Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dog Days At Waller Park in Santa Maria.

If you haven’t visited Santa Maria’s off-leash dog park, here’s great opportunity to do so. The park is wonderful, separate small and large dog areas, all in grass, plenty of room to run. They have an annual fund-raising event which is a lot of fun. Bring yourself and your dog for a day of fun, lots of information booths, demonstrations and a good time for all.

For Information Contact:
Rick Corbo (805) 878-4010
Carol Gross (805) 938-7865

Seventh Annual Celebration for WOOF! PAC PARK in Waller Park
Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

On June 27, 2009, (the last Saturday of June) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Winners Of Off-Leash Freedom, Inc. (WOOF!) will hold WOOFSTOCK-AT-WALLER, A GROOVY DOG FESTIVAL FOR PEACE-LOVING HOUNDS AND THEIR HIPPIES. It is the Seventh Annual Celebration at WOOF! PAC PARK in Waller Park. The event will be held in the Don Potter Picnic Area of Waller Park adjacent to Woof Pac Park off-leash dog park. Friendly dogs and their people are invited to attend the event and must be on-leash in the event area.

This is a popular event and will be well attended by many friendly, photogenic dogs and their people. All proceeds from the celebration will benefit WOOF!, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. At the event, WOOF! will have doggie pools and booths will be decorated in a groovy theme.

“As this year’s event is themed WOOFSTOCK-AT-WALLER, we ask that dog owners come prepared to celebrate the freedom of our Off-leash dog park. If you have peace or hippie 60/70's-ish clothing or costumes or wigs and sunglasses, dust them off and get ready. This is sure to be a groovy event.”

“Last year, Dog Fancy magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine voted Woof Pac Park as one of our Nation’s best dog parks. There were ten parks in the whole country they selected and we were one,” said event chairman Rick Corbo.

“Each year we celebrate our off-leash freedom with a Dogs’ Day of Summer event and try to raise a little money for our group. There is no charge to go to the dog park and we use donations brought in through this event to make improvements at the park. There are a number of raffle items for the event including gift baskets, gift certificates, Frontline Plus, Advantage, t-shirts, Kong toys, treats, and many, many other things. Remember this is a fundraising event for the park, so bring some money and get some raffles tickets, food, doggie treats and other goodies from our vendors. Winners need not be present.

“We are also blessed to have so many groups, vendors and demonstrators coming together this year making a total of 30 booths, five more up from last year. The list is great.” They include Information & Registration, Contest and Raffle Tickets, Face Painting, Dogma the Magnificent Paw Reading, Sparks Photographic Arts- Dog Photos, Vaccinations & microchips-Dr. Ruth’s Vet2Pet Mobile Holistic Veterinary Services, Belly Up & Bark Bar, Acoustic Hounds, American Red Cross Pet First Aid, Care Bear’s All Pets Service, Debbie Philley- DJ, Doggie Salon & Spa, Doglicious Goodies, Doggie Do Good, Fetch! Pet Care, Fins and Critters, California Hot Dog Company, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Lost World Pets, Love Dogs Camp, Paw Stones, Planet Blue Dog, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Adoptions, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Adoptions and Licensing, Santa Barbara County K-9 Unit, Deputy McNeil and Betti, Sa nta Maria Valley Humane Society, Adoptions, The Chewin Dog, The Kennels of Springdale, and Woods Humane Society – Adoptions.

“For those who can extend a hand to dogs in need, there will be dog adoptions by many agencies and groups. WOOF! will also be doing vaccinations and microchips by Dr. Ruth Corbo, DVM, CVCP, CVA and licensing by Santa Barbara County Animal Services. There will be face painting for the kids, paw reading for the dogs, and if your dog would like to imbibe on some tasty H20, they can go to our Belly Up & Bark Bar. There will also be paw reading by Dogma the Magnificent.”

There will be at least three dog demonstrations including SB County Sheriff K-9 Unit with Deputy Mike McNeil and his dog Betti doing narcotic search demo, an American Red Cross dog first aid and CPR demo, and Doggie Do Good service dog and obedience demos.

There will be over 10 contests with prizes including the world famous "Mug vs. Mug" dog/human look-a-like, dog tricks, dog vocals, cutest dog, ugliest dog, biggest dog, smallest dog, dog kissing, child barking and adult barking and dog costume. Judging for the contests will be Katie Marzullo, from KCOY 12 and radio personality Ben Heighes from AM1440 KUHL radio.

Event opens at 10am and contests will begin at 12:30pm.

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