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Round up your hound to hike for homeless pets

Wag `n Trail to raise money for the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock


CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (Sept. 14, 2012) Follow the trail of wet noses and wagging tails at the Dumb Friends League eighth annual Wag `n Trail! The 1.6-mile hike for people and their dogs takes place Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Farm Open Space north of Castle Rock. All the money raised goes to help the animals at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center, which celebrated 10 years serving the Castle Rock and Douglas County community earlier this year.




Participants are encouraged to sign up and start collecting pledges to earn prizes for Wag `n Trail. You can hike the trail at your own pace anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. If you raise at least $75 in pledges, you will receive a long-sleeved Wag `n Trail T-shirt, ice cream for you and your dog, and a professional photo along the trail.




Following the hike, animal lovers can enjoy flyball demonstrations and refreshments, as well as purchase pet-related merchandise and food from vendors. There is also a five-acre off-leash park located near the trailhead.




The Buddy Center provides shelter and care for more than 5,000 homeless pets each year. In addition to adopting out homeless pets, the center offers other programs and services, including lost and found, behavior training, humane education and animal cruelty investigations.




The 2012 Wag `n Trail is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet®. For more information on how to register, collect pledges and win prizes, visit, or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378. 




About the Dumb Friends League


Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain Region helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the Dumb Friends League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter, care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center near Franktown. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit or call (303) 751-5772.


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