Grab a Leash for DogFest North Central 2024!

Gather your friends, family and dogs for a day of fun on September 15 at the North Central Region Training Center.

Welcome to DogFest: A special event to celebrate the extraordinary bond between humans and canines!

DogFest stands as more than just a fundraiser; it is the signature event of Canine Companions, embodying our unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through the incredible support of expertly trained service dogs.

This lively celebration unites pet dogs, service dogs, and families, creating a magical day that honors the extraordinary bond we share with our four-legged friends.

Your participation in this fun event directly supports the mission of Canine Companions, providing greater independence to people with disabilities through the assistance of expertly trained service dogs, offered at no cost.

At DogFest, we extend a warm invitation to pet dogs and families, encouraging all to join the festivities! This event is dog- and family-friendly, free, and open to the public. We also encourage and appreciate fundraising efforts to contribute to this vital cause.

Help us make this day truly special by joining the culmination of year-round fundraising during this community event that the whole family can enjoy – including your pups! Your support makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those who benefit from the companionship and assistance of these exceptional service dogs.

September 15, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
North Central Region Training Center in New Albany, Ohio.

  • Face painting
  • Bounce houses 
  • Columbus-area food vendors
  • Dog agility course 
  • Inspirational stories from Canine Companions service dog recipients 

Planning to bring your pup? Register now and get a free dog bandana.

Other ways to get involved


Why We Fundraise

Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so our clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. We provide service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since our founding in 1975, our dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to our clients. 

A man shares a tender moment with a yellow Labrador service dog on a bench, in front of a building with lush greenery around.

“Fritter has given me a second chance at life. I am grateful to the volunteers, donors and staff at Canine Companions who made it possible for me to live with greater independence, confidence, and joy.” --Rob Garlick with Service Dog Fritter

When you raise funds through DogFest, you make a direct impact and make the gift of enhanced independence possible for the people we serve. Get started now!

Click here to learn more about this important cause.

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