Dogs took center stage Sunday afternoon at the annual Canine Companions for Independence DogFest on the Campus of Farmingdale State College.
The day was full of pet friendly family activities, including a costume contest, food, raffles, games, Trick or Treat stops, a canine agility course, and Snoopy’s® Canine Costume Parade (featuring Snoopy himself). The event was a fundraiser for the Medford-based Canine Companions for Independence Northeast Region and attracted more than 2,500 attendees.
Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non-profit provider of trained assistance dogs with five regional training centers across the country. Established in 1975, Canine Companions "provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people."
There is no charge for the dog, its training and on-going follow-up services. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.