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.
**THIS EVENT IS CASH ONLY - NO ATMS ARE ON SITE; SOME VENDORS MAY ACCEPTED CREDIT CARDS**
2015 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 Claseman, the American Service Animal Society at 480-802-9339.
All money raised will help provide no cost service dog training and certification to veterans.
2015 Featured Activities and Demonstrations
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 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.
Brittany Rescue: Lure Course
Brittany Rescue AZ is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and providing a senior sanctuary to purebred Brittanys, Brittany mixes and other sporting breed dogs.
Indy’s Run for Rescue, operated by Brittany Rescue AZ is a fast-paced, fun chase sport for dogs otherwise known as a “lure course”. The mechanically operated “lure” entices a dog to follow a plastic bag tied to a string. The course consists of agility obstacles which the dog negotiates during its chase. Indy’s Run for Rescue is fun and entertaining for dogs and their owners. Big or small, fast or slow, young or mature dogs love to test their chase skills and their owners love to cheer them on. Indy’s Run for Rescue is operated as a fund raiser to help the dogs in rescue and to raise money for other worthy causes such as canine valley fever.
DEMO AT EVENT: Dog owners will be encouraging their dogs, of all ages and sizes, to test their chase skills at Indy’s Run for Rescue. The cost is $6 for one run, $15 for 3 runs with all proceeds benefitting the Brittany Rescue.
Good Dog Agility
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 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
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 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**
2015 Featured Stage Performances
Arizona Canine Musical Freestylers
Our membership spans the state of Arizona and is open to all who want to learn to dance with their dogs in a positive environment. They will have several routines to demo from various dance teams. Make sure to stop by the stage, you do not want to miss these dancing dogs!
UpLift San Tan Foothills High School
UpLift is San Tan Foothills High School’s premier Dance Company. Consisting of 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 Director 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.
Applications for the 2015 Woofstock are NO LONGER being accepted. Applications will once again be accepted in July of 2016.
For questions call 480-782-2665.
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.
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.
Please come back for more information - sign ups available September 2016!
For more information on the Woofstock, email Special.Events@chandleraz.gov or
please call 480-782-2665.