Become a MaxFund Member!

Do you know that in less than 3 minutes you can give a cat or dog a second leash on life?

February is MaxFund’s Annual Membership and Sponsorship Drive month.  If you are already a member, we don’t want to lose you.  If you aren’t a member yet, then we want you to become one.

By becoming a member or sponsor, you can help provide medical, shelter and adoption care for our many cats and dogs.  And to thank you for your support, Maxfund will send you our monthly newsletter, Paw Prints to keep you up to date on our latest accomplishments.  In addition, you will receive a behind the scenes VIP tour of the MaxFund facilities during our Annual XMAS Open House.

2014 was a banner year for MaxFund.  We provided spay/neutering services for 1,842 dogs and cats through our low cost veterinary clinic, provided medical care for over 3,000 private pets and found forever homes for 1,189 dogs and cats.

Every animal that comes through our doors has its own unique story.  It is MaxFund’s goal to give a happy ending to each animals “tail”.  Just ask any of our 2014 alumni how MaxFund helped them!

Your membership or sponsorship donation can make a huge difference in the lives of so many dogs and cats.  Please support all present and future MaxFund dogs and cats by becoming a member or sponsor today.

MaxFund Membership Levels:

$   15   Senior Citizen Level

$   25   Bronze/Individual Level

$   75   Silver/Family Level

$ 250   Gold/VIP Level

$1000  Platinum/Corporate Level

All membership levels will receive MaxFund’s monthly newsletter and  a VIP behind the scenes tour of our facilities at our Annual Holiday Open House in December. In addition, Gold and Platinum members will receive a certificate for a free annual pet exam at the MaxFund Wellness Center, which provides affordable, quality veterinary care for pets!

Remember, memberships are tax-deductible, so please go here and check the "Membership" option.

Maxfund Sponsorship Levels:

$10,000 Sponsorship Level

Your name or the name of your business will appear in MaxFund’s monthly newsletter Paw Prints and on promotional materials for Lucky Mutt Strut (June event) and Puttin’ on the Max (November event).

$25,000 Sponsorship Level

Your name or the name of your business will appear in MaxFund’s monthly newsletter Paw Prints and on promotional materials for Lucky Mutt Strut (June event) and Puttin’ on the Max (November event).  In addition, you and 9 guests will have your own reserved table at Puttin’ on the Max being held at the Brown Palace Hotel in November.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact MaxFund at 720-266-6081.


WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Chili Judging/Tasting from 1pm to 3:30pm and Chili winners
announced at 4:00pm
WHERE: Celtic Tavern/Delaneys Bar in historic LoDo
1801 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 | 303.308.1795

HOW MUCH: Tasters $15 at the door or pre-purchase tickets here for $10 before March 21 (children 12 years and younger are only $5); Chili Entrants $30.00 per chili; register here.
Continuing a two-decade tradition, MaxFund’s 21st Annual Chili Cookoff is happening on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at the Celtic Tavern/Delaney’s Bar in LoDo. We hope you’ll come out and support the event, either by entering your great chili in the Cookoff, or by being a chili taster! All proceeds will benefit the dogs and cats of MaxFund. Competition slots are still available!

Entering your chili is easy! First, register here and pay the $30 entry fee. Pick from green, red, white, vegetarian, or celebrity chef categories (celebrity chefs are limited to entrants who are TV personalities, radio personalities, or restaurant chefs, and may not enter in any other category).  Do you want to enter more than one chili? Sure! Just pay an additional registration fee for each chili you enter. Please keep in mind there are only 30 registration slots for chefs, so register now! Each registered taster gets to vote, so make sure all your friends and family register as tasters!

Bring your finished chili ready to heat and serve in a chafing dish or slow cooker (a chafing dish is preferred due due to limited electrical outlets). You can have up to two assistants to help you. (If your assistants want to be tasters, they will need to register as tasters.) Please arrive between 11:30 and noon to start setting up. If you want to provide decorations for your station, you are welcome to. Bring a ladle or two for serving. If there are “toppers” to fine-tune your chili to perfection (cheese, onions, croutons, crackers, sour cream, etc.), bring those in serving containers, too. You’ll want to prepare for 150 to 200 tasters, so it would be prudent to make at least 3-1/2 to 5 quarts of chili.

Each chef will be provided a station for his or her chili, including a table, chairs, tasting cups, tasting spoons, and signage. If you need electrical power, please bring your own power strip.

Prizes? Yes!  We have FABULOUS prizes this year, too…cash AND gift cards! We also have fun “door prizes” for the chili tasters this year, and a 50/50 raffle!

To register as a taster, please go here. The registration fee is $10 if you use this link, $15 at the door. 

The Chili Cookoff has been a fun and tasty way to support MaxFund for over two decades now. Please bring your chili and/or your appetite and join us on March 22!

Many thanks to Noel Hickey, Proprietor of the Celtic Tavern, for gracing our event with his Irish hospitality over many years, and for being a great friend to MaxFund!
For more information, please visit our Blacktie Colorado page here.


On March 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., the MaxFund Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting that is open to all MaxFund members. The meeting will be held at the cat shelter, 720 W. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204.

All persons who hold an active MaxFund membership are welcome to attend and participate in the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!




As the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) begins its fall 2014 campaign for charitable giving by federal employees, we wanted to take a moment to say "THANK YOU" to everyone in the federal sector for your support!

Our CFC Charity Number is 36922.

MaxFund is proud to be a CFC charity that has been screened diligently by CFC volunteers for compliance with CFC's rigorous public accountability and other standards. You can be assured that every dollar donated to MaxFund is used wisely for the benefit of the dogs and cats who make their way to MaxFund! We're also a Charity Navigator 4-Star rated charity.

As a true no-kill animal shelter, we don't "pre-sort" animals into "adoptable" and "unadoptable" categories. We have found that there is a loving home for virtually EVERY homeless dog or cat. Our core mission is to take in injured strays, provide them the medical care they need, and find them great forever homes. As you can imagine, fulfilling this mission means that our medical costs greatly exceed those of most animal shelters. We could not help these deserving dogs and cats without YOUR help.

We take in animals from all over Colorado. When space allows, we take in transports from surrounding states as well. Our community services include a low-cost spay/neuter program that operates statewide, free adoptions for veterans, and low-income food and litter assistance. Often, animals are relinquished to us in a dire state: unvaccinated puppies with Parvo; newborn motherless kittens; dogs with a torn ACL; dogs and cats with out-of-control diabetes; dogs suffering from back leg paralysis; and the list goes on and on. We take in these animals as we are able, and give them a second chance at a healthy and happy future, thanks to generous community support.

Here are just some of the services that your dollars allow us to provide: 

$100 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male cats. 
$200 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female cats. 
$300 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male dogs.  
$400 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female dogs.  
$500 = Consult with cardiologist, blood work and echocardiogram for an animal with heart issues. 
$400-$600 = Internal medicine consult, testing, blood work and ultrasound. 
$1200-$1500 = Consult, cultures and x-rays at CSU (Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins) for cases that needed specialty consulting and care.   
$1495-$1550 = TPLO orthopedic surgery for a torn ACL.  
$1625 = A MONTH for needed diagnostics from the lab.   
$2000-$3900 = Parvo (life threatening virus) care for ONE puppy requiring hospitalization.

As the CFC campaign gets under way, please contact us if you'd like more information. Our people can come to your events, fairs, and other speaking opportunities to tell you more about MaxFund and to share with you some of the stories of the dogs and cats you've helped. Again, thank you for your support!