• Buddy Center Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, October 24 for the Buddy Center Open House! This event is open to the public, we’ll be hosting brief information sessions about how to get involved and support the Buddy Center, the League’s shelter located in Castle Rock, which has been in operation since 2002. We will be hosting two information sessions about who we are and what we do, our organizational philosophies, our impact on the animal community throughout the country, how to get involved as a volunteer, and other opportunities to support the Dumb Friends League. If you’d like to sign up to attend, please register for one of our information sessions and get a private tour of the Buddy Center!


  • Yappy Hour @ WestFax Brewing Company

    “Celebrate Howl-O-Ween with us.” Are you the Shaggy and Scooby type? Maybe you’re more like Elle Woods and Bruiser. Even if you’re like the Grinch and Max, we have a costume contest for you! Come dressed to impress!

  • 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.

  • Yappy Hour @ The Brew on Broadway

    “Paws to be Thankful!” Start a new tradition with family and friends, and give thanks for our furry friends. Get a photo with you and your pup by Denver’s A-List Top Dog Photographer, Sean McNeil for a $25 donation.

  • Yappy Hour @ Stem Ciders

    “He Sees You When You’re Drinking” OK, so we took some creative license with that line, and you and your pup can too when you take a photo with Santa by Denver’s A-List Top Dog Photographer, Sean McNeil for a $25 donation! Can you say, “Ho, Ho, Ho?”

  • Colorado Gives Day

    The Dumb Friends League will be participating in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4. This one day event is to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

    Please consider giving a gift to the Dumb Friends League on December 4 or preschedule your gift now to help the homeless pets in our care.

    Learn more.

  • Yappy Hour @ Comrade Brewing Company

    “I Triple-Dog-Dare-You!” Before you pass along chew toy requests to the man in the red suit, enter our trivia contest to win a holiday-themed dog basket. You’re sure to get a kiss from your pup . . . no mistletoe necessary!

  • 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

  • Harmony Horse Expo

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

  • 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 includes beer tastings from local breweries at different stations where guests can learn about our various cat programs and view available cats.

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

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 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!

  • Endless Ink Tattoo and Piercing’s Tats and Tails

    During the month of November, bring in any cat, dog, hamster, squirrel, turkey…. almost ANY animal-related concept and receive a tattoo. Endless Ink Tattoo & Piercing will donate $25.00 from each animal-related tattoo to the Dumb Friends League’s homeless pets and horses!

  • 12 Bars of Charity Pub Crawl

    The 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Charity is BACK on Saturday, December 15th! Invite friends and family to come out and join the fun, all while helping homeless pets and horses!

    Sign up as a pub crawler for the Dumb Friends League and you will receive a green sweatshirt, shuttle rides and drink specials, and the League will receive a $10 donation per registration ($15 if you register during the month of September)!

    Have fun and celebrate the season, all while helping the homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League!