No city loves their pets more than the Windy City, so on Saturday, June 27, Animal Planet is hosting a free festival celebrating pet adoption with dozens of dogs, kittens and puppies available for adoption from PAWS Chicago. WOOFSTOCK: ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL is a free festival at the Stadium Green at Soldier Field from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and is open to the general public - and their dogs.
The event is headlined by an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “largest gathering of adopted pets,” at 2:30 PM. For specific rules and guidelines for the World Record attempt and to register for WOOFSTOCK, click here.
The main stage hosted by Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) offers a full day of entertainment featuring Animal Planet stars; including MY CAT FROM HELL’s Jackson Galaxy, PIT BULL AND PAROLEES’ Mariah, Kanani and Moe, Shaun Sears and Tom Otto from TREETOP CAT RESCUE; as well as some spectacular bands, including JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and The Suffers. The day also offers additional surprises and animal attractions, including pet advice from Andrea Arden of DOGS 101, Extreme Pet Tricks, a Puppy Bowl reenactment, and special appearances by internet sensations Lil BUB and Manny the Frenchie.| A sensational musical headliner has been added too, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!!
Beyond the stage, WOOFSTOCK features an array of attractions, including “The Beer Sanctuary” presented by Lagunitas. A collection of Chicago’s finest food trucks also will be onsite to delight a diverse array of pallets and appetites. Four legged guests will have a ball with doggie obstacle courses, pet swag bags, and booths from PAWS Chicago, the ASPCA, and DogVacay. Your dog also will have the photo op of a lifetime at the replica PUPPY BOWL field.
Throughout the event, homeless pets will take center stage, as PAWS Chicago hosts on-site adoptions featuring more than 50 dogs, puppies and kittens waiting to find their rock star families. The WOOFSTOCK celebration continues throughout the weekend at PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park and North Shore Adoption Centers, where Animal Planet will cover adoption fees for special “Rock Star” dogs and cats. Check the PAWS Chicago website for details.
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