This will be the fourth annual D.C.-area gathering for the nationwide event. In previous years, it was held in Arlington’s Pentagon City.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10 at Reston Town Center. From a press release:
Furry friends and their families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more.
Admission is free, parking is free and our event is accessible.
Last year, hundreds joined us from DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware to walk and roll in our biggest celebration yet raising nearly $65,000 with an agility course, demonstrations, treats, freebies, raffles, and best of all, stories of real graduate teams who live and work here in the DMV.
Celebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to show that the most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart.
Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities FREE of charge.
Dozens of DogFest Walk ‘n Roll events are held yearly around the nation.
All are welcome to the event. To register as a volunteer, or to make a donation to the cause, check out the event’s website.
Photo via Canine Companions for Independence website