What is DogFest?
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is coming to Irving on September 30, 2017, so grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time!
Celebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to show that the most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart.
- Be a Sponsor! Contact Laura at email@example.com or 972-579-4393
- Register to walk – it’s easy and there is no fee to participate!
- Learn more about Canine Companions for Independence and how these exceptional dogs serve exceptional people.
Be part of the vision
Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll will engage communities across the country in an event that raises money to support the mission, recruits volunteers to help propel the mission, and educates the public about the organization’s life-changing work of providing highly-trained service dogs to people with disabilities. Contact Laura Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS:
- Angie & John Drake
- Ebby Halliday Realtors: Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell
- Diana Pfaff
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- Carolyn Weinzirl
Gary Boyd was 22 years old when he suffered a fractured femur while playing softball. That injury led to a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer in his leg. The cancer ultimately resulted in the amputation of his leg and he endured many months of treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. After 25+ years of managing on his own, the owner of a prosthetic company Gary was visiting in Florida suggested a service dog to protect his healthy leg and not overburden it. That led Gary to Canine Companions. In 2014, Gary was matched with Sorley, a black Lab Golden Retriever cross. Sorley helps Gary carry things when he is using his crutches and retrieve things that are out of reach or have fallen. These actions help Gary put less stress on his leg so that he can maintain good health in the future.When Gary heard the news that a new Canine Companions training facility was coming to Texas, he was thrilled. He attended the first graduation and grand opening of the Canine Companions Kinkeade Campus in Irving, TX in November 2015. Since then Gary has been an active volunteer speaking on behalf of Canine Companions. In 2016, Gary joined the leadership team as the Graduate Liaison where he is hoping to get all of the Texas graduates involved as volunteers. Please support teams like Gary and Sorley and help more people with disabilities receive the dogs they need completely free of charge by participating in DogFest DFW!