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Pack the Park- DogFest

Canine Companions for Independence, the University of Nevada ASUN Center for Student Engagement, and the City of Reno are going to "Pack the Park" at DogFest Reno.

This student and community celebration of volunteerism, civic engagement, leadership, and philanthropy brings dog lovers together for a cause. Whether you have a dog or simply love them, spend the day at DogFest and celebrate our canine friends and heroes that bring joy to our lives.

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.

Walk Details:  DogFest Reno will include a scenic, fully accessible, 1/2 mile stroll through the park. More details to come. 

Parking Details: Parking and entry access from Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road. 

Schedule: 

  • 11AM Check-in/Booths and family fun zone open
  • 11:15AM DogFest begins - Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:25AM Meet the Canine Companions Heroes! 
  • 11:45AM Assistance Dog Demo
  • 12PM Walk, live music and dog games begin 
  • 1PM Dog Costume Contest
  • 2PM Event ends - Thank you for coming!

Event Day Activities: 

Canine Costume Contest judge and prizes to be announced. Bring your dogs in their most creative costume, or to perform their best trick. Please reach out to Mary Anne for a Costume Contest Entry Form at maryac@unr.edu. We can't wait to see your furry friends in their best costumes!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or having a festival booth? Click here to request info.

Saturday, September 21 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

Dick Taylor Park 1301 Valley Road

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