Sunday, March 10, 2013

Woofstock 90210 Dog Festival Attracts 3,000 Humans & Even More Dogs of All Breeds & Mixes


Sunday really did go to the dogs at the 2013 Woofstock 90210 dog festival at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills which was renamed Wiggly Park for the day. Definitely the place to be today for canine lovers and enthusiasts like me and our four legged friends from throughout Southern California.

Dexter & I at Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital photo booth
So I took the opportunity to walk our miniature pinscher Dexter over to the park to join in all the fun. Usually he's pretty selective about which other pups he gets along with. But today -- I think because he was rather overwhelmed by the thousands of other dogs milling around the event site -- he was Mr. Congeniality with his little stub of a tail wagging non-stop as he made lots of new doggie friends of all persuasions.

AKC recognized breeds and mutts -- dogs large and small, long and short, fluffy and sleekly groomed, young and old, dressed in costumes or au natural along with their doting companion humans attached to the other ends of leashes were all out in full force under blue skies in 70 degree weather.

According to the official press release for Woofstock 90210, which is an annual event that takes place every March, 3,000 adult and kid humans were expected and about 150 dogs in need of homes were to be offered for adoption at this year's event. Most attendees had at least one dog in tow and quite a few had two or even three dogs, so I'd estimate that over 4,000 canines enjoyed the day too.

Lots of fun Woofstock 90210 Swag and Samples were given away
Among the festivities were
  • Pet adoptions and rescues
  • More than 40 pet-related vendors
  • Free samples of dog treats, dog food & Swag
  • A photo booth for pets and their people
  • A Pet Parade
  • A Human-Dog Lookalike Contest
  • Dog Stunts
  • Lots More Fun
This short video perfectly captures
the overall flavor of this event...

Admission to the family friendly festival was free thanks to the City of Beverly Hills and its Parks and Recreation Department. Also supporting this year's dog celebration were major sponsors Union Bank, Natural Balance Pet Foods, and Subaru of Santa Monica.

FTC Disclosure: Dexter and I attended this event and received a free photo as well as a variety of samples and swag from various vendors.  I did not receive any payment or other compensation associated with this post. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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