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Nov. 8, 2016

Tumbleweed Park goes straight to the dogs with return of Woofstock November 19
Adorable pets, live music and family friendly fun, all in a gorgeous outdoor setting on a bright fall day for a wonderful cause

Whether you want to really spoil your dog or just meet other dog owners who are as crazy as you about their pets, there's no better place to bring Fido than the City of Chandler’s Woofstock.

Dog lovers from Chandler and neighboring communities are invited to attend the ninth annual dog friendly festival from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd. The event will benefit the American Service Animal Society, and parking and admission are free.

“Dogs really are man’s best friend,” said Hermelinda Llamas, special events coordinator. “Woofstock raises awareness of the great work the American Service Animal Society does by providing service training and certification to therapy dogs that motivate disabled veterans to live a more productive life.”

Whether your pooch prefers to ‘ruff it’ on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a pet spa, the variety of pet-related vendors and activities are sure to have him (and you) begging to come out and play. Notable activities include:
  • Pet adoptions and low-cost vaccinations hosted by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Walk of Honor hosted by the American Service Animal Society
  • Canine sporting demonstrations at various times throughout the day exhibited by the Blazin’ K9s, Brittany Rescue, Chandler Police K9 unit, and Dog Training Elite
  • Pets on Parade invite all VIP (Very Important Pups) to don their best costume for a chance to win fabulous prizes
  • Pet caricature drawings and portraits for local paparazzi
  • Pet psychic readings as told by Terrie Wallace
  • Dance performance from The Dance Company at San Tan Foothills
With all the excitement you’re sure to work up an appetite. Pets and people alike can enjoy food and beverages throughout the park. All food and drinks are pay-as-you-go, as Woofstock is a cash-only event and no ATMs are onsite, although some vendors may accept credit cards. 

The City of Chandler, American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care present Woofstock in partnership with FASTMED, Southwest Airlines, SRP, The Arizona Republic, Home Depot and The Phoenix Dog magazine. 

For more information, visit www.chandleraz.gov/woofstock.