Billy will be signing copies of Happy Dog: Caring For Your Dog's Body, Mind and Spirit, answering questions and hosting this fun- filled event. Here's the scoop and click here for more information.
WOOFSTOCK FUN FEST sponsored by The Grateful Dog Bakery
31966 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville OHIO
Sunday, August 1st from 10 am -5 pm
We are celebrating our 5 year Anniversay with one of the biggest bashes ever! This year we are proud to have as our very special guests:
"Groomer to the Stars" and Author Billy Rafferty
Billy, a nationally recognized, multi-certified and award-winning pet stylist and dog care expert, has a new book out called "Happy Dog—Caring for Your Dog’s Body, Mind, and Spirit," and he’ll be signing copies of it at Woofstock. In addition to being a Master Pet Stylist, Certified Master Groomer, DermaTech Specialist and Companion Animal Hygienist, he is a sanctioned grooming show judge and†a highly regarded speaker and lecturer.Billy is also the owner and principal stylist at Doggy Dooz Pet Styling Salon in Chicago, IL. His clients include Oprah Winfrey, NBC News’ Tamron Hall and Chef Art Smith.
Barnes and Noble will be selling Billy's book and he will be signing them. And...Billy will be offering a question and answer session at Noon under the Lecture Tent!
Renowned Pet Portrait Artist Michael Vistia
Mr. Vistia's work has been commissioned by Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and sports celebrities and politicians. Mr. Vistia’s lifelike renderings of family portraits, canines and thoroughbreds are on display in some of the most prestigious homes in America. His photos are also featured in Mr. Raffery’s new book (see above entry). He has also done some "Paint Your Own Pet Portrait" classes at the Bakery, and will be at Woofstock to share his talents with attendees.
New this year:
- A free lecture series featuring 30-minute workshops on various pet-related topics such as nutrition and grooming.
- Pictures with Merlinda "The Fairy Godmother" to pets!
from 11- 4 $10
- Pet Blessing for a donation at 3:00
- Kissing Booth...Kiss a Boston Terrier!
- Wiener Races $2.00 entry fee at 1:00
- Dog Races $2.00 per dog entry fee by size. 1:15
- Pet massage by Pet Kneads $10 for 10 min.
- Nail trims by Designer Doggies $5.00
- Variety of Information booths,
- Paw print imprints & Paint your own Pet Picture! -$5.00
- Free Fly Ball demonstration by Fur in a Blur at 2:00pm
- Outdoor cafe for people and pets with Awesome Gyros and Alyssa’s Cupcake Confections.
- Canine Skinny Dipping Pool!
Entertainment will be provided by the band iTex, featuring Plain Dealer reporter Chuck Yarborough & the fab duo of BrookeLynn!!
Proceeds from Woofstock benefit these 4 Animal Rescues:
- Fidos Companion
- St. Francis Animal Sanctuary
- Middleburg Hts. Animal Foundation
Other animal rescues & non-profit in attendance:
- Golden Retriever's in Need - Ohio Pug Rescue
- Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
- Skunkhaven Rescue
- Canine Companions for Independence
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
- Friends of the Park
-Therapy Dog International
- Camp Bow Wow
- JMT Glassworks
- Primal Pet Foods
- Natura Pet Foods
- Fromm Pet Foods
- Honest Kitchen Pet Foods
- Happy Pet Vet
- North Coast Dogs Training
- Pet Kneads
- Designer Doggies
- Healing Touch Reiki for Pets and People
- Doris Straka Animal Communicator
- Fur in a Blur
- Art Attack by Kat
- Wholesome Pet Distributing
Lecture/Demo Tent Schedule -
10:45 Therapy Dog International Demo
11:45 The Ins and Outs of Feeding Raw food to your pets...
12:45 Billy Rafferty Answers your questions about grooming your pet!
1:45 Ask the Vet - Dr. Dean from Happy Pet
2:45 Cooking Demo...Nurtitious recipes for your dog!
Tiffany Costanzo from Wholesome Pet
3:45 Holistic Practices for your Pet and what they do
Cheri Keller & Linda Mckenna
Contests: Entry fee is $1.00 per dog per contest
(Held in front of the entertainment tent.)
Largest/Smallest Dog- 10:30
Grooviest Dog - 11:30
Best look alike - (Wo)man/child and dog - 12:30
"Americas dogs have talent!" The most talented dog! - 1:30
Pie Eating Contest for man and dog - 3:30
- Free goodie bag with every in-store purchase (one per family). Admission is free.
PLEASE NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES/FLEXI LEADS
Lolly the Trolley
(Sponsored by Natura Pet Food, Fromm Family Foods, Primal Pet Food & Wholesome Pet Distributing)
Please park at Wagner’s Country Inn, 30855 Center Ridge Road, Westlake (corner of Center Ridge and Bradley roads), and take Lolly the Trolley to The Grateful Dog Bakery and Woofstock. Parking at Wagner’s Country Inn is free. Lolly the Trolley transportation will be $5 per family/dog(s) or $2 per person/dog(s). All parking will be at Wagner’s Country Inn this year, but you are welcome to make drop-offs at The Grateful Dog Bakery if necessary and then go park. Parking available for those with a handicap sticker also at the Bakery.
Chinese Raffles this year:
Gift Basket from Wholesome Pet Distributing
Kong Gift Basket worth over $150
Nylabone Gift Basket worth over $150
2 Indians Tickets Indians vs Orioles Thursday Aug 12th. 7:05 Diamond Box(third base line) $117.99 value plus $10.00 or concession stand.
4 Admissions to Hilarities Comedy Club in
Pickwick and Frolic.
4 admissions to the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Gift Basket from Our Gang Salon
Grateful Dog Bakery Gift Card worth $100.
Gift basket for Felines - worth $50
Other Sponsors :
Merrick Pet Food