MASSAPEQUA - DogFest 2015 took place Saturday at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa.  

Community members and dog lovers came together to raise money for Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that provides highly trained service dogs for children and adults with disabilities.

"It's a two-year process to train a dog to become an assistances dog, so we also provide on-going follow-up services for the working life of the dog once it's matched with a person from our wait list," said Debra Dougherty, Canine Companions for Independence member.

Canine Companions hoped to raise $60,000.