Woofstock unleashed in Rocklin

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The fourth annual Woofstock event, benefitting local canine rescue groups, is scheduled for from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. The event, which attracted nearly 6,000 participants and their dogs last year, is free to the public. Sponsors include Douglas Ranch Supply, Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic and Wave Broadband. Included in the event will be a 3K/5K run walk to start the day, pancake breakfast, live entertainment by the “Rhythm Express Band” and “8-Tracks,” 60’s costume contest, demonstrations by the Starfleet Flyball Club and Busy Bee Dogs, weiner/mutt dog races, fenced open play area for dogs, more than 100 unique vendor booths, a rescue row of canine rescue groups and various area meetup groups. There is still time to enter the Run/Walk. Registration and additional information is available at “This is absolutely the best time Daisy and I have each year,” said past participant Jennifer Sweeney. “I can’t wait to see what new activities they have scheduled this year. There is always something new and exciting” The beneficiaries of this year’s event are Border Collie Rescue of Northern California, A New Hope Animal Foundation, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and West Coast Mastiff-Large Breed Rescue. Awards are made in possible in part by a special contribution by the Laursen Family Fund in the name of Greyhound Friends for Life. More information including registration can be found at or by calling Jim Crosthwaite at (916) 768-9781.