Events

  • Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ

    Hosts Jana and Fred Bartlit invite 550 guests to their Castle Pines home for a Texas-style barbecue and headline entertainment. 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, contact mdiffen@ddfl.org.

  • 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. 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

    This year, we’re introducing a brand-new telethon featuring all your old favorites: adorable, adoptable pets and touching stories of homeless animals whose lives have been changed because of your generosity. Watch 9NEWS all day Feb. 9 during your favorite newscasts and programs. Contact ssprock@ddfl.org.

    Learn more about volunteering for this event.

  • 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 Jasmin Rice at jrice@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 Maryjane Jarvis at mjarvis@ddfl.org or (720) 241-7126.

  • Colorado Brewery Running Series

    It doesn’t get more simple than this: walk / jog / run … drink beer … and raise money for the Dumb Friends League! Free beer, SWAG, music, local vendors & more! Join Colorado Brewery Running Series at 11AM on Saturday Nov 5th at Stem Ciders and enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run throughout the surrounding neighborhood & parks! Walk, jog, run… no one cares! We’ve mapped out a course that starts and ends at the brewery and our guides along the way will make sure you know where to go. Cross the finish line and celebrate!

  • Colorado Brewery Running Series

    It doesn’t get more simple than this: walk / jog / run … drink beer … and raise money for the Dumb Friends League! Free beer, SWAG, music, local vendors & more! Join Colorado Brewery Running Series at 11AM on Saturday, Nov 12th at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run throughout the surrounding neighborhood & parks! Walk, jog, run… no one cares! We’ve mapped out a course that starts and ends at the brewery and our guides along the way will make sure you know where to go. Cross the finish line and celebrate!