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!




Puttin' on the Max (our gala fundraiser) is coming November 7, 2015, and we need your stuff! We're looking for businesses and individuals to donate items of value to include in our silent auction. Please stop by the Cat Shelter, 720 W. 10th Avenue in Denver and drop your items off, or we'd be happy to pick them up. Please call Tami at 303-517-4763 for more information and help. Thank you for helping to make Puttin' on the Max a big success!

If you're a business, please consider donating some of your goods or gift cards/gift certificates! We'd be happy to include your flyers, business cards, or coupons in our participants' goodie bags. We're particularly interested in items like these:

**Restaurant gift cards and gift certificates

**Lodging gift certificates

**Travel gift certificates

**Other gift cards and gift certificates

**Wine and wine accessories

**Fine art


**Kitchenware and cookware

**Gift baskets with an assortment of your goods. 

**Candy, chocolate, and other (nonperisable) treats

**Pet accessories

**Service gift certificates, such as photography, massage, spa, hair, nails, etc.

**Other items of value

We're still welcoming sponsors for Puttin' on the Max, too! There are sponsorship levels to fit the budget of every business. Please call Nanci Suro at 720-266-6081 to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.

Are you an individual? Do you have the following items? If so, we can use them! 

**Unused, unexpired gift cards and gift certificates of all kinds

**Theater, sporting event, and concert tickets (for events occurring after November 7, please!) Got Bronco tix? :)

**Artwork, especialy pet-themed

**Handcrafted items like blankets, jewelry, scarves, etc.

**Other items of value


Registration is now open on Blacktie Colorado for the 27th Annual Puttin' on the Max: Pawpurrazzi ~ You're A Star! This year, we're inviting you to dress up as your favorite movie star! Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes! Please join us on the evening of November 7, 2015 at The Brown Palace for a great event to benefit the dogs and cats of MaxFund!

We'll have a silent and live auction with fabulous items, great entertainment, and the ever-popular Pet Parade! Hosted by CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene, this year's Puttin' on the Max promises to be the best ever! Tickets are limited, so register  here now. See you November 7!




Raffle tickets are now on sale in connection with Puttin' on the Max! Purchase tickets right on this page, or stop by or call the MaxFund office!

We've got FABULOUS prizes this year:

First prize: 6 nights and 7 days at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii! (travel to and from the location is not included)

Second prize: Antlers at Vail Getaway! (travel to and from the location is not included)

Third prize: Calphalon Nonstick 1-piece Cookware Set!

Raffle tickets are only $25.00, and only 300 will be sold, so you have an excellent chance of winning one of these great prizes!

You don't have to attend Puttin' on the Max (although we hope you will!), and you don't need to be present at the drawing to win!

So buy one or more raffle tickets, support the dogs and cats of MaxFund, and possibly win yourself a fabulous prize! Use the form below, or call or visit the MaxFund office to purchase tickets! If you need to verify your purchase or call ahead to pick up your ticket(s), please call 720-266-6081 and ask for Paulette Curry. Thank you for your support of MaxFund!

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We're excited to announce that Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald will be a featured entertainer at MaxFund's annual gala, Puttin' on the Max, on the evening of November 7, 2015! Tickets for this great event are limited, so reserve yours now!

With a background that ranges from numerous tours as a bouncer with The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Police, a 25-year career in veterinary medicine that saw him named “Specialist of the Year in Private Practice” in 2006, and over 20-years of performing as a professional stand-up comedian; Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man. Perhaps best known for his 10 seasons on the popular Animal Planet TV show Emergency Vets, Kevin’s passion for making people laugh is surpassed only by his unwavering dedication to all creatures great and small. He believes it is a great privilege to be in a position where he is able to pursue a dual career doing work that he truly enjoys.

In addition to his numerous appearances on Animal Planet, Kevin has appeared on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News Channel’s Geraldo-At-Large with Geraldo Rivera, The Maury Povich Show, TNN’s
Crooke and Chase, Discovery Channel’s Home Matters, and most recently CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also hosts a weekly segment on CW2’s morning news show called Animal House, in which he keeps the public informed about pet and animal-related issues. His national radio appearances include The Howard Stern Show, as well as being featured on Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story.

In 2006, Kevin was incredibly honored by the opportunity to pay tribute to his friend and colleague, Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) at the 8th Annual Family Viewers Awards by presenting Steve’s wife Terri with a posthumous lifetime achievement award for her husband. Earlier that year Kevin had appeared as a guest on Steve’s show New Breed Vets on Animal Planet.

As a comedian, Kevin has opened for such diverse and legendary performers as Bob Hope, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and The Neville Brothers. Despite maintaining a busy practice at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Kevin performs to rave reviews at nearly one hundred corporate and fundraising events annually and is in very high demand as a host, guest speaker, and lecturer at universities and veterinary conferences across the country. He believes that laughter is an incredibly important part of everyday life, and that nobody could ever laugh too much.