For many individuals with disabilities, canine companions are an essential part of their ability to continue on with a productive life and so, it is fitting that these precious animals get to celebrate their day on Sat., Oct. 26th during DogFest Bay Area at Oakland’s Jack London Square. This Halloween-themed festival collaborates with Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites in making this a not-to-be-missed event where over 4,000 supporters enjoyed a great day at last year’s celebration.
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.
Join Emcee Katie Neilson from KPIX-TV San Francisco for this Halloween-themed event where you can bring your furry friends in costume and participate in their annual costume contest. Don't miss out on meeting San Jose Shark's mascot Sharkie and puppy Finn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. You can also stick around the rest of the day for loads of activities including live music, beer and wine, great food, people and pooch crafts, pet photos, and fun festival booths for adults, kids and dogs.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located on Broadway in Oakland.