The 2023 Canine on the Creek was a win-win-win.
Families participated in a 5K or 1-mile walk together along Clear Creek on a beautiful May morning in Dumont. Dogs joined their owners for the run or walk along Clear Creek.
The top win goes to Friends of Charlie's Place — the animal shelter for Clear Creek and Gilpin counties — and the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District's youth programming. Both received the event's proceeds.
Canines of all shapes and sizes got their exercise on May 20 during the 11th annual event and competed in costume contests. Plus there were vendors, an agility course, food and camaraderie galore.
Some of the dogs participating in the run/walk had been rescued from Charlie’s Place.
For more information about Charlie's Place, including details about how to volunteer, adopt or donate, visit https://charliesplaceshelter.weebly.com.