22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk For Woods

WOODSTOCK: A K9 Tail of Peace, Love, and Drool

(SLO CA, 10/1/14) 22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle walking through Downtown SLO Saturday October 18th, 8 a.m.

Woods Humane Society proudly presents the 22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on Saturday, October 18th, 8 a.m. - noon, at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. Woodstock: A K9 Tail of Peace, Love, and Drool is the theme of this year's fundraising dog walk benefitting Woods Humane Society.

Festivities take place at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo, where walkers will enjoy a stroll with their pups through the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a Doggie Fun Zone opening at 8:15 a.m., costume contests beginning at 9 a.m. a Blessing of the Animals before the walk begins at 10:45 a.m. Walkers will return to the park for an announcement of top pledge earners and their prizes, including two-night stays in San Simeon, Santa Cruz, and Mountain View.

October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and Woods Humane Society is asking dog lovers in the area to celebrate our relationships with our four legged companions, while supporting efforts to find forever homes and create new stories for homeless animals in our community. All proceeds generated through the Wiggle Waggle Walk go directly to the humane sheltering and ongoing veterinary care of animals at Woods Humane Society. Wiggle Waggle is San Luis Obispo County's largest annual K9 fundraiser benefitting the work of Woods.

Our dogs are our best friends, said Steve Kragenbrink, Woods Community Programs Director. They are our constant companions, our guardians, our playmates, our entertainers, our exercise partners, our shoulders to cry on and the loves of our lives. It is a bond worth celebrating, and worth sharing with the animals in need so that they may go on to find their own loving forever homes.

Team and individual registrations are available on site beginning at 8 a.m. as well as online at woodshumane.org/walk prior to the event. Pledges may be made in advance to registrants or through the website. Prizes for top Individual and Team pledge earners include luxurious resort stays, a table for ten at the 2015 Woods Tails Gala, and a Bus-of-Fun wine tour and lunch at the 2015 Wine4Paws weekend. The top earning Team will also win bragging rights and the coveted Woods Cup Trophy for the year. Registration is $15 per walker and includes a limited edition Woodstock t-shirt and K9 goodie bag.

Canine costume contests for dogs will also be held for best costumes in and out of theme. Thanks to the participation and support of local businesses, the Wiggle Waggle will again host a pet fair focused on enjoying life with all our four-legged friends.

The Wiggle Waggle Walk is our community's celebration of the human/animal bond ”a place for dog lovers to come together, share stories and support the animals that have yet to find their forever homes, said Kragenbrink. The more support we have from the community and the more we can promote responsible pet ownership, the more stories of K9 peace, love, and drool we can help write.

The 22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods is presented by our good friends at San Luis Sourdough, Martin Resorts, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, and the Central Coast Pet Hospital and ER.