DogFest Tampa is celebrating the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to place assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans free of charge. These highly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do, including opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.

So don’t miss out on DogFest. Join the fun - and Give a Dog a Job.  We look forward to celebrating with our supporters, graduates, volunteers and friends.  

Join the fun March 3!

Grab your friends, family and dogs and head to Al Lopez Park in Tampa, FL on March 3, 2018 for the 3rd annual DogFest Tampa benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Furry friends and families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more! Registration is free.

Last year over 100 supporters enjoyed a great day at USF Health, with activiites for dogs, the entire family and amazing guest speakers.  We look forward to celebrating with our supporters, graduates, volunteers and friends again. 

jennifer epstein - small.jpgCome say hello to Jennifer Epstein at DogFest Tampa on March 3. We are excited to have Jennifer back as our emcee. Jennifer joined the Good Day Tampa Bay team as traffic reporter in March of 2006. Jen now anchors Good Day weekdays from 4:30 to 6:30 a.m. She also produces stories such as her weekly Hometown Hero reports.   



Enter for a chance to win 'Destination Disney World' benefitting Canine Companions for Independence and DogFest Walk 'n Roll Tampa.  The winner will be drawn at DogFest Tampa on March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Winner need not to be present to win.  No purchase or contribution necessary to participate in DogFest Tampa.   Online ticketing will end March 2nd at 5 p.m.. You may purchase at the event after this date.  Enter Here

Package Includes: 

  • Two (2) Night Stay at Wyndham Garden Hotel
  • Four (4) Tickets to Disney World 
  • Disney Character Breakfast for four (4)Disney_logo-5.jpg
    (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only)
  • Shuttle Service to and from Hotel if applicable
  • $25 Visa Gift Card
  • $25 Shell Gas Card
  • Beach Towels
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Tote

Donated by: GFWC Lutz Land O' Lakes and Wyndham Garden Hotel (Disney)
Value: $1,000  


Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program. Individuals who raise at least $250 will receive a special DogFest gift! We hope our DogFest Fundraising Recognition Program will motivate you to send more emails, ask more friends, and raise more funds to support Canine Companions - and Give a Dog a Job. Click here to check it out!


Have any questions about registering, forming a team or donating? Click here!