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 26, 2015
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
The Anza 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
Food Trucks

Camp Bow Wow Kids & Dogs Storytime

Table RunnerCamp 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.

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

Agoura Animal Shelter

L.A. Animal Rescue

VCCR – Ventura County Canine Rescue               

Adopt Me Rescue

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 March 6, 2015. $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 March 6, 2015. $10 donation to enter.

Guest Judges

Daniel Stepenosky

DaniekStepenoskyDaniel Stepenosky was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played clarinet and saxophone in his high school marching band and was an Eagle Scout. Dr. Stepenosky attended Villanova University on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

Lieutenant Stepenosky served four and a half years in the United States Navy, first on the Destroyer USS Waddell and then on the Cruiser USS Chancellorsville. While in the Navy, he was engaged in counter narcotics operations off the coast of South America and in Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf. He received the Naval Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.

After the Navy, Dr. Stepenosky received his teaching credential from the University of San Diego in 1995; his master’s degree from California State University-Northridge, in 1999; and his doctorate from the University of California-Los Angeles, in 2003. He taught Physics, Advanced Placement Physics, Astronomy, and Physical Science at Beverly Hills High School from 1995-2000. Also at Beverly Hills High School, he served as Assistant Principal from 2000-2003 and Principal from 2003-2006.

Dr. Stepenosky joined the Las Virgenes Unified School District in 2006 and served as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel until 2011. He was the District’s Deputy Superintendent from 2011-12 and was appointed Superintendent of Schools in 2012.

Dr. Stepenosky has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer for the USC Rossier School of Education, California Lutheran University Doctoral in Education Leadership and Master’s program, and Concordia University Master’s program in Education Leadership.

Dr. Stepenosky lives in Calabasas with his wife and two children who attend school in Las Virgenes Unified School District.

Sandra Endo

Sandra Endo

Dog Agility Play Area

Stop by the Jump City Dog Agility Area and take your pup on a run through a beginners course.

Free for Walk participants!
$5 non-walkers.

Dedicated to keeping the sport fast and fun for competitors and recreational students alike, Jump City Agility is a training center devoted to the sport of dog agility. Jump City offers group and private classes to dogs and handlers at every level, frequent workshops on various agility-related topics, and seminars presented by some of the nation’s top trainers.

Food Trucks

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 integral 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!

The Hungry Nomad

he Hungry Nomad is a reflection of our nomadic journeys and edible explorations. Our menu features flavors from the far corners of our travels, with American, Mediterranean and European influences. You’ll picture yourself lounging on the Riviera, enjoying memorable food and relatable flavors. Our creations will stimulate your palate, and make you hungry for the nomad in you!

Canvas Food Truck

Our menu is sure to tempt the taste buds of any foodie. Using only fresh, grass fed beef, organic produce, and freshly baked buns and rolls from Los Angeles Homeboy Bakery, we appeal to the health and humane conscious meat eaters. We ensure that our ingredients meet a high standard of quality that you can trust.

Kona Ice

Shaved ice. It’s what we do.