The Woofstock Festival is one of our favorite “Top Dog” events in Richmond, Virgina, sponsored by the Richmond Animal League (RAL). This year, the event will be held at Westchester Commons off Route 60 and 288 on the last Saturday of April.
Westchester Commons is an ideal venue for the event — there’s lots of room for the vendors, all the scheduled activities and parking is plentiful. The main fundraising event is the “Strut Your Mutt” walk where people sponsor walkers and walkers with dogs. There will also be plenty of live music, dog games, adoptions from local rescues, a kids zone, agility courses and contests.
One of Woofstock’s main purposes is to promote animal rescue and adoption. Rescue groups from across Virginia bring their adoptable dogs to Woofstock. Many different breeds will be present. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please visit the Dog Adoption Area.
It is a fun day for all. “Woofstock” and “Strut Your Mutt” are great ways to raise money for a very worthy cause — rescue animals that need care until they find their “forever homes.”
The event is this Saturday – April 25th — from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Whether or not you have a dog, I hope you’ll attend the event this year and learn more about the wonderful Richmond Animal League and all they do to help animals!
Be sure to take your camera!
Carole Tomas is the owner and president of Pet Pleasers, Inc. She is a graduate of Ohio University and a Charter Member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. When she began Pet Pleasers in 1985, business was conducted Old School via a landline, snail mail and an answering machine the size of a breadbox. No internet, email, text messaging, digital photos, social media or mobile phones! What has remained constant over three decades: Carole’s love of animals and an unwavering passion for professional pet sitting.