It’s the fifth annual Woofstock on Saturday, August 6, a family friendly event that is one part fantastic entertainment and one hundred parts great pets that need a home. Last year over 121 animals found homes at Woofstock in six hours!

Held at Todd Field on the campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, there will be over 25 booths, and over 100 animals ready to play and meet their new families. There will be fenced “meet and greet” areas where the entire family (including pets) can meet and play with adoptable animals. There are dogs, cats and ferrets up for adoption.

The local music line up of family-friendly entertainment includes Erina McGann, Maya & Matt, Gina Belliveau and Automatic Theory. It’s a mix of indie folk, Celtic, acoustic pop and alternative rock. All of the musicians are animal lovers who have volunteered to keep you entertained while you look for a new pet to love.

This year, City Dog Magazine, a Seattle-based magazine with national coverage, is hosting a search for the perfect dog face to adorn the cover of their magazine. The contest begins at 1:30pm. The contest entry fee is $10 and all proceeds go to the Woofstock grant program. More fun includes WOOFD2, a Disk Dog Demonstration, Dachshund Races, doggy massage, kid’s activities, pet supply shopping and more.

“Woofstock ’11 is aimed at bringing people together to have a great time and to collaborate in support of developing Washington State into a sustainable, no-kill community,” said Jim Dugan, President of the event’s presenting organization, Dugan Foundation. “We encourage everyone, including pets, to come and experience the most enjoyable August day for families, and to make it the luckiest day in an adopted animal’s life!”

The University of Puget Sound is located at: 1500 N. Warner Street in Tacoma. Woofstock will run from 10:00am – 4:30pm. Check out the website at for more information.


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