About the furry scurry


The Dumb Friends League is thrilled to see Furry Scurriers walk in support of homeless animals across Colorado every year. We hope you and your friends will take to the trails with us to help the animals in our care find loving homes to call their own.

When you support the League, you are making our work possible. In 2023 we...
  • Served over 5,000 animals through vaccine clinics in priority neighborhoods across the Denver Metro Area  
  • Reached over 15,000 children and adults through our Humane Education programs  
  • Provided over 400,000 nights of safety to vulnerable animals in the community 
  • And so much more! 


The Furry Scurry is an annual, two-mile walk to support our vital mission of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering. Known as our signature fundraiser, this event helps the Dumb Friends League provide specialized and compassionate care for animals who need it most. 

Each year, more than 22,000 homeless pets and horses come through our doors in need of warm shelter, nourishment, and medical attention—your Furry Scurry registration fee, as well as any additional funds you raise, make these essential services possible for every animal in our care. Thanks to our generous community, we were able to make an incredible impact for animals in 2023. 

Our 2023 Furry Scurry celebration included exciting new activities, including one-of-a-kind contests and a Flealess Market filled with goodies for the special pet in your life.

Register today so that you don’t miss all that our 2024 event has in store!

The in-person Furry Scurry will take place in beautiful Washington Park, located in Denver, Colorado. If you would prefer to scurry from home or are otherwise unable to join us in person, just register, pick the location of your choice, and walk with us remotely! A park, a trail, a neighborhood path, or even a backyard are all wonderful ways to take part in this year’s event! 

We’d love for you to join us in person at Washington Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024, but you can also walk remotely. More details coming soon! 

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Every animal who comes to the Dumb Friends League has a special story. Stories we feel honored to learn, share, and transform for the better.


Don first met Lucky at the Dumb Friends League in 2022, a time when he was reeling from the tragic loss of two significant relationships – his wife of nearly 64 years in 2016 and, more recently, his beloved dog, Wilson. Feeling the need for a new companion in his life, Don came to the League and immediately fell in love with Lucky, a sweet but timid Labrador retriever who had recently arrived at our doors.

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EVERYBODY LOVES RAMEN as told by his person, Mieke

By the time we came to the Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur with Ramen, our ginger tabby cat, he was in really bad shape [due to severe dental disease and a painful skin condition]. Ramen had spent the past few years living on the streets, and our neighbors had been lovingly feeding and offering up whatever resources they could to care for him. When we moved in toward the end of 2022, we joined their efforts to get Ramen the veterinary care he so desperately needed. The expense was a significant barrier to accessing [treatment]. We’d done what we could with a few previous veterinarians, but we could not afford the surgery he needed to deal with the debilitating pain he was living with. Then someone told us about the Dumb Friends League.

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When our Colorado Humane Society (CHS) investigators first laid eyes on Blossom, his fragile body was trapped in thick mud that suctioned his belly to the ground. Unable to move or access food and water, the lifeless colt seemed to have given up all hope. Fortunately, our expert CHS and Harmony Equine Center™ caregivers were there – to lift him from despair and surround him with love.

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Jaxon, an 80-pound spotted dog with a heart of gold, has always had a lot to say. When he first arrived at the League, our Behavior Care team knew his needs were many. Because of his anxiety, body sensitivity, high energy, and extremely vocal nature, he would need extra support in the shelter, not to mention an adopter who could help manage his stress when it got the best of him. Like all animals, having outlets for social play, physical activity, and mental stimulation were a must. But what Jaxon needed most was a loving person and a reliable place to call home.

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