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**
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.
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 Nevada. 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.
Indy’s Run for Rescue
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”. Dog owners love to cheer on their dogs, of all ages and sizes, as they test their chase skills on the approximately 50 yard enclosed course.
Indy’s Run for Rescue is operated as a fund raiser to help the homeless dogs in rescue. The cost is $6 for one run, $15 for 3 runs with all proceeds benefitting Brittany Rescue.AZ.
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”!
This year, we have 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!
Visit www.dogtrainingelite.com for more information on Dog Elite Training.
Featured Stage Performances
The Dance Company at San Tan Foothills
The Dance Company at San Tan Foothills is comprised of all grade levels 9-12th. Students not only learn works from their Director Tiffany White, but create their own choreography that they set on their peers. You can catch the Company performing at their school’s events as well as at many local venues.
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 2015 Vendor Priority application deadline is Friday, July 29, 2016.
* The general vendor application deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016 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 2015 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received.
PLEASE NOTE: We are NO LONGER accepting applications.
Submit an application for the 2016 Woofstock Here
1. Vendor Information Sheet (pdf)
2. Application (pdf) or Online Vendor Application
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2016-2017 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. Volunteers can only be taken for ages 14 and older.
Sign up HERE!
For more information on the Woofstock, email Special.Events@chandleraz.gov or please call 480-782-2665.
Thank You to
Meet Our Partners
Is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals.
- We provide no cost service dog training and certification to qualifying disabled veterans and his/her own dog.
- We provide a customized training program to meet the specific needs of each disabled veteran.
- We provide a unique, positive result based program by compassionate, certified professional animal behaviorists.
- We provide a “Safe Haven” for disabled veterans to come and train their own dogs to be service dogs.
- Provide life time training opportunities, wellness programs, social- engagement opportunities to help service dog teams transition into everyday life.
- We do not breed dogs but advocate the use of rescue canines.
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.
The City of Chandler welcomes participation from all of its citizens. To request an accommodation due to a disability please allow at five (5) days prior to the scheduled event. Contact the City's Special Event Coordinator at 480-782-2665 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service) or email@example.com