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Canine Companions is hosting DogFest Sacramento on Saturday, October 24

Listen: Michelle Williams and Wendi Locatelli

National non-profit Canine Companions is hosting DogFest Sacramento on Saturday, October 24! This family-friendly and dog-friendly virtual event benefits Canine Companions and our mission to provide expertly trained service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge. DogFest Sacramento features canine costume contests, Halloween dog treat baking and festive paw painting tutorials, adorable Canine Companions puppies, an appearance from Sac Republic FC puppy Dom and more!

Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf
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Wendi Locatelli is a Sacramento resident and mom of three. Wendi lost some of her limbs do to an illness, but that hasn’t held her back. While juggling the busy life of a mom, Wendi is also currently training to swim in the Paralympics! In February, Wendi was matched with Service Dog Wazowski, who she lovingly refers to as “Wazzy,” free of charge from Canine Companions. Wazzy picks up dropped items for Wendi and returns them to her, opens and closes doors and provides constant companionship.

Wendi and Wazzy
Wazzy and Wendi

– DogFest Sacramento is coming on Saturday, October 24 with a festive Halloween-themed virtual event for the whole family, even the dogs! Join emcee Kellie DeMarco for this family-friendly and dog-friendly virtual event, celebrating and benefiting Canine Companions.

DogFest Sacramento features dog-centric and family-friendly activities including canine costume contests, homemade dog treat and festive Halloween canine paw painting tutorials, Sacramento residents and their service dogs, an appearance from Sacramento Republic FC and Canine Companions puppy Dom and more! DogFest Sacramento benefits Canine Companions and their mission to provide expertly trained service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities free of charge.

It’s free to register and attend this public event, and we hope to see the Sacramento community online at the virtual event with their favorite canines in tow! Registrants will be mailed a DogFest bandana for their dog to sport around town! For more information, visit What: DogFest Sacramento Where: online on the DogFest Sacramento Facebook event page and on Canine Companions’ YouTube channel. When: Saturday, October 24, 1 - 2 p.m.

Michelle and Wendi

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