Meet Laura at DogFest Los Angeles (6/2)

June 2, 2018, 8:30 am–12:00 pm
Hosted by Canine Companions for Independence

Open to the public.

Dominguez Park
200 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90277


If you invite an author to Dogfest, she’ll definitely say “yes!”
She’ll be so happy she’ll call all her friends. (Even her dentist!)
Then she’ll post it on Facebook.
If she posts it on Facebook then she’ll Tweet about it, put it on Instagram, and a gazillion kinds of other social media.
When it gets on social media, she’ll start getting replies!
Replies that people say they’re coming will make her so excited she’ll probably faint.
If she faints she might not remember to write it down in her appointment book.
The next day she’ll check this page and see that not only is she going but she’s also the Honorary Chairman.
She’ll be so happy.
And, chances are
If she’s so happy
She’ll want to call all her friends. (But, not her dentist!)


DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is a family-friendly, dog-friendly walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Grab a leash and join us! Learn more about the event & register to walk here:

Registration is free, but you can also make a team and start fundraising! Any and all fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated.

Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.

The day will offer a variety of over 10 local vendors, family-friendly activities, informational booths, photo opportunities, and multiple dog demonstrations. Don’t miss the free photo booth courtesy of Just Food For Dogs – accessories will be available for human and canine attendees!

PLUS, I’ll be reading and signing copies of “Raising a Hero” during DogFest Los Angeles! Personalized and signed copies of “Raising a Hero” will be available for purchase (cash/credit and debit cards) at DogFest for $15, with $5 of every book sold benefitting Canine Companions. (For day of event order pickup, mention “Pickup at DogFest LA” in the order notes/comments upon checkout.)


8:30 a.m. – Registration opens
9:00 a.m – Opening remarks and symbolic walk
9:45 a.m. – Dogs in Cars performance
10:00 a.m. – Graduate Annette and Service Dog Patch presentation
10:30 a.m. – Disc Dogs in Southern California performance
11:00 a.m. – Puppy raiser presentation
11:15 a.m. – Laura Numeroff reading Raising a Hero
11:30 a.m. – Narcotic police dog demonstration
11:45 a.m. – Opportunity drawing for Tranquil PET basket and closing remarks
12:00pm – DogFest Walk ‘n Roll ends.


  • Janice says:

    Can I order this book online?

    • Sean Hanrahan says:

      Hi Janice! Yes, you can order the book here. Go to the top menu bar and find “shop” to order the book and have it shipped to you. 🙂

  • Sally Blackwood says:

    I would love to order the book

    • Sean Hanrahan says:

      Hi Sally! You can order the book here on Laura’s website. Go to the top menu bar and find “shop” to order the book and have it shipped to you.

  • Leanne Petty says:

    I am so excited you have chosen to have this story told to children by such a popular children’s author and illustrator. She is one of my favorites.

  • Kathy Taylor says:

    Is it to late to order a book?

    • Sean Hanrahan says:

      Hi Kathy! No, it’s not too late… you can still order the book. Go to the top menu bar and find “shop” to order the book and have it shipped to you. 🙂

  • Kim Bernstein says:

    How do I reach you to ask about employing your book “if you give a mouse a cookie” into and advocacy campaign. I have found that your book always draws a smile and you descriptions and clarity explain our issue better than anything else.

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