Saturday, November 19, 2011
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tumbleweed Park


Join the City of Chandler for the second annual Woofstock festival, featuring the Great Chandler Dog Walk and more! It’s a great event for the entire family – adults, kids … and dogs! Bring your leashed, well-mannered dog out to enjoy a day of fun with other dog lovers and their K-9 friends.
Chandler is proud to partner with the American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control for this special event that is sure to make everyone howl with joy.
Bring the entire family out for a day of tail waggin’ activities, including: Great Chandler Dog Walk, Concert for Critters, Pet Contests, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demonstrations, Dog Massages, Pet Psychic, Mini Bark Park, and other pet-friendly vendors.
Woofstock is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Community Special Event presented by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.
Woofstock is seeking vendors to participate in this year’s event.  Interested vendors must submit an application either online or by mail to the City of Chandler.
Submitting Application:
– The 2010 Vendor Priority application deadline is Monday, August 15, 2011.
– The general vendor application deadline is Wednesday, September 28, 2011 or when all space has been reserved.
– If you are a new organization applying to particpate in the event, your application will be accepted on a first come first serve basis once the priority deadline has expired.  You are encouraged to submit an application prior to the 2010 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received.
Submit an application for the 2011 Woofstock here:
For questions or additional information on becoming a vendor, please call 480-782-2665.


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2011 Event Schedules

Concert for Critters Stage
9:00 am    TBD
10:00 am  TBD
11:00 am  TBD
12:00 pm  Pets on Parade Begins
12:30 pm  TBD
Activities Schedule
8:45 am    Walk Registration Begins
Walk Packet Pick-up Begins
9:15 am    Good Dog Agility Demonstration
9:45am     TBD Demonstration
10:00 am  TBD Demonstration
10:15 am  Good Dog Agility Demonstration
10:45 am  TBD Demonstration
11:00am   TBD Demonstration
11:15am   Good Dog Agility Demonstration
11:30 am  Pets on Parade Check-in Begins
11:45am   TBD Demonstration
12:00 pm  Pets on Parade Begins
TBD Demonstration
12:30 pm  TBD Demonstration
12:45 pm  TBD Demonstration
1:00pm     TBD Demonstration


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Great Chandler Dog Walk & Pet Parade

Great Chandler Dog Walk
Presented by American Service Animal Society
Owners and their dogs have the opportunity to walk in this non-competitive challenge. Three courses are available to challenge all levels of walkers. View Course Map (pdf)
Pre-Registration Cost – $20.00 per dog*
Preregister – Not currently open
*Goodie Bags are guaranteed
Pre-register Online Here
Event Day Registration Cost – $25.00 per dog
8:30 a.m. Registration Begins
*Accepted Payment Types – Cash or Checks
8:45 a.m. Pre-Register Goodie Bag Pick-up Begins
Walking Courses
Dotson Dash – Small Course*
Bichon Buzz – Medium Course*
Huskey Hustle – Long Course^
View Course Map (pdf)
*Course stays within Tumbleweed Park
^Course uses Tumbleweed Park and the Paseo Trail
Course Start Times
All courses have open starts and the last race start begins at 11 a.m.
For more information on the Great Chandler Dog Walk visit or call 480-802-9339.
Pets on Parade – Returning This Year
Grab your favorite costume and put it on your dog for a parade at noon. The first 100 owners and dogs that get a entry number at the event will be able to participate. Top 3 dressed dogs in costume will win prizes.
Participation Number Distribution – 11:30 a.m.
Parade Begins – Noon


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Raffle and Silent Auction

Woofstock will be having a raffle and silent auction during the event for guests to purchase tickets to win great prizes or bid on some of the more sought after prizes.  All proceeds raised will help the American Service Animal Society and the veterans they serve.
*Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20
*Sales will conclude at 1:45pm on event day
*You do not need to be present to win
Raffle Prizes Available:
  • TBA
Auction Items Available:
  • TBA


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Pet-Friendly Services

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2010 Concert for Critters Bands

Exit 40
Exit 40 is not just a freeway off-ramp – it is the name of a local variety band that has enjoyed bringing the sounds of country, old-time rock and roll, and standards to many valley clubs over the past few years.  Exit 40 brings years of entertainment experience to the stage.  As individuals, they have been involved in different musical projects, including writing and recording their own songs, and playing in various cover bands.  They draw on their wealth of experience to make each event a fun and memorable time for all.  Exit 40 is lead by Jay Farris on vocals, guitar, and keyboards.  Visit for more information on Exit 40.
Rattlesnake Necktie
Rattlesnake Necktie covers the nearly forgotten B-side gems from rock and blues greats like Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Etta James, Tom Petty, and Coco Montoya among many others.  A little funky, a little edgy and a whole lot bluesy – this four piece group is made up of TJ Dyer – lead vocals, Dan “the Man” Feehan – lead guitar, Chris “Millhouse” Payne – bass, and “Smooth” John Schmidt – drums.
The Surf Guitar Villains
The Surf Guitar Villains play diverse original American music. They are retro-rock surf punk rock folk band in Arizona that plays for the enjoyment of the crowd and themselves, with under polished and off beat tunes, seeks to capture the romantic view of a bygone era in the 21st century, with their take on garage, surf and psychedelic sounds.  They have been around  in various forms for about a decade, and have been playing in the Phoenix area since 2007.
Members Include:
Paul Aguilar – Bass
Paul Baker – Fiddle
David Van Druff, Guitar, bass and vocals
Don Martin – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Bobby Prechtl – Percussion,/Drums
Bill Swortwood – Guitar/ Harmonica and Vocals
The Surf Guitar Villains have played at the 2009 Woofstock show here in Chandler, at the Fiesta Bowl Block Party, and backed up American Indian Artist James Luna at his Oct 2010 live show in Mesa. They can be found at the local music scene in Mesa and the East Valley, and proudly play for Woofstock whenever asked.
The Surf Guitar Villains have 6 independently produced album on CDBaby and ITunes.
Come Back Buddy
Come Back Buddy is a professional touring trio covering the music of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and many other artists.
Their music is pure Americana.  They’ve entertained for thousands in large venues as well as private parties.  Come Back Buddy has played P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon and just returned from L.A. where we played the world famous Whiskey A Go Go.  They get people up and dancing.  They’ve performed on “Good Morning Arizona” on multiple occasions.  Come Back Buddy regularly performs in western states with California and Arizona as our main hubs.
The band is fronted by Mike Randall, providing rich vocals and exciting guitar lines.  Janine Randall and Carlos Almeida accompany Mike on Bass and Drums.
So if you’re looking to turn the clock back for that sock-hop, that 50’s/60’s themed event or just want to hear some great music, Come Back Buddy is the band for you!
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Woofstock Rules of Play

  • Keep dog on leash at all times
  • Each dog must have it’s own walker
  • Poop Bags … we have them … please use them!
  • No shock collars
  • No pulling carts
  • Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated
  • Rain or shine
  • No refunds
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  • Do you want to assist with the walk or help out at the silent auctions?  We are actively seeking volunteers to assist with this great community event.
    If you are interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form. (pdf)  Mail completed forms to Attn: Special Events Coordinator, PO Box 4008, MS 500, Chandler, AZ 85244 or fax it to 480-782-2713.


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Year Round Tips For Pets! – NEW FEATURE

Enjoy fun and useful tips that will help that special member of the family!  These tips will change from time to time, so visit often.
It gets very hot in Arizona early in the year and stays hot through early fall.  Make smart choices for your pet.
  • NEVER leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows open.  An animal’s body temperature can rise in just seconds, causing heat-related problems or even death.  Normal body temperature for dogs and cats is between 101 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Walk your pet on cooler surfaces to protect his feet from burning.  If the pavement is too hot for you to hold your hand on for more then a few seconds, it’s much too hot for your pet’s paws.
  • Keep walks to a minimum.  Your pet is much closer to the hot pavement and its body can heat up very quickly.
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