Events

  • Rob Proctor’s Garden Tour

    Please join us on July 29 and July 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a very special tour of horticulturist Rob Proctor’s garden (3030 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80211) benefiting the 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’s green thumbs for a decade during his informative and entertaining segments on 9NEWS KUSA. Don’t miss your chance to see this magical space for people and pets in person!

  • Joyride Brewing Yappy Hour – “Dog Daze of Summer”

    Dress like a hippie and please join us for Summer is Dog Daze of Summer Yappy Hour at Joyride Brewing on Wednesday, August 2 from 6-8 p.m. Collectible pint glasses just $10 (while supplies last). Please note: Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, well behaved and kept in hand. Please keep your pet off furniture and clear of walkways. $1 of every beer sold will be donated to the Dumb Friends League.

    RSVP now.

  • LULU’S BBQ – Entertainment by Seal

    Get a little crazy at this summer’s smoothest social event …
    LULU’S BBQ
    Entertainment by Seal

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 5 P.M.
    Dinner by Chef Tom Perini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Texas

    Join Jana & Fred Bartlit for the 16th annual Lulu’s BBQ to benefit the Dumb Friends League
    Don’t miss this sure-to-sizzle evening with soul and R&B singer and songwriter Seal.
    Known for his international hits “Crazy,” “Kiss from a Rose,” “Prayer for the Dying,”
    “Don’t Cry” and many more, Seal has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and
    won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards, four Grammy Awards
    and an MTV Video Music Award. He was a coach on “The Voice Australia” in 2012 and 2013
    and will return to the show in 2017 as head coach.

    TABLE & TICKET OPTIONS
    Benefactor table: $20,000 or Benefactor ticket: $2,000
    VIP table: $10,000 or VIP ticket: $1,000
    Premier table: $7,500 or Premier ticket: $750
    Seating is very limited and selling quickly, so please reserve your table or tickets early by calling (720) 241-7146 or emailing jrice@ddfl.org.

  • Infinite Monkey Theorem Yappy Hour – “Summer is Wine-ing Down”

    Please join us for Summer is Wine-ing Down Yappy Hour at Infinite Monkey Theorem on Saturday, August 26 from 2-4 p.m. Collectible pint glasses just $10 (while supplies last). There will also be a doggie photoshoot! Please note: Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, well behaved and kept in hand. Please keep your pet off furniture and clear of walkways. $1 of all tap and canned wine sales will be donated to the Dumb Friends League.

    RSVP now.

  • Wag `n Trail

    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 ssprock@ddfl.org.

    Register now.

  • Paws to Give™ Shelter Giving Experience

    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 message that is displayed on our walls. Children and adults alike can write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. Donations of supplies are also welcome. This is a great time for parents to visit the shelter with their children, view the animals in our care and share the spirit of giving. Contact iking@ddfl.org.

  • Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon

    Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon features adorable, adoptable pets and touching stories of homeless animals whose lives have been changed because of your generosity. Watch 9NEWS all day Feb. 8, 2018 during your favorite newscasts and programs. Contact ssprock@ddfl.org.

  • Furry Scurry®

    The Furry Scurry dog walk, held in Denver’s Washington Park, is a two-mile walk 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. Contact ssprock@ddfl.org.

Volunteer opportunities are available for most of our events. For more information, please follow the links to the event pages or contact Megan Newhouse at mnewhouse@ddfl.org.

Events on our Behalf

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

Questions? Please contact Shannon Sprock at ssprock@ddfl.org or (720) 241-7082.

  • RAND.photography Show

    Stop by Frame by Frame (200 Quebec Street, #600-125, Denver, CO 80230) gallery during the months of June and July to view photography by local artist Rand Smith of RAND.photography. Prints will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit the Dumb Friends League.

    View Facebook event for more information

  • “Hot Diggity Dog” Summer Outdoor Sand & Grass Volleyball Tournaments

    Saturday July 22nd
    Saturday August 19th
    Sunday Sept. 17th
    (all run from 9am-4pm)

    Show off your volleyball skills, earn prizes and support the Dumb Friends League by playing in one of Colorado Volleyball Connection’s three summer volleyball tournaments! Many skill levels are offered and you don’t need a full team to register. Funds raised and supplies collected will benefit the League’s homeless pets and horses. See complete details at www.coloradovolleyballconnection.com under the “tournaments” tab!

  • Brewery Run Series – Denver Beer Co

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Denver Beer Co (NEW Arvada location) on Aug 5th at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this iconic Denver brewery! THIS EVENT WILL BE AT THE OLD TOWN ARVADA TAPROOM LOCATION! Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    What’s included?! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from Denver Beer Co and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from our partners and sponsors + chance to win sweet door prizes and more free beer! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food trucks, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors.

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dumb Friends League. Registration is limited, so sign up today!

  • Pizzeria Locale Give-Back Day

    Visit either of Pizzeria Locale’s Denver locations: 550 Broadway or 3484 W. 32nd Ave. Mention the Dumb Friends League while ordering to have half of your purchase donated to the League.