Check out some of our recent DAWGS events... and a take a peek at what's coming up!

PAST Events


Chili DAWGS Cook-Off

Join our annual Chili DAWGS Cook-Off competition as we enjoy friendly competition and a fun, family event that benefits the Fort Collins Rescue Mission.


Submit your award-winning pot of chili or just come for the food and fellowship!


All DAWGS contest entries should bring their chili in their own Crock Pot/Slow Cooker, as well as supply copies of their chili recipe. DAWGS fixins' will be provided. Chili will be judged on aroma, color, consistency, and taste.


Each person attending brings a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission.

Training Pass for

Running with DAWGS

The Colorado State University Homecoming Race is an event for the whole family - both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5k race.


We are training together for this event and will attend as a group!


Your Training Pass includes a:

5-week training plan complete with healthy snack options/recipes, motivation and race day tips for each DAWGS Ambassador and their children, AND

4 “Paws-on” Saturday AM training sessions 

DAWGS Hikes and Bikes


Let's go FLY A KITE...As parents...we are the anchor to our kids' wings. Like kites who want to fly, our kids may resent us holding on to a string, but in order to let them soar, a strong anchor creates security and stability in order to fly.


We had local physician, Dr. Danny Mistry, discussing this idea while teaching us the skills and providing hands-on experience to fly kites together as Dad Ambassadors.

Flying with DAWGS

Today, tweens and teens live in a new, ever-changing world of technology and parents frequently are not prepared to help them navigate through it safely. While the internet opens a world of possibilities for children and can be a great resource, it can also leave them vulnerable to exploitation and harm from online predators. 

Join DAWGS and the Fort Collins Police Department as we offer a FREE course for parents, tweens, and teens. Content is directed to families of 5th-8th grade students. ALL #DadAmbassadors and their families are welcome.


Online/Internet Safety

DAWGS Yahtzee Night

Join in the DAWGS Yahtzee Tournament! We're looking forward to a "Full House" and spending time with you and your kids on a night filled with "3 of a Kind"...Fun, Fellowship, and Prizes! Don't leave it to "Chance"!


We will have a brief introduction to the game and rules, then get ready to roll the dice for some friendly competition! Fun for kids (and dads) of all ages!

Dogs and DAWGS

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This ALL-FAMILY, PRIVATE, exciting class focused on self-defense and bullying!!!


Kids are aware that bullies can make life difficult and cause anxiety and unhappiness, but as adults, we often don't realize bullies grow up and stay bullies. We have to learn mature strategies to work with them in the workplace as well! Self-defense for kids and self-defense for adults is a different spectrum of preparedness and application, but both require confidence and self-esteem to act quickly and responsibly in a situation.


For this 2-hour course at Becks' Martial Arts in Fort Collins, we practiced strategies to utilize confidence and self-esteem to maintain healthy and happy lifestyles through self-defense drills that were fun and effective at keeping everyone safe. 


Enjoy an evening filled with Dads and their daughters learning tips, tricks, and simple hairstyles with a local hairstylist.


All supplies will be provided as well as light refreshments. Come ready to learn, laugh, and make those "Dad" ponytails a thing of the past!

DAWGS with Style

Service DAWGS

Shoe Drive to benefit

Homeless Gear of Fort Collins

Christmas Caroling

to the residents of

Good Samaritan Society

Painting Stud Boards with

Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins

Christmas Caroling 

to the residents of

The Suites Fort Collins