2013 Woofstock held at Burton Complex - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

2013 Woofstock held at Burton Complex

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Well, it wasn't quite like Woodstock, but Saturday was the dog's version: "Woofstock."

The fourth annual event took place at Burton Complex in Lake Charles.

Small dogs, big dogs, sleepy dogs and interesting dogs were all at this year's fourth annual Woofstock.

But one thing the dogs had in common: They were all adoptable.

About a dozen rescue groups brought dogs of all ages and types to an event that started four years ago.

"I had read about an event like this in a magazine, so I called Purina Foods in New York and they explained it's really simple, you just get a few local rescues together and invite the public out and so that's what we did," said Dana Frye, of Trap Neuter Return.

The event showcases adoptable dogs and gives them a better chance of finding a forever home.

"We brought 10 dogs with us today. The kennel houses about 50 dogs. I have them neutered, spayed, shots, and everything and I just give them to good homes," said Kathern Hollifield of Choose Life Canine Adoption and Rescue.

"They help with blood pressure. You just love on them and we're just out seeing if we can adopt some of ours to a good home," said Terry Anderson, of Four Paws.

But it wasn't entirely about dogs. Adoptive agencies for cats and even wildlife experts provided education.

"We're a rescue group and we work closely with a lot of the other rescue groups. Sometimes we'll find a dog or they'll find a wild animal," said Suzy Heck, of Heckhaven Rehabilitation Center.

Some pets also brought their humans.

"We came just to see what's going on. He's never been around a bunch of dogs, and he's pretty much just having fun running around," said Matt Golemon as he held his pug.

And aside from a lot of tail wagging, there was a little friendly competition like who gave the best kisses?

There was even a fashion show.

Organizers say if you can't adopt a pet, they also need volunteers to walk animals, donate food, or foster a pet until they can find a good home.

For information on how you can help:

https://www.facebook.com/woofstockswla

http://www.lapaw.org/

Copyright 2013 KPLC-TV. All Rights Reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Race across the lake: sixth annual Dragon Boat Race coming to Lake Charles

    Race across the lake: sixth annual Dragon Boat Race coming to Lake Charles

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:24:40 GMT
    Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)Dragon Boat Race (Source: KPLC)

    The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation will host their sixth annual Dragon Boat Races at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall. The event benefits Children's Miracle Network.  In this year’s race, up to 30 teams will race across the lake, competing to be the 2018 Dragon Boat Race winning team. Each team consists of 20 members who paddle a 41-foot vessel to the beat of their team drummer. In our 30-minute special report Race Across...

    More >>

    The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation will host their sixth annual Dragon Boat Races at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall. The event benefits Children's Miracle Network.  In this year’s race, up to 30 teams will race across the lake, competing to be the 2018 Dragon Boat Race winning team. Each team consists of 20 members who paddle a 41-foot vessel to the beat of their team drummer. In our 30-minute special report Race Across...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms arrive tonight, then clearing by tomorrow afternoon

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms arrive tonight, then clearing by tomorrow afternoon

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:29:41 GMT
    Storms arrive early Sunday morningStorms arrive early Sunday morning
    Storms arrive early Sunday morningStorms arrive early Sunday morning

    Tonight, has a much better chance to see some showers and storms. Some of these storms could be strong, but the severe threat looks to be unlikely. That’s the good news for us! The bad news is that it is still raining over the weekend. The rain will last from tonight through Sunday morning. Rain chances are up to 90% tonight. By Sunday afternoon, the rain should be gone! So, it will be a wet start to the day, but it should become a sunny finish! Rain chances are still up to 70%.

    More >>

    Tonight, has a much better chance to see some showers and storms. Some of these storms could be strong, but the severe threat looks to be unlikely. That’s the good news for us! The bad news is that it is still raining over the weekend. The rain will last from tonight through Sunday morning. Rain chances are up to 90% tonight. By Sunday afternoon, the rain should be gone! So, it will be a wet start to the day, but it should become a sunny finish! Rain chances are still up to 70%.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Former first lady Barbara Bush laid to rest

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:36:24 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

    More >>

    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly