Wags for Wishes Benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Approximately 800 dogs are expected to help grant the wish of sick kids this weekend at the 4th annual Wags for Wishes event in Chandler. The proceeds from the festival will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "This event is about dogs raising money for kids," Director Wendy Hultsman said. "Its not a ball or a gala, its a philanthropic event that our clients (sick children) can participate in."

About $60,000 has been raised during the past 3 Wagsfor Wishes events. This year the event has been moved to Rawhide in Chandler where they hope to raise $30,000 with the larger space. Wish-granting costs an average of $7,000 per child and the money raised at Wags for Wishes is only used for grants.

The weekend event is part competition, part festival. The admission is $5.00 and goes towards the cause. Visitors are welcome to bring their 4 legged friends to try activities like racing in Lure For A Cure, splash jumping off a dock, or try a musical freestyle frisbee routine. The American Kennel Club will be there too, to test your pups Canine Good Citizens skills to see if they have what it takes to be a therapy dog.

Friday-Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ