Photos courtesy of Doggie Street Festival

Pet lovers and their furry friends are in for a treat as the annual Doggie Street Festival (DSF) returns to Phoenix. Scheduled for January 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this much-anticipated event will take place at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., offering a day of fun and activities for dogs and their human companions.

Sponsored by Animal Essentials, Dogtopia Daycare, and numerous other pet-focused organizations, the festival promises an engaging experience for all attendees. The event is free to the public, inviting everyone to bring their friendly dogs and enjoy a day out in the park.

This event is an opportunity for visitors to gain a wealth of knowledge on pet care, health, training, and overall well-being. The DSF brings together a wide range of resources and expertise, making it a must-attend for current and future pet owners alike.

At the heart of the festival is the celebration of pet companions. DSF seeks to inspire action and advocacy within the community, aiming to address and eventually end the tragedy of pet homelessness. By fostering a culture of care and responsibility, the festival hopes to make a significant impact on the lives of pets and pet owners in Phoenix and beyond.
The festival is packed with activities and features that cater to both pets and pet owners. Highlights include:
• Live music to set the festive mood.
• A variety of delicious eats for both humans and dogs.
• Expert veterinary tips to ensure the best care for pets.
• An array of pet products and services showcasing the latest in canine care.
• A kids’ art area for the little ones to express their creativity.
• Special guests and speakers providing insights into pet care and wellness.
• Exciting auction prizes, contests, and a VIP lounge for an exclusive experience.

Rooted in a powerful mission, the DSF is not just a gathering for pet enthusiasts but also a platform dedicated to increasing dog and cat adoptions. The festival provides a fun and educational experience for the public, focusing on the importance of responsible adoption, fostering, spay/neuter practices, and conscientious pet guardianship.

Dog enthusiasts looking to expand their furry family will find adoption agencies on-site, ready to assist in finding the perfect new canine companion. This festival is not just an event; it’s a community gathering that celebrates the joy dogs bring into our lives.

With its blend of entertainment, education, and community spirit, the Doggie Street Festival is set to be a memorable event for dog lovers across the city. Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or considering adding a four-legged friend to your home, this festival offers something for everyone in the family. For more information, visit