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 spend money on advertising, we do not rent office or storage space, we do not have ANY paid staff members, and all event workers are volunteers, so nearly 100% of your generous donation will always be invested directly back into our community for the benefit of companion animals in need.

Tax deductible LAPS charity donations, companion animal memorials, friend and family remembrances are welcomed.
You do not need to have a PayPal account to make LAPS donations.

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

LAPS membership form can be filled out and mailed to LAPS with yearly donation check or paid by credit card subscription.
Must have PayPal account for yearly membership subscription renewal.
Unsubscribe anytime from annual LAPS membership...

LAPS membership levels

If you shop with Amazon.com... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) 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. If you shop with City Market or Krogers... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by directing your Rewards Program card to benefit League for Animals and People of the Summit. At no charge to you, they will donate a percentage of sales to a charity of your choice. City Market Rewards Program and then select 'Enroll Now' to log-in or create an account and assign your donations. LAPS traditionally receives about $800 a year from this generous corporate charity program. All you have to do is sign up and then use your City Market discount card when shopping.

LAPS companion animal charity fundraiser schedule of events

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 join LAPS and donate yearly membership by filling out the LAPS membership form and mailing it with a check. Subscription can be paid automatically annually with credit card if you have a PayPal account (see above). We look forward to seeing you at our next charity event. Please come have some good fun with others, for a great cause.

Silverthorne Outlets' Charity Shopping Extravaganza is Saturday, November 11 from 9-4pm

The 12th Annual Silverthorne Outlets' Charity Shopping Extravaganza is on Saturday, November 11 from 9-4pm. Tickets are $25 purchased online or buy in-person from Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne or Wiese American Family Insurance in Frisco. Please be sure to designate League for Animals & People of the Summit from the participating non-profits so LAPS will get $10 from each ticket sold plus even more $$$ if we can sell 75 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!

Silverthorne Outlets' Charity Shopping Extravaganza is on Saturday, November 11 from 9-4pm

SANTA PAWS donation bins will be available county-wide November 20th 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!

Starting in mid-November, SANTA PAWS donation bins are available in all local pet stores, veterinarian offices, and the Frisco Animal Shelter. If 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, when we start delivering Santa Paws gifts baskets to needy families in Summit County.

Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade 4th annual event will be held in Frisco on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Barkus Mardi Gras Parade in Frisco Colorado February 10, 2018

Mardi Gras 4Paws inspired by the Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, comes again to Frisco Saturday, February 10th 2018 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 fifth annual event is a costume parade for dogs and their families. 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, beer, and wine. Enjoy listening to the festive Mardi Gras music, while you sip wine, New Belgium beer, hot Abbey's coffee, or free hot chocolate during Yappy Hour. Bring your best friend... furry or otherwise!

Let's Go Boating on Lake Dillon annual sailing event was held June 10-11, 2017

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, June 10th and 11th 2017 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.

Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual signature event was in Frisco on 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, was 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 27 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.

Dillon Marina Mutt Show will be held on Labor Day, which is Monday, September 3rd 2018

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!

HOWLaween Ball annual costume party was held the evening of Friday, October 27th 2017

Howlaween Ball - 5th Annual was held Friday, October 27th

HOWLaween Ball was our 5th annual costume party held Friday, October 27th at the Silverthorne Pavilion. View pictures from 2017 event photo booth. Please join everyone next year flocking to our infamous "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" adult costume party for those 21 and Over. DJ will be mixing it up with great dance tunes all night. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories, HUGE silent auction, and free snacks throughout the night. Cash bar with fresh kegs from local breweries, wine and cocktails. Please visit Matt Lit's Howlaween Ball 2016 FaceBook page with dozens of great memories from last year's event. All proceeds benefit two local animal non-profits: L.A.P.S. and Far View Horse Rescue.

Please visit www.HOWLaween.com for online volunteer signup sheet and auction item sponsor list. 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! Tickets are only $20 through Oct 27th at 11am online with the Register Now! box above or you can buy tickets with cash or check at Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne. Night of the event, tickets go up to $25 at the door with cash/check/credit card. Proceeds entirely benefit animals... but this is a No Pets Event limited to adults age 21 and over.

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.!


Follow LAPS on Facebook!

WELCOME to our meetings!
LAPS meets at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at Abbey's Coffee in Frisco on Main Street next to BackCountry Brewery.
Join us as a board member of L.A.P.S. or just come to the meeting to get aquainted. Please email LAPS@colorado.net before attending a meeting to confirm it has not been re-scheduled. LAPS events you can volunteer for and bring your dog in Summit County include: Mardi Gras 4Paws, Canine 4K run/walk and Marina Mutt. Let's Go Boating at Dillon Marina benefits LAPS, but dogs can't sail with you. HOWLaween Ball at the Silverthorne Pavilion is only for adults...no pets or kids. Please join us for some furry family fun, great socializing dog-friendly events and our fundraisers that support less fortunate local pets. Energetic, involved people are always needed to serve as board members and help with special events around Summit County.

LAPS is spearheading effort to secure permanent Dog Parks throughout Summit County. We need citizens to join committees and attend local government meetings to actively lobby for dog parks in our towns. Please email LAPS@colorado.net should you wish to help. Left click here to view our Dog Park page.

Please join our free NEWSLETTER list by emailing LAPS@colorado.net. We no longer print and mail a membership newsletter, but we can include you on our email list to stay current on LAPS events.

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.

Bissell Partners for Pets Lost Pet USA

Thank you Bissell for donating a vacuum sweeper for our HOWLaween Ball silent auction through your Partners for Pets program!

Summit County Animal Shelter
Volunteers needed to help socialize cats, dogs, bunnies, and ferrets awaiting adoption
in Frisco behind the Senior Center open Mon-Sat 9am to 5:30pm at 970-668-3230
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
PetHarbor.com
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
Follow LAPS on Facebook!

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