The dog days of summer may be over, but many people and their best friends made it a dog day in the park. Today was the eleventh annual Woofstock in downtown Mobile. Dogs got dressed up in their best Halloween costumes for the costume contest and wiener dogs could participate in a race. There were even live bands performing for the owners.
The event holds special meaning to the founder who started the event after she met a little dog she calls Gator.
“I kind of did it to pay the Animal Rescue Foundation back for helping me with a dog that was thrown from a vehicle on the causeway,” said Amanda Kramer, Woofstock Founder and Director. “I really didn’t expect it to get to this level, but I am shocked and happy that it is.”
The event benefited the Animal Rescue Foundation. Some of the owners at Woofstock have loving dogs from the foundation.
“Most of them are really sweet,” said Carol Cook, who brought her dog to the event. “Once you get to know them, they’re really sweet and they need a home too. [My dog] Sunny, he was a rescue from Smith Lake. Somebody dropped him off up there. He’s three years old. And the costume, he is the police and I’m the prisoner because he is the boss.”
A popular costume choice among dogs this year was dressing up as their favorite football team.