A week after the Sudbury and District Kennel Club's Six All-Breed Championship Dog Shows from Sept. 20-23, the second annual Fun Fur Facts Woof Fest will be unleashed at Minnow Lake Place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It’s a fun day. You bring your furry friend, and you learn some facts along the way,” said Annette Lumbis, organizer of Woof Fest and co-ordinator of Magical Paws Pet Therapy.
Last year, 150 people showed up and commented on having such a great time. This year, Woof Fest’s bark is getting bigger.
“There’s going to be more going on,” said Lumbis. “Last year it was basically some resources about dogs, but now there’s going to be more fun in it.”
A doggie fashion show, a silent auction (with items from $20-$900), a best costume contest, and a woof wall of fame for dog owners and their furry friends are all part of the festivities.
There will also be pet adoptions throughout the day.
Resources will be even more plentiful this year. Anyone wanting to know where to find the best pet treats, the best walking trails, or the best behavioural training can find all that informtion at Woof Fest.
“There are so many things out there that don’t cost money or don’t cost a lot of money,” said Lumbis. “People just need to be aware of the resources available to them.”
The SPCA is going to do a presentation on abuse and neglect: what it is, when you report it, and who you report it to.
Admission to this event is free, and is open to the public. All dogs must be updated on vaccinations and on leash at all times.