Hundreds Enjoy Sixth Annual Woofstock
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16 June 2017
 
Holly Hill and her two-year-old Australian Shepard Lilly entertains people with tricks at the 6th annual "Woofstock" in Prescott Valley, Arizona on June 10th, 2017 All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Helpful Information, Competitions and Adoptions at Sixth Annual "Woofstock" In Prescott Valley

PRESCOTT VALLEY- While going from booth to booth during the sixth annual “Woofstock” and Adopt-A-Thon, second-year coordinator Cherie Dreves noticed the hundreds of people attending the event on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

“Turnout is very steady, it looks bigger than last year at this point,” Dreves said.

The event featured various booths which offered information and goodies for owners and their dogs, vet clinics, animal disaster services and caricatures. In addition, participants competed for a number of different prizes in contests such as owner and dog look-a-like as well as a skills competition.

IMG 2481The winners of the dog and human look-a-like contest pose with their trophies at "Woofstock" in Prescott Valley, Arizona on Saturday June 10th, 2017.

Holly Hill and her two-year-old Australian Shepard Lilly were not just there to defend their skills championship from 2016, but also lead by example of what learning tricks can do for the relationship of a dog and their owner.

“I would like people to just come out and do tricks with your dogs,” said Hill who entertained people in the lawn as Lilly jumped through hoops with ease. “The bonding experience is fantastic, it’s so much more than just basic obedience and it’s fun to wow your family.”

IMG 2513Holly Hill and her two-year-old Australian Shepard Lilly entertains people with tricks at the 6th annual "Woofstock" in Prescott Valley, Arizona on June 10th, 2017

While the event included many fun activities and helpful information for owners, the main goal was to find dogs their permanent home as multiple adoption organizations were in attendance showing dogs to perspective owners.

“At the end of the day, it is my goal that everybody that is available for adoption goes home to their “furverhome”,” Dreves said. "I absolutely love dogs. I like dogs to be together and be included in our lives.”

 

The “Woofstock” and Adopt-A-Thon 2017 was put on by the Prescott Dog Magazine and was free for all those who attended.

 

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Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our PrescottValleyeNews.com Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.