilities. My wife is a firefighter and the whole building desperately needs a basic fire alarm system. She comes home from the shelter so happy and smiling that I KNOW it must be a very caring place.
Good care and love for the animals
This sounds like a wonderful shelter, that can probably use some help, like all shelter's
They sound like they have a big heart
My friend adopted a wonderful dog from Maxfund and has been more than happy with her forever friend.
Friendly staff and knowledgeable
Need more room to take more
I know so many people that have tried to adopt from maxfund and couldn't. I understand that they want what's best for the dogs and cats, but give me a break. I had zoo keepers as referances and vets, and many other animal care personel and almost couln't adopt my dog who had been there for years. He's the best dog on the planet, very well behaved and cared for. Like I said, they just need to eaze up on the adoption policy.
No Kill shlter
Very strict adoption
Wonderful Wonderful shelter. I volunteered here when I was younger with my mom and hadn't been back for at least 6 years, and wow they're even better than before. The facility has grown there are so many fundraising events and volunteer outreach it's absolutely awesome. And the best thing of all about this shelter is that are a true no kill shelter. No matter how long it takes for an animal to find a home Maxfund will keep the animal until it does. They have a Champs program where volunteers will train dogs to increase their chances of getting adopted. They help the dogs and cats there with medical when in need and they never give up hope for any animal. They are a great great shelter I can't give them praise enough.
lots of cats need homes
A very important part of the community!
No kill status
Need for volunteers
I adopted a cat from max fund a year ago, and I wouldn't go anywhere else for a pet. They love and care not only for their animals, but care about who's adopting them!
they care about all animals
they need more funding
I volunteered here for a while with a friend and my son. This place is great. It is obvious that the staff really cares for these animals and finding them the RIGHT home, so non-commited people don't continue to adopt pets and then bring them back.\r\nAlso, it is absolutely no-kill, so every animal gets a chance for a home and they never give up on them.
Very knowledgable, caring
Small and cramped
They need a make over because they are small but their big heart has helped many animals.The waiting area is a little crowded.The pool area needs a little help the last time i was there it was not being used because of illness.It is a big fundraiser for this place.They charge $10 for someone to swim with your dog just for recreation&fun.
They could help more animals if
If they don't win animals will still be crowded
You guys are amazing. And your volunteer base must be outstanding. Keep up the good work.
Gives animals a second and third chance
We have two dogs that we fostered and then adopted from Maxfund. One is a diabetic Schnauzer mix who was emaciated when Maxfund took her in. We became her third foster and forever family. We took in the other little Cocker mix as a hospice case with 'terminal' liver disease almost a year ago. Neither of these little dogs would have had a chance at life without Maxfund.
They don't give up on any animal
Need more space to save more animals
You are the best! The constant care and love that you give to the animals in your shelter is a testament to the type of community you live in. Your community is behind you, good luck! Keep up the good work!
understanding, caring staff
needs a good makeover.
I was impressed with the enthusiasm of all the volunteers especially Jeanne Hind. These folks take in all the animals no matter what. What a dedicated group.
They love animals more than I do!
THey need more space
Today I visited the Maxfund Shelter for the first time. I was impressed with the caring staff and the number of volunteers. They really care about these animals. I went in to "see" the place and now will be signing up for a volunteer class and possibly adopting.
This shelter, like so many, puts the interest of the animal first. They do a great job in trying to provide loving homes for animals, to offer them a second chance. \r\n
loving,caring people with the biggest hearts ever!!
need more room
I know some people who volunteer at the MaxFund and know how much they all care for the animals. It is a place that really serves the city.
A real commitment
Every shelter is only as good as the people who run it and Maxfund is amazing! I have never been to Maxfund. Heck, I have never been to Colorado. I started my Zootoo sponsorship when a friend recommended them. I have come to see that everyone involved lives for the wellbeing and future of every animal that happens their way. I am so impressed with their knowledge, compassion, integrity, and purpose. They have created a community within that shelter and anyone who gets to know them just a little bit can learn something from them. Thank you Matt Adams and everyone at Maxfund for all you do. You have made a difference in this world. Oh, and if anyone hasn't bought Maxfund's dog walking kit yet, you need to. It is great!
everything those people stand for
they cannot be everywhere
MaxFund is such a wonderful place for animals that need care. They work hard to make the facility be a safe haven for their little ones, but truly are cramped and limited in what they are able to provide because of the building. They provide a great service to the community, and have such kind folks who work or volunteer there. We adopted our little Suki in December, and I'm so grateful we found her there.
Friendly Staff, Conveniently Located, True No Kill Shelter
Needs a New Space!
Maxfund is a great place. Their volunteers and staff members care about every animal that walks through the door. They truelly make a difference in this world.
great matchmaking skills
This is a very special place - both for animals and humans. One visit will instill a desire to want to help. The staff is kind and helpful - able to anticipate what would work best for both the adoptee and adopter. They are overwhelmed with needs and truly deserve a makeover. Come on Denver, let's get going!
Compassionate staff and great volunteers
JToo many animals needing help and not enough resources to do all that they would like to do.
My Grandma Kathleen Winters adopted a beautiful Golden Retriever from the Max-Fund when she lived in Colorado~ and that was the sweetest dog ever besides my dogs of course~her name was Gwennie and even when my Grandma moved out of State they still continued to send her Newsletters on how the Maxfund was doing! And, what other beautiful yet sweet Animals they had~\r\nMy Grandma kept in touch with the Max-Fund every year & sent them pictures of Gwennie and they even put Gwennies Pictures on the Newsletter 1 year and wrote a really nice story about her & how she was doing.\r\nYou dont find alot of Shelters in this Country that do that/or even care that much at all.....\r\nMy Aunt Debi Winters also Adopted a Dalmation and her name is *Spirit* she has been loved & well taken care of as well & was raised with Gwennie in the same house, and they got along great.\r\nGwennie was a great dog as i said and im sorry to say that she passed away in 2005 which was so hard on my Grandma however, she had a great life with her from 1992........13 years is a good life span for a dog and she was so loved & of course Spirit is still around missing her im sure~ at 1st Spirit was so sad but now she is doing well and she to is getting up there in years but she is treated like part of the family. My boys who are young Adults now were raised around both dogs and i can remember Gwennie waiting for them to get home from school, She actually knew what time he got home and it was so cute~!! I have tons of pictures of my boys growing up with both thhose dogs and they were so loving to them....Poor Spirit was Abused and apparently in really bad shape when my Aunt Adopted her from the Max-Fund she was so Timid and it did take awhile for her to get used to us let alone Strangers.\r\nThe Max-Fund now has their own Vet in the Center now which is great.....They even go out of their way to help people with low income to be able to Adopt as well~ they turn nobody away, that is if they are a loving & able to provide the animal/or Animals with Safe & Loving homes.\r\nMy mother lives in Colorado aand she hears nothing but great & Positive things about the Max-Fund & after spending all of the years i have with both *Gwennie* & *Spirit* I have been very impressed with the Max-Fund and how they do keep up with the Animals they adopt out.....not many shelters do that & the very best part is that they are a no kill Center* They are #1 in my book~\r\n\r\nThanks for hearing my Story!\r\nSincerly *Kris Rose*
They really care where the animals go!!
I have none
Absolutely the very best shelter of its kind! \nSaves lives! \nGreat staff and local outreach.\nServes!
Best in all ways!
After spending a good deal of time at MaxFund to find our next cat, it is clear how much the staff and volunteers really care about each of the animals. They knew all of the cats by name and personality, and were willing to spend a lot of time talking about them with us to make sure we found one that would be a good fit for our household. In the midst of a typical weekend chaotic day, even the front lobby receptionist was cheerful, helpful and friendly while handling a roomful of people with ease.
Treats all lives equally
Space too small for amount of animals
We love Maxfund, the facility I work for allows us to bring our youth to volunteer and they get so much out of the experience, truly rewarding and empowering for our youth.
Great shelter, wonderful people and knowing they are no kill is the best pro of all.
Small, needs more room.
Thanks to Maxfund, I adopted a WONDERFUL dog this summer. Tanuki is a 7 year old Akita who I started walking in December. With typical Akita independence, intelligence and initial aloofness - he didn't acknowledge me for the first two months that I walked him, which was at least once a week. At about the end of those two months though, I guess he decided I was okay. Well, more than okay! When I showed up, he would jump around in his cage, get his toy, 'talk' to me, and wag his tail. I had been thinking about buying a house but that sealed the deal and I started looking for a place with a big yard. It took longer than I thought, but Maxfund staff saw that I was dedicated to this dog, and more importantly - they knew enough about Akitas to know that if he felt so bonded to me, he would be happiest if he could home with me. Even if it meant that he had to stay at the shelter a little longer while I bought a house (my apartment didn't allow dogs). I really can't say enough about how amazing Maxfund was - for me and most importantly for Tanuki. They ALWAYS put the animals' interests first, and you can't ask for anything more in a shelter. Thank you Maxfund!
No kill shelter with great, caring staff and volunteers
None - except they could use a makeover to help more animals
This is a wonderful organizaiton, that goes to whatever lenghth is needed to find animals a loving home. Their volunteers really do love the animals in their care. Any money they win would be put to the best use possible.
very helpful in finding pets the right home
too far away
ooh i love the title <33 \r\nabout the review...is nice save animals
Maxfund will tell you all the pluses and minuses for each animal ... they won't hide potential problems. Their counselors match dogs and cats to the best families in an effort to reduce animals being returned or abandoned. The dogs are walked every day in nearby parks and have clean, large cages with good bedding. Older animals and those with medical problems are frequently fostered until adoption. Check out their excellent website at maxfund.org. I've adopted three dogs from Maxfund over the last 4 years.
Honest info re the animals
They need more space
Animal lovers of the world, unite! Please read Nathan Winograd's book "Redemption" about the no-kill movement. You'll never give another penny to HSUS, ASPCA, or PETA, as they all fight hard AGAINST the no-kill movement! If we all stopped giving our donations to shelters who kill, all shelters would have to change their tunes. There is no need to kill dogs and cats. With proper adoption hours, low-cost spay/neuter programs, and great foster programs, every single dog and cat in shelters today can be adopted. It's just because shelter managers and administrators are lazy and reluctant to change that dogs and cats are being murdered ("euthanasia" is a misnomer, since so many of the animals being killed are healthy) this very second.\r\n\r\nPlease help such wonderful shelters as the Maxfund. Thank you! (I was a foster mother for the Maxfund many years ago and know it to be a safe and loving haven for unwanted/unloved dogs and cats.
The no-kill movement needs to go nationwide - Maxfund serves as a great example
So much money going to kill shelter like DDFL and ASPCA and HSUS and PETA - need people to invest in Maxfund and other no-kill shelters
Maxfund offers a special place for pets whose owners can no longer afford them, have lost their homes, or have just lost interest. The staff and volunteers at Maxfund offer each individual animal loving care, training opportunities, and a warm, safe environment.
animals arrival at maxfund ensures they won't be euthanized
not enough space for more animals
I have donoted food and give each month to the shelter my finiancial help. They go out of there way to make sure every animal has the best care possible. Know matter what is wrong with an animal the doctors will do all they can to to save a life and make them comfortable.
real no kill shelter
needs more room
We adopted our 2 cats from MaxFund last year. Our little girl would have been euthanized at another shelter had it not been for MaxFund taking her in and nursing her back to health. We can't imagine our lives without either one. The staff and volunteers at MaxFund TRULY care about all their residents. When we took our 2 home some of the staff was crying they were so happy to see them finally adopted. It makes me so sad when I go there to see what close quarters they have there. They are truly in need of a makeover and I hope that they are chosen in Ellen's contest. Thank you MaxFund for all that you do!
Awesome place to find a variety of dogs and cats
Need $ for more space!
I visited Max Fund for the first time today and completely fell in love. The staff is super friendly, the animals are oh-so-loveable, and the whole environment gives me a feeling of hope. I'm currently a Bel-Rea student, and I know that in my field I will be facing a multitude of cases involving trauma. Max Fund treats these animals the best they can. I would love for my future to be associated with a shelter like this.
Not enough room :-(
I am so impressed with all this shelter does to better the lives of animals.This shelter really puts a lot of hert in what they do.Give them a hand and help them to win this!
no kill,gives all animals a chance
needs this makeover
I got my baby, Sierra, from the Maxfund over two years ago. She wasn't the first dog we tried, but the staff and volunteers at Maxfund were comitted to helping me find my perfect dog, and I did! She is the happiest, sweetest, most wonderful animal. She even loves my cat, whom I've had for 16 years. The are good friends. If it weren't for the Maxfund many an animal would go injured, homeless, euthanized or worse. Thank you for all that you do!
The best shelter in the Denver area, or anywhere
I adopted a dog from MaxFund several years ago. Two things happened: the dog was so anxious, she could not relax in my home, AND I got sick and needed surgery. So I had to take her back. \r\n\r\nI felt terrible taking her back, but the staff at MaxFund were wonderful. They hugged me as I cried, and reassured me that this sweet dog would get care and training so she could go out to a new home more ready to adjust the next time. I knew that MaxFund, a wonderful, loving no-kill shelter, would keep its word.\r\n\r\nThe dog went into the Champs Program, where volunteers are trained to come in and work with dogs with any kind of behavior problems. After another 6 to 8 months, I was so pleased to see (in the MaxFund newsletter) that she had indeed found a new home, was settling in very well, and her new owner loved her very much. \r\n\r\nThis was another success by a group of dedicated people who operate mostly with volunteers, in a clean but run-down inner city shelter, where they never turn a needy animal away. \r\n\r\nI hope with all my heart that they get their wish for a piece of land where they can build a state of the art facility. Then they could keep offering their much needed services to more people who would love an animal companion. \r\n\r\nAnd it soothes my heart to know that if anything happened to me, especially if my dogs were older or in declining health, MaxFund would take them in. The staff would find a foster home and look for a permanent home, so my dogs can live out their lives surrounded by love, even if I am not able to be with them anymore. (P.S. I hope this NEVER happens, but I put it in my will - second to asking family and friends at the time - just in case.)
Everyone there cares about animals.
They need more help and money to serve more animals.
I love what Maxfund does for animals! What a great resource!
Not enough space
I love that all animals are given a chance at your shelter!!And all animals should be considered adoptable!!Good luck!!
they give every pet a chance!!
We have 2 Maxfund alumni at our house. Adopting shelter dogs can sometimes be a challange. Maxfund staff have been helpful, training and clinics are offered and they're always willing to help you sort through a problem.
Caring, loving no kill shelter
After my first Pekingese was killed by a neighbor's dog, we searched and searched for a new buddy for Murphy who was heartbroken as he lost his best friend since puppy times. We found Casey through the Maxfund website and he is a handsome devil ( for a Pekingese!). Apparently, prior owners wanted to travel and didn't need a dog to worry about. Casey must have had several owners as he cries when he is put in the car thinking we are taking him back. As a 11 year old he has finally settled in and never leaves my side when I'm home.\r\nThe folks at Maxfund just don't give dogs away to anyone as they checked my background and that I am a long time dog lover. Once home, they checked up to be sure I was taking proper care of Casey. As he was an older, unwanted dog he was offered to me free of charge, of which I rejected as my dog, he has great value to me. \r\nSo now, he and Murphy (8 years old) play and sleep together (lots of time with us) and is a great joy to my wife in her disability. Graham
Very friendly staff, lot of choices
Structure small and need of an upgrade
Maxfund is awesome! The staff is very very knowledgeable and the animals are too sweet. Everyone looking to adopt a new friend should look to Maxfund.
So much Love!
Very sad to see sick animals, sometimes over full
I have been volunteering with Maxfund for around 2 and a half years, and I am always in awe. The staff work so hard and even when they are overwhelmed with responsibility, they always are kind, welcoming and willing to answer a question or offer help. Although it would be wonderful if they were able to have more staff there (with more funding!) and more space to help even more animals (again - with\r\nmore funding!), everybody takes amazing care of the animals, including medical care, feedings, affection and keeping the kennels and shelter in general clean. It is clear that the animals come first, in terms of their care, well being and protection, and each staff member and volunteer seems to connect with and want nothing but the best for each animal. The spirit, dedication and hard work there makes me so proud to be a volunteer and I often wish I had more time to do even more. When I go in to help out - either at the shelter or special events - I always\r\ncome away feeling good, regardless of how I was feeling before I got there. Although I wish only the\r\nbest for every shelter and society out there, the fact that Maxfund is a no-kill shelter, and takes in animals that are behaviorally challenged or sick or injured\r\nand rehabilitates them to where they may be safely and happily adoptable and adopted, means I can go to bed at night knowing the animals will lead their best and happiest lives possible.\r\n
Staff are wonderful and animals well cared for.
If only they had money to create more space to help even more animals.
My boyfriend and I got our Coda there. She is the best part of our lives. We looked past her on our first visit, but when it didn't work out with another dog we stumbled upon her. We couldn't be happier! She was brought down from Wyoming when her time ran out there. The staff are incredible and do so much with so little. Their fundraising dog walk is an incredible event. So many come out to support. I am a huge supporter of no-kill shelters and forwarded pics of other dogs at the shelter to a friend until she adopted as well. It has changed her life too! This is an incredible place that is so deserving of a makeover. While the Maxfund has changed my life through Coda, with a makeover the Maxfund will be able to do so much more for so many incredible animals and their future owners.
Take great care of animals, great vet clinic attached
needs more space!
My beautiful Dobie, Julie, was a Max Fund rescue dog. Apparently she had been abandon in a vacant house and the neighbor realized she was there and broke her out. She was being used as a 'puppy mill' dog, which by her tempermant I can understand why someone would want her puppies. She assimilated wonderfully with the rest of the animals, except for Petey who though he is 8 lbs, thinks he is her boss, and Beau, who smacks her so she pulls his fur! Can make for entertaining evenings.\r\n\r\nSeriously, She is such a GREAT dog, and brings so much joy to our lives. Thanks Max Fund.
We found max fund after a news clip and have fell in love with its mission. We're lucky to have Maxfund!
I volunteer at MaxFund when I have time to - and we have adopted our 3 WONDERFUL kitties from there. One of them started as a foster and turned into "our" cat. He had spent almost 5 years at MaxFund - what other shelters would allow an animal to "live" for 5 years? He is the perfect cat aside from his sinus problems, which is probably what kept him from being adopted before. Not a day goes by that he doesn't shower us with love and appreciation for taking him home and giving him a place of his own. We are truly grateful to the staff & volunteers at MaxFund for loving our cats before they came home with us, and for not giving up on any of them.
Every animal who comes in the door gets a fair chance at life
When the shelter is full, animals are turned away
Denver's Maxfund is what the future should be for all shelters. Humans have domesticated dogs and cats, therefore we are responsible for their well being and ability to survive in our world. \n\nNo Kill Shelters and their programs are what we need more of - not facilities that euthanize animals because they are having a hard time adjusting to their new "prison" or just because nobody happened to want to adopt them that week. ALL Life should be respected - NOT just human life.\n\n\nPlease Support Maxfund : )\n\n\n\n
NO KILL, pet training and education, fostering
Need a bigger facility
what a great service this shelter provides the community.
The maxfund is a true no kill animal shelter. The staff are very helpful, and the animals come first. The Maxfund make sure that you are a perfect fit for the animal before adoption. This means that less animals come back. Yes, the Maxfund is small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in good spirits, happy people, and best of all, happy animals.
I can't think of any!
The folks here are very nice and dedicated to the pets under their care. They work hard to provide excellent medical care for the pets in the shelter.
No kill shelter, kind staff
This is a wonderful shelter. They are in need of a makeover as well as more volunteers.
Needs more help
I've volunteered at various shelters in the past, and it is true that most shelters put the animals in two categories - the adoptable and the unadoptable. ALL animals are adoptable at Maxfund. It is truly inspiring to see the staff and volunteers giving hope to the sick, abused, untrained, and unwanted (for the time being) animals. I love volunteering for Maxfund and travel from Parker to Denver to do so; being a part of Maxfund's mission is worth the drive! \r\n\r\n
No-kill shelter, passionate volunteers
Limited space to house animals
I love Maxfund and the work they are doing. They work really hard to train their volunteers, rehabilitate dogs, and educate the community. \r\n\r\nI have always been impressed with the knowledgable staff when I go in or call Maxfund. They are dedicated to improving the lives of the animals in their care.\r\n\r\nThank you Maxfund!
They provide fantastic service to the animals!
they are swamped and overworked.
We have had a few interactions with this shelter and they are always so kind. They truly care about the animals in their care. \r\nThey get super busy so be patient, it is will worth the wait.
No kill, open heart and open door
Small facility, very busy
Maxfund is the best no-kill shelter Denver and Colorado has! :) Come on Denver, we're falling behind on the points here, big time!
Maybe I'm being bias (since I'm an employee) but I whole heartedly believe MaxFund is the best animal shelter in the Denver Metro area. \r\n\r\nI've worked and volunteered at other animal shelters and I know MaxFund is different - I strongly believe in MaxFund's mission statement, which is different than any other shelter. MaxFund is truly serving a tremendous need in the community.\r\n\r\nMaxFund will accept and treat sick and/or injured animals. We have a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers who triage the animals, deliver treatments, groom, provide behavior modification (if needed) and find a perfect forever home. \r\n\r\nMaxFund also reaches out to the community with no/low cost spay-neuter programs, vaccination clinics and low cost microchipping.
healthy animals, great service, screening process
I have recently started volunteering here and I must say, they make the most of very little! The animals do not lack for love, and are cared for no matter what ailments they might have. A truly special place that runs efficiently on little money, and a huge volunteer staff.
Extreme compassion for ALL animals
Small, cramped space
I was the foster mom of little Shoestring, 7 siblings and the momma kitty in 2004. My boyfriend at the time kept Shoes, and now he's back in my home since I married his dad. Max Fund was so supportive of me when I fostered the kitties, and they love every single animal that comes to them. Visit their cat habitat and find a love of your own!
Care for every animal
Need more support
The staff and volunteers at Maxfund are absolutely wonderful. the dedication I have seen there has inspired me so much in the short time (just under a year) I have been volunteering there. After seeing what we do with the little we have, I can only imagine the incredible things we could do with such a makeover.
Incredible people doing all they can for our animals
Maxfund is amazing, I have been volunteering on and off since I was young, and my two cats are from Maxfund. I recommend it to everyone as a shelter, it really has saved so many lives.
Great Shelter, truly a no-kill shelter, good staff
Maxfund is an amazing place. What started as a fundraiser for Max turned into a wonderful place. I am a single parent/full-time college student with two cats. Maxfund is a caring/affordable place for me to take my pets for anything they need.\r\n\r\nTheir facilities could use some help. They run strictly on donations/volunteers and do not have money for the extras.\r\n\r\nThanks Maxfund for everything you do.
Maxfund is the best shelter around. They are truly a no-kill shelter.
They get no government grants because they can't take every animal. When they are full, they have to say no.
I also volunteer at the shelter. It is an amazing place, everyone there cares so much about all of the animals. It is great to see that they are taken care of so well by the staff and the all of the volunteers.
animals well taken care of, no kill
short on space, facilities in need of updating
I've used Max Fund on numerous occasions. Once we found a litter of kittens in our back yard. I should say my yellow lab found them. My son, a teenager at the time went to visit the mommy and kittens everyday after school till they were adopted. It taught him alot about animals and compassion. \r\n\r\nToday he is a healthy 28 year old with his own family. He has 2 children and 2 labrador retrievers! Every year for his birthday or Christmas his wish is simply for a donation to an animal shelter. \r\n\r\nThis child learned from the Max Fund how precious animals are and how precious life is! Thank you Max Fund!
People really, really care about the animals!
Too small....only such shelter in area
At the care center: The lady at the front desk is a multi tasking goddess! and saved a cat from a nutjob lady who left this precious feline to fend for himself, on the side of the road. Thank goodness I have a strong stomach, because although I love everything else about maxfund, They could use a curtian between the hallway and the surgery room, I walk past and glanced at a spaying in process. but otherwise awesome crew, and thank you!\r\n
close by, inexpensive and for a great cause.
while walking in back could see into surgery room.
This shelter is wonderful. It's not spic and span but there are a lot of animals there and it's as clean as possible considering that. Staff knows and obviously loves the animals there...they were able to tell me about the traits and personalities of the animals I was looking at...VERY helpful and appreciated. Shelter is also extremely generous about letting you look/spend time with the animals. I was able to go into all the cat rooms and play with them for as long as I wanted to help make my decision. At other shelters, I was only able to see 1 animal at a time, for about 15 minutes. maybe that's the best they can do...but MaxFund was just all about helping you find a wonderful animal, and giving you detailed info and giving you time to make a choice. I would go back there in a heartbeat. Other shelters I've been in are nice, with loving staff but have a little more formality, like a home that's perfectly neat and clean and well-mannered. MaxFund is more like a big, joyous family, full of love, boisterous, where the house isn't perfectly clean but where people truly love one another.
Great staff/volunteers; animals well cared for
location is not the greatest, not central
This shelter is great, caring, and smart! It's nice to know that this is one of few shelters that kills none of their pets! Their goal is to sell every one of them, and of course, to make sure they get a good home! The volunteers are great and very helpful! I love walking the dogs there because you get to sense what their personality is like. When you first walk inside you feel like your at home! People just know each other. That's what I like about Maxfund, they reach out to people! They really donate their hearts and compassion to this shelter. Maxfund organizes fundraisers, like the Lucky Mutt Strut! Plus, I would like to add that the pets there always look happy. It's probably because they are treated well and just like being around there! Thank you so much Maxfund for all you have done!
Nice staff and pets, very loyal, tidy place, pets nicely treated, customer satisfaction, etc.
This shelter is one of the best around. The staff genuinely cares for the pets.
very caring staff
MaxFund is simply the best shelter in the Denver metro area. I first got involved with the shelter when I was 15yrs. old for a school project. After several months of walking dogs, and doing pretty much whatever else needed to be done, my family and I adopted a wonderful Sheltie named Michelob. I started volunteering there again over the summer of 07 and met my newest little buddy Cymon. The staff and volunteers have been great in helping both Cymon and I out with his ongoing medical issues and I constently find myself telling people that I run into and ask about him all about the shelter and try and talk them into helping out in any way possible since it is such a small shelter.
Staff and Volunteers that really care about animals
None that come to mind really
I adopted Valentine from them as a puppy. I went through interviews to adopt her. I am glad that they do this just to make sure they are placed into good homes. Valentine is now going on 4 years old and is the sweetest girl. We Love her and so does her companion Max. Maxfund is a great place and shelter.
Very clean, Helpful,
This place was a savior for me. Allowed my dog to get a necessary surgery at a price I could work with. The people there are great and very helpful.
Great people, and great price
Needs some financial help to get the improvements they deserve
MaxFund has rescued the traditionally unadoptable animal; those animals who were abandoned and abused, whose owners died, those from kill shelters and survivors of natural disasters and even those elderly and diseased animals. All are nursed to health and loved, trained and most likely put up for adoption. Potential adoptive families are researched and references checked to make sure that the MaxFund animal will be loved and cared for. They offer support, education and compassion for all pet owners. And everyone there LOVES the animals and LOVE what they do!
special room for FIV cats, reference prospect adoptive " parents"
volunteer staff shortage sometimes hampers immediate phone access
Great place. Really needs help so they can do more of what the are doing. They need help to save more animals. What a great thing they do
Knowledgeable, No kill
They run a clean and loving shelter, nursing those who need it most- they even take in those pets that other shelters may turn away. They have huge hearts!
They take in pets that other shelters would not care for.
They may not have the most modern shelter however they still do a great job!
By accident, I saw a quite disastrous-looking cat on the MaxFund web site in need of a home. I could not get Thumper's picture out of my mind. I knew no one would adopt her. After a couple of days, I showed up at their front door. No one could believe that someone wanted Thumper. They called three references on the spot to ensure that I was a responsible pet owner. I found out that Thumper had been there for two years. When she was only four weeks old, she had been attacked by a tomcat. Of course, MaxFund didn't put her to sleep; they saved her. She still walks with a limp and her tear duct is open (nothing can be done), but she has a loving home with three formerly-stray cat friends and two friendly German Shepherds. And she loves her "sugar"! We named her Cassie because her face looks like a Picasso painting (like a drunk puzzle), but she also looks a bit like Jay Leno due to her protruding chin. MaxFund is wonderful. Who else would have kept Cassie *just* for us?
Truly concerned about animal welfare and happiness
They really need a larger facility
this is a wonderful shelter that is using every resource possible. I really pray that someday every shelter will be able to give a home to every pet. I'm particuarly impressed by the way they take in dogs with behavioral problem and rehab them so they too can find a home. \r\nThe only thing that bothers me about about no kill shelters is that they have to turn away some animals which in a way is a death sentence, they just don't have to take the rap for it. But I still very much respect that they are no kill to the animals they accept. It's quite remarkable.
They have it together with great support
They can't accept everydog
These people are great. We got a cat from them that they held onto that frankly no one was ever going to adopt. As a kitten, she was pretty badly mutilated by a large tom cat. Her face was a mess, her leg was lame, etc. They held on to her for two years before we took her and gave her a home. Despite all the health problems this animal had, this shelter would have kept her forever if necessary. They have big hearts and really try to find the best place for an animal.\n\nThey checked out all of our references (and we appreciated that). Good place to get a friend.
MaxFund is a shelter with heart, as many reviewers have mentioned. But they also need money. Lots of animals have been given second or third chances here but a shelter makeover would mean everything to these little guys and would help the staff do their jobs all the better.
Cares about the animals
Needs a new building
They are doing good with what money they have, but winning this money would really help them and the animals out.
There are alot of animals looking for homes
The place is reun down and needs more money
Nothing tells the ruth like a story...\nWe have two pooches from Max Fund. Both were a bit of a risk for us to adopt, but both also needed a good home. The first had been at Max Fund 14 months. Tried to be adopted twice but snapped in scary situations. Max Fund took her back, twice. They were as patient with us as they had been with her. They were honest about her background with the nipping and allowed us to visit her many times taking her out to play and getting used to our 5 year old daughter and me pregnant. That daughter is now almost 17 and the dog is still with us though the end is near. She has been a great companion and friend to our kids. We may never have adopted her if they had not given us so much time to get to know one another. Any other shelter and she would have been euthanized.\n\nThe second dog we adopted had been brought to Max Fund after being attacked by a mountain lion. His hair was still growing back from where he had been shaved and stitched. He was so scared that he would not go to sleep with anyone in the room and so tired from that he would fall asleep sitting up. It took a lot of patience (again) once we got him home.
The heart and idea of it. Honesty of Staff
The building itself, old and difficult to function in.
I like what Maxfund is doing by saving so many animals and giving them a second chance.
they do a wonderful service by saving so many lives
the building is small and cramped
This shelter has saved so many lives. It is a wonderful safe haven for some of societys "throw away" animals. They do not discriminate for any reason. My best friend adopted a couple of dogs from here and one of them would have been a candidate for euthinasia at other facilities. This dog enjoyed many quality years of love and life because of Maxfund.
they do a wonderful service by saving so many lives
the building is small and cramped
Maxfund is one of a few true no-kill who does not presort and gives every animal as much time is needed to find a forever home. Only for truely humane reasons Maxfund will send an animal to rainbow bridge. They spend lots of money on injured and sick strays with a very tight budget so the building is what gets by the way side most of the time out of necessity. \n\nThe animals are loved, fed and kept safe until adopted with a small staff and volunteers who logged over 16,000 plus volunteer hours for 2006! \n\n
Does not lie about its mission
My daughter volunteers at this shelter and I have heard so much good along with checking out their web site that I wanted to write a review. My daughter searched the city of Denver top to bottom to find a no kill facility where she could volunteer. That was her top requirement but of course she was also interested in a shelter where the people were great to work with. This one fit her to a T, she loves the people and most especially the animals that she gets to know. For her the knowledge that the animals she comes to know will always be there or find new homes is the most important part!! Even though I live a good distance away I enjoying see the pictures of the new animals that come and reading their descriptions and about their personalities. I most especially enjoy seeing that so many find good homes. This is a fabulous establishment!\n~Brenda
The foster program and the no kill rule!
They need more room!
I adopted my dog Milo from Maxfund, and found that the staff at the facility really took the time to make sure that Milo was going to a home where he would be well taken care of. The entire staff are animal lovers, who really want the best for the animals in their care. While they do the best they can with the facilities they have, Maxfund could do so much more if the facilities were updated. When we got our dog, we spent much time at other shelters in the metro area, but no shelter came close to loving their animals as Maxfund did. I can't think of a more deserving shelter to receive an award like this!
Great staff, great vets on site, animals are well cared for
Small space, could use updating
I love the staff and the services at MaxFund. I love volunteering and playing with all of the animals. The FIV and FeLuke cats are so sweet and often times are left to die in other shelters. So many special animals pass through the doors. \n\nInstead of asking for wedding presents, my partner and I want people to donate to the MaxFund because we love it so much!
I love this shelter!
It needs a makeover to help more critters!
I am not the animal lover that my sister is, she got most all those genes in our family! But I do know that she did a lot of research before deciding that MaxFund Adoption Center was were she wanted to volunteer her time. She was determined to find a no kill facility and in all of Denver this was the only one she found that fit her. She says the people are all great and she enjoys the time she gets to spend there walking the dogs and just getting to know the various animals before they go to their forever homes.
The Dogs and Cats Come First
They need to be able to take in more dogs and cats
Never having actually been to MaxFund in person I am relying on my daughters observations. But knowing my daughter and her life long love and devotion of animals of all kinds I trust her judgment! Thus I know that this is a top of the line facility and that any displaced pets that come through the doors will be given the best care possible. I'm proud of her for volunteering when she can and for her efforts to help this facility and most especially animals of all kinds!
The Animals Come First
Need more room to be able to help more pets
When I moved to Denver I looked for a shelter that was all about the care and placement of animals. Some of the other shelters I looked at didn't care what kind of homes the animals went to and would sort the animals into catagories of adoptable or unadoptable. One of the criteria to volunteer was to watch a pet be euthanized. When I found that out my heart just broke. I couldn't volunteer at a place where I would wonder if the dog or cat I had spent time walking, grooming, and caring for had gotten adopted or put down. Luckily I talked to a local lady that worked at a vet hospital and she said Maxfund was the shelter they turned to with relinqushed pets. She told me that Maxfund got it's name from a dog named Max that was brought into a local vet injured. The owners could not afford the vet expenses and asked to put the dog down. The vet asked if he could keep the dog himself. He then put a jar in the front office called the Max fund to help raise money for the surgery Max needed. They got so many donations that they opened Maxfund animal shelter with the extra money. What a great story. That was when I knew Maxfund was where I wanted to volunteer and I've been there ever since. I'm currently going to pet grooming school so I can volunteer my grooming abilities so the pets are ready to go to there forever homes. I love the animals and the people at this shelter. We all share a common goal and that is making sure every animal that comes through finds the perfect home. There is a very strict application and adoption process to guarantee a good match for both human and pet. Unfortunately, Maxfund is in a small, older building and room runs out quickly. We have pets on a waiting list because people want the best possible chance of there pet finding a great new home.
The animals well being is the top priority!
It needs more room. There are pets on a waiting list to get in.
It's great to have a nice shelter for animals who need a safe place to stay where they will be properly cared for untill they can find a permanent home. We need such a place where I live, the animals in my community do not get a fair chance. I feel so bad for them and wish I could do more.
Seems like a nice place
I am a volunteer with hopes of being a foster parent very soon. It's a place filled with a lot of love and heart. Volunteering for such a caring place that is also a no-kill shelter makes me proud, so proud that my personal vet is also a Maxfund vet. Maxfund will always be number one on my list!
This is the best shelter around the staff and volunteers are truly dedicated to helping foster and adopt homeless animals. They pay for all the medical care, food and shelter with donations. They will keep the pet until it is adopted (NO KILL) this is a great organization to donate to or volunteer your time, and of course to adopt your next companion.
NO KILL SHELTER
This place saved my life! Or has at least given me a piece of happiness that I otherwise couldn't have in my life. I had always wanted to volunteer, but the thought of seeing and becoming attached to animals which might be euthanized the next time I came in was a nightmare, so I never volunteered. Then I heard of maxfund and have had such wonderful experiences with all of the great and deserving animals that go through its doors.
they love the animals, are thoughtful
wish they had longer hours
I wish I could take all the cats there home! But I know that at least they are getting the best care and opportunities at life. I also love that they provide a veterinary clinic on the premisis.
I started with Maxfund a few weeks ago as a volunteer and have never been more proud to be a part of what they do. My first day was kind of scary but the people there were super friendly and helped me get my feet wet. Along with the good training they provide before hand with the orientation and dog handing classes. I am hoping to get started in the CHAMPS program they provide which allows you to train with one specific dog to help him/her become more adoptable. I love that most of the people there are volunteers and want to be there. The trainers, the groomers, the adoption specialists, and the event planners all bring there expertise to help all the animals and people of the community. It is the best shelter I ever worked with.
Everything goes to and is for the animals!
Could use a makeover.
As a long time supporter of Maxfund, I guarantee you wil not find a better shelter. \r\n\r\nWe have a mobile spay neuter van used through out the state to deliver needed services to commnities outside of the Denver area. There are numerous times we have gone to Southern Colorado and given FREE spay neuters to indian reservations, low income counties, and disadvantaged aminal lovers all at NO cost. \r\n\r\nWe offer free animals to senior citizens, and also to aids patients. \r\n\r\nIf space exists, we take in all we can. We have 3 legged dogs and cats, blind dogs and cats, FIP cats in a special holding room.\r\n\r\nSo many positive things that can be said about this shelter. As stated above a long time supported, foster parent, I do not believe we could have donated our time and money to a more worthwile charity. \r\n\r\nHaving a rating of 4 stars out of 5 by the Charity Navigator, this says it all.
Best shelter in Denver
Could use more money
I like most things about MF. I love the way that people can interact with the animals and find the perfect forever friend. I have met very kind staff.\nI don't like the way I have seen staff talk to people that have to give up their pets.
Great rooms, animal contact
Staff too busy, transfer of illness, long process, no return
I've recently started volunteering at Maxfund and find myself procrastinating on other things just to spend more time at the shelter. The animals at Maxfund are true characters, with such personalities that it's always difficult to leave at the end of the day. The facilities are operated by only a couple paid members of staff, who rely on us volunteers to help keep the ball rolling. That factor was definately one of the main reasons why I chose Maxfund instead of other local shelters; their dollar is going to the cause, not for personal profit. The passion and devotion to the shelter and animals by staff and volunteers exceeds any expectations. With a bit more aid from contributors Maxfund would be able to operate at full capacity, and save the lives of hundreds or even thousands of animals who are so desperate for the help.
Leaving NO animals left behind
Budget too small for needs.
This is a great shelter - the welfare of each animal is always the top priority. Unfortunately, the facility itself suffers because most of the money is spent on the animals. A makeover for Maxfund would allow many more animals from Denver and neighboring communities to be saved. The Maxfund is very deserving of this opportunity.
the animal's welfare is top priority
too small, facility is dated
This is a great shelter. I went in there to see if I want to adopt an animal. They had a very big selection and I fell in love with an animal.
Needs a bit of repair
I went to The MaxFund in 1991 and met my beautiful Siamese mix Sassy. She lived with me until August 2007. I will never forget the love and beauty of Sassy. She had been injured before she arrived at the shelter, and she never again could bend her left front leg. That never stopped Sassy from racing around the house and running up and down the 6 foot tall cat tower. Thank you MaxFund for my wonderful Sassy.
No kill - helps injured and abandoned animals
Only limited by money and space!
I work for a grooming shop and we groom the dogs for the Max Fund and when the volunteers bring them in you can see that they really care for each and every animal.
All of the staff are dedicated to the animals
not enough room
I have never met a group of people who do so much with so little. The dedication of staff and volunteers is the strength of the organization.
The biggest of hearts with their love for furries
Need a makeover.
Animals have a chance at Maxfund that they don't have anywhere else.
A true no-kill shelter
Need better facilities
I use to volunteer (and then work) at Maxfund. I haven't been for awhile because of how I was treated as a staff member. Despite my desputes with some of the staff, I do largely support the work that Maxfund does and still believe it is the best shelter around. The volunteers there really love the animals and they are taken great care of. Maxfund also takes in almost any animal, regardless of "adoptability". They even have separate rooms for FIV/feline lukemia kitties and one for ferals. They have training by volunteers for the dogs that really need some extra help, and vets to help with physical ailments. They also send the animals to vets outside their facility when necessary. \r\nMy favorite story is Molly Dharma. A very scared german shepard that had many problems. Molly was my first friend when I started volunteering at Maxfund, and remained dear to my heart forever. She was there for a couple years, long after most shelters would have given up on her. She then started training with a great volunteer, and soon got adopted by a great doggy-dad. She is the essence to me of why Maxfund is fabulous. \r\nMy dog is also from Maxfund, and ay not have been here today if it weren't for them. See, as a puppy she came in as a stray with parvo. Maxfund saw her through it though, and now she's the love of my life.\r\nThey may not be perfect, but who is. They still are number one if you ask me!
no-kill that doesn't judge adoptableness
They would have gotten 5 stars on everything if it weren't for the cramped building. They could really use the makeover Ellen is sponsoring.\n\nThey are one of the only true no-kill shelters in the Denver area. The foster program is great, if not dangerous - I ended up keeping a foster dog.\n\nThe volunteer staff is amazing as well.
No-kill, truly caring
The Maxfund shelter is the only true no-kill shelter in Denver, Colorado. My son and I have been volunteering there since 2004. I have always been so very impressed with the care all of the animals receive. Most shelters only treat certain animals and keep animals only for a certain time. Maxfund cares for EVERY animal that comes through its doors and for as long as necessary.\n\nI know there are a lot of shelters that want a make-over but you just need to look at pictures of our shelter to see how much our shelter needs it!
A TRUE no-kill shelter
not enough room
MaxFund has taught me so much in the time I have volunteered for them, but the most important lesson is that EVERYONE deserves a second chance (and a 3rd, 4th, and 5th chance if it comes to that!). And that is what they provide every day to the animals in their care. From well-adjusted pets reliquinshed due to personal issues to animals that have been neglected, abused, traumatized, and abandoned, each animal has a place at MaxFund. The Champs dog-training program is the perfect example of this. We take dogs who are frightened, excitable, reactive, and even aggressive and use positive reinforcement training techiniques to help them through their issues. We understand that they wouldn't be this way if they had been well cared-for and well taught from day one, and that with positive experiences they can learn to trust people and integrate into human society. We have taken dogs that most people would immediately write off as hopeless cases, and worked with them until we could find them great, loving homes with people who understand their needs. Sometimes it takes awhile, but I have seen some dogs adopted that I never thought I would. MaxFund is a blessing for these animals who would have been euthanized at almost any other location through no fault of their own.
True No-kill, excellent staff and volunteers
I just started volunteering at the Max Fund. The reason that the shelter needs a makeover is because all of the money, whether from donations, recycling, extra coins in a jar, etc. goes to the care and adoptability of the animals and not the shelter itself. Max Fund's first priority is to its animals, caring for them and helping them get adopted. They have a great staff and tons of volunteers.
a no kill shelter
the shelter itself needs a makeover
MaxFund has a special place in my heart. I adopted both members of my old pack from this shelter. After adopting Puk, a dog that would have been put down anywhere else, the staff on site helped me find the perfect buddy for him. \r\n\r\nWhen it came time to form a new pack after the passing of my dogs. I returned to MaxFund. There I found a dog that I thought might be a good match. However, after the interview and talking to the staff about the dog I was able to determine that she was not the best fit. While it was a bummer, I am grateful that they were looking out for both of us. \r\n\r\nThe staff is wonderful, they are there for the animals and really work to help you select the right pet - and to make sure the animal has found the right forever home. The downside is that the shelter is too small - sadly, there are a lot of homeless animals out there. If you are looking for a new furry friend, I do suggest this shelter.
A True No-Kill shelter
Not enough space for all of the animals
I love the cats here and you can tell that they are loved and cared for. I love that those who are able, can roam the rooms freely.
The people around the animals really love the animals. It is wonderful to know that no matter what these animals won't be put down.
The front lobby is too hectic and crowded. It needs a makeover
No -Kill, I don't know what else to say ! \r\nMy boy would have been put down at any other facility.
MaxFund saved my adopted "son"
I could not take them all
Over the past 20 years, the MaxFund has placed 1000's of pets in new homes. The volunteers and kennel staff are second to none.
Major volunteer participation.
Shelter needs more space.
I love the shelter! I was a volunteer until I moved away and it brought me so much joy! I adopted the meanest kitty Mario that I didn't see much hope in getting adopted by anyone else and he is my baby! If he was in any other shelter he would have been put down but now he gets to rule the house. He even likes my Guinnea Pig!
The people really care about the animals
The maxfund is truely a no kill animal shelter for sure. The everyone of the staff is wonderful including the clinic. They work so hard on taking care of the sick and broken! \r\nThe people that work & volunteer truely have a huge heart and love for animals!\r\nGood Luck everyone at Maxfund!
The animal there will never, ever go with out a home
they need more space
It's a miracle-so much done with so little funding . . . How?\n\nDedication, dedication, dedication. and more love and caring than can adequately be expressed in words . . .\n\nThose that work at Maxfund are severely underpaid, but gladly do it every day with a smile on their face. Those that are volunteers also are constantly there, also with a smile on their face. Why? As has been said before, let me count the ways . . .\n\n•Thousands of families are enriched for life with the fur family members that are adopted each year from Maxfund,\n*Thousands of fur friends get new families that will love and care for them forever\n•Any animal that enters the door will be able to live out their natural life\n•If an animal is gone from Maxfund, it is either because it has been adopted, or is getting its medical needs met (& will return soon). No one has to endure the heartbreak of an animal being "put down" because it is no longer valued. ALL ANIMALS ARE VALUED AND LOVED AT MAXFUND!\n•Any injured animal will get the medical attention it needs to recover and live the best life possible\n•Any behaviorally challenged animal will be patiently worked with as long as is needed, in order for it to find its forever home\n•All potential adoptees are seriously screened to make sure the match is the best possible for the family and the fur friend\n•The well-being of the animals is always the #1 priority\n•Everyone works together and supports everyone else to get whatever needs to be done, done!\n•And all the special programs-for FIV,FelLeuk, feral cats, foster families, outreach, extra training, you name it.\n•Staff/Volunteers are honest, helpful and knowlegable. There is always someone who knows more about a specific animal that is there.\n•Volunteers and staff have been known to spend the night next to animals to make sure they are safe & taken care of. . •Never say never . . . Maxfund never gives up. Whatever is best for each animal, whatever is needed for each animal-that is what is done, with unconditional patience, love, devotion, caring, dedication, thought, and heart!\n\nWhat more could you ask for? It gives all it can-and more-and touches so many lives!\n\n\n
No kill; unconditional love and caring of all
Older facility; less funding since it is no kill
Out of the many shelters in the Denver area, I choose to volunteer my time at MaxFund. It is a non-profit no-kill cat and dog shelter.\r\n\r\nThrough the use of a secured front entrance, secured rooms and cages, and a few surveillance cameras, the environment appears to be secure. Security of the animals is held in high regard by MaxFund and likely a large part of their culture. However, the shelter could probably use makeover assistance in improving its security measures.\r\n\r\nDespite the strong smell of animal dander in the shelter, MaxFund strives to maintain a culture of sanitation. Antibacterial gel is stocked in every room. However, again, it would be wonderful to see the shelter receive makeover assistance to ensure the utmost sanitization. \r\n\r\nWith all the hustle and bustle of taking in hundreds of animals, treating them, finding them homes (all with just 20 some odd employees), there is little time to build much of a control measure at MaxFund. Rather, their sense of order is expressed through their “open communication and information sharing, forcing exposure outside the company, teamwork, a sense of pride in the organization and the belief that they can have an impact.” \r\n\r\nAdler claims that the highest human need is belonging. This belief is also shared by the culture at MaxFund (with a small twist). Animals need to belong too. MaxFund demonstrates leadership as an organization by creating a way for animals to belong and live happily within the Denver community.\r\n\r\nAside from the logistical aspects of the MaxFund culture, such as security, sanitation and economical thrift, there is much more to their synergy. In the background of every observation and interaction at MaxFund, there is the ever-present sound of barking or a child laughing in delight. It would be difficult for anyone, be them employees, volunteers or visitors, to forget what is at the heart of the organization: humanity, compassion and a labor of love. \r\n\r\nGod bless MaxFund.
Too few employees?
The Maxfund volunteers I have met have been very knowledgeable and caring. They don't seem to lose sight of the loving care these homeless pets need in order to place them in loving homes. The volunteers even make notes about the animals characteristics to help potential adoptive families determine if the pet would be a good addition to their family.
Loving care to pets in need
So many pets in need
At Maxfund, animals are truly #1. The staff and volunteers do everything with the animals wellbeing as their biggest concern. It would be great if they had more space to take in more animals who's time has "run out" at other shelters.
pets are #1
needs more room
Great place but it can be crazy at times for sure. Check it out and see if they have a 4 legged friend for life there. \r\n\r\nI guess my only issue I had was they do not do a ton of work with some of the dogs before the public sees them.
No Kill, nice folks
kind of crazy inside
MaxFund is a fabulous place that really cares about animals. We adopted our dog Rupert from there and always try to donate when we can and rally others to do so as well. I wish all shelters could be as conscientious and caring as MaxFund.
True no-kill shelter
Needs more space
MaxFund is such a unique and caring place to be. Wonderful staff, excellent volunteers, and SWEET dogs and kitties of all breeds and ages. MaxFund never euthanizes older pets; they all find their perfect homes.\r\n\r\nBecause MaxFund specializes in injured/medically compromised stays with no known owners, poor critters who are hit by cars or have medical issues are never turned away. Instead, they are lovingly nursed back to health and adopted into the best of homes.\r\n\r\nMaxFund animals really deserve the make-over that is being so generously offered!
No Kill!! Specializes in fixing injured strays.
We need an improved facility
My first exposure to the Maxfund was through the donation of a huge cat tree. We brought in the tree and saw off the bat just how cramped they were as we assembled the cat tree in the lobby. The room we moved the tree into had many cats and they were so excited to see a new thing to sit on. We didn't even get it into the corner before 5 cats were making it home. The Maxfund has the most dedicated staff and super volunteers. Their building is in desperate need of upgrade and repair. Their ventilation and tight quarters makes it tough for adopters to really spend time seeing animals and visiting with them. It would also be nice for them to have an expansion to have more play room for their dogs and to take in more animals. They are dedicated to medical assistance and I'm sure their vet staff would love ,more state of the art equipment. I have no Maxfund animals but I love to look at their dogs and cats online because they have the best stories and information. You feel like you know every animal there very intimately just by reading their bios! The head of the volunteer efforts does a great job with communications and their volunteers go into every idea/event with 110%. I also think a make over would benefit the staff by giving them spaces to work in and get more of their initiatives rolling. Plus it would create a comfortable environment for all of the hours they put in on a daily basis. In addition, a new facility would help them reach out the community more and start additional programs for education and training. Maxfund is an excellent no-kill shelter.
So dedicated to what they do
Needs better facilities
My son and I have volunteered at the Maxfund over the past three years. I have been so very impressed by the way everyone there cares about the animals in their charge. I love the idea that every animal that comes in the front door will be cared for, for as long as necessary.\n\nMost shelters euthanize any cat with Aids or leucemia but not Maxfund. They have special rooms where these cats can live and play for as long as they have. And no, they are not in pain. \n\nAlso, there is a room for the ferral cats. What a nice thing for these cats that they get cared for off the streets.\n\nThe only downside to this place is that it is too small to do all that is done and that is wrong. There are so many animals that need their help. The makeover would mean so much to the animals.
Very caring, no-kill absolutely
very small, out of the way
MaxFund is the best thing to happen to my son and I for the past 7 years (since we moved to the north area of Denver)! We began volunteering there in March of 2007 and although we began slowly, we have steadily increased the amount of time we spend there. My son loves to spend time with the big dogs the most, then the small dogs, and the cats. I tend more to the small dogs, then the cats and for whatever reason I go to the big dogs last. I think because of the layout, I stay near the office and help out there!\r\n\r\nMaxFund takes in all the animals they possible can, sending as many as possible to foster families so we have more room at the shelter. And also because waiting for a permanent home in a real home is a lot more fun for the animals! I have a foster kitty myself and she even has a page on catster.com. Fostering is a great way to be involved with MaxFund if you are not able to get down and volunteer, if you work full time or something like that.\r\n\r\nMaxFund also uses their resources very wisely. We get a lot of donations form the public and have wish lists posted on our website (www.maxfund.org) as well as having one on amazon.com. That is also a great way to help out all the great animals at MaxFund if you cannot get down there and volunteer or adopt an animal.\r\n\r\nThere are lots of ways to help this wonderful shelter!
Very caring staff, dedicated volunteers, great vets and vet staff
understaffed, underfunded, under spaced
I am greatful every day to MaxFund. My dog Ouzo picked me one day when I was volunteering. He is the most incredible dog I have ever had or known. I am a huge dog lover, and to make it to the top of that list is no small feat. I would never have had the opportunity to meet my dog if he had been taken to another shelter. He was hypo-thermic, starved, and so physcially abused that he needed several months of care before he could be released for adoption. He would absoluteley have been euthanized in a no-kill facility. Every person that has the joy of meeting Ouzo is grateful to Maxfund for their ethics and work. \r\nThanks MxFund.
No-kill, caring, clean
not enough community support
The Max Fund is such a loving place. They take in animals that are lost or abandond and then they wait do see if an owner comes to claim he/she. They are a no kill animal shelter and they try so hard but it is such a small place. They really need more space. They clean more often then most animal shelters do beacuse since it is such a small place it smeels all the time. The staff and volunteers such as my self try so hard. Also the wonderfull people there make sure that every dog there gets at least one walk a day unless the dog is indured and cant go out. They also let the people get to know the dog before they adopt it by letting the person take the dog for a walk or holding the cat. I love to volunteer there and I've been doing it for two years now. They try so , so, so hard and I admire them for that.
There no kill. They take in lost animals.
It is so small.
this is the best shelter in the world a true no kill shelter. They have animals that have had to come back for one reason or another and they always accept them and try again. It was the one shelter that would consider allowing my daughter to volunteer since she was just 10 at the time . I am always with her of corse that is required but it is a great experience for her and she has a lot to give to the aminals at the shelter\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
the most caring
dose not always smell great
The MaxFund is a great place. We got our little Jack Russell from there this past June. She was a frightened little doggy who now has a home with my boyfriend and I. The MaxFund helped us with classes on how to take on an adopted dog and what they might need compared to dogs that are adopted as puppies. \n\nI recommend anyone who wants to adopt a dog to look at the MaxFund. They really seem to care about each and every one of the dogs that come in, frightened or aggressive, sad or excited.
Pre screening on everyone who is trying to adopt a dog with referrals, etc.
So many dogs to love and take in, space gets limited.
Snoopy -- really Snoopy II -- came from Maxfund last year. He is the 10th of 11 beagles in this family over 50 years.\n\nSnoopy had been left to the shelter by a family that could not afford his medical care. Maxfund kept him until the right family wanted him. \n\nAnimals with no known owners, or that must have medical help, find a life-long home at Maxfund, if that's what's needed (they have a14-year resident cat!). Every animal at Maxfund knows it will not be put down; it can live its natural life knowing it HAS one. If they have space, Maxfund won't turn away any pet.\n\nMaxfund runs a great shelter AND low-cost veterinary clinic near downtown and they depend on volunteers and donations. Even a package of hot dogs to hide dog's pills in is welcomed! What they really need is massive improvments to their buildings so they can make each animal's life better, and take in more that need their life-giving help.\n\nSnoops is an older beagle. But it's my job now to make sure he has the best, most fun, richest life he can have for his remaining years. If it were not for Maxfund I would not have the chance to do this for him!
No-kill shelter, low-cost DVM clinic for less-well-off pet lovers
Always needs more money and volunteers
Maxfund's mission is to take in all stray animals and injured animals with no known owners. I have seen some miracles happen at Maxfund. Dogs and cats come in with severe problems. They are fostered, well cared for, given medical care and groomed when they are ready. The staff is very careful about the adoption process, and , as I said, miracles do happen. This is a wonderful place which functions on very little funds.
Maxfund is a wonderful shelter with wonderful volunteers .
This shelter could use more funds to help with all aspects of shelter life.
We adopted our dog from another shelter in Denver prior to learning about MaxFund. Though we haven't had the opportunity to adopt an animal from the shelter, we visited and decided to make a large donation in honor of our wedding. The shelter may not be sparkling clean all the time, but that is simply because the animals are the number one priority. If an animal is sick or has a medical condition, everything is done in order to get that animal healthy and adopted to a good family - it is never considered unadoptable! The staff know these animals. They can really tell you about them - history, temperament, any known behavioral issues - this far surpasses the other shelters in town. We love our dog, but in all honesty we had no idea what we were getting when we adopted him! Having this additional information is crucial to an informed adoption process. Love this place, can't wait to find some time to get down there and volunteer!
focused on the well-being of the animals, great staff, healthy animals
MaxFund is a true no-kill shelter. That means MaxFund has animals that are older as well as kittens and puppies. MaxFund does everything it can to keep even older and sick animals alive. Unfortunately, that means all funds go to the animals and not to marketing or a large staff. So most people do not know about this small shelter with a huge heart! Also, without huge funds, MaxFund relies very heavily on volunteers, including for marketing. \r\n\r\nThe MaxFund desperately needs a shelter makeover. MaxFund has roughly 150 cats separated into two buildings and 6 rooms. Because there are separate buildings, roughly 100 cats rarely get seen. Without exposure, those wonderful, loving, healthy cats cannot get adopted. We need a new area that will house cats all together, so every cat has a chance at adoption.
this is a true no-kill shelter. It has enough dogs and cats to satisfy every need
because it is so small, it lacks a large staff and marketing money
We've gotten all of our family to make donations to maxfund for birthdays and christmas instead of wasting it on things we don't need. This place more than deserves to win!
A true no kill shelter
Needs the zootoo makeover
MaxFund is a shelter specializing in injured animals with no known owners. The animals receive care, and love and when they are healed, help finding a forever home.\n\nI am a former volunteer and strong supporter. They taught me so much about taking care of frightened animals and unconditional love. I currently volunteer in purebred rescue, but I count the lessons I learned working at MaxFund as invaluable training that can never be repaid.
Takes in animals no one else will take
Getting a bit shabby around the edges - needs a makeover
Max-Fund is a true no-kill shelter. They take animals in various types of conditions. Even animals that come to the shelter with a grim prognoses are taken in and either treated by the veterinary clinic or taken in by a caring foster home.\n\nMy favorite part of the shelter is the room for cats with feline HIV. They have cats in there that have been at the shelter since it opened!\n\nThe volunteers and the staff are 100% committed to the shelter and to each of the animals. I have never met a more dedicated group of people. \n
No kill philosophy, veterinary care
I have two dogs adopted from maxfund and they are just like my children. I'm so grateful to maxfund for taking them in until I came along to bring them home forever. They truly respect and treat every animal in their care with dignity. They are also very responsible with their money and would do well if they win a makeover.
They respect every life
The need more space to save more animals
Maxfund would greatly benefit from the million dollar makeover. It would vastly improve the efficiency of the shelter
staff extremely friendly and dedicated
realy needs the money to improve the shelter.
We adopted the best dog from the Max Fund. He is wonderful. Will definately adopt more dogs from the Max Fund.
We adopted our wonderful dog Harley from the Max Fund
There was only one Harley
MaxFund is amazing. They only have the animals' welfare in mind. A wonderful organization with the help of awesome volunteers.
Clean, great volunteers
I volunteer at Maxfund and this is one of the best shelter i have helped!\n\nGreat Staff
nice people, good care for the animals, a-ok!
needs a new shelter or some money to rebuild.
I have been involved with the Maxfund for over 10 years. Our furry friends are treated with respect and dignity. We have tons of great volunteers and spend hours with our animals to ensure their happiness and well being while they are with us. The thing I like most is that we are a true No-Kill shelter. We take in stray and injured animals, nurse them back to health and find them a new forever home! \r\n\r\nOur shelter does a world of good for the animals but could do so much more if we had a new shelter!
We are a true No-Kill Shelter with wonderful staff and volunteers!
We could do so much more with an updated facility!
I volunteer at Maxfund as much as I can, even though it is a 40 mile round trip from my house. I volunteer there because I know each animal that comes through the doors will never be euthanized unless the animal is near death from a health problem that is un-curable. The animals are taken very good care of by the staff and volunteers. Each animal, no matter what sort of behavioral or health problems they may have, will be adopted, and adopted to the right person!!! The idea here is that each animal ends up in a perfect, loving, FOREVER home. \r\n\r\nI have not spent tons of time at the shelter, but I would say the #1 thing that needs improvement is the amount of space. Each room needs to be bigger, to allow for better organization, which will aid in faster and smoother adoptions and less stress in general, at least thats what I think! :) Also people always seemed a bit confused when they come into the shelter for the first time, even though there are big beautiful signs that someone bought and put up in the shelter directing visitors to the cats/big dogs/small dogs. The building is like a labrynth the first time you walk in, and I think that puts a lot of people off. It would be great too if the animals had more room in their quaters, and if there could be more animals taken in, that would be fantastic
Every animal finds a forever home
Needs more space in building
It is the best pace in the world for an animal and all I can say is it needs a makeover and they sure deserve it!
Needs a million dollar makeover!!!
The maxfund is a 1 hour drive from my home. I volunteer there because I believe in the "no-kill" philosophy. Some dogs have spent a considerable amount of time at the shelter, and received untold hours of love and rehabilitation from the volunteers. To then see these animals go to a forever home and consider hat other shelters would have sorted them into an "unadoptable" catagory is a testament to love and patience. The staff there care and welcome the volunteers. To win a makeover would mean allowing this philosophy to save many more animals. The space is a limiting factor.
The service and love of the staff and volunteers
Hi there, My name is Arthur. I was adopted from Maxfund a little over a year ago. I am a very happy guy now that I have a real and forever home,with a family that loves me, but I will never forget my friends at Maxfund. \n\nI was a Katrina refugee, and I was on my own when I was just a puppy. I bounced from shelter to shelter until I got to Maxfund. The took me in when on one else would and even walked me every day! ( I LOVE to walk) \n \nPlease help the Maxfund keep up their good work. And if you are anywhere near them in the Denver area, stop in and see if you can give one of my Maxfund buddies a shot at a happy home. Well maybe not the cats. But hey! that's just me!
It is so noce to deal with a shelter that cares about the animals first rather than turning a buck.
Because they care and are trult no kill, they need your help
Maxfund of Denver is a no-kill shelter. It takes all the animals it has space for! I hope they can win the makeover, they could sure use more space! Many of the "other" local shelters have been getting bad press recently, cheers! to Maxfund for everything they do!\r\n\r\n"Low-cost vaccinations, pet food, and spay/neuter clinics for pets of low income families.\r\n\r\nNo-fee adoptions for senior citizens (65 Years and older) and AIDS patients, pending approval of your application. \r\nTherapy Program which takes pets to visit senior centers, the VA Hospital and nursing homes. "\r\n\r\nhttp://www.maxfund.org/index.htm
No-kill shelter, Low-cost vaccinations and neuter/spay services!
The con? There should be MORE Maxfunds in Colorado
I'm a frequent customer of Maxfund (4 dogs since 2004), as well as a volunteer! Maxfund takes in dogs and cats who are need of homes and/or medical treatment, and takes great care of each one until it is well and finds a wonderful forever home. The dedicated staff and volunteers do an amazing job with limited resources and facilities that are badly in need of remodeling. I can't think of a place that's more deserving of financial help through Zootoo than Maxfund.\n\n
Colorado' best no-kill shelter
We could use a remodel!
This facility is great for the community in that it offers low cost services for those that cannot afford regular clinic costs. This clinic runs on mostly volunteer work including many of the physicians. This clinic also performs most of the proceedures that are needed by the animals that are waiting to be adopted from the adoption center.
I love the MaxFund and all that they do for the fur-kids. I volunteer there on a weekly basis, taking photos of all the new dogs for the web site. I see miracles happen there every week, and I have to say if I were a dog in need, I'd want to find my way to MaxFund. Bless all the staff, volunteers, and supporters who help all the dogs and cats recuperate from injuries and find great homes. MaxFund truly is a dog's heaven on earth!
Everything about them is PRO!
Can't think of one single con...
We adopted our feline friend a few days after 9/11 and it was they best thing we ever did. The staff are caring, helpful and compassionate.\r\nThey deserve all the help they can get
no-kill, friendly, knowledgable
wish they had twice the space to accept more animals
Maxfund truly care about the animals that come through their doors. Maxfunds message is that these animals are not disposible. They are here for a reason. Maybe the reason is to teach us about caring for all living things.
True No-Kill Shelter
Shelter is very small, building is old.
We adopted Wolfie, our Norwegian Elkhound from the MaxFund. The staff there were wonderful and extremely concerned about the home he was going to, even makin gus bring our other dogs to meet Wolfie before we could take him home. Wolfie has become a loving and loved member of our family, thanks MaxFund!!!!!!\r\n\r\n
What a great place
They love the animals so much, they almost try to do too much with too little
I've been a volunteer at the Maxfund for three years now. It is a remarkable organization. It takes in every animal to capacity; each one is kept and cared for until a loving home can be found. Some of the animals are there for a long time. An improved shelter would make their lives so much more comfortable.\r\n
dedicated staff and volunteers
building needs renovating
We adopted both our dogs from Maxfund and what a great decision that was! We love our dogs so much, and are so thankful to Maxfund for taking them, especially Paddy who probably would have been executed at the shelter he came from in Wyoming had Maxfund not taken him. Maxfund is a true no-kill animal shelter. \n\nWe also volunteer for Maxfund whenever possible and it's a great experience to help all the animals. The Maxfund is extremely underfunded and could be even more amazing than they are today if given the chance.
Large Kennels for animals and no one is refused!
Maxfund needs $$ to keep going
I volunteer at MaxFund walking dogs (mostly the big dogs) and also work in the Champs program to help train some dogs with certain issues so that they are more adoptable. It's a wonderful shelter! Never enough money, space or volunteers but it really trys! They love their animals.\r\n\r\nVisit us at www.MaxFund.org to read about our shelter.
Has a wonderful staff and group of volunteers. Works hard to screen applicants to get the right pet in the right home. Has a huge heart for all injured animals.
Small shelter with limited space. Can be hectic on the weekends.
It is a great shelter that just needs new facilities to become a better sancutary for animals
not a lot of $
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