Event Details

WalkersBring your well-behaved dog and your friends and join us for the Woofaroo—a one-mile walk
and festival benefiting Can Do Canines!

Woofaroo Snapshot

Saturday, September 17, 2016 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Walk begins at 11 a.m.
Dog Video Festival begins at 1 p.m. --PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR AND BLANKET TO SIT ON, THANK YOU!  *Event to be held rain or shine!

Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN 55428
( google map link)

Everyone is welcome. Handicapped accessible parking is available. 

minimum donations to attend the dog video festival

Children (ages 6-17)—$5
Children (ages 5 or under)—Free

If you raise $50 or more as an individual, family or group—admission is free!

dog video festival

New this year, Can Do Canines is seeking your original dog video for our Dog Video Festival, which will debut at the Can Do Woofaroo.

Does your dog have an amazing skill? How about a quirky habit? Maybe your dog has a story to tell? Funny, heartwarming or anywhere in between—we want to see it. Click here to submit your dog video. If you're interested attending the Dog Video Festival but not the fundraising walk  click here to buy tickets.

more Entertainment

After the one-mile fundraising walk, join us for all the festivities including ...
  • Assistance Dog Demonstrations—Watch Can Do Canines dogs and other exceptional pooches work their magic.
  • Dog-centric Exhibitor Booths—Browse, shop or play games with your dog.
  • Tours of the Can Do Canines Facility—Check out the home base of where our assistance dogs learn how to do skills like open up drawers and turn on a light switch.
  • Marketplace to purchase Can Do Canines merchandise.
  • Free Food for those who raise $25 or more!


For extra fun, enter your dog in the Doggie Costume Contest, held on stage in the afternoon. Costumes can be creative, humorous or just plain cute. Winning dogs will receive some great prizes. Your dog can wear the costume during the walk or just get dressed for the contest ... you choose! Please make sure costumes are safe, comfortable and cool enough for a September day.

Prizes, prizes ... oh, and prizes

Grand prize: All participants who raise $125 or more are eligible for the grand prize drawing—a 
7-night stay in an Orlando, Florida villa! Date restrictions apply.

Fundraising prizes
: The more you fundraise, the more fun prizes you’re eligible for!
  • $50—Can Do Canines Car Magnet
  • $125—Can Do Woofaroo T shirt
  • $500—Red duffel/travel bag
  • Top 10 Individual Fundraisers—Prizes willbe awarded on stage day of event. Winners pick their prize
  • Top Fundraising Team—$300 sponsored Team Happy Hour at The Green Mill in Shoreview.

Event Check-in 

Pre-registration is available before Saturday, September 17.
Beat the rush and register early! We are offering early check-in to turn in your contributions and collect your prizes on the following days. Visit us at 9440 Science Center Drive in New Hope, MN:

  • Wednesday, September 14 -- 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 15 -- 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 16 -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Day-of-event check-in: At registration tables, 10 – 11 a.m.

location and directions

The one mile walk begins and ends at Can Do Canines facility located at 9440 Science Center Drive, New Hope, MN 55428. Handicap accessible parking is available. Google map for directions.

Virtual walkers

If you cannot participate in person at the Woofaroo, you can still join in helping Can Do Canines by fundraising through our Virtual Walker program.

Virtual Walkers participate in fundraising contests, earn prizes, and become top fundraisers - all from the comfort of your own home! Get a group together and walk in your own town. If you're at work, wear a sticker that says “I’m a virtual walker for the Can Do Canines Woofaroo” and collect funds from your co-workers. Virtual walk today!

Schedule of the Events

Fundraising Walk Check-In: 10 a.m.
Walk Begins: 11 a.m.

A more detailed schedule of events will be available closer to the event.



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