Hundreds of paws and feet hit the trail to help homeless pets at Dumb Friends League

Homeless pets will benefit from the hundreds of paws and feet that hit the trail on Sept. 17. The Dumb Friends League hosted its seventh annual Wag `n Trail to raise money for the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colo.

Nearly 1,500 dogs and people participated in the fundraiser, which included a 1.6-mile hike at the Glendale Farm Open Space. The event raised more than $125,000—a new record for the event.

In addition to the hike, pet lovers had the opportunity to watch flyball demonstrations, meet adoptable pets, participate in contests, win prizes and shop for pet-friendly goods and services.

“We would like to thank all of the participants, donors, sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make the Wag `n Trail such a success,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO for the Dumb Friends League. “It is the community’s support that enables us to offer services for pets and people in Douglas County and beyond.”

The funds raised will help provide shelter and care for as many as 4,500 homeless cats, dogs and other small pet that come to the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center each year. In addition to adopting homeless pets, the center also offers other services, including lost and found, humane education and animal cruelty investigations.

The 2011 Wag `n Trail was sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. For more information or to make a donation in support of homeless pets, visit or call (303) 751-5772.