Events calendar


July 11, 2015
More than 2,000 people attend the annual CatFest at the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street Shelter in Denver. This five-hour event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inspires a sense of community and raises awareness about the benefits of adopting a cat. Vendors and sponsors offer cat-related products and services, and attendees enjoy food, music, cat training demonstrations, and waived adoption fees for adult cats. Contact

Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ

August 15, 2015
Hosts Jana and Fred Bartlit invite 600 guests to their Castle Pines home for a Texas-style barbecue and headline entertainment from 5 to 10 p.m. The Bartlits take care of expenses, so all proceeds from ticket sales and silent and live auctions come to the Dumb Friends League. For more information including table pricing contact

Wag `n Trail™

September 19, 2015
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking with their dogs at Glendale Farm Open Space north of Castle Rock from 8 a.m. to noon while helping raise funds for the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center. Participants collect donations to earn prizes and gain entrance to the scenic 1.6-mile trail. Refreshments, vendors and dog-centric demonstrations round out this popular fall fundraiser. Contact Registration opens July 1.

Paws to Give Shelter Giving Experience

November 17, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Each holiday season, patrons are invited to our three facilities - the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and the Harmony Equine Center in Franktown - to fill out a "paw" decoration with a donation amount and a message, which is then displayed on our walls. Children and adults alike often write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. Donations of supplies are also welcome. This is a great time for patrons to visit the shelters with their families, view the animals in our care, and teach and share the spirit of giving. Contact

Colorado Gives Day

December 8, 2015
The Dumb Friends League participates in this state-wide event, which supports the nonprofits that protect and nurture our quality of life in Colorado. Colorado Gives Day, a program of the Community First Foundation, is an easy way to contribute to the Dumb Friends League, as well as other nonprofits that make our state great. "Give where you live!"

Pledges for Pets Telethon on Fox31

January 24, 2016
More than 60,000 viewers from Colorado and beyond tune in from noon to 5 p.m. to learn about Dumb Friends League programs, see adoptable pets and pledge their support for the organization.This event is hosted at our Quebec Street Shelter in Denver. Contact

Give Paws, hosted by the "Gabby Gourmet"

March 2016
Join Denver's "Gabby Gourmet" Pat Miller and Denver's top chefs in a night of extraordinary dining at Gourmet Fine Catering to benefit the homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. Savor an unforgettable multi-course dinner, accompanied by hand-selected specialty wines, live music and a silent auction. Contact

Furry Scurry®

May 7, 2016
The Furry Scurry dog walk, held in Denver’s Washington Park, is a two-mile walk from 9 a.m. to noon that draws 12,000 people and 5,000 dogs each year. More than 150 vendors and sponsors offer pet-related products, and walkers enjoy food, demonstrations and contests. Thanks to wide community support, the 2015 Furry Scurry has raised $945,000 for the homeless pets and horses in our care. 

Harmony Equine Center Open House

May 2016
The Harmony Equine Center Open House takes place at our Franktown facility and is attended by more than 1,000 people. Vendors and sponsors offer equine-related products and services, and attendees enjoy training demonstrations, guided tours, food trucks, adoptable horses, adoptable cats and dogs from the Buddy Center, and resource booths providing information on horse adoption and summer equine classes and camps. Contact

Rob Proctor's Garden Tour

June 2016
3030 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO

Please join us for a very special tour of Rob Proctor's garden benefiting Dumb Friends League! Tickets are available at the event for $10, or in advance at Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Road. Rob Proctor has been entertaining Colorado green thumbs for a decade during his twice-weekly segments on 9News, KUSA TV. Don't miss your chance to see this magical space for people and pets in person!

Events on our behalf

Our supporters fundraise for us through their own events. Join in and contribute to the Dumb Friends League through one of these many fun opportunities!

Please contact Maryjane Jarvis, at or (720) 241-7126, with any questions.