Events

  • Yappy Hour at Colorado Cork and Keg

    Join us for a Yappy Hour at Colorado Cork and Keg on Thursday, July 26 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).

    “Grab a prop and get happy” – Grab a few of our props to dress up you and your pup, well snap a photo so you can remember the fun!

  • 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

  • Yappy Hour at Locavore Beer Works

    Join us for a Yappy Hour at Locavore Beer Works on Saturday, August 11 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).

    The theme is “Sum sum summertime fun” – bring a prop related to summertime fun (flip flops, sunscreen, a grilling tool) and you’ll be entered to win a paw-some prize!

  • Lulu’s BBQ

    Join Jana & Fred Bartlit for the 17th annual Lulu’s BBQ to benefit the Dumb Friends League

    Don’t miss this rockin’ party with country music legends Alabama. The Country Music Hall of Fame honorees are known for such timeless hits as “Mountain Music,” “Tennessee River,” and “Dixieland Delight.” With more than 30 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit, the band has toured worldwide and sold over 75 million records.

    Dinner by Chef Tom Perini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

    NEW THIS YEAR! This exclusive event will be held at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colo. and includes a pre-gala horse demonstration and tours at 4 p.m.

    Purchase tickets

  • Yappy Hour at Infinite Monkey Theorem

    Join us for a Yappy Hour at Infinite Monkey Theorem on Saturday, September 8 from 12-2 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).

    We know you’re not ready for summer to end, so cheers to you and your pup! Make sure to wear something colorful and fun to send off summer. A-List Top Dog Photographer of Denver, Sean McNeil, will be available to take a professional digital photo of your pet for a $25 donation!

  • 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.

    Sign up to volunteer for the Wag `n Trail!

  • 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!

  • Free Pawbenders with $1 Donation to the League

    Stop by any GoodTimes during the month of July and you’ll receive a free PawBender when you donate $1 to the Dumb Friends League. It’s a great way to treat your furry friend and give back to help homeless pets and horses!

  • PAWsome Tie Dye

    We know how much you’ve always wanted to match your pet … NOW YOU CAN!

    Join us on Saturday, July 28th at Copper Kettle Brewing as we drink beer, tie dye shirts and bandanas amd give back to the Dumb Friends League at the same time!

    Pick your potion- whether you’d like to just tie dye yourself a shirt, or just a bandana for your pet, OR BOTH!

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Crush Wine Bar Charity Mondays

    Visit Crush Food and Wine Bar in Castle Rock (3911 Ambrosia Street, #102, Castle Rock, CO 80109) on Monday, July 30 and enjoy some small plates and wine in the name of homeless pets and horses! All profits from that evening will benefit the Dumb Friends League.

  • 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!