Special to the RTT
Woofa-Roo is mixing it up with a new Whiskey, Wine and Wags event for adults and their furry companions April 1.
The Woofa-Roo Pet Festival presents its first “Shaggy Chic Social” and the event is a chance for people and their canine companion to enjoy other pet-friendly individuals in a “crazy fun” social setting. People can participate in one of the charity games including euchre, bean bag toss and the hilarious Woofa-Roo Gauntlet – an obstacle course for pets and their people – or just visit with other like-minded dog lovers.
“While evaluating our major festival, Woofa-Roo Pet Fest, we noticed that the social aspect of our festival was a huge drawing card for many of our guests. Social barriers evaporate when you include animals,” explained organizer Lorene Clayton. “Since we couldn’t fulfill the numerous requests to host two pet fests, we decided to create an event that would focus on an adult and pet friendly gathering that would benefit four different rescues and charities.”
The evening will feature a variety of food and desserts with local beverages from Sprucewood Shores, Wolfhead Distillery and the Brew Microbrewery. There will also be food from Wrap Shack and Tasty Traditions. Attendees might even find a unique gift from one of the specialty vendors that will be on hand.
Friendly dogs are welcome but not necessary to attend.
“The choice is yours if you want to socialize with your four-legged companion. Please read our pet policy,” said Clayton.
Attendance is restricted to persons 19 years and older. Advance discount tickets can be purchased online.
“Many communities across Canada are offering similar events. It’s slowly being accepted in this part of the country but southern Ontario is behind the curve when it comes to pet-friendly establishments and events,” said Clayton. “We have limited tickets on sale since this is an indoor event and they can be purchased online for early bird discounts before the 25th of March. Our tickets include tokens to be used towards, drink, food or play.”
The “Shaggy Chic Social” will be held indoors at the Libro Centre from 5-11:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person in advance and includes two tokens for food, drink or play. Tickets at the door are $25 and also include two tokens for food, drink or play.
For more information, visit www.woofaroo.com.