On October 22, Canine Companions for Independence held Dogfest at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. The event served to educate the community about assistance dogs and how much they help the disabled community. Guests observed demonstrations, guest speakers, friendly competitions and participated in a walk, all in appreciation of service dogs.
The venue was filled with both service and non-service dogs with their respective owners. Booths, containing information and activities, lined the courtyard, keeping visitors busy between the many festivities offered. Clothing, dog accessories, stuffed animals and other merchandise was being being sold as well, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit for Independence. All donations and profits collected will be used to continue Canine Companions for Indepedence’s work of providing service dogs, free of charge, to those in need.