Thousands flock to Woofstock

Remy and owner Henry Desmarais /Rex

More than 300,000 dog lovers and their pets came together to celebrate the bond between man and best friend at the Woofstock Festival.

The two-day event, in Toronto, Canada, has grown from a local event into the largest of its kind dedicated to all things dog.

“We started small in 2003 in the Distillery District,” organiser Marlene Cook told the Toronto Sun.

“I wanted to do an event that honoured household dogs. I didn’t realise how popular it would become. It just took off.”

Now in its ninth year, the event features a doggie fashion and talent show and an award for the best-dressed dog.

Yorkshire terrier Remy, kitted out as a biker in a black leather jacket and glasses, was the undoubted star of this year’s show.

Owner Henry Desmarais and his daughter, Melissa, of Maple, Ontario, said they loved Woofstock.

“We never miss it. I like the atmosphere,” Mr Desmarais said.

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Thousands_flock_to_Woofstock

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