DogFest Texas is coming up on October 2, and it's a great way to raise some much needed funds for Canine Companions.

Canine Campions Does Great Work

Canine Companions started in 1975 with the mission to provide service dogs to adults, children, and veterans with disabilities at no cost. They also train and provide dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and more.

They Could Use Our Help

The service they provide is free, so in order to raise money to cover the costs of their programs, they work with fundraisers like DogFest.

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Barkin' Good Time In Store

DogFest happens in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin on October 2. Since Austin is our closest location, here is a look at what's on the schedule.

- 11 a.m. DogFest begins and Yappy Hour starts at 11 a.m.
- Enjoy festival activities such as Meet Canine Companions service dogs & experience some of the amazing tasks they can perform.
- ​Hear inspirational stories from people who have a service dog.
- Fun activities designed for your pet dog.
- Pet dog costume contest!
- Explore the kids zone.
- Vendor and sponsor booths and much more.

Drinks with Your Dog

Support DogFest and purchase DogFest Texas - Austin Yappy Hour drinks (available both for dogs and their people).

Do Some Exploring

DogFest Texas ends at 1 PM so you'll have time to visit some other dog friendly places in Austin like Red Bud Isle Dog Park, or eat at some of the dog friendly restaurants on 2nd Street. This might be a perfect time to check out the Yard Bar, a combination dog-park, bar and restaurant for you and your furry best friend.

October 2 is still a couple of weeks away, so you have plenty of time to plan your day.

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