A doggone good time

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By Maddie Johnson

Bring those four-legged friends out for a day of peace and puppies at Tumbleweed Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 for Chandler’s 2017 Woofstock pet-fest.
Canines and kids alike are promised a tailwagging good time at this free event, with activities ranging from pet psychic readings to a Chandler K9 Unit demonstration.
The event welcomes all families and their canine friends with no charge for admission.
“Woofstock grabs every family—small, big, pets, no pets,” said Annette Watson, city of Chandler
coordinator for the event. “It’s all inclusive and has something for everyone.”
The event includes opportunities for play, but just as many for giving back.
The event, hosted in partnership with the American Service Animal Society, will include a walk to honor veterans as well as a booth to raise money for animals displaced during Hurricane Irma.
Donations of money and specific pet supplies will be accepted by the Humane Society of Broward County from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Performances will run through the duration of the event, until at 1:30 p.m. The performance schedule starts at 9:10 a.m. with a Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, which tours events across the country, showing off the team’s
impressive line-up of the world’s most athletic dogs.
Local performances will be on the schedule as well, including the Beyond Motion Dancy Company from Mesquite High School at 11:45 a.m. Vendors will be scattered throughout the park serving the interests of pets, kids and parents alike.
Visitors are being invited to hit as many of the booths as they can to be entered to win a commemorative t-shirt for the events 10th annual appearance. Other chances to win prizes include a pet photo booth that will provide free pet portraits to the first 175 in line.
The event seems to grow with every year, said coordinator Watson, and Tumbleweed Park this year expects to see more than 4,600 doggy peers and paws on the lawn.
For more details on vendors and volunteering, as well as the official event schedule visit chandleraz.gov/woofstock.

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