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Fetch Your Sneakers, and Get Ready for Wag `n Trail

Celebrate the first day of fall with craft beer and a hike with your dog while helping homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock at the 14th annual Wag `n Trail.

The 1.6-mile dog-friendly hike takes place Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at Glendale Farm Open Space in Douglas County. Come out and enjoy a beer garden, silent auction, pet-related vendors, food trucks, music and adoptable dogs. If your pup still has energy after the event, be sure to stop by the five-acre, off-leash dog park!

The $50 registration fee includes a downloadable event photo of you and your dog, a photo frame, a bag of Hill’s Science Diet® treats, craft beer or root beer and ice cream for both you and your pup. Participants who contribute an additional $25 above the registration fee receive a Wag `n Trail event shirt and dog bandana. Children 12 years old and younger can participate for free with a paid adult registration and will receive complimentary ice cream and root beer.

Already have plans on Sept. 22, or want to hike a different trail and still raise money for homeless pets? Register as a “Virtual Hiker,” and choose any trail and hike before October 22. Virtual Hiker registration is $25 and includes a Wag `n Trail dog bandana. Participants can enter the virtual hiker photo contest by submitting a picture from their hike for a chance to win a doggie gift basket and a $100 gift card from PetSmart.

The Dumb Friends League Buddy Center is the only full-service animal shelter serving Douglas County and plays a vital role in reuniting owners with lost pets and finding loving homes for adoptable cats, dogs and small mammals. All proceeds from Wag `n Trail help provide shelter, medical care, behavior training, foster care and other services to homeless pets at the Buddy Center.

“It’s one of our favorite events of the year,” said Matt Levien, Dumb Friends League Buddy Center director. “It’s fun seeing Coloradans come together to enjoy a beautiful hike with their pups while supporting the Buddy Center and the services we provide to the pets and people of Douglas County.”

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