Chandler is proud to partner with the American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control for this special event that is sure to make everyone howl with joy. Bring the entire family out for a day of tail waggin' activities.
Woofstock is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Community Special Event presented by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.
Walk of Honor- A Salute to Veterans
Sponsored by the American Service Animal Society
Come out and walk this great course available to all guest! Course Map - Click Here
The Walk of Honor is a FREE activity for all guests of Woofstock to participate in. The walk is available the entire length of the event.
A special feature of the Walk of Honor is the SPOT THE SERVICE DOG CONTEST. Participants will walk the course and look for various service dogs on signs and write their names down on the form. The contest runs from 9am to 1pm. The contest winner will be announced at 1pm. For all rules and contest sheets, guests will visit the American Service Animal Society Booth on event day.
The American Service Animal Society is looking for sponsors of the Spot the Service Dog signs. Anyone interested can contact Gerad Classman, the American Service Animal Society at 480-802-9339.
All money raised through the walk will help to get veterans guide dogs.
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Proud Partner of the 2014 Woofstock
MCACC will be offering a number of services throughout the event for pet owners new and experienced. Stop by if you are interested in any one of these services:
*Rabies Vaccinations - $20.00
*Mico-Chips - $10.00
Blazin’ K9’s - website: www.blazink9s.com
The Blazin' K9s Flyball Racing Team was formed in 2008 in Chandler, AZ.
They are a small group of people who love their dogs and enjoy the excitement of the sport of Flyball.
Demo at the Event: Competitive flyball racing with teams from Arizona, California and New Mexico. Flyball racing is a high energy dog sport in which a team of 4 dogs jump over 4 jumps to a springloaded "flyball" box, catch the ball in their mouth and run back over the four jumps. The next dog passes into the dog returning until all 4 dogs have returned successfully. They are racing another team in the other lane. The fastest team wins the heat! It has also been called "drag racing" for dogs.
Good Dog Agility - website: www.GoodDog.org
Good Dog Agility Club of Chandler/Mesa has been a non-profit club for over 25 years. They offer classes in agility from beginner (includes puppies of 9 months of age) through Master level. Good Dog Agility host 3 major agility trials per year-January, February & November. They love promoting their club through demos and Woofstock has been their leading supporter for at least 4 years.
Demo at the Event: This year the public will not only get to see them run their dogs on the agility course, but they will be lowering all the equipment & the public will get to try the course for a donation that will go to FRIENDS FOR LIFE. You will keep your pet on the leash to go through the whole course. Good Dog volunteers will be helping owners & pets with the equipment. They are hoping this will be a more enjoyable experience for both human & pet.
Dog Elite Training - website: www.dogtrainingelite.com
Neal Mestas is the son of John Mestas, the founder and owner of Dog Training Elite. Like his father, Neal has been involved in dog training most of his life. Neal got his first shot at dog training when he was eight years old. He participated at a Junior Obedience competition and placed second! Thirty years later, Neal is at the top of his game! It’s fair to say that this has become a genuine passion of his. He loves going to work every day, and gets joy out of helping families make their dogs just that…a member of their family, rather than a hassle that they have to cope with in their home. He offers personalized in home dog training, as well as group classes that are available to help you train your pet.
The level and type of training Neal offers is specialized to fit each person’s specific needs. Each owner has the choice of what type of training, commands, and obedience they wish to have for their dog. Neal’s assistant, and beloved family pet, is a Belgian Malinois named Bailey. Neal rescued Bailey when she was 8 months old, and has been a part of the Mestas’ family for a year and a half. Neal, is eager to go to work every day in hopes of increasing the pet owner’s quality of life, and I think Bailey would agree that it increases the quality of the dog’s life as well! Neal and Bailey are eager and honored to come to your home and help solve all of your “Doggie Do’s & Don’ts”!
Demo at the Event: This year, we have added a fun experience for our dog owners. Neal will be doing live training demonstrations throughout the day, including basic and advanced obedience and tricks with his dog Bailey. He will be doing two fun and interactive workshops for you and your best four-legged friend. Bring your dog to his booth for the workshops** to learn some new tricks!
Workshop 1** - Teach your dog new tricks like play dead, roller over & more at 10:30am
Workshop 2** - Teach your dog how to catch a Frisbee at 12:30pm
**Please bring your own treats for the tricks workshop and your own Frisbee for the Frisbee workshop**
Studio 3 Performing Arts
The Showstoppers from Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy, Gilbert’s pre-professional triple threat training center for ages 2 through adults.
Located on Guadalupe, between Gilbert and Cooper, Studio 3 specializes in musical theatre and audition coaching. They offer classes in dance, theatre, voice, and music, and produce 6 full length plays and musicals each year. For upcoming audition information, or to see the class schedule, visit their website at www.studio3arts.com.
UpLift is San Tan Foothills High School’s premier dance company. Consisting of mostly sophomores, juniors, and seniors, UpLift performs at many assemblies, showcases, and events around the community. The company is under the direction of STF’s dance teacher Tiffany Jones, but company members have also created works for UpLift. The goal of UpLift is to inspire and arouse through the power of dance.
ASAS Raffle Prizes
Sponsored by the American Service Animal
Come support the American Service Animal Society and buy a raffle ticket at Woofstock. Tickets will be on sale from 9am ro 1pm. Purchase one for $5 or 5 for $20.
Woofstock is continually seeking interested individuals, organizations and companies who want to sponsor our great festival with either in-kind services or monetary donations. The benefits of being a sponsor range from on-stage logo recognition and announcements during the festival to name and/or logo recognition on flyers, posters, postcards, websites, press releases, festival program, and much more. Benefits vary based on sponsorship levels. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please call 480-782-2665, email Hermelinda.Llamas@chandleraz.gov, or review our sponsorship package.
Woofstock is seeking vendors to participate in this year's event. Interested vendors must submit an application either online or by mail to the City of Chandler.
* The 2013 Vendor Priority application deadline is Thursday, July 31, 2014.
* The general vendor application deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014 or when all space has been reserved.
* If you are a new organization applying to participate in the event, your application will be accepted on a first come first serve basis once the priority deadline has expired. You are encouraged to submit an application prior to the 2013 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received.
Submit an application for the 2014 Woofstock here:
Vendor Information Sheet (pdf)
Application (pdf) or Online Vendor Application
For questions or additional information on becoming a vendor, please call 480-782-2669.
Are you interested in volunteering? We have a great opportunity for anyone who needs community service hours or just want to help out a great event. Volunteer opportunities range from setting up, water stations, activity booths or helping guests with event information.
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THANK YOU 2013 SPONSORS
Meet Our Partners
American Service Animal Society
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to enabling disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals. We envision a world in which disabled veterans are able to lead a happier and healthier life through the use of a service animal.
Provide the funding for a disabled veteran to be partnered with a trained service animal.
Assist the disabled veteran in the selection of a qualified trainer and appropriate service animal.
Monitor the progress of the disabled veteran and his or her dog.
Support the disabled veteran as much as possible in caring for the service animal.
Rescue service animals, re-partner when possible or find the animal a good non-service home.
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
People love pets. We do what we do because more than 55,000 animals in Maricopa County need us each year!
MCACC strives to take care of
animals and to be proactive and
offer programs to prevent problems
before they occur.
Mission … Is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of people and pets in Maricopa County.
Vision … Animal Care and Control strives to reduce the dangers and nuisances caused by irresponsible pet ownership, and to protect pets from abuse, neglect and homelessness.
Values … Transparency, Accountability, Professionalism, Clarity, Safety, Humane Attitude.