Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 "Puttin' on the Max"

2011 "Puttin' on the Max"
"We are Colorado!"
Saturday October 22nd, 2011
Benefitting Maxfund Animal Shelter
MaxFund, a non-profit No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center announces their 23rd Annual black-tie fundraiser Puttin' on the Max: "We Are Colorado". The Event will include Silent Auction, Live Auction, Live Entertainment, Dinner and a Pet Parade! This year's Emcee: Mike Nelson of Channel 7 News! and other special appearances.
Proceeds from the event will go towards MaxFund's continued effort to help animals in need find forever homes.

Puppy Up! Walk Denver 2011


I would like to say thank you for making The Puppy Up! Fort Collins Walk a huge success last year. Because of you, Fort Collins was the number one fundraiser in the country and we had the privilege of having Luke, Hudson and Murphy walk with us. This year The Puppy Up! Walk is going to be held in Denver. I would like to invite you to join us at The Puppy Up! Denver Walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver on Nov. 6. The proceeds we raise will benefit 2 Million Dogs and lead to improvements in cancer treatments for people and pets with cancer. 2 Million Dogs is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to discovering the links between canine and human cancers and their causes through comparative oncology research.

The Puppy Up! Denver Walk will begin with an opening ceremony that is followed by a 2 mile walk. At the conclusion of the walk, we will have human and canine entertainment, prizes, contests, vendor booths and more. You can stay informed about the exciting developments by liking The First Puppy Up! Denver Walk 2011 on facebook and by following PuppyUpDenver on twitter.

We would also like to encourage you to SIGN UP BEFORE MIDNIGHT EST ON OCT. 22. Luke , Hudson and his new puppy, Indy, wil be walking in the city that has raised the most money by that time. ( For those of you who don't know, the 2 Million Dogs organization suffered a great loss when Murphy lost his battle with nasal cancer in June of this year. )


Puppy Up!

Hope Lisle
Puppy Up! Denver Walk Manager

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yappy Hour at Barkly Manor in Denver!

WHAT: A fun, casual social Saturday afternoon doggie happy hour event for you, your four-legged friends and lots of Denver dog lovers, too! 

WHEN: Saturday, November 5th from 2pm-5pm (feel free to stop by any time, but please RSVP regardless of when you plan to arrive; please RSVP for the number of humans only, and feel free to note how many dogs you'll be bringing in the RSVP comment section)

WHERE: Barkly Manor, located at 5010 East Colfax Avenue, Denver (at Colfax and Elm)

Who's invited? You, your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else who would like to join us at this Yappy Hour event benefiting the animals of Life is Better Rescue! Please note: While neither the rescue nor Barkly Manor is officially charging for this event, there is a suggested $10 per guest donation; if you donate $15 or more at the door, you'll receive two drink tickets!*

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for a small donation as well. Activities and games will be set up (participation is completely optional of course!), and you're invited to bring your four-legged friend(s), relax and enjoy a Saturday afternoon with other canine enthusiasts at Barkly Manor! Barkly Manor is an incredible indoor-outdoor facility so regardless of weather conditions, there is a lot of space for your canine companions to play.

*You must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to trade in your drink tickets for alcoholic beverages.

If you're planning to attend - and we hope you will! - please RSVP (humans only) via or email your RSVP to LIBR's Event Coordinator, Megan Brocato at (non-Meetup group members) so LIBR and Barkly Manor can plan accordingly.


To learn more about Life is Better Rescue, visit To learn about Barkly Manor, visit

Feel free to contact Megan Brocato at with any questions or to request a PDF copy of the event flyer to print, post and share. We're looking forward to seeing you at Yappy Hour at Barkly Manor on Saturday, November 5th!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paws in the Park

A Dog Walk to benefit Every Creature Counts

deKoevend Park, Shelter C (across the bridge from Goodson Recreation Center)
6301 South University Boulevard, Centennial, Colorado 80121
Saturday, October 29, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walk your dog along a 1.5 mile section of the beautiful Highline Canal Trail and raise money for Every Creature Counts!

Creature Crawl                     
Free T-shirt for Registered Walkers                                                    
Canine Costume Contest                  
Doggie Bag Full of Goodies                                          
Silent Auction                                         
Register Today!            

Click for Registration Form                                    
   Vendor Booths                                
         Fees are $5 more
           on day of event.

Schedule of Events
     11:00 a.m.   Registration and T-shirt pick-up
     12:00 p.m.   Paws in the Park dog walk begins
     1:30 p.m.   Creature Crawl Canine Costume Contest

  Prizes for best costume, funniest, and best team.
Please complete registration form on back.

Wine, Tapas and Dogs - Oh My!

 Wine, Tapas and Dogs - Oh My!


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Thursday - October 20th

Enjoy a great evening of music, tapas, Cru Vin Dog wines and support the
Denver Dumb Friends League for only $25


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Combining great wine, fine art, special dogs, and worthy causes is what Cru Vin Dogs is all about!

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What a Night!

miniBAR will provide music and
will be serving some of their best tapas!

Mini Bar food

Cru Vin Dogs will be pouring some of their
excellent newest wines!

West Highland Terrier Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - "Westie"


Cru Vin Dogs 
Blue-Heeler Shiraz~Grenache~Mourvedre 2008

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The LOYAL COMPANION Red Blend and Chardonnay

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Come join us for a night of great food paired with excellent wines for worthy causes! 

See You There! 

303-668-4064 ~ Reservations not required.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
7:00 - 10:00pm

   2623 East 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Hope to See You There!


Denver Dumb Friends League

A national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals

Cru Vin Dogs

Cru Vin Dogs isn’t your ordinary wine company. We exist to combine our passions—friendship, wine, art, and our love of dogs and worthy causes—into a wine brand with a purpose



Friday, October 14, 2011



Rover Retreat to Host Bulloween Party for Third Year

Metro Denver’s premier non-traditional dog day care and boarding kennel announces the annual English bulldog costume contest and fun play date for the dogs and their owners, with proceeds going to bulldog rescue.  

GOLDEN, CO —October 11, 2011—A steadfast supporter of animal rescue, Rover Retreat is hosting the Bulldog Club of Denver‘s (BCD) Bulloween party for the third consecutive year on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 17731 W. Colfax Avenue in Golden.

From 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m., Bulloween events will include a costume contest with prizes and snacks. The cost is $5.00 per family, with all proceeds collected to be matched by BCD and utilized for local rescue efforts by the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network.

The objective of the Rescue Network is to accept stray or abandoned bulldogs, or those whose owners can no longer keep them, and find loving, stable homes for them. The group provides foster homes, training, and medical treatment when necessary. Prospective new homes are carefully screened, and prospective adopters are fully informed about the breed and each dog’s special needs. Before placement, rescue bulldogs are spayed or neutered to reduce overpopulation.

Therese Morin, owner of Rover Retreat, looks forward to hosting Bulloween each year. “My favorite part is watching the bulldogs running around and playing in costume,” she said. “We also have fun activities planned, so please feel free to join us and support bulldog rescue.”

Guests are asked to bring a snack to share and a chair, if possible. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP with the number of humans and dogs by Wednesday, October 26 to Nancy Brown at 720-290-3546.

About The Bulldog Club of Denver:

The Bulldog Club of Denver (BCD) is a nonprofit organization whose members include professional English bulldog breeders and veterinarians, as well as anyone who owns or loves the breed. BCD hosts an annual specialty show and a variety of events, classes, and matches throughout the year. Their goal is to uphold the English bulldog ideal through education, competition, and fellowship. The Bulldog Club of Denver does not sell dogs or advertise puppies for sale.

For more information about the Bulldog Club of Denver, visit their website at

About Rover Retreat:

Rover Retreat offers dog day care and overnight boarding services for dogs four months of age and older. Its experienced staff gives each dog individual attention and learns each dog’s personality, likes, dislikes, and special needs. Dogs enjoy plenty of supervised playtime, and owners have the peace of mind that their dogs are happy and well taken care of. Rover Retreat currently has two locations in the Denver metro area: Golden and Wheat Ridge.

To learn more about your best friend’s home away from home, please visit, or call 303-215-0413.

Therese Morin, Owner
Rover Retreat Golden