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Furry friends unite in our neighborhood

By Elean Gersack; photos courtesy of the Dumb Friends League

On Saturday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to noon, dogs and their owners are invited to unite at Glendale Farm Open Space for a romping good time on the trails. The event includes a 1.6-mile hike, and doggie participants can also play in the open space park near the trailhead.

It’s all for a great cause – Buddy Center. The Buddy Center in Castle Rock is home to many homeless pets. As the south Denver shelter for the Dumb Friends League, this location sits just to the south of 80108 and helps find homes for unwanted pets in our own community and also reunites lost pets with their owners.

There is no registration fee to participate, but donations are encouraged to support the Buddy Center. Those raising at least $75 will enjoy some fun prizes including a t-shirt, ice cream for two (your dog and you!) and a family photo from the event.

Dogs and their people love this event and with it being so close to home, there is no reason not to take part. “This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Kelly Tribelhorn, Buddy Center director. “It not only helps support the Buddy Center and the services we provide to the pets and people of Douglas County, it’s also a fun opportunity to get outdoors, bring Coloradans and their dogs together, and support a wonderful cause.”

Glendale Farms Open Space is located just east of Surrey Ridge. Take the frontage road that runs north/south along the east side of I-25 between Castle Pines Parkway and RidgeGate Parkway and look for the archway into the park.

To learn more or to register, visit ddfl.org/WNT or call 303-751-5772, ext. 1378.

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