Saturday, October 12

Join the fun at DogFest San Diego, 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.

Gather your friends, family and dogs and head to Waterfront Park in San Diego on October 12 for the 6th annual DogFest San Diego - a free community event, this year featuring a dog-friendly beer & wine tasting garden. Tickets to the beer garden are now available and include 10 tastings of your choice from amazing local craft vendors like Pizza Port, Thorn Brewing, Boochcraft, Rough Draft and AleSmith! Tickets are $25 for purchase when you register. Please note, only one ticket can be purchased per registration.

DogFest San Diego will still feature free festivities, including inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations, music, vendors and more! Click here for event-day details. Registration and fundraising is encouraged.

You can also support DogFest San Diego at an upcoming Dine and Donate:

  • August 20, September 17 and October 15 - Raising Cane's from 10am - 1am at either San Diego County location, Santee or Vista. For Southern California residents, every Raising Cane's from Bakersfield south is participating in the October 15 "DogFest Day".Click here to find your local Raising Cane's and join the fun.
  • August 24 - Broken Yolk all day at Carmel Mountain, Escondido, Oceanside or Mira Mesa locations.
  • September 18 - Board and Brew from 3-8 p.m. at Oceanside, Carlsbad, Pacific Beach and Chula Vista locations.
  • Please, always make sure to mention DogFest and Canine Companions.


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 led 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!


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