The Woofstock Hound dog Hoedown High tea took place at Berkeley Church event venue Toronto in the historic 1871 venue on queen street east. The event is a launch party for Woofstock, outdoor summer festival in Toronto festival for dogs that takes place annually in Toronto.
This years theme was Hound Dog Hoedown. Dogs and their owners went full out in their costume efforts.
Dogs enjoyed being served bouillon tea and dog biscuits just for them. “They get to interact with each other,” Lindsay said. “They are happy to be out. They are happy to be with their best friend — their owner — and spending the day meeting other dogs and dressing up.” https://goo.gl/FVQLcA
“It’s a day to celebrate your relationship with your dog … It is really a day to spoil your dog and spend your day with him in a different kind of way,” said Lindsay, adding that participating pooches would be treated to bouillon tea and dog buiscuits.” https://goo.gl/FVQLcA
The photo booths were appropriately themed and the dogs were no strangers to posing.
There were celebrity sightings of Helmut the pug and golden retriever therapy dog Smiley.
Smiley has become a world famous therapy dog. “The family has faced a barrage of calls about their cherished pet. They’ve had coverage from media outlets across the U.S. — CBS News, CNN, Fox, Inside Edition, BuzzFeed and the Washington Post, to name a few. On the CBS News website alone, Smiley’s story has been shared over 190,000 times. The family has also started getting international calls from as far away as Italy and Brazil.” https://goo.gl/n7EJv3
A highlight of the event was the fashion show where dogs were awarded prizes for
Derk Steenblik was poised and striking on stage with his two afghan dogs.
A portion of the events sales went to charity
Woofstock (North Americas Largest Festival for Dogs)