League for Animals & People of the Summit - LAPS
Proudly serving Summit County, Colorado since 1990, the League for Animals and People of the Summit (L.A.P.S.) is a registered 501 C-3 non-profit #84-1157625.
LAPS raises funds to support a variety of assistance programs for companion animals of low income families living or working in Summit County, Colorado (Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Heeney, Keystone, Montezuma, Silverthorne).
While not directly associated with the Summit County Animal Shelter, we do support their spay/neuter program with a generous grant from
The Summit Foundation.
LAPS also sponsors a discount voucher (for spay/neuter only) that can be picked up at the
County Animal Shelter in Frisco.
Funds for LAPS programs come from your annual tax-deductable memberships, seasonal special events, public grants, personal endowments, and generous donations from our wonderful local business community.
LAPS programs supported by your generous donations:
WELCOME to our meetings!
Slideshow of photos from our 2011 Canine 4-K event
LAPS annual charity event schedule - please join us for some fun every year at...
Let's Go Boating, our popular annual sailing and boating event, will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 2013 at the Dillon, Colorado Marina. Please note this event is NOT on Father's Day weekend anymore, so as to avoid conflicts with other events. 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 benefits L.A.P.S. 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 on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 2013.
Canine 4K Run/Walk, our 23rd annual, will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013
Canine 4K Run/Walk, our 23rd annual, will be held Saturday, August 3rd at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street. Well over 190 delighted dogs and plenty of happy humans from all over the world participated this year for a good cause, raising almost $15,000! Click here for hundreds of photos of finishers, plus a slide show, from 2011 Canine 4K Run/Walk. Next year, please bring the family and participate in this worthy event! It is always filled with vendors handing out free product samples, local canine specialists providing special services, fun doggie contests, cool door prizes, HUGE silent auction, and a charity 4K race that you can walk or run and win prizes. Registration starts at 8:00 A.M. and the race starts at 9:15 A.M. Click here for our K9 4K pre-registration form for next year's event on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch will be held Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch will be held Saturday, November 16th, 2013 and will be about the same time next year at the Frisco Historic Park Chapel on Main Street from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. A professional photographer from Keeping Composure: Photography by Emily Schmutz will give you a beautifully finished photo selection or a photo CD for an extra $10 to create your most unique Christmas card ever! There are two background settings: a historic Chapel or an outside scene, complete with a sleigh and you can choose to sit with Santa and/or the Grinch OR just have a low cost Holiday family portrait done! All proceeds benefit LAPS. Click here for details on our Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch on Saturday, November 16th.
2013 DogTerra event was held Sunday, March 3rd at the Gold Run Nordic Center
2013 DogTerra our signature winter event was held Sunday, March 3rd at Gold Run Nordic Center/Breckenridge Golf Course, Gold Run Nordic Center located at Highway 9 and Tiger Run Road. Click here for registration form and details on how you can participate in this year's 9th annual event. Registration starts at 9:00 A.M. for a fun filled afternoon of ski joring, snowshoe, frisbee/chuck-it catch and Flyball and agility courses! Enjoy free doggie treats from Trail Dog Treats and Zuke's too! Click here for event results and photos from the 2010 event. You will need high-speed connection since there are 50 pictures. Click here for DogTerra event registration form. It's for a great cause with lots of fun, prizes for top finishers, and door prizes too on Sunday, March 3rd!
Our very special thanks goes out to the good folks at The Mountain Flying Fish restaurant in Breckenridge for their continuous donations from daily specials to benefit L.A.P.S.
Summit County Animal Shelter
Find a new friend or volunteer to help socialize cats, dogs, bunnies and ferrets waiting for adoption
American Society for the Prevent of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Poison Control Center with prevention and treatment advice from the A.S.P.C.A
BestFriends Animal Society
Exotic animal care tips and "getting started with a pet" articles from this Utah based sanctuary
This easy to search website lists adoptable animals from all over the USA and Canada.
High speed connection? Click on underlined links for hundreds of event photos!
LAPS DogTerra event photos from: 2005 2006 2007 2010
LAPS Canine 4K event photos from: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
click here for last year's Canine 4K race results and finish times
Please email LAPS@colorado.net with any questions and concerns.