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.
For more information on how to register, collect pledges and win prizes, visit www.ddfl.org/wnt or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.
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