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
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
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...
If you shop with Amazon.com... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by signing onto your Amazon.com account at
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.
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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.
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual signature event in Frisco on Saturday, August 5th 2017
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 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.
Let's Go Boating on Lake Dillon annual sailing event was held August 27-28, 2016
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
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 will be held the evening of Friday, October 27th 2017
HOWLaween Ball is our 5th annual costume party
held this year on Friday, October 27th at the Silverthorne Pavilion.
Please join everyone flocking to our infamous "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" adult costume party for those 21 and Over.
DJ Craig 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 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.
SANTA PAWS donation bins will be available county-wide November 20th to December 15th
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 was held in Frisco on Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mardi Gras 4Paws
inspired by the Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, came 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 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!
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.!
WELCOME to our meetings!
LAPS meets at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday 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.
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
Easy to search website lists animals awaiting adoption from all over the USA and Canada
LAPS Event Calendar
Event Photo Gallery
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