League for Animals and People of the Summit

Notice: Maryland Creek Dog Park will be CLOSED Sept 1-15th

LAPS' mission is literally a matter of life or death - reducing pet overpopulation and needless euthanasia of healthy animals through spay/neuter programs and providing financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary services that will assure a happy, healthy life for their pets.

With COVID-19 still affecting so many in our community, LAPS is offering $50 Veterinary Assistance for Routine Exams for lower income people who either live or work in Summit County. Please see the application for full details. This special financial aid program is being partially funded through a generous grant from Summit County Rotary...THANKS!

The regular application for assistance can be downloaded here and then emailed to MedicalApps@summitlaps.org or dropped off at the Animal Shelter. We will EMAIL YOU back within 24-48 hours but you must be checking your email. Please read the instructions and include ALL requested information with your application at the same time or we won't be able to review it. Must live or work in Summit County to apply. Email questions to MedicalApps@summitlaps.org Please DO NOT CALL THE ANIMAL SHELTER about LAPS applications.

If you need to see a Veterinarian, most offices are open but may have reduced hours for Coronavirus protocol, so call their office first!

LAPS also offers Discount Vouchers for spay/neuter only for any income (must pick up voucher at the Summit County Animal Shelter in Frisco and show proof of residency - or work in Summit County - no application to fill out.) Vouchers must be used at a local veterinary office.

Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe!

Dillon Marina Mutt Show

Mon, Sept 6, 2021

Dillon Marina Mutt Show is a FREE family-friendly dog-centric event hosted by the Town of Dillon at the Marina on Lake Dillon every Labor Day. Registration starts at 12:00 noon and the show starts at 2:00 pm. Dog lovers unite in an afternoon of family friendly fun as dog owners show off their companions and compete in costume for prizes. All proceeds benefit the League for Animals and People of the Summit LAPS, so please join us for some fun in the sun alongside Lake Dillon this Labor Day. Great prizes and contests!

Pick up some great bargains from local restaurants and shops at the Silent Auction too!


The 31st Annual K94K enjoyed another sunny event in Frisco with 115 dogs and their best friends participating and raising over $20,000 to benefit LAPS financial aid programs for local pets and families. THANKS to everyone who helped (Sponsors, Volunteers, Participants and the LAPS Board)!!

We changed things up this year with a FUN Run/Walk instead of a race and added an obstacle course along with our Paw Painting and Doggie Ice Cream station and it looked like everyone was having a great time!

Our list of Cash Sponsors and our Mighty Mutts' donations is long but LAPS sends out puppy smooches and smiles to thank all of these wonderful donors for their continued and/or new support...:)

Our TOP DOG SPONSOR was Farmer's Korner Veterinary Hospital with our CHAMPION SPONSORS, Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital and A&A Pet Supply...all we can say is WOW!!

Best in Show Sponsors: Peterson Pups, Frisco Animal Hospital, Animal Lovers Pet Supply, Silverthorne Veterinary Hospital, Alpine Bank & Breckenridge Animal Clinic.

Best in Class Sponsors: Land Title, Columbine Hills Concrete, Real Estate of the Summit, Abbey's Coffee, Feldman Development, O'Brien & Associates Real Estate, TheNaturalHome.com, Sulquist/MegaStar Mortage, Wiese Agency/American Family Insurance, Crystal Clear Auto Glass, KSMT/Always Mountain Time Media, Summit Daily News and Krystal 93.

Mighty Mutts Sponsors: Aurum Food & Wine, Abbey’s Coffee, Auth Chiropractic, Animal Lover's Pet Supply, BOLD Restaurant, Breckenridge Distillery, Blue River Bistro, Blue Sage Spa, Briar Rose, Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, Butterhorn Bakery, Brecken Gold, Craniologie, Creatures Great & Small, Deli Belly's, Daylight Donuts, Crown Cafe & Tavern, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dogsong Animal Training, EGO Salon./Mary Winquest, Downstairs at Eric's, Ember, Enza's Delicatessen & Market, Fatty's Pizzeria, 5th Avenue Grille, Gold Pan Saloon & Carboy Winery, Frisco Animal Hospital, Giampietros, Safeway, Hearthstone, Highside Brewery, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Kaleidoscope, Log Cabin Cafe, GO Intuition, Meg Jimenez Puppy Classes, Mi Casa, Mountain Outfitters, Mountain Goat, Mountain Angler, Modis, Mountain Wave Sports, Murdoch's Ranch Supply, Nails at Adams Studio/Wendy Snapp, Next Page Books & Nosh, Natural Pet Wellness, Ollie's Pub & Grub, Peppino's Pizza & Subs, Petco, Prosit & Pullman Distillery, Quandary Grille, Rebel Sports, Relish, Rivers Clothing Co., RMU, Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters, Rocky Mountain Animal Massage/Laurie Tarola, Saved by the Wine, Sancho Tacos & Tequilas, Silverthorne Rec Center, Skyline/Mitchell Theaters, South Ridge Seafood, The Canteen, The Moose Jaw, The Dog House, Peak of Asia, The Image Shop/Dawn, The Photo Shop, Twist Creative Cuisine, Uptown on Main, NRO, Janet & Michael Good and Jim & Maggie Cox.

Special Thanks to: Randall McKinnon for his amazing musical talent, The Town of Frisco for giving us the best venue for our doggie fun, Squeeze Designz/Liz Litwiller for her 25 years of creative custom t-shirt designs and The Enchanted Biscuit for all the yummy doggie treats.

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All NEW members receive a free LAPS logo hat or Year of the Dog mug. Memberships of $50 or more may have 2 hats or mugs or one of each! Members must pick up their hat or mug at any of our many fun events or at a LAPS meeting.

Helping families with companion animals in Summit County since 1990

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If you shop with Amazon.com... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by signing onto your Amazon.com account at smile.amazon.com and selecting League for Animals and People of the Summit for your charitable organization. Then bookmark smile.Amazon.com, instead of Amazon.com, for your login and without costing you a penny, LAPS will receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, using your same existing Amazon account and providing the same products at the same prices.

If you shop with City Market, King Soopers, or Krogers... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by directing your Rewards Program card to benefit League for Animals and People of the Summit. At no charge to you, they will donate a percentage of sales to a charity of your choice. City Market Rewards Program and then select 'Enroll Now' to log-in or create an account and assign your donations. LAPS traditionally receives about $800 a year from this generous corporate charity program. All you have to do is sign up and then use your City Market discount card when shopping.

The Summit County Animal Shelter is accepting donations of dog/cat food to distribute to needy pets in our community. To the left is a photo of where you can either leave your donations or pick up free food (1 bag per person, please) for your dog or cat at the shelter.

To access: open the left drop box and quickly select your food (the right box is still available for overnight pet drops). Keep your social distancing!

Puppy smooches go out the wonderful staff at the Shelter for providing this service and for continuing the great job they do with caring for the shelter animals.