Events

  • 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 March 1, 2018 during your favorite newscasts and programs. Contact ssprock@ddfl.org.

  • Estate Planning Basics: Tools, Tips, Tricks and Traps

    What are the important aspects of estate planning? This free seminar will include information on wills and living trusts, planning for incapacity, proper planning for your beneficiaries, including inheritance taxes, and choosing the proper person to settle your estate.

    This free event starts at 12 p.m. at our Quebec Street Shelter and includes lunch. To RSVP by March 9, contact Pam Vigil at pvigil@ddfl.org or (720) 241-7133.

  • Yappy Hour – Comrade Brewing

    Please join us for Yappy Hour at Comrade Brewing on Thursday, March 15 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).

  • Yappy Hour – 38 State Brewing

    Please join us for Yappy Hour at 38 State Brewing on Saturday, April 7 from 2-4 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).

  • 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.

  • Yappy Hour – Grist Laboratory

    Please join us for Yappy Hour at Grist Laboratory on Thursday, May 17 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).

  • 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.

  • 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 or you can make a gift online. Children and adults alike can write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. 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.

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.

  • Altar’d State Mission Mondays

    Looking to spruce up your closet? Visit Altar’d State Cherry Creek (3000 E 1st Ave Suite 1120, Denver, CO 80206) and feel good about grabbing some new items because 10% of net proceeds all day on Mondays from January 29-April 16 will be donated back to the League!

  • Brewery Running Series Kickoff Party

    Join us for a free pre-season event to launch the upcoming year of Colorado Brewery Running Series events!

    The kickoff event will be held at Runner’s Roost (1685 South Colorado Boulevard #J, Denver, CO 80222) and will feature deals on events, discounts on merchandise, free beer tastings from participating breweries, giveaways, and a one-mile dash around the neighborhood at 3 p.m. The Dumb Friends League is partnering with the Brewery Running Series again for their 2018 events and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our homeless pets! Register for the kickoff event here.

  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Give Back

    Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will be donating 20% of sales on Monday, 3/12/2018. Visit the Southglenn location from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Southwest Plaza and DTC locations from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to participate.

  • Brewery Running Series – Zuni Brewing

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Zuni Street Brewing on Sunday, April 8th at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in Denver. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    All participants receive a FREE craft brew and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from 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, and local vendors.

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

  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Give Back

    Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will be donating 20% of sales on Wednesday, 4/18/2018. Visit the Southglenn location from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Southwest Plaza and DTC locations from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to participate.

  • Brewery Running Series – Cheluna Street Brewing

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Cheluna Brewing Co. on Saturday, April 28th at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in Aurora. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    All participants receive a FREE craft brew and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from 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, and local vendors.

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

  • Brewery Running Series – Blue Moon Brewing RiNo

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Blue Moon Brewing RiNo on Saturday, June 16th at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in Denver. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    All participants receive a FREE craft brew and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from 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, and local vendors.

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

  • Brewery Running Series – Tivoli Brewing Co.

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Tivoli Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 23rd at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in Denver. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    All participants receive a FREE craft brew and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from 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, and local vendors.

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

  • Brewery Running Series – Great Frontier Brewing Co.

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Great Frontier Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 14th at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in Lakewood. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.

    All participants receive a FREE craft brew and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from 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, and local vendors.

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

  • Relay for Rescue

    Join the Dumb Friends League as we participate in a relay race and scavenger hunt around Downtown Denver to benefit our homeless pets and horses! Not only will you visit nine awesome venues, but you will also compete for a grand prize by taking on tasks like a three-legged race, balloon hop, locked elbows, and more.

    You’ll receive a lime green t-shirt, free drink tickets from Tito’s Handmade Vodka to two venues, drink specials at all participating venues, two raffle tickets for prizes given away at the after party, and 50% of each registration gets donated back to help the animals in our shelters. Sign up today and have fun for a great cause!