LAPS companion animal fundraiser event schedule

Participate in LAPS by attending or volunteering at one of our many annual dog-friendly charity events! With only one dog park in Summit County, these dog-friendly community gatherings are especially important for socializing our loyal companions.

Please email us at and help in our mission to care for Summit County companion animals in need. We truly appreciate your generous contributions over the years and look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Community Benefits: (check here for future benefits sponsored by businesses and organizations in our community to support LAPS)

Join us at the 6th Annual HOWLaween Ball on Friday, October 26, 7:00 - 11:00 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

HOWLaween costume ball is made possible by Town of Silverthorne and generosity from many local businesses. We look forward to seeing you in costume this year!

Come HOWL with us (must be 21 & over & show ID) at the best Halloween party in the county! The 6th Annual HOWLaween Ball at the Silverthorne Pavilion has it all: DJ/dancing, costume contests, free snacks, cash bar (local craft breweries' kegs), huge silent auction and a free event photo op...and much more... all benefitting two local animal welfare non-profit organizations in Summit County (L.A.P.S. & Far View Horse Rescue).

Sorry, this is a No Pet and No Kids event.

HOWLaween Ball advance tickets:

ALL tickets include ONE FREE LOCAL BREW!

$20 per person until 11am on event day

$25 at the door (credit/cash/check)

BUY ONLINE with credit card


Hard copy tickets can be purchased at these locations with exact change: CASH/CHECK only

Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne: 10-5 M-Sat (near Greers)

Animal Lovers Pet Supply in Breckenridge: 10-6 daily (near Airport Rd)

There is parking at the Silverthorne Pavilion area plus additional parking across from the Silverthorne Rec Center (park and walk across the bridge).

Want to avoid driving to HOWL...The Summit County free bus system stops across the street from the Pavilion.

Please drink and drive responsibly...for everyone's sake!

Silverthorne Outlets' Shopping Extravaganza: November 3, 2018

The 13th Annual Silverthorne Outlets' Charity Shopping Extravaganza will be on Saturday, November 3 from 9-4 pm. Tickets are $25 purchased online or in-person from Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne.

Please be sure to designate League for Animals & People of the Summit from the participating non-profits so LAPS will get 50% from each ticket sold plus even more $$$ if we can sell 100 tickets! Every person that purchases tickets and attends Shopping Extravaganza will receive a $5 gift card, free breakfast, free lunch, one prize ticket (with the opportunity to purchase as many prize tickets as they'd like), beer, wine and cordial tastings, desserts, one day only exclusive discounts at participating stores and a chance to win over $25,000 in gift cards and grand prizes! Information about the 2018 Shopping Extravaganza will be posted here when it becomes available. Click here for more information.

Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade was held in Frisco on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mardi Gras 4Paws, a costume parade for dogs and their families, was a fun time once again this year in Frisco Saturday, February 10, 2018, hosted by the Town of Frisco, LAPS and The Lost Cajun Restaurant. The Lost Cajun donates their delicious gumbo and beignets and we did not forget the pooches... we sell our own version of bottled Doggie Brew too! Even if you don't have a mutt and just want to come join the fun as a spectator, you can buy tokens for the gumbo, beer, and wine. Bring your best friend... furry or otherwise! All proceeds benefit LAPS programs.

Event day registration begins at 2 p.m with $20 for 1st Dog and $5 for additional dog. Join us for the parade at 3:15, doggie costume judging at 3:45 and Yappy Hour refreshments from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Online pre-registration is only $15 for 1st Dog! Click on orange Register Now button. 1st Dog entries receive a Mardi Gras bandana and beads, treats and One $5 token to buy either gumbo, beer or a doggie brew. The $5 entries will only get beads and treats, but extra bandanas and tokens can be purchased separately. Credit cards, checks, and cash will be gladly accepted.

Let's Go Boating on Lake Dillon annual sailing event will be June 9-10, 2018

Let's Go Boating our popular annual sailing and boating event, was held Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 2018 at the Dillon, Colorado Marina.

For details on how you and your family can participate this year in our relaxing event click here! NO DOGS are allowed on the boats, but 100% of all proceeds benefit LAPS and the needy pets of Summit County. Enjoy a 45 minute cruise around beautiful Lake Dillon in either a captained sailboat or pontoon boat for less than half the price you would pay elsewhere.

Canine 4K Run/Walk 28th annual in Frisco - Saturday, August 4, 2018

Canine 4K Run/Walk our 28th annual, was held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street.

Nearly 150 delighted dogs and plenty more happy humans from all over the world participate for a good cause, raising almost $17,000 each year! Please bring the family and help LAPS celebrate 28 years of helping locals and their pets! It is always filled with vendors handing out free product samples, local canine specialists providing special services, fun doggie contests and an agility course, door prizes, HUGE silent auction, and a charity 4K race that you can walk or run and win prizes. Local musician favorite, Randall McKinnon will be entertaining us, so come and enjoy! Registration starts at 8:00 A.M. and the race starts at 9:15 A.M. Save time and pre-register online with EventBrite for the LAPS Canine 4K event! Or click here for the registration form to mail in or bring with you the day of the event.

Concert in the Park: Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Concert in the Park will be on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Frisco Gazebo from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and your leashed dog to enjoy FREE live music and support LAPS by buying refreshments, dog treats and K94K custom t-shirts for a fun evening of relaxation. LAPS works the refreshment tent and receives all net proceeds.

Dillon Marina Mutt Show will be Labor Day - Monday, September 3, 2018

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!