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What is the Furry Scurry?

The Furry Scurry is an annual, fun-filled festival and two-mile dog walk at Denver’s Washington Park to benefit the animals at the Dumb Friends League. This year, people can gather in person on Saturday, May 4 OR walk from afar between now and May 24 (although we hope you’ll choose May 4 for your “virtual” stroll)! No matter where you scurry, every step you take and dollar you raise will make a lasting difference for the animals in our care. 

To celebrate our 31st year, we’re offering a range of fun activities we know you’ll love – from contests to food truck fare. If a remote experience is more your style, you can register and walk the two miles wherever you wish with a canine or feline friend by your side! 

Furry Scurry registration fees and donations transform the lives of vulnerable pets and horses at the League and across Colorado. We provide high-quality care to more than 44,000 animals each year, with most of our funding coming from generous supporters like you. Fundraisers like the Furry Scurry are essential for the League to continue our shelter, rehabilitation, veterinary, and community services for the animals and people who need us most. 

Do you have basic information about the Furry Scurry?

We sure do! Please see below:  

WHAT: The Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry – a Denver tradition including a two-mile fundraiser walk and fun-filled festival. Registered participants can scurry in person or from afar. 

WHY: Thousands of vulnerable animals come to the League each year. Registering and raising funds for this event helps them heal, find or stay with loving families, and take their next steps. 

WHERE: Washington Park in Denver | Virtually anywhere in the world! 

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – noon (onsite registration opens at 7:30 a.m.) | From a distance until May 24 

WHO: You and your loved ones. Dogs can walk in person. Cats and dogs can walk from afar. 

How do I register for Furry Scurry?

Head over to our “Registration” page found here:

Go to Registration Page

When and where can I pick up my Furry Scurry T-shirt and fundraising incentive items?

The Dumb Friends League will be hosting a Packet Pick-Up event on the afternoon before the Furry Scurry. Come to Washington Park from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3. We will be at the intersection of S. Franklin St. and E. Mississippi Ave. (see event map), and parking will be available at nearby South High School.

Do I have to walk/run on a specific day?
No, you can register now and walk anytime through May 24. If you wish to walk alongside the Furry Scurry community in Washington Park, the official event day is Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. – noon (onsite registration starts at 7:30 a.m.). 
Can I bring my pet with me to the Furry Scurry?

Registered participants can walk/run with or without their furry friend by their side. NOTE: While you are welcome to bring your dog(s) to the in-person event, we ask that your cat(s) and other pets stay home or walk with you remotely.  

Also, before the big day, please carefully consider whether a lively event like the Furry Scurry is right for your dog. Depending on factors such as age, health, personality, and history with people and other animals, dogs can be stressed by environments filled with unfamiliar and potentially overwhelming stimuli. If this sounds like your dog, we encourage you to either walk together remotely or attend the in-person gathering with your friends of the human variety. 

Can I create a Furry Scurry fundraising team?

Definitely! People can either fundraise on their own or boost their impact by teaming up! Furry Scurry teams consist of two or more people who are working together toward a fundraising goal. The more people on your team, the more you can help the Dumb Friends League!  

Like individual participants, team members can earn amazing incentive items when they fundraise. These items are based on the amount each team member raises (rather than the team’s overall total). Likewise, teams are eligible to win additional awards on the day of the event. Teamwork really does make the dream work! 

Check out our fundraising incentives 

How can I track my fundraising progress?

Once you register for the event, you will be given access to your very own Furry Scurry fundraising page! Use this personal page to raise the woof for the animals in our care by tracking your online donations, posting pictures and event updates, and sharing what being a Furry Scurrier means to you and the animals in our care. Also, your supporters can easily donate directly to your page! Click here to login to your page after you register. 

How can I make the Furry Scurry even more fun?

We’re glad you asked! We recommend you look at the tips and resources in our handy Fundraising Toolkit. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:  

  • Invite your friends and family to join your team, donate, and cheer you on. 
  • Take photos of your pre-event walk routine or the fun you have scurrying on event day! Post your snapshots to your social media platforms using #furryscurry2024 
  • Wear your event T-shirt on May 4 and after the event to keep the excitement going all year long! 
  • Decorate your home or car windows with printable Furry Scurry signs, located here. 
How can I secure a spot for my business at the Furry Scurry?

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this year’s Furry Scurry! Booths are available at the Furry Scurry for event sponsors and vendors. We also provide a limited number of spaces for local food trucks.  

To inquire about becoming an event sponsor (available to most businesses, excluding pet food companies), please complete our Sponsorship Inquiry Form. 

To join us as a food truck vendor OR a Flealess Market vendor (available to pet-related businesses only, excluding pet food companies, other nonprofit organizations, and veterinary practices), please complete a Vendor Application by March 31, 2024. NOTE: Flealess Market and food truck vendors complete separate applications. 

Is there an event map and agenda?

Yes! You can view our event map now.  

Our 2024 event agenda is still being finalized, so please check back here soon. These details will also be sent to all registered participants prior to May 4. 

Is my registration fee tax deductible?
Due to IRS restrictions, Furry Scurry registration fees are not tax deductible. However, any amount donated to the League above the cost of registration (such as any funds you raise for the event) is tax deductible.  
The online registration website is closed. Can I still participate in Furry Scurry?

Yes! Online registration will CLOSE on Wednesday, May 1, but don’t worry! You can definitely still scurry. Onsite registration is available in person at the Furry Scurry Packet Pick-Up event (timing and location TBD) on Friday, May 3 and beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Washington Park on Saturday, May 4. 

What does registration cost?

You can register and view all registration fees here. Remember—the early bird gets the savings!

What is the deadline for submitting the money I raise?

Fundraising for this year’s Furry Scurry ends on Friday, May 24, 2024. Thank you for going the extra mile for the animals in our care! 

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