Events

  • Harmony Horse Expo

    Tour our beautiful facility, attend free horsemanship workshops and meet adoptable horses.

    Free Training Demonstrations

    Clinicians
    Devin Warren, Brent Winston, Garret Leonard, Justin Dunn, Jessica Dabkowski, Mike Brashear, Ben Grogan, Cori Hoody
    Littleton Equine Medical Center
    Colorado Saddlery
    Certified Horsemanship Association
    Colorado State University Equine Assisted Activities
    and Therapies Program

    View the full schedule

  • Catwalk

    Join us for a night to celebrate cats, beer and food at our Quebec Street Shelter. Our newest cat-themed event, the Catwalk, is a 21-and-older beer tasting event for feline fanatics! Admission to the Catwalk is just $20 and includes beer tastings from local breweries at different stations where guests can learn about our various cat programs and view available cats.

    Celebrate cats all week long!

    During the week leading up to the Catwalk (July 1-7) adoption fees are being waived at our shelters on all cats 1-year and older. Stop by our Quebec Street Shelter in Denver or our Buddy Center in Castle Rock to meet a new feline friend! Plus, when you adopt a cat during the week of July 1-7 you’ll receive $5 off your Catwalk ticket. Waived fees are sponsored by Petco Foundation.

  • Proctor’s Garden Tour

    Horticulturalist and 9NEWS gardening expert Rob Proctor opens his spectacular private garden for two mornings at this special event. Ticket sales benefit the Dumb Friends League.
    Suggested donation at event: $10
    Advance tickets at Tagawa Gardens: $8

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tokyo Joe’s Do Good Roll

    Starting March 21, Tokyo Joes will be partnering with the Dumb Friends League through the remainder of 2018 for their “Do Good Roll”. The Do Good Roll will be available at all Colorado Tokyo Joes (excluding Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Flatirons, Louisville and the Colorado Springs locations) from open to close, seven days a week, for the remainder of the year. Tokyo Joes will donate 50 cents for an 8 piece roll and 25 cents for a 4 piece roll back to the League. Get your sushi fix and help homeless pets and horses!

  • Barks & Brunch

    Brunch with your pup now through the end of summer at Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria! Stop by Marco’s DTC location for brunch every Saturday from 11am-3pm and 10% of your purchase will be donated back to the Dumb Friends League to help homeless pets. Plus – feel free to bring your pooch to brunch with you – all pups are welcome!

  • 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!

  • Brewery Running Series – Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery

    Join the Brewery Run Series at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery on Saturday, September 15th 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!