DogFest Long Island-NYC 2022 Supporting Canine Companions
DogFest Long Island-NYC 2022

About DogFest Long Island-NYC 2022

Gather your friends, family and dogs for a day of fun! The human-canine bond is truly unique. On our happiest and hardest of days, our dogs love us endlessly. They are our everyday heroes in so many ways. Whether as assistance dogs, working dogs, or pet dogs, there are countless tales of man's best friend doing amazing things. Join the fun at your local DogFest as we celebrate the joy dogs bring to our lives. Registration is free, fundraising is encouraged. There are sponsorship, volunteer, and vendor opportunities too!

When registering, be sure to indicate you are bringing a dog to get your free DogFest dog bandana. Then fundraise to qualify for some fun DogFest swag!

Be sure to checkout our Facebook event page for the latest on DogFest Tri-States, participate in dog friendly
activities, and let people know why you are participating. You can even download this fun sign to let everyone know how your dog brings you joy!

DogFest supports the mission of Canine Companions to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs free of charge. These service dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.

10:30 a.m. - Check-in/registration

11:00 a.m. - Opening ceremony/Canine Companions speakers

11:30 a.m. - Walk kicks off

1:00 p.m. - Costume parade and contests

1:30 p.m. - Contest winners announced

1:45 p.m. - Silent auction winners announced

2:00 p.m. - Closing ceremony

Don’t miss out on DogFest. Join the fun!

Canine Companions' Impact Since 1975

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Starts at:  September 24, 2022 10:00 AM
Ends at:  September 24, 2022 1:00 PM


Marjorie R. Post Community Park
451 Unqua Road
Massapequa Park,NY 11762 USA


AnnaMaria Jacobson

Gather your friends, family and dogs for a day of fun!

DogFest is Canine Companions' national signature event, supporting the mission of Canine Companions to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs free of charge. These service dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more. Your participation makes a profound impact.

Our dogs love us endlessly, and the human-canine bond is powerful! Whether as service dogs, working dogs or pet dogs, there are countless tales of our best friends doing amazing things. We invite you to join the fun at your local DogFest or participate virtually as we gather to celebrate the joy dogs bring to our lives. Registration is free. Fundraising is encouraged. 

There are sponsorship [LINK], volunteer [LINK] and vendor [LINK] opportunities, too!

Why We Fundraise

Canine Companions transforms the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs. Our dogs perform practical tasks that enhance independence and reduce reliance on others. They aren't just the eyes and ears, hands and legs of their human partners, they're also goodwill ambassadors and often, our best friends. A student achieves their dreams of attending college. A veteran gets a good night sleep. A patient can endure an additional procedure. Lives are transformed after being matched and working with a Canine Companions service dog.

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have a disability. While it costs approximately $50,000 to raise and train every Canine Companions service dog and provide ongoing support to the human-canine team, each dog is provided to the recipient completely FREE of charge. Canine Companions has placed over 7,000 service dogs, but more than 400 people with disabilities are still waiting for a match.  

Our service dogs open up new opportunities and spread incredible joy. By raising funds through DogFest, you support our mission and the people we serve. Thank you.

Canine Companions in the Northeast Region

  • ​457 active graduates 
  • 205 active puppy raisers 

Stories of Independence: Meet Team Tara and Vector

To say Vector changed my life would be an understatement; he opened my world to so many wonderful things! Before I received Vector, I had a lot of hesitations with going out on my own. In the past, I would get into certain situations that would make me very vulnerable. Things like dropping my cell phone, not being able to reach my seat buckle, and not being able to reach a counter because it is too high. Vector has been able to help me with all of those things and so much more. Another thing that Vector has done for me is he has helped me feel more comfortable with my disability. I always felt when people would see me, no one would look right at me, instead they would look down. But now when people see me, they look right at me and smile. Thanks to Canine Companions for giving me such a wonderful gift of my service dog Vector! 

Meet our Emcee: Syke

Syke was born & raised right here on Long Island and has a deep love for everything pop culture! He is also BLI's resident celebrity interviewer and some of his favorite interviews include Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran! When he's not spending time scheduling music here at the station or interviewing some of music's biggest stars, Syke likes to stay local and visit area restaurants and bars! He's also an avid sports fan, rooting for the Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Islanders!

Sponsor Spotlight

Stitch This Print That (STPT) is a one stop shop for all of your custom decorated apparel and promotional product needs. Their mission at STPT is to provide quality custom apparel to help keep your company's name in your customer's mind. Located in Bellmore, New York, their team includes talented graphic designers, production specialists, printers, embroiders, customer service personnel, and hands-on owners that care about giving you a product you can be proud of. STPT is generously sponsoring DogFest Long Island-NYC in partnering with Canine Companions Northeast Region to provide our commemorative t-shirts for free.

Donna Bruno of DB Rejuvenation is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner and the Medical Director of the company. Donna’s skillful technique has been creating a youthful and natural look that rejuvenates your face and leaves you looking and feeling revitalized for over 16 years.

Want to see your company spotlighted? Click here for more information about becoming a sponsor!

Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors