WILL YOU RIDE TO SAVE MY LIFE? – Ruff Rider Challenge




MaxFund cats and dogs are pawsitivily thrilled to challenge our motorcycle friends to join us for our “Ruff Rider” event on August 27.  A great ride and then a block party for riders, friends, non riders, and our 3 and 4 pawed buddies.  Registration starts at 9:00 and the ride begins at 10:00. 

Block Party from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at MaxFund

$20.00/Rider | $25.00/Rider +1 (includes T-shirt and pin)

To register, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com and type ruffriders16

in the event code box at the top right hand side of the page!

That will take you to the registration page for the event.

Pre-registration offers you an opportunity to win a special prize!

Block Party • Beer • live Music • Carnival Games • Food trucks


If you can’t join us for the ride, will you please become a dogmatic “Ruff Rider” sponsor to support us in finding our future permanent homes!?

Sponsorship Levels:

An opportunity to become a liaison with the community, levels will receive signage at the block party. 

Dog Pound                  $50.00            Signage at the block party

Hell Cats                     $100.00           Signage at the block party

Leader of the Pack     $250.00           Block party signage plus advertising during the ride.

We raise our paws to you in thanks ‘fur’ your support!  Let’s ride!

MaxFund Joins in the Fun at The Art of Aging Denver Expo

MaxFund will be represented at the Art  of Aging Denver Expo put on by Health One.  We will be represented with a booth and also our Mobile Adoption RV so when you’re there, look for us.  The date of the Expo will be Saturday, August 6th  from 9:00am until 3:00pm, at the Arapahoe Community College. 

This free to attend, free to park, one day event will showcase to the 50+ demographic a full day of educational, informational FUN. 

Music we love, vendors, photography, cooking, travel and more.  There will also be a specialty Area dedicated to our Military.

Chili Cookoff: A Spicy Success!

Chili Cookoff: A Spicy Success!

MaxFund’s 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff was held on March 20, 2016, and a hot time was had by all!

With almost 30 chilis entered, the 150+ tasters present had an array of Denver’s best red, green, white, vegetarian, and celebrity chilis to choose from. Selecting winners was a tasty and challenging task, but ultimately, the following category winners were chosen:

•    Red Chili: Puppies Breath, entered by Joel Spicola
•    Green Chili: A tie! Blind Barb’s Bird and Bacon Chili, entered by Barbara Green, and Pam’s Smokin’ Green, entered by Pam Kroneberger.
•    Vegetarian Chili: Fire Dog Veggie Green, entered by Greg Feldman
•    White Chili: Chili Chili Bang Bang, entered by Tami Tanoue
•    Celebrity Chili: Foot Clan Chili, entered by Jason Sutton

Foot Clan also took home the highest honor, the People’s Choice, with their amazing Foot Clan Chili.


We thank all of the great chili chefs who donated their time and culinary creations to make the event a great success. Thanks, too to all the tasters who diligently tasted and judged the chili entries. The animals of MaxFund were the real Cookoff winners, though! This year’s Cookoff raised well over $5,000 to benefit the dogs and cats residing at MaxFund.  

Our host once again was Noel Hickey, proprietor of the Celtic Tavern.  Noel graciously made the Celtic available for our event. Huge thanks to Noel and his great generosity! We could not hold this event without you. Thanks also to Odell Brewing Company for their generous sponsorship of the Cookoff!



We've created new pages for our special needs dogs and cats! You can view them here and here.

"Special needs" dogs and cats may have medical issues that require special attention, like administering medicine. They may need a special diet. They may have physical infirmities, like vision impairments. They may just be elderly or, in the case of some cats, they may be shy due to a lack of early socialization. All need loving homes, though! Some are in foster homes and are seeking loving forever homes; others are seeking foster or forever homes.

Oftentimes, an animal's "special needs" are not all that daunting, so please don't be deterred by the terminology! Contact the MaxFund office, and we'll be happy to let you know what the scope of their needs is. For those dogs and cats needing foster homes, medical care, medications, and prescription diet food will be provided by the MaxFund Wellness Center.

If you're interested in fostering, please view our fostering page. You can download the fostering application there, too!


Inquiring dogs and cats want to know...have you signed up for or renewed your MaxFund membership yet? We hope so, because this month is MaxFund's Membership Drive month! Just go to the MaxFund membership page to sign up or renew...it's easy! We'll send you our monthly newsletter, “PawPrints,” which will keep you up-to-date on the latest MaxFund news. You can also receive a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the MaxFund facilities during our Annual Christmas Open House. And, members at the Gold and Platinum levels receive a certificate for one free annual pet exam at MaxFund’s low cost veterinary clinic. So please support all present and future MaxFund dogs and cats by becoming a member today.


MaxFund Membership Levels:

$    15   Senior Citizen Level

$    25   Bronze/Individual Level

$    75   Silver/Family Level

$  250   Gold/VIP Level

$1000   Platinum/Corporate Level