DogFest New Jersey | Sunday, October 1st, 2017
1 Pine Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
11am to 2pm
Join the event on Facebook
~1 mile walk around pond
free parking as well as many handicap parking spots
- schedule to come soon!
Event Day Activities:
- Agility Course
- Face painting for kids
- Doggy tattoos
- Bobbing for apples
- Picture booth
- Vendor tables
Interested in becoming a sponsor or having a festival booth? Click here to request info.
Gavin and Ethan Morrobel, brothers ages 12 and 14, both suffer from Usher's Syndrome, an inherited condition characterized by progressive vision loss and hearing impairment. They were matched with Erickson III, a two-year-old lab/golden retriever mix trained to respond to over 40 advanced commands.
Both boys were born deaf and suffered from balance troubles. They were issued cochlear implants shortly after birth, which enabled them to hear. Additionally, they are both visually impaired.
After participating in a two-week team training program held at Canine Companion’s Northeast Regional Center, Gavin and Ethan came home with Erickson, who helps with routine daily activities to help improve the quality of life that the boys live as the disease progresses.
“The boys really wanted a dog, but I was worried about their safety. They weren’t qualified for seeing-eye dogs," says their mom, Pam Morrobel. “The boys are starting to settle into a routine with Erickson. We hope to have many wonderful years with him.”