A True Colorado Dog
Parker the Snow Dog is as Colorado as it gets. A 4 year old Bernese Mountain dog, Parker has proven himself to be quite the dependable and always adorable community member. Not only is Parker currently the honorary mayor of Georgetown, Colorado, he also is the official mascot for Loveland Ski Area. During the warm summer months, Parker dishes out hugs and love as a therapy dog for the disabled campers that attend the Rocky Mountain Village Easterseals Camp.
When he is not dedicating his time and service to his community, he uses his free time running the snowy trails of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, sightseeing and sniffing around with his adventurous dad, and rooting for the Denver Broncos. Parker the Snow Dog never passes up a chance to be an ambassador of all things impactful, enjoyable, and outdoors. The pup does it all and leaves little time to rest.
Honorary Mayor of Georgetown
There is no role too big or too small for a dog to take on and Parker set out to prove that when he became the honorary mayor of Georgetown, Colorado on February 11th, 2020. In front of townspeople, local law enforcement, and some fellow pups, Parker was sworn in to his honorary mayor role with a mission to bring hugs, love, and cookies to the people he calls neighbors and friends in his hometown of Georgetown. Wearing a blue, red, and white tie with stars and stripes, Parker was asked to stick out his tongue if he accepted the role of honorary mayor- let’s just say, a tongue and wagging tail was seen by all.
It wouldn’t be a proper swearing in for Parker if there weren’t any cookies for sale at the Georgetown Community Center that evening, where his swearing in took place, something very important to Parker. That prompted him to invite a Girl Scout to not only lead the Pledge of Allegiance, but to have America’s favorite cookies available for purchase. How very thoughtful of Mr. Parker that decision was.
Official Mascot of Loveland Ski Area
He goes by Parker the Snow Dog for a reason. The official mascot for Loveland Ski Area since 2017, Parker never misses an opportunity to run and roll in the snow for his dad to photograph and post as content for Loveland’s social platforms. Dustin Schaefer, Parker’s dad and best friend, handles all the social media and public relations responsibility for the ski area. It’s no wonder Parker is the mascot, anything to spend time with and help his dad. He’s the quintessential advocate for all snow recreation and enjoyment, and he gives it his absolute all for Loveland Ski Area, located only 10 miles from his home in Georgetown.
Therapy Dog for Rocky Mountain Village Easterseals Camp
What a good doggo! Parker celebrates his birthday every July by turning each year’s celebration into a generous cause. The last two of Parker’s three birthdays have hosted a fundraiser, not only to provide bags of donated dog food to Charlie’s Place, Clear Creek County’s Animal Shelter, but to help raise money in order to send children with disabilities to Rocky Mountain Village Easterseals summer camp.
Between the two birthday celebrations so far, Parker’s fundraisers have put up over $6,000 in donations and supplied over 560lbs of dog food. The money from Parker’s efforts helped send 6 campers to the Easterseals summer camp and the dog food, personally delivered by Parker to Charlie’s Place, helped feed his fellow canine friends in need. He truly is a pup that likes to please, party, and serve!
Colorado is Broncos Country and Parker’s Playground
Like many of us, working hard leads to playing hard and Parker is no stranger to play. When he is not donating his time and cuddles to charitable and impactful work, Parker loves to watch the Denver Broncos play, especially Von Miller, #58 and linebacker for the Broncos. In the off season or when the Broncos aren’t playing, Parker heads for the high country where he runs the trails and plays in the water streams of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, located just minutes from Georgetown and chock-full of wild, outdoor fun.