'Woofstock' happening Saturday at City Park

Sara Vanden Berge
Kaitlyn Ruderer addressed the Stephenville City Council about “Woofstock” months ago. She is pictured with PAWS board member Belinda Starnes.

Dog lovers, this is for you.

Pets are Worth Saving (PAWS) is hosting a brand new event - “Woofstock” - from 5-9:30 p.m. this evening at Stephenville City Park.

PAWS board member Kaitlyn Ruderer said the event will give dog owners a chance to enjoy some outdoor outdoor fun with their furry companions.

“Woofstock” will feature pet contests (judged by Tarleton’s Purple Poo), a weenie race, kids zone, food trucks and more than 30 vendors.

“There are a lot of people really excited about this,” Ruderer said. “You can’t believe how many have signed up for the weenie dog races. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Attendees will also enjoy live music at the Birdsong Amphitheater. The Cottonwood Crows will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. followed by Larry Joe Taylor at 8.

“It’s a unique event. People can come out and enjoy great food and live music with their pets,” Ruderer said. “We will also have a silent auction.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to replenish the PAWS funds so that the foster-based animal rescue organization can continue caring for injured and abandoned pets.

The group also hopes to use a portion of the proceeds to build a dog park.

For those looking to adopt a new pet, PAWS will also have their dogs available for adoption.