Are you looking to add a furry friend or companion to your household? The 7th annual Woofstock event might be just what you are looking for! On Saturday, August 3, 100 animals could find new homes. One might be just right for you. This event brings adoptable animals of all varieties, shapes and sizes, to people that are looking to adopt.
For 7 years, the Dugan Foundation has sponsored Woofstock. The mission of the organization is to end the euthanizing of healthy, adoptable animals in Washington State. This event is part of the primary focus of the organization. Melisa Evangelos, event coordinator for the Dugan Foundation, explained the history of Woofstock, “To serve [our] mission, the Dugan Foundation created the event with a goal of increasing the number of adoptions, getting great animals out of shelters and rescues from other parts of the state with less foot traffic than the Puget Sound, and providing an experience that make adoption not just the right thing to do but a heck of a lot of fun. In recent years, an average of over 100 animals finds new homes in a single day at Woofstock. We think that’s just awesome.”
When asked who she recommended attend the event, Melisa replied, “Woofstock is geared toward families and individuals who are thinking about adopting a new pet either this year or at some point in the future. However, there truly is something for everyone at Woofstock. Music lovers and pet lovers alike will find something to enjoy at Woofstock. We have awesome local bands scheduled to play throughout the day, pet related special events including disc dog and fly ball demonstrations, merchants selling pet related goods and services, and experts on hand to help prospective adopters find just the right new family member.”
“I love this event because it tackles a serious statewide and national issue–pet homelessness–in an upbeat and fun community event. Our goal is both to educate the public about the importance of pet adoption, to send a record number of pets home with their new families, and to do it in a lively, fulfilled, and relaxed atmosphere. We encourage families to bring their current pets and use our secure meet and greet pens to introduce everyone in the family to a prospective new pet,” Melisa concluded.
10 am to 3 pm at Todd Field, on the campus of the University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, WA 98416.
The event is free and open to the public.
Donations are appreciated. Money raised will fund Dugan Foundation’s grant program. Shoes and shirt are required. Licensed, leashed, vaccinated and well-behaved pets are welcome. Please, no retractable leashes. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.
For more information about the event, please visit: duganfoundation.org or email Melisa at: email@example.com.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com