Canine Companions for Independence, Oceanside, Calif, will host the sixth annual WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs & People on Saturday, April 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

All proceeds from WOOFSTOCK will benefit Canine Companions, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities completely free of charge. The ‘60’s-themed festival is open to the public and well-behaved, leashed dogs. Free parking is available. Admission is $5 and discount coupons are being distributed to local businesses. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available.

The day will begin with the Peace, Love, & Walk ‘N Roll fun dog walk at 9 am. Walk registration fee ($35 adult, $15 child, $60 family) includes the official WOOFSTOCK tie dye T-shirt, free Festival admission, and a sWAG bag. The walk is approximately 1.3 miles through beautiful Balboa Park. Walkers have the opportunity to raise funds for Canine Companions and exciting prizes will be rewarded based on the donations collected. The Top Dog Fundraiser will win a custom painting of their pooch by artist Deirdre O’Byrne.

Fun activities for the family and Fido are planned, including demonstrations by amazing canines, including assistance dogs, Disc Dogs, search and rescue dogs, and more.

Compete in contests for Grooviest Costume, Best Trick, Longest Tail, and Biggest and Smallest Paws. See the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team and then try your pet on the course. Check out the games and activities at the Children’s Fun Zone. Bring your dog to the K9 Playground. Attendees can shop at the dozens of vendor booths, bid on items in a silent auction, and enjoy delicious refreshments.

For online registration or more information, visit, or call (760) 901-4300. For sponsorship and vendor inquiries, contact Annie Scott at (760) 901-4306.

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has five regional training centers across the country. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. There is no charge for the dog, training and ongoing follow-up services. For more information, visit, or call (800)-572-BARK.

[Source: Canine Companions]