Is there anything more adorable, endearing and as life-affirming as the wagging tail of a happy dog, their eyes alight with the excitement of possibility? The beauty of Woofa-Roo is that it is an event for the whole family, including the four-legged members.
In fact, it’s especially designed for the four-legged members of the family, and the joy they gain from their time at the festival is palpable.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcomed at Woofa-Roo, the celebration of all things canine that is based at Amherstburg’s Libro Centre. Every breed is embraced here in this all-encompassing environment. Your dog can interact with other dogs and be entertained by celebrity dogs and working dogs. Woofa-Roo is billed as a fun-filled day of activity for pets and their people. Watch daredevil dogs perform dock diving feats into the water, and see frisbee-playing dogs in action as they run down the object of their affection and leap and bound into the air to make spectacular catches. You can check out other dogs playing in Flyball tournaments, or displaying their skills of agility through a challenging obstacle course. Watch the Windsor Police K9 team display their dynamic crime-fighting skills.
Head over to Woofa-Roo’s Pet-Ucation Centre at the Libro Centre’s indoor soccer field to get dog advice from the professionals. If you are looking to add a dog to the family, there are pet rescue organizations on site to help connect you with a pet in search of a forever home. Several local animal-based charities benefit from funds raised by Woofa-Roo.
Dogs aren’t the only animals on display at Woofa-Roo. There are also parrot and reptile areas, and there’s plenty of fun for two-legged members of the family, too, from pony rides to face painting.
There’s so much to do at Woofa-Roo, it’s a good thing that it’s a two-day festival, because you will need both days to take it all in.