A: The Furry Scurry is on Saturday, May 4, at Washington Park in Denver. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon.
A: Registration for the event is per person, not per dog, so if your spouse or other family member wants to walk with you, registration is necessary.
A: Registration for the event is $50 per team member.
A: Unfortunately, no. The Internal Revenue Service considers entry fees for charitable races and walks to be similar to tickets to sports games, gala events or theater performances—it is the price paid for attending and participating. Since it is considered an entertainment fee, it is not tax deductible. However, although the registration fee is not tax deductible, anything donated above and beyond that fee is. Also, any donation made to support a Furry Scurry participant is tax deductible.
A: Parking is available on the streets surrounding the park, but there is no parking on Franklin Street. There is also parking at South High School, St. John’s Lutheran Church and Epiphany Lutheran Church. Click here for a parking map.
A: You can watch the RUFF Flyball Club and the Colorado Disc Dogs demonstrate their skills. Enter our Pet/Person Look-alike, Best Pet Kisser and Best Tail Wagger contests. The event sponsors will be giving away samples of their products and fun items for your pets. Plus, you can shop for pet-related products and services for people offered by more than 150 vendors.
A: The Furry Scurry T-shirt and race bib will be available at the shelter beginning on Monday, April 1 through Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m. All other prizes may be picked up at the Furry Scurry in the registration area. Prizes other than the T-shirt are not available before event day.
A: One-hundred percent of the money raised through pledges goes directly to the care of homeless animals in our care. We care for more than 24,000 cats and dogs, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and other small pets, each year, in addition to dozens of abused and neglected horses.
A: You don’t have to walk a dog in order to participate in the event. We welcome cat lovers! You might consider walking in honor of your cat by pinning a photo of your cat to your shirt.
A: All of the money you raise needs to be turned in by June 3, 2013.
A: It is highly recommended that you pick up your prizes on event day to ensure you receive your desired size. If you were unable to pick up your items on event day, please call Kristin Speros at (720) 241-7126, to arrange a pickup time at the Quebec Street shelter. Prizes are not available before event day.