Woofa~Roo Shaggy Chic Social. Party With Your Pup On April 1!
It’s time to primp your pup for a night on the town together! The Woofa~Roo Shaggy Chic Social is a chance for you and your canine companion to enjoy each other’s company in a more social setting — and with other like-minded individuals.
“Social barriers just evaporate when you include animals,” says Lorene Clayton, Organizer and Director of the “Woofa~Roo Pet Fest” held each year in the summer which is the precursor for this new event.
“While evaluating our major festival, Woofa~Roo Pet Fest, we noticed that the social aspect of our festival was a huge drawing card for many of our guests,” explains Clayton. “Since we couldn’t fulfill the numerous requests to host two Pet Fests, we decided to create an event that would focus on an adult and pet friendly gathering.”
The Shaggy Chic Social —April 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. until midnight indoors at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg — is meant for adults, whether single or in a relationship, to be able to mingle with others who share their affinity for animals.
“Of course friendly dogs are welcome to bring their responsible owners, but a four-legged companion isn’t necessary,” states Clayton. “For those of you wanting into bring your dog, please read our pet policy found on our website.”
Clayton suggests people purchase tickets online (WoofaRoo.com) because ticket sales are limited.
“And as with our Pet Fest, Woofa~Roo Shaggy Chic Social has a charitable side, too,” says Clayton, adding that it’s about having fun for a great cause. “All of the activities at Shaggy Chic will benefit our charities and rescues.”
Admittance is restricted to those over the age of 19. Advance ticket cost $20, and tickets will be $25 at the door. Each ticket includes two drink tokens
“We have several activities that we think people would enjoy, not only to watch but to participate in,” says Clayton. “Euchre tournaments, bean bag toss tournaments, the Woofa~Roo Gauntlet (an obstacle course for dogs) just to name a few will benefit our charities and rescues.”
Clayton says she is thrilled the event features several local options of adult beverages, from Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, Wolfhead Distillery and the BREW Microbrewery, as well as delicious food from Wrap Shack and Tasty Traditions.
There are many communities across Canada’s west coast and in Quebec offering events which include furry family members, and it’s becoming more popular to see pet friendly stores and cafes in these regions.
“It’s slowly being accepted in this part of the country, but we seem to be behind the curve when it comes to pet-friendly establishments,” asserts Clayton. “I believe that Woofa~Roo Shaggy Chic Social will be a highly anticipated yearly event.”