The Festival


Join us after the Walk for a pet-friendly Festival for the entire family!

Come and enjoy the fun — everyone is welcome.


Location: Juan Bautista de Anza Park
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Admission is free!
Reminder — all dogs must be on a leash.

Festival Highlights:

Camp Bow Wow Kids & Dogs Storytime
Behavior Buddies Training Demonstration and Clinic
Beer Garden
Dog Adoption
Main Stage Entertainment and Contests
Guest Judges
Dog Agility Play Area
• Kid’s Activity Zone
• Over 30 Pet Industry Vendors
• Silent Auction
• Camp Bow Wow Kid’s & Dogs Storytime
• Behavior Buddies Training Demo
• Rover Rest Stop
• The Anza Beer and Wine Garden
Food Trucks

Camp Bow Wow Kids & Dogs Storytime

Camp Bow Wow Counselors share the adorable and endearing “Dogs Get Nervous Too” storybook with young readers, weaving safety tips for meeting and greeting dogs into a playful shared reading experience.  Young readers will receive a FREE storybook to share with siblings and friends AND be better prepared to interact with dogs in a variety of situations.  Camp Bow Wow Counselors will also demonstrate the best way for little ones to approach, meet and great a new dog with the help of our own lovable Scout

Behavior Buddies Training Demonstration and Clinic

Turn your good dog into a GREAT dog with helpful training tips and tools from Camp Bow Wow’s Certified Behavior Buddies Canine Training.  Pups and their people are invited to attend the half-hour FREE training demo where Trainer Sam Newman will cover basic behaviors including sit, down, stay and even a few fun tricks for the most advanced in the class.  People will also be provided with FREE training tools including clickers and leashes and all participating pups will be given FREE Camp Bow Wow treat bags.

Beer Garden

Enjoy a cold beer and watch the main stage entertainment at The Anza Beer Garden – featuring handcrafted beers from Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co.

Dog Adoption

Come visit our Dog Adoption area at the Canine Classic!
Adoption is a wonderful way to find your newest family member and also save lives.


Please note: these organizations will be onsite from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

L.A. Animal Rescue

VCCR – Ventura County Canine Rescue               

Healthcare for Homeless Animals – Agoura Shelter

Adopt Me Rescue

Labs and Buddies

Main Stage Entertainment

HALO Entertainment


Prizes include a weekend stay for you and your pet at The Anza — A Calabasas Hotel.


Is your canine a fashionista? Strut your four-legged friend’s best outfit down the runway for a chance to win. Your canine could be on it’s way to becoming the Next Top Canine Model.

Only 25 entries allowed. Registration Opens February 24, 2014. $10 donation to enter.


Does your pet have what it takes to join the likes of Lassie or Jiggy? Show off your canine’s special talent and let our celebrity judges decide.

Only 25 entries allowed. Registration Opens February 24, 2014 $10 donation to enter.

Guest Judges

FOX 11’s Sandra Endo

Sandra EndoSandra Endo is a general assignment reporter covering breaking news and feature reports for FOX 11 News.  Prior to joining KTTV, she spent five years working for CNN/CNN Newsource based in Washington DC.   Her stories have appeared on prime time shows such as AC360 with Anderson Cooper and the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.  Endo covered a range of topics from natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy to Washington politics. She also reported on the devastating tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, as well as the international conflicts in Egypt and the U.S involvement in Libya.  In 2010, Endo extensively covered the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf Coast, the controversial immigration law in Arizona, as well as homeland security issues like the terror bomb plot in Times Square.

Prior to joining CNN, Endo was a political reporter, host and anchor for NY1, covering a wide array of campaigns, the transit strike of 2005 and reporting around the clock after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  Before moving back to Los Angeles, Endo worked at NBC 5 News in Chicago.

Endo is a second-generation Japanese American and is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.   She is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Van Nuys Math Science Magnet.  She graduated magna cum laude from New York University, where she double majored in politics and journalism.  She was also a Loyola Law School Journalist Fellow. She’s happy to be back in her hometown.

C.K. Gray

CK GrayBest Selling Romance Novelist C.K. has been interviewed on numerous radio shows across the United States, appeared as a guest on many TV talk shows, including ABC/FOX, Good Morning Savannah, and played the part of an author on a reality show. She has had countless newspaper and magazine articles written about her success. The latest mentions were included in “Hollywood Reporter, Variety Magazine, and the Hollywood Insider.

As a result of this unexpected success story, she was inspired by thousands of fans to write the sequel to “Eye of the Storm” which she titled “After the Storm” released in April 2012. Both novels have gained an incredible amount of traction leading them both to best sellers!

“Eye of the Storm” had magically filtered it’s way into the movie industry. Five Production Companies approached her in the first year alone with overwhelming interest. She is now close to production working alongside major Producers/Directors/Screenwriters as they take her storyline  and adapt her best selling novel “EYE OF THE STORM” into a feature Hollywood film! IMDB- C.K.Gray. The sequel “AFTER THE STORM” has been optioned as well.

C.K. has just completed her very first screenplay as well as a third novel. She was asked to turn a movie script into a storyline! Her latest book should be released later this year.

As C.K. quotes again “Don’t ever think “impossible” when anything is “possible”. 
This woman listened to her heart, followed her dream… she loved to write, so she wrote. To say the least, her real story is just beginning, onto the next chapter….stay tuned!

Dog Agility Play Area

J9’s K9s Dog Agility Area

Stop by the Dog Agility Area and take your pup on a run through a beginners course. J9’s K9s staff will guide you through the course.

Check out their class offerings at

Food Trucks

The Grilled Cheese Truck

Not just he classic bread, butter and cheese, but amazing creations that are constructed with the best ingredients, local produce and made with nothing but love to bring back that childhood (and adult!) comfort food!

We look forward to making your hearts melt with all of our cheesy goodness.

The Greasy Wiener – Loads of Fun…in a Bun!

You have to visit The Greasy Wiener truck to fully enjoy the experience. With cameras and speakers, interactive multi-media plays an integal party in the The Greasy Wiener experience.
Great Food, Fun, Film and Flair – we’re on a mission to give west coast hot dog lovers a new, unforgettable wiener – The Greasy Wiener!