LAPS companion animal fundraiser event schedule

Participate in LAPS by attending or volunteering at one of our many annual dog-friendly charity events! With just two dog parks 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.

Canine 4K Run/Walk

29th Annual in Frisco - Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street

Online registration is now available by clicking here!

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 29 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, munchies, 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! Onsite registration starts at 8:00 A.M. and the race starts at 9:15 A.M.

Click here for more detailed information about the K94K!

Dillon Marina Mutt Show will be Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019

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!

NEW this year!

The Silverthorne Outlets' "Barks & Brews" to benefit LAPS, will be on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 in the Blue Village, with music, local brews, a Doggie Fashion Show and a Doggie Halloween Costume Contest.

Tons of swag and prizes!

More info soon!

Silverthorne Outlets' Shopping Extravaganza: Saturday, November 9, 2019

The 14th Annual Silverthorne Outlets' Charity Shopping Extravaganza will be on Saturday, November 9 from 9-4 pm. Tickets are $25 purchased online or in-person from Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne.

In 2018, LAPS earned over $5,000 thanks to your support at the Shopping Extravaganza! Thank you!

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 but those ticket holders must physically check in at Shopping Extravaganza for LAPS to get the credit!

Every person that purchases tickets and attends Shopping Extravaganza will receive free lunch, one prize ticket (with the opportunity to purchase as many prize tickets as they'd like), beer, wine and cocktail tastings, desserts, one day only exclusive discounts at participating stores, and a chance to win over $25,000 in gift cards and grand prizes! Click here for more information.


Registration: 9 AM – Noon

Event Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

Let's Go Boating on Lake Dillon annual sailing event will be on June 8 & 9, 2019

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.

Concert in the Park: Date to be determined

LAPS was not selected to be a participant at Concert in the Park for the summer of 2019. Check back here for information about 2020!

Our 6th Annual HOWLaween Ball was a big success. Thank you to all who supported the event!

See photos from HOWLaween here! Photos by Jessica Ream

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.