September is National Service Dog Month. To celebrate this year, the Town of Oyster Bay is hosting DogFest Long Island on Saturday, September 25 to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit who works to place expertly-trained service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, free of charge.
The event, being held at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, runs from 11am to 3pm.
“September is National Service Dog Month, and what better way to celebrate than to bring your canine friends to a fun event for a great cause,” said Supervisor Joseph Saladino.
Saladino added that DogFest will be a fun day of games, inspiring speakers, activities for kids, service dog demonstrations and more.
There is no fee to participate, however residents are invited to fundraise and help spread the word about the event by visiting canine.org/dogfest. All monies raised benefit Canine Companions. Their mission is to help clients and their service dogs live with greater independence. More than 400 people are currently waiting for their new canine partners.
DogFest Long Island takes place Saturday, September 25 from 11am to 3pm at Marjorie Post Park, located on Unqua Road in Massapequa. Dogs are welcome to attend – they must be social and friendly with other dogs and people, comfortable in crowds and fully vaccinated. All dogs must be kept on leash at all times (no longer than six feet). For more information, visit www.cci.org.