About Dogtoberfest

Dogtoberfest is an Austin based, non-profit organization, created for the purpose of instilling awareness about dog rescue, as well as raising much needed moneys for local dog rescue organizations. 

Dogtoberfest Austin is a 501c3, charitable organization. We have no paid staff and all proceeds benefit Austin local dog rescue.   

We hold an annual event in The Domain which includes a silent auction, Canine Costume Contest, pet related demonstrations and fun for all!  In 2015, over 8,000 people and their canine companions attended this one day event!

Most Awesome-ist!

For the sixth year in a row, Dogtoberfest Austin was named "Most Awesome-ist Pet Related Event" in the Austin Pets Directory Annual Readers Poll. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!


Julie Strong and Stan Parish, Dogtoberfest Founders

Julie Strong and Stan Parish, Dogtoberfest Founders



Check out our Dogtoberfest commercial!

Special thanks to: 

Creative Direction: The Label Collective
Video Production: Justin Roberts
Voiceover: Sarah Gerichten
Sound: The Sound Lab