MaxFund Animal Adoption Shelter is having their 19th annual chili cook off next week to benefit their adoptable pets.

The shelter is still signing up chefs for a $30 entry fee and chili tasters for a $10 entry fee on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. There will be red, green, vegetarian and celebrity chef categories, a silent auction and animals available for adoption.

Interested applicants may register through the MaxFund Animal Adoption Shelter to join.

Dogs are available for adoption at the shelter for $125 and cats for $70.

Check out this week's adoptable dogs from MaxFund!

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  • Cooper

    Cooper is an (extra fluffy!) pomeranian mix who is 6 years old. <strong><em>Visit with Cooper at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 19073018 Cooper has been at the shelter since Feb. 2, 2013.</em></strong>

  • Yang

    Yang is a Chihuahua mix. He's described as being a little shy, but he loves playing with other dogs, and humans! <em><strong>Visit with Yang at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 19144322 Yang has been at the shelter since Feb. 13, 2013</strong></em>

  • Magoo

    Magoo is a bichon frise mix. He's 19 years old and currently in foster care. Visit with Magoo at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 16456959 Magoo has been at the shelter since June 14, 2012.

  • Luna

    Luna is a Chihuahua mix who would love to go a home with her brother Pablo. She's house trained, doesn't like cats, and is afraid of loud noises. Can you take Luna home? <em><strong>Visit with Luna at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 18779862 Luna has been at the shelter since Dec. 21, 2012</strong></em>

  • Thor

    Thor is a Chinese shar-pei mix who's just over 2 years old. Who can resist this face? <em><strong>Visit Thor at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 19032038 Thor has been at the shelter since Jan. 27, 2013</strong></em>

  • Sadie

    Sadie is an Australian shepherd mix who looks like a fox! She is even nicknamed "Tigger" because she's always in a happy mood. Does she sound like the buddy for you? <strong><em>Visit with Sadie at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 19030910 Sadie has been at the shelter since Jan. 27, 2013</em></strong>

  • Amber

    Amber is a very smiley akita mix. She's 7 years old and loves being brushed. She loves attention and being outside, though fireworks make her kind of nervous. <em><strong>Visit with Amber at 1025 Galapago St. Denver (303) 595-4917 Animal ID: 17039268 Amber has been at the shelter since July 22, 2012</strong></em>