Animal Protective Foundation officials excited about Woofstock fundraiser

Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs for an afternoon of music, food and drink, kids’ activities and more at Woofstock at Mohawk Harbor on Sunday. (Courtesy APF)
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Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs for an afternoon of music, food and drink, kids’ activities and more at Woofstock at Mohawk Harbor on Sunday. (Courtesy APF)

Woofstock, a music festival and fundraiser for the Animal Protective Foundation, kicks off at noon on Sunday at Mohawk Harbor.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs for an afternoon featuring live music from 20-Ninety Six, chicken BBQ from Rollin’ Smoke in Millers Backyard BBQ, food trucks, craft beer from Druthers Brewing Company, wine from Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits and more.

There’s also a kids zone with face painting, a bounce house and other activities.

Woofstock is the first of its kind for APF and the first in-person fundraiser the non-profit has been able to host since the pandemic began.

“This will be our first in-person event since everything has been shut down, which is super exciting for us because it’s a much different event . . . to bring to Schenectady,” said Cassandra Metke, APF Director of Development. “So we’re excited to be back out in the community and connecting with everyone again and doing these fun events that will raise money to support all the animals we have.”

APF won’t be bringing dogs from the shelter to the fundraiser, however, they will have a book featuring animals available for adoption.

Organizers expect upwards of 300 people to attend, plus some furry friends.

“We encourage the attendees to bring their well-behaved dogs,” Metke said. “We want to make sure that their dogs are going to be comfortable and not scare within a large group and that the loud noises won’t bother them . . . We have wag bags available for those who are coming with their dog with a purchase of their dog admission ticket.”

Wag bags include dog treats, balls and poop bags.

The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available at animalprotective.org/woofstock. Gazette readers can receive 50% off admission with the promotional code GAZETTE50.

All proceeds go towards the APF’s ongoing mission to provide medical care, housing, food, and lifesaving support for companion animals in need.

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