Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to the most common questions about Puppies in the Mountains. Click any question to get the answer. If you have a question that's not listed here, email us.
Who Can Come
Everyone is welcome at Puppies in the Mountains, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or experience level. If you are a pup or handler—or you just love them—you're welcome!
The Puppy and Handler community is one of the most welcoming, friendly, loving groups in all of the fetish world. We have guests who have been pups for years, and others for whom this is their first event ever. If you're new to the community, then Puppies in the Mountains is the perfect event for you.
Yes, you are welcome to join us and participate! The even primarily caters to puppies and handlers, and we're expanding to include all the critters who want to join our pack. Please bear with us as we learn how to make the event accommodating and enjoyable for all our guests. (Ponies, please note that outdoor carriages are not permitted by the venue—there are no paved roads.)
The venue has ADA-compliant housing and common area facilities. The main road that rings the grounds is easily walkable, and there are parking spaces at each cabin. During registration, please let us know if you have mobility concerns and/or require ADA-compliant facilities. We'll make sure your cabin is as close to the common spaces as possible.
Anyone who will be at least 18 years old on September 30, 2022, may register for Puppies in the Mountains. You will be required to bring valid government ID to prove your age.
Yes. All guests must have at least one dose of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, and will be asked to send us a copy of their vaccination record before the event. If you have a medical reason for not getting vaccinated, please send us a doctor's note stating you have a reason (we do not need to know the specific reason).
Our venue has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and experienced chefs who will be preparing our meals. They can accommodate a range of dietary needs including gluten intolerant and celiac disease, vegetarians, nut allergies, and more. During registration you can check off any concerns you have, and feel free to contact us to ask about specifics.
The only discount we offer at this time is early registration. Puppies in the Mountains is a nonprofit organization and no one is profiting off this event. Instead we are working hard to set a price that covers the costs and makes for an amazing event.
If you are from Colorado, drive to Colorado Springs.
If you're not from Colorado, you could drive here. Or you can fly into either Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport.
NEW There will be a single shuttle trip from Denver International Airport. Two vans will depart DIA on Friday at about 2pm. If you want to use the shuttle, you will need to land at Denver International Airport by 1:30pm on Friday. The shuttle vans will return to DIA by noon on Monday, so plan a departure for 2pm or later on Monday. More details will be posted closer to the event, but this will help you plan your travel. We will not be planning a shuttle from Colorado Springs Airport.
If you will not arrive until later on Friday, or planning to fly to Colorado Springs Airport, or arriving/departing on other days, please plan to make your own car rental arrangements.
Puppies in the Mountains is designed as an immersive experience for pups and handlers. We want our guests to be entirely in the experience. Therefore, we recruit volunteers as a separate group who do not primarily identify as either pup or handler.
Most guests will be housed in a cabin. Each cabin is heated (most have a fireplace too) and has running water, private bathrooms, etc.
The beds are all twin sized beds, and most of the rooms have bunk beds. You will share your room with others, but there is a max of 4 people per cabin bedroom. Sheets, blankets, and linens are not provided, however, so you'll either need to bring your own (recommended) or rent a set of linens for $25.
Update! The venue has upgraded all their mattresses with inner-spring mattresses with a two-layer foam topper.
A few months before the event we'll give you the opportunity to tell us your housing preferences. If you're coming with a pack, or really don't like the top bunk, we'll do our best to make you as comfortable as possible.
You certainly can make other housing arrangements, but there is no discount from your registration fee. Puppies in the Mountains is an immersive community experience, come be a part of the whole thing!
There is limited WiFi and reasonable cell phone coverage. But that's not really the point, is it?
You can opt to pay for your registration over time, for no additional fee! Simply finish paying by September 15, 2021. You have until September 1, 2021 to cancel for a full refund. After that date, you'll get a 50% refund. After September 15th there are no refunds.
About The Experience
We are still working on the details for the event, but Puppies in the Mountains is a low-structure, low-stress event. You can choose to participate in discussion groups, or not. You can mosh your heart out, or not. We're also planning some additional activities, like a visit to Garden of the Gods or Pikes Peak. If you have ideas, please contact us with them!
We have the place all to ourselves. Venue staff will be present, mainly during meal times, but they are a welcoming and open-minded group of people and are fully aware of who we are and what we're doing. They won't judge. It's possible, if unlikely, that random people could show up at the venue as it's a camp that is well loved by two generations of attendees and the venue has recently done a lot of rehab work, but key areas of the venue will be closed off for us.
Note that this is a public venue and others might visit the venue during the day. We will be establishing boundaries where certain gear is not permitted to protect the venue and guests who might not expect to find a bunch of puppies running around.
As much as possible, yes. There is no dress code inside cabins, inside private event buildings, and in select outdoor areas. As we build a relationship with this venue we hope to expand more areas in future years.
No. PITM is an adult-oriented fetish community event, where adult language, situations, and nudity may be present. PITM is not a sexual event and there is no sanctioned opportunity for sexual activity.
Only our official photographers may take photos in common spaces during the event. Photos are only ever shared with other attendees at each year's event. They will not be shared on Facebook, used in our marketing, or any other way. You can request to have a photo removed from the private gallery if you're not comfortable with it.
You may bring alcohol. And smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas. Please respect your fellow guests and our hosts by not getting blind stinkin' drunk, acting like a jerk, or making a mess. No drugs will be permitted, including marjiuana. While cannabis is legal in Colorado, the venue is considered a public space and cannabis may not be used on the grounds. Anyone who possesses or uses other drugs will be asked to leave.
We will not have a vendor market. Nor is selling stuff permitted. If you have a business or product, then you should become a sponsor!