Join the fun at DogFest San Diego, a community-based festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. Whether you have a dog or simply love them, spend the day at DogFest and celebrate our canine friends and heroes that bring joy to our lives. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.

Gather your friends, family and dogs and head to Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA on October 12 for the 6th annual DogFest San Diego. Everyone is invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more! Registration is free. Fundraising is encouraged.

Last year, DogFest San Diego raised over $153,000 – the cost of three assistance dogs! Lindsey Peña from 10News was our emcee, the Double Teams match honored Cath Phillips, and our honorary graduate facility team Adam, Erin & K9 Raider from Corona PD lead the walk. Attendees watched performances by Disc Dogs in Southern California and Ballistic Racers, visited over 40 booths, and won amazing baskets from our famous DogFest San Diego raffle!

So don’t miss out on DogFest. Join the fun and give a dog a job.

Get a Free T-Shirt! Anyone who registers and raises $125 or more by September 12 will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day!

Receive an Exclusive DogFest Gift. Ask more friends and raise more funds to Give a Dog a Job! Individuals who raise at least $250 for Canine Companions will receive a special DogFest gift. All funds must be received within two weeks of the event date to qualify. Click here for details!