Woofstock is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year! Haven’t been to Woofstock? It’s definitely an event to check out with your pup!
This year the event is being held at Woodbine Park on Saturday, May 26th (10a.m. – 6p.m.) and Sunday, May 27th (10 a.m. – 5p.m.). Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in North America. Vendors from all over North America gather at this “pawty” to create a fun filled, 2-day event that shows off products from food, treats, toys, pet portraits and the latest doggy accessories (to name only a few!). There are doggy celebrities (paparazzi) and contests that you and your pup can even participate in. There is nothing you can’t find at this dog-crazed event!
A big feature that we like here at Barks N Purrs is that Woofstock donates some of their proceeds to rescue foundations. In 2017, Woofstock donated a whopping $25,000 to rescue groups. There are rescue organizations that participate in the event as well, such as “Westies in Need” and “Pugalug Pug Rescue”, so you can go down, check them out and see how you can get involved. Check out some of the stories from those that were helped from last year here. Stories like these always tug at the heart strings and can inspire us to get involved.
It’s always exciting to have an ‘event’ to attend with your pup. Start off the warmer season by spending a day (or the whole weekend) spoiling them with attention, fun and activities that they will enjoy, all while knowing it’s for a good cause! To celebrate their 15th year, Woofstock’s theme is PEACE, LOVE, WOOF. Dress up and celebrate in bell-bottoms, love beads and flowers! Your pup deserves to get out and about with you for a day that’s all about them.