On June 11 and 12, an estimated 300,000 dog lovers united at Woofstock, a weekend dedicated to all things canine. The event started in Toronto in 2003 and soon grew to be the largest gathering of dog-lovers (and their beloved dogs) in North America. It also includes more than 200 dog product vendors.
In an article in the Toronto Observer one attendee put it like this:
“For decades, dogs have become more and more a part of our families in North America,” said Nigel Ryce, part owner of A Leg Up. “Woofstock is a totally unique way to tip our hats to our canine companions and all they bring to our lives.”
There is also a winter version of Woofstock, held on November 19 and 20. So if you want to head out and have a great time with other dog lovers and their dogs, you can start planning now.
Read the rest of the Toronto Observer article about the fun occasion.
While most gatherings of dogs and their companions are not such big events, there are many across North America. Do you have one near you, and what makes it special?