Home Page link - League for Animals and People of the Summit (L.A.P.S.) LAPS

League for Animals & People of the Summit - L.A.P.S.
Summit County, Colorado LAPS has been helping families and companion animals living in Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Heeney, Keystone, Montezuma and Silverthorne since 1990

LAPS is the area's primary charity working to reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. Other LAPS charity programs benefit the general welfare of companion animals and families in need of financial assistance with veterinary bills.
Please email LAPS@colorado.net with donations, questions or concerns

LAPS Event Calendar   Event Photo Gallery   LAPS Membership   Volunteers Needed

League for Animals and People of the Summit L.A.P.S. has been proudly serving Summit County, Colorado since 1990 as a registered 501-C3 non-profit EIN #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. LAPS is not part of the Summit County Animal Shelter, but we do subsidize their spay/neuter program with a generous annual grant from The Summit Foundation. LAPS also sponsors a discount voucher program with our local veterinary offices for spay/neuter for any income level. Applications for financial assistance or discount spay/neuter vouchers can be picked up at your vet or the Summit County Animal Shelter in Frisco. Funds for LAPS programs are raised through public grants, tax-deductible memberships, companion remembrances, special events, and always very generous donations from our wonderful local business community.

LAPS does not have ANY paid staff members... just a very dedicated board of directors, some fantastic fundraisers, and many loyal event volunteers.
LAPS does not spend your generous donations for advertising, office space, computers and printers, phone lines or internet connections...the Board use their personal equipment, so other than our very low overhead costs for insurance, permits and office supplies, nearly 100% of all donations goes directly back to our community.

Everyone is encouraged to 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 LAPS@colorado.net 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 fundraiser. Please come have some good fun with others, for a great cause.

LAPS programs supported by your generous donations
Adopted shelter animal spay/neuter and medical/surgical assistance
Veterinary discount vouchers for spay/neuter for any income
Low income medical assistance and spay/neuter for companion animals
Chappy Fund for assistance with abused pets
Cheyenne Fund for pets with life-shortening illness

Please support LAPS 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.

LAPS membership form Thanks everyone for your yearly LAPS membership donation. We greatly appreciate your support!
You can unsubscribe anytime from annual membership donation

LAPS membership levels

Companion animal family remembrances and tax deductible LAPS charity donations can be completed online with PayPal

Please sign up online to support LAPS when you use your City Market Rewards Program card! At no charge to you, they will donate a percentage of sales to a charity of your choice. They've changed the rules, so we need everyone to sign up again, online at City Market Rewards Program to continue LAPS donations in your name. Select 'Enroll Now', log-in or create an account, assign your account donations to League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) and you're finished. LAPS usually receives about $800 a year from this generous corporate program. All you have to do is sign up and then use your City Market discount card when shopping.

2016 Howlaween Ball event photographs brought to you by Matt Lit Photography

2016 Howlaween Ball pictures

Our very special thanks go out to Matt Lit for years of volunteering and generously sharing his professional photos from the 2016 Howlaween Ball! Please visit Matt's Howlaween Ball FaceBook page with dozens of great memories from this year's event. Please also have a look at Matt's most excellent Colorado Dog Photography website.

Thanks again to Matt Lit for all his charity work with LAPS over the years!

SANTA PAWS donation bins will be available November 21st to December 15th

LAPS Santa Paws program donation form

Please help LAPS put a delightful smile on the face of someone's deserving pet this holiday season! SANTA PAWS donation bins will be available, starting in mid-November, in all local pet stores, veterinarian offices and the Frisco Animal Shelter. If you, or someone you know, is in need of a little help providing holiday gifts for companion animals, please let us know. Santa Paws holiday gifting form needs to be filled out and returned to LAPS by December 15th, please. We use these forms to distribute Santa Paws gifts every year to needy families in Summit County.

Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade will be held again this year on Saturday, February 25, 2017

NEW! Barkus Mardi Gras Parade in Frisco Colorado February 6, 2016

Mardi Gras 4Paws inspired by the Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, comes to Frisco Saturday, February 25, 2017 with its own version for our four-legged friends! Hosted by the Town of Frisco, LAPS and The Lost Cajun Restaurant, located in Frisco and Breckenridge, this event is a costume parade for dogs and their families. The parade travels down Main Street from 2nd street 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 are awarded for Dogs in costumes only, for a King and Queen along with a full court of winners. There is also a "Belinda's Best" category to commemorate the late Belinda Griffin, who inspired this event. Join us for the parade, costume judging, games and Yappy Hour refreshments from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. Event day registration starts at 3 p.m. if you miss the online registration. Enjoy listening to the festive Mardi Gras music, while you sip the New Belgium beer or wine, hot Abbey's coffee or hot chocolate during Yappy Hour. The Lost Cajun donates their delicious gumbo and beignets and we did not forget the pooches...we sell our own version of bottled Doggie Beer 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 and drinks. Each $20-25 paid registration gets a Mardi Gras doggie bandana, beads, dog treats and a token for one bowl of gumbo and a beignet or a drink of your choice and you can buy more tokens at the event. All $5 dog entries will only receive free dog treats and beads, but you can buy extra bandanas and tokens. Credit cards will be accepted at this event, along with cash/check. Bring some cash to buy extra $5 tokens...it will be faster for you! Pre-registration online is $20 for your first dog and then only $5 for additional dogs. Event day price goes up to $25 and $5. Click on the blue Register Now button. All proceeds benefit L.A.P.S. programs. Bring your best friend... furry or otherwise! Five winners for costume prizes: King of the Cajuns, Queen of Romp, Knight of the Food Table, Baroness of Bark, and Belinda's Best!

Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual signature event will be held Saturday, August 5th 2017

Summit County Colorado - League for Animals and People of the Summit - L.A.P.S. - Frisco Colorado summer dog event

Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual, will be held Saturday, August 5th 2017 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 L.A.P.S. celebrate 26 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 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 next year.

4th Annual HOWLaween Ball costume party was held the evening of Friday, October 28th 2016
You can buy tickets online with EventBrite advance booking for the 2016 Howlaween Ball

Howlaween Ball - 4th Annual on Friday, October 28th

HOWLaween Ball 4th annual costume party was hosted this year the evening of October 28th, 2016 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Please join everyone flocking to our now infamous "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" Adult costume party for those 21 and Over. Prizes are awarded for best costumes and we'll have DJ Craig mixing it up with great dance tunes all night. HUGE silent auction, free snacks and a cash bar with kegs from local breweries, along with wine and cocktails. Please visit Matt Lit's Howlaween Ball FaceBook page with dozens of great memories from this year's event. All proceeds benefit three local animal non-profits: L.A.P.S., Animal Rescue of the Rockies, and Far View Horse Rescue.

Please visit www.HOWLaween.com for an online volunteer signup sheet and to check out our auction item sponsors! This costume ball event is made possible by the generosity of the Town of Silverthorne and many local businesses. We look forward to seeing you in costume this year! Tickets are only $20 through Oct 28th at 11am online with the Register Now! box above or you can buy tickets with cash or check at ARR Thrift Store in Breckenridge or Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne. Night of the event, tickets go up to $25 at the door with cash/check/credit card. Please note that even though proceeds benefit animals... this is a No Pets Event limited to those 21 and over.

Let's Go Boating, annual sailing event was held the weekend of August 27-28, 2016

Lets Go Boating at the Dillon Colorado Marina charity event for LAPS

Let's Go Boating our popular annual sailing and boating event, was held Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th 2016 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 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.

Dillon Marina Mutt Show was held Labor Day Weekend on Monday, September 5th 2016

Dillon Marina Mutt Show   Dillon Marina Mutt Show

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 L.A.P.S., so please join us for some fun in the sun alongside Lake Dillon this Labor Day. Great prizes and contests!

BowWow Film Festival was held at CMC Breckenridge on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

BowWow Film Festival shows 10 doggie short films in Breckenridge Colorado

BowWow Film Festival will be back in 2017! BowWow Film Festival shows 10 doggie short films at the CMC/Breckenridge Finkel auditorium with proceeds going to L.A.P.S. and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Tickets can be purchased online at bowwowfilmfest.com or with cash/check at A&A Pet Supply or Animal Lover's Pet Supply. All films are appropriate for children. Prices are Adults $10 and children under 12 only $7 and then go up to $12 for Adults at the door on Friday, September 23, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm and films start at 7pm. This year there will be a cash bar and appetizers!

Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch is not scheduled for 2016. Stay tuned for 2017 updates.

LAPS dog friendly charity events in 
Summit County Colorado (Frisco, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Dillon, Copper Mountain, Keystone)

WELCOME to our meetings!
LAPS board members meet at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of every month at Abbey's Coffee in Frisco on Main Street next to BackCountry Brewery. Please join us as a member of L.A.P.S. or just come to the meeting to get aquainted. Energetic, involved people are always needed to serve as board members and to help with special events around Summit County. LAPS events you can volunteer for and bring your dog in Summit County include: Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade, Canine 4K run/walk, Marina Mutt and Pet Photos with Santa and Grinch. Let's Go Boating at Dillon Marina benefits LAPS, but dogs can't sail with you and HOWLaween Ball is only for 2-legged adults over 21. Please join us for some furry family fun and great socializing dog-friendly events.

LAPS is spearheading the effort to get some permanent Summit County DOG PARKS. We need citizens to join committees and attend local government meetings to actively lobby for dog parks in our towns. Please email us at LAPS@colorado.net should you wish to help with this important community effort.

Should you wish to join our free email NEWSLETTER list, please email us at LAPS@colorado.net To help ensure every penny donated in these tough economic times goes directly towards companions and their people in need, we have curtailed mailing printed copies of the LAPS newsletter to save on postage and paper. For fun facts, cartoons and good information about pet care and LAPS events, visit us on Face book under League for Animals and People of the Summit and let us know what you think!

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.
Please stop by to enjoy their delicious sushi and seafood and say Hello from L.A.P.S.!

4-Paw Salute to our generous charitable donors and grant organizations!
The Summit Foundation, El Pomar, Animal Assistance Foundation, Colorado Grand, Slifer Smith,
Frampton Foundation and the town and county governments of Silverthorne and Frisco.

Summit County Animal Shelter
Find a friend volunteering to socialize cats, dogs, bunnies & ferrets awaiting adoption
American Society for the Prevent of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Poison Control Center with prevention and treatment advice from the ASPCA
BestFriends Animal Society
Exotic animal care tips and 'getting started with a pet' articles from Utah based sanctuary
Easy to search website lists animals awaiting adoption from all over the USA and Canada

LAPS Event Calendar   Event Photo Gallery   LAPS Membership   Volunteers Needed

Home Page link - League for Animals and People of the Summit (L.A.P.S.) LAPS

Please email LAPS@colorado.net with any questions or concerns
Memberships and donations can be mailed to our post office box

League for Animals and People of the Summit
L.A.P.S.      P.O. Box 2512      Frisco, CO  80443

Summit County Animal Shelter in Frisco has a website
and can be reached by phone at 970-668-3230 Mon-Sat
9am to 5:30pm in Frisco behind the Senior Center