Events

  • 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.

  • School’s Out Yappy Hour at Living the Dream Brewing

    Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and please join us for School’s Out Yappy Hour at Living the Dream Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, giveaways and the chance to win prizes for you and your pet. 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 each beer sold will be donated to the Dumb Friends League.

  • Harmony Equine Center Open House

    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 jrice@ddfl.org.

  • CatFest®

    CatFest will feature educational demonstrations on how to clicker-train your cat, pet behavior and veterinary advice from experts, and the one-of-a-kind “Meow Market.”

  • 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.

    Registration opens at the end of June.

  • 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.

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.

  • Good Times PawBender Give Back

    Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate it than with frozen custard for you and your Pup! Treat your pup to a PawBender, with vanilla custard, doggie biscuits and peanut butter drizzle. The League will receive a percentage of proceeds from all Good Times PawBender sales January 1-June 30 at all of their 35 Colorado Locations!

  • YogaZo Give Back Days

    Looking to get your yoga on? Whether you’re a beginner or a practical yoga master, YogaZo is perfect for you—and when you attend their events, a portion of the proceeds will go right to help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League!

    Join the mobile Yoga studio at breweries across the Denver area throughout February to practice yoga and help pets in need. Classes cost just $10, and stick around after for drink specials. RSVP using the links below!

    April 2 – Epic Brewing
    April 6 – Grandma’s House
    April 8 – Infinite Monkey Theorem
    April 27 – Grandma’s House

  • Park Burger, Burger of the Month

    Introducing, Man’s Best Friend. This month’s burger includes sweet relish, tomatoes, onions and sport peppers on top of a patty with a classic hot dog on the bottom. Intrigued by a food that could be both hot dog and burger?

    $1 of each burger sold will be donated to the Dumb Friends League, and there are a handful of locations around the Denver area where you can find it. You can find it at Park Burger locations throughout the month of April.

  • Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana Give Back Day

    Enjoy Racca’s Pizzeria prior to the game or just treat yourself to dinner out at their location two blocks away from Coors Field. Racca’s will be donating 20% (including alcohol sales)of the evening’s sales (5-10pm) to the Dumb Friends League.

    You must mention “Dumb Friends League” when ordering to have your sale be part of the give back.

  • Brewery Run Series – Grandma’s House

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Grandma’s House Brewery on Saturday, April 29 at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this collaborative and one-of-a-kind Denver brewery. Seriously, the tap handles are KNIT! This place is NEAT! 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 Grandma’s House 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!

  • Chipotle Give Back Day

    Eat at any of Chipotle’s 55 metro Denver locations (excluding Boulder and Longmont) on Tuesday, May 9 and mention the Dumb Friends League, and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from your purchase to help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. It’s a delicious way to make a difference! View participating locations.

  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Give Back Day

    The League is partnering with Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Northfield Stapleton for a Give Back Day, all day, on Sunday, May 21! Check out their awesome menu and full bar while having 20% of your entire sale be donated to the League. Brixx is also offering complimentary dog bowls to the first 100 guests who mention Dumb Friends League. They have a dog-friendly portion of the patio (in accordance with Denver guidelines). Spend Sunday Funday with Brixx while helping homeless pets and horses.

  • California Pizza Kitchen Give Back Day

    California Pizza Kitchen has partnered with the League for a multi-location give back day on Thursday, June 22! 20% of your check will be donated back to the League if you attend either their Park Meadows, Cherry Creek Mall, or Flatiron Crossing locations and mention the Dumb Friends League to your server. Enjoy lunch or treat yourself to dinner and feel good about a portion of your sale helping homeless pets at the League.

  • Epic Brewing Give Back Night

    Epic Brewing has invited League supporters to enjoy their brews on Tuesday, June 27th for a give back night! Whether you are an adventurous beer drinker or stick with your favorites, Epic has a variety of beers for everyone’s tastes. Head to Epic Brewing in RiNo (3001 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205) for a brew and 20% of your sale will be donated to the League from 5-10pm. Please note that this location is not dog friendly.