February 23, 2019

Join the fun at DogFest Phoenix, a community-based walk and 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 Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 23, 2019 for the 5th annual DogFest Phoenix. 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.

Can't-Miss Activities:

Music by DJ TNT Kissing booth with therapy miniature horse, Prince Charming Free hot dogs provided by Portillo's to first 500 who register Canine costume contest - click here for details



We are excited that Krystle Henderson is returning as our DogFest Phoenix emcee! Krystle is an Emmy award winning meteorologist, anchor and multimedia journalist for 12 News. Krystle became a reporter to make a difference and to give a voice to people who might not otherwise have one.

Come say hi to Krystle at DogFest Phoenix on February 23rd!


Hear ye, hear ye! Mayor of Scottsdale, W. J. "Jim" Lane, has proclaimed February 23, 2019 to be Canine Companions for Independence Day!

Last year's event raised over $50,000 and was a fantastic event for the community, closing out 2018 with a huge presence in the Fiesta Bowl Parade!

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





Featuring amazing local vendors:

  • Only Natural Pet
  • Arizona State Parks & Trails
  • The Henry
  • Bow Meow Squeak
  • Lap of Love
  • K9 Heroes of Arizona
  • Portillo's - providing a free hot to the first 500 registrants
  • KBall Designs
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Realtor to the Rescue
  • Choice Pet Market
  • DeVille's Denims
  • Run Buddy Mobile Dog Gym
  • Camp Bow Wow Phoenix
  • RRAD Dog Paradise
  • Funny Bone Pet Photography
  • Hello Fresh
  • VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital & Emergency Center

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!


Have any questions about registering, forming a team or donating? Click here!