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 membership form! Tax deductible yearly LAPS
Tax deductible donations, endowments, and companion
LAPS programs supported by your generous donations:
Adopted animal shelter companion spay/neuter assistance
Veterinary discount vouchers for spay/neuter of your pet
Low income medical assistance for companion animals
And our two privately endowed funds...
'Chappy Fund' for assistance with abused pets
'Cheyenne Fund' for pets with life-shortening illness
LAPS annual charity event schedule - please join us for some fun every year at...
Dillon Marina Mutt Show is a FREE family-friendly dog-centric event hosted by the Town of Dillon at the Marina on Lake Dillon this Labor Day, Monday, September 1st 2014. 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 benfit the League of Animal and People of the Summit L.A.P.S., so please join us for some fun in sun alongside Lake Dillon this Labor Day.
2nd Annual HOWLaween Ball will be held the evening of Friday, October 24th, 2014
1st Annual HOWLaween Ball was a huge success at the Silverthorne Pavilion, with this year's scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 24th, 2014. Well over 300 people attended last year's "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" costume party for 21 & Over with cash bar, free appetizers, live DJ, dancing, prizes for best costumes, and a HUGE Silent Auction. All proceeds benefited four of our local animal non-profits: LAPS, Swan Center Outreach, Animal Rescue of the Rockies, and Far View Horse Rescue. Made possible by the generosity of the Town of Silverthorne and many local businesses, we look forward to seeing you in costume this year. Visit HOWLaween Ball website for great pictures from the 2013 event!
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch will be held Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch will be held Saturday, November 15th, 2014 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 Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch to be held on Saturday, November 15th, 2014.
Mardipaws Barkus costume parade was Saturday, March 1st, 2014 and TBA in 2015
Mardipaws Barkus Parade inspired by the Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, comes to Frisco Saturday, March 1st, 2014 with its own version for our four-legged friends! LAPS and The Lost Cajun Restaurant, located at 204 Main Street Frisco, are combining forces to create a costume parade for dogs and their families. The parade will travel from 2nd street, down to 7th along the sidewalk and back up the other side of the street for a full viewing of the colorful canines and their entourage. Prizes will be awarded for Dogs in costumes only, for a King and Queen along with a full court of winners. There will also be specialty categories, including a "Best in Pink Pooch" and "Belinda's Pink Wild Card" to highlight those that either did the Romp to Stomp or who just want to support finding a cure for breast cancer. Join us for the parade, judging, games and refreshments from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. Event day registration starts at 2 p.m. should you miss the online registration. Enjoy listening to the local Summit High School Jazz Band as they warm up to lead off the parade. Make the most of our Mardipaws event by participating in games, doggie socializing, and photo opportunities. Click here for online pre-registration to this fun-filled charity event. Or you can click here to print a pre-registration form and mail in a check by February 22nd.
Let's Go Boating, annual sailing event is the weekend of June 13th and 14th, 2015
Let's Go Boating our popular annual sailing and boating event, will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th, 2015 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 13th and 14th, 2015.
Copper Mountain Goes to the Dogs was held Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Copper Mountain Goes to the Dogs was a happening event on Saturday, June 28th at Copper Mountain Resort and included lots of dog-friendly FUN and benefits LAPS... so check out the link below that has all the info on schedules, races, activities and registration and then bring Muttley out to play with us next year. Volunteers are needed for course marshals, water stations, set up, registration and golf cart drivers. Please email LAPS@colorado.net to sign up as a volunteer for the 2015 event! Give me your email address and phone number that I can give to Copper Mountain to contact you and tell me what time/job you would like to volunteer for. For full details, right down to 'where to park' go to: Copper Mountain Goes to the Dogs. Here's a list of the activities for the day at Copper: 5K & 10K Trail Races with Prizes, Dock Diving, Cani-Cross with our very own Louisa Morrissey of High Country Dogs, Scooter-joring, Yappy Hour with Animal Planet's Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, Off Leash Play area, Copper Mt. Ski Patrol Avalanche Dogs Demos, Live music with local Mike Woodard, Vendor Village, and Free doggie treats. Hope to see all of you there!
Canine 4K Run/Walk, our 24th annual, was held Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 24th annual, was held Saturday, August 2nd 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 last year for a good cause, raising almost $15,000! Please bring the family and participate in this worthy dog-friendly 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. Save time and pre-register online with EventBrite for next year's L.A.P.S. Canine 4K event! Or click here for the registration form to mail in or bring with you the day of the event: Saturday, August 2, 2014.
DogTerra event was traditionally held in early March at the Gold Run Nordic Center
DogTerra our signature dog-friendly winter event, will not be held in 2015. Annually held at the Nordic Center on Breckenridge Golf Course Gold Run Nordic Center, DogTerra is not scheduled for 2015, but LAPS is not counting it out for the future. Dogs having a great time in the snow for a wonderful cause, with prizes for top finishers and door prizes too! A fun-filled dog-friendly winter-time outdoor event with ski joring, snowshoe romps, frisbee/chuck-it catch matches, Flyball feats, agility courses, and free gourmet doggie treats from Trail Dog Treats and Zuke's!
Our very special thanks goes out to the good folks at
The Mountain Flying Fish restaurant
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.