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Paw-ty on the Patio at the Melting Pot!

Join us at the Melting Pot in Littleton as we Paw-ty on the Patio to raise funds for MaxFund!

Your reservation includes a 4-course meal!

July 19th, 6:00-8:30pm

Secure your reservations by emailing
Come single, as a couple, or build your table of 4 or 6 friends!

$90 single. $175 couple.


We look forward to seeing you at The Melting Pot!

MaxFund is Hiring Front Desk Counselors and Kennel Technicians!

Kennel Technician and Front Desk Adoption Counselor

Kennel Technician

We are looking for qualified applicants to fill a full time position as a kennel technician at our dog and cat shelter. The exact schedule is to be determined, but we will need someone who can work 5 days a week with shifts from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To apply please come to our dog shelter location at 1005 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204 to fill out an employment application! Please keep in mind we are closed every Tuesday and would not be able to receive an application.

The main objective of the Kennel Technician position is to maintain a clean and safe environment for the animals in compliance with MaxFund policies. Daily schedules and processes are to be followed. Kennel Technicians must be compassionate and confident in working with the animals hands on in a fast paced environment.

Kennel Technician job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
-Cleaning kennels/shelter with appropriate products.
-Setting up kennels (bedding, water, etc.)
-Maintaining cleanliness of kennels throughout the day.
-Feeding animals and abiding by any special diets.
-Daily laundry.
-Washing dishes.
-Reporting any medical or animal concerns to medical staff.
-Observing animals and tending to any special needs.
-Assisting in dog meet and greets with potential adopters.

-Must be at least 18 years of age.
-Possess a professional attitude and appearance.
-Compassionate toward animals and people.
-Ability to perform physical work in a fast paced setting. The position is labor intensive and the candidate must be able to lift 30-40 pounds.
-Proactive with the ability to anticipate needs of animals and coworkers.
-Motivated and willing to step in when needed.
-Ability to work weekends.
-Must have reliable transportation.
-Ability to work as a team.

Front Desk Adoption Counselor

We are looking for qualified passionate applicants to fill the position of Front Desk Adoption Counselor at our cat and dog shelter.  We are looking for someone who can work open availability.

Please come to the MaxFund Dog Shelter location at 1005 Galapago St Denver, CO 80204 to apply! Please keep in mind that we are always closed on Tuesday's. 

The primary objective of the Front Desk Adoption Counselor is to assist in clerical duties associated with  adoptions. This position will focus on helping to find homes for animals while sustaining day to day duties. Duties will include but are not limited to the following:
• Greeting customers by phone and in person in a helpful and professional manner
• Performing intakes from the public
• Performing adoptions and answering questions adopters have. 
• Accepting adoption applications and processing them
• Gathering appropriate information and following up with any paperwork and filing duties
• Must have the ability to retain information about the animals medical and behavioral issues
• Accepting donations by phone or in person
• Helping potential adopters with inquiries about animals
• Must be familiar with computers and have the ability to learn the data management system PetPoint
• Have the ability to follow-up with adopters and help them with any issues that they might be experiencing

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Possess a professional attitude and appearance
• Compassionate toward animals and people
• Ability to perform physical work in a fast paced setting. The position is labor intensive and the candidate must be able to lift 30-40 pounds
• Proactive with the ability to anticipate needs of animals and coworkers
• Motivated and willing to step in when needed
• Ability to work weekends
• Must have reliable transportation


Man and Dog: A First Time Pet Owner's Guide to Choosing the Right Pet

The First-Time Pet Owner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Pet 

So, you’ve decided to adopt and bring a new pet into your home for the first time. Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience that can not only teach a little something about responsibility but also reveal another side of you that you might’ve never known before. When deciding what kind of animal to bring into your home, there are a lot of considerations you need to make. Here is a guide to help break down the ins and outs of ownership, so that you can find the right pet for you.

Choosing the Right Pet for Your Home

Before you bring a pet into your home, you should make sure that your home is the right fit for your pet. The size of your pet plays a big part. Cats will do fine in small homes and apartments, but some dogs may need a little more room than a meager single bedroom apartment. If you decide to go for a larger breed of dog, then you should also be prepared to take frequent trips outside to give them a chance to stretch out and exercise.

Besides floor space, you should also consider your neighbors, especially when living in an apartment. While your complex may allow animals, you should still be conscientious about what kind of pet you bring into the community. Talkative birds or yappy dogs won’t make you any friends in your apartment building. 

Once you find a pet that’s a good fit for your home, you will still need to make a few adaptations so that you and your pet cancomfortably coexist. For instance, cats and dogs will love to sleep on your comfy couches, but if you’d rather not have to deal with pet hair, then you might buy them their own cozy little bed to call their own. Of course, if you decide to go for a pet gerbil, fish, or reptile then you will need to buy the right kind of tank, bedding and a prime location in your home for them to reside.

Choosing the Right Pet for Your Lifestyle

Everyone lives their life differently, and if you’ve ever shared a living space with a roommate, then you already know that when lifestyles don’t mesh well together, problems are bound to arise. The same goes with bringing a pet into your home, which in a way is a lot like taking in a new roommate. If you decide to bring in a new puppy, then you should expect to take on the role of parent. Some animals demand more attention than others. Dogs may want to play games. Cats may want to sleep on your keyboard while you’re using it. 

Athletic breeds of dogs such as retrievers will always want to get up and get out. If you’re content with spending the weekend holed up in your living room, then maybe a young energetic dog isn’t the right pet for you. In other words, you need to find a pet that fits your personality—an animal that gets you and can roll with your daily habits.  

Choosing the Right Pet for Your Schedule

Another consideration to make is how often you will be away from your pet. Some pets won’t mind but others can get a little antsy when being left alone all day. Dogs can become especially anxious whenever they are home alone. If your work consistently keeps you away from most of your day, then you might consider hiring a professional dog walker to tend to your dog’s needs. They will make sure your dog is properly fed, hydrated and exercised.

Being a pet owner is a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of fun. It will take a little time for you to bond with your pet. In the first few weeks, you’ll learn a lot and have to make a few adjustments. Be patient, and soon you and your new pet will be living in perfect harmony.

Jessica Brody

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May is Adopt-a-thon Month!

May is our Adopt-a-thon! For the whole month, adoption fees for both cats and dogs are discounted. 

The new fees, valid May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018, are as follows:

Adopt-a-thon Dog Prices:

Over age 7: $75
6 months to 7 years: $100
6 months and under: $150

Adopt-a-thon Cat Prices:

Over age 7:  $25
6 months to 7 years: $50
6 months and under: $75

Come in and meet your new furrrever friend!

Mixed Breed Wine for MaxFund!

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with C.G. Di Arie Vinyard & Winery, who have created a special red blend to benefit shelters like us! 

Their aptly-named Mixed Breed wine is a blend of 45% Zinfandel, 31.5% Syrah, 13.5% Petite Sirah, and 10% Cabernet Franc, and every component of the blend has been crafted and aged in French oak barrels for 2 years. This ruby red wine has a 14.8% alcohol content, smells of blackberry, and has flavor notes of chocolate and spice.

For every bottle of Mixed Breed wine purchased, C.G. Di Arie Vinyard & Winery will donate $3 to MaxFund. Whether purchasing for you or a friend, this blend makes an amazing gift, so "wine" not treat yourself and help your local no-kill shelter?

When purchasing, select Denver MaxFund from the dropdown menu so your purchase will benefit MaxFund. Follow this link to purchase your bottle(s)!

Shipping charges got you down? If you order 6 or more bottles, shipping is FREE! Why not drink your shipping charges?