Total Donated To Rescue Groups Since 2017
Help Us Break through Our Short Term Goal This Year
We just wanted to reach out and thank you for your support! We have been able to help 200 dogs find their forever family’s this year. Woofstock was a great time to catch up with our adopted pups and meet some future adopters. And, we had a great time with our prize wheel! We appreciate your support and will be able to put it towards some of our current expenses.
With much gratitude
(Including a recent photo of adopted Nacho welcoming new puppy Tiramisu into his home, as a foster pup)
Dear Teanna, Michael & the Rest of the WOOFSTOCK Team,
We just received your donation in the mail! What a wonderful addition to our HOWLiday Campaign! The timing couldn’t be better! Thank you so very much, as always, for this special support!
We’ll be hunkering down to issue tax receipts early in the New Year so we’ll get one out to you before tax time is upon us! We did note that we never issued one for you last year but did try to connect with you about it. If you would like us to incude the tax receipt for WOOFSTOCK 2018 with this year’s tax receipt, please let us know and we’ll ensure it’s sent out to you at the same time.
Thank you again so much for this generous contribution to our little beagle repair shop! It really does make an impact on the beagles we’re here to save each year. Our focus continues to be the rescue of senior beagles, those with chronic or serious health issues, those requiring life-saving surgeries, and those suffering from physical and emotional trauma. With that mandate, there are always big veterinary costs. That’s why donations like yours mean the world to us and to beagles like Velvet. Velvet came to us just before last Christmas after being abandoned by her owner and landing in an animal shelter. It was practically a Christmas miracle that we found a foster family to take her home on Christmas Eve! We had hoped her health issues were minimal for a senior beagle, but in the last few months, she’s had her share of trips to specialists for some fairly serious internal troubles including sudden onset Glaucoma. We feared she might lose one of her eyes but a concoction of eye drops and some very dedicated foster parents has saved the day and the eye!
On behalf of Velvet and all the other beagles in our care, thank you from our hearts! Wishing you the very best for the HOWLidays and throughout 2020!!! See you again soon!!!
Marna Gale & The Gang at
BIG ON BEAGLES (B.O.B) Rescue
Charitable Registration #856968458RR0001
The good folks at Woofstock asked us to send our annual update and a story about one of the dogs helped by their kind donation. This is the story of Molly and how Woofstock’s generosity helped her regain a full, happy and healthy life.
In May 2019, we received a late-night call on our rescue line from an animal health technician who worked at one of our partner veterinary clinics. She explained that one of her sister’s friend was at an emergency clinic with their dog Molly who had been diagnosed with pyometra. As many of you know, pyometra is an infection of the uterus and is a condition that can affect female dogs who haven’t been spayed. It always requires urgent veterinary treatment.
The young couple whose dog Molly was had no money for the surgery and didn’t know what to do. She wanted to know if we would accept Molly into Speaking of Dogs Rescue and we responded as we often do, “of course we can help”. Molly was immediately spayed and all seemed to be going well with her spay recovery when the foster mom noticed that she had started limping and carrying one of her back legs. At first, we thought she had sustained an injury but, as we soon found out from our vet, she had a luxating patella. We were referred to an orthopedic surgeon who explained that not all luxating patellas require surgery but unfortunately Molly’s kneecap was more severe than most and he recommended we have surgery done. We made arrangements and the operation was performed with success. The recovery and rehab took several months but at last Molly was ready for adoption.
Molly had some dog reactivity issues and required an experienced responsible adopter who would be committed to her, her training and any challenges that might arise. We received quite a number of applications for Molly but one in particular stood as “the one”. We feel strongly that making the right match is so important. Doing the ‘upfront’ work usually pays off in the long run. Equally important are transparency and being forthcoming about the dog’s personality, needs and medical history. Molly found a wonderful new home and family and is blossoming in every way. Thanks to her spay surgery she will never end up with pyometra again and thanks to her orthopedic surgery she can run and play, go for trail walks and also jump into the car for road trips!
With the generous and supportive Woofstock donation, we are able to give Molly the life she deserves Stories like Molly’s are made possible thanks to the donations we receive. Speaking of Dogs Rescue is a registered charity run solely by volunteers. We are proud to be in a position to offer sanctuary, veterinary medical attention and intervention, safety, kindness and a caring hand and heart to a dog in need. It is a privilege and commitment we take very seriously – and have for almost two decades.
Sending our sincere thanks to the awesome team at Woofstock!
As usual, we had a fantastic time at the event this year, and we appreciate Woofstock’s continued support of our rescue. We love this event because we get the opportunity to network with an amazing group of dog rescuers and dog lovers. We also had some great new volunteers sign up after speaking with them at the event. Thanks to Woofstock’s very generous donation to our rescue, we were able to save so many dear dogs – such as little Harley, who was severely neglected for the first two years of his life. This poor little poodle mix was never taken to a vet or groomer. He was so horribly matted when we got him that he could not see and had sores all over his body. The after picture says it all! We could not save these precious pups without the support of wonderful organizations like Woofstock!
Thank you again!
From the team at Adopt a Dog Save a Life Inc.
This was our first year at Woofstock and the efforts and excellent organization of the event made it easy for All Paws Matter to be involved. As a registered charity, every single cent that’s fundraised is dedicated to save the lives of each and every dog that passes through our rescue and you can be sure the very generous donation from Woofstock will go to wonderful use.
APM rescued 85 dogs and 1 cat in 2019, the highest we have ever saved in the history of our rescue. We hope to save even more dogs in 2020 and we cannot do it without the support of organizations like Woofstock.
Meet Dusty (yorkie), our sweet puppy mill dog that we rescued in July 2016. She lived 7 years of her life in a small cage where she was bred over and over, she is extremely fearful and with time, we know she will become a normal dog. She needed major dental work, sterilization and vaccinations; she is our pride and joy and she has since been adopted into a home that she so desperately needed. The other picture is of our Ambassador Arnie who, as a puppy, developed distemper which left him with a pronounced tick and very fearful of the world. He also has been adopted where he is living his best life. This is what we are about and why we are so proud of our rescue.
The Directors and volunteers of All Paws Matter Dog Rescue would like to thank you so much for assisting our rescue and supporting the rescue community with the very generous donation which helps so with the vetting and care of our dogs and we are so grateful.
Hi Michael and other Woofstock Team Members,
Once again, our volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the 2019 Woofstock event. The opportunity to make contact with so many like-minded animal lovers is always an added bonus, allowing us to continue expanding our network of rescue
contacts. It is a fun-filled day for all involved, and our volunteers thoroughly enjoy the interaction with attendees who visit our booth.
As you are probably aware, our main source of income to cover expenses comes from donors. Your generous, postevent donation helps with the ongoing expense of altering, vaccinating and micro-chipping our rescues, three of which are shown below, to help get them on their way to their forever families.
We look forward to the 2020 event and will be in attendance again.
Thank you for including us in your donation program.
Jim Wood, Coodinator
Westies in Need has been attending Woofstock for several years in the Rescue Village and we could not be prouder to be part of this amazing organization.
Westies in Need is the largest Westie Rescue in Canada and the exposure that we get from Woofstock, at our booth, is wonderful and the donation we receive are much needed.
Dear Friends at Woofstock,
Free Korean Dogs (FKD) would like to thank you for your kindness in donating to our cause. As a registered Canadian charity, our work is sustained by the generosity of our volunteers and supporters. Without them, our work would not be possible. FKD aims to end the South Korean dog meat trade by promoting compassion, rescue, education, and awareness. We also facilitate the adoption of dog meat trade survivors, as well as those at risk of abuse, euthanasia, and strays, to loving homes in Toronto and Vancouver Canada. To date, we have shut down 3 dog meat farm operations and re-homed over 850 dogs. Our “no dog left behind” mandate ensures all dogs are given equal opportunities in preparing for their adoptive homes. The donated funds will be used towards the medical, training, food and shelter needs of our rescued dogs still awaiting their chance at a new life. We thank you again for enabling us with the opportunity to help more dogs in need.
Free Korean Dogs
Canadian Dachshund Rescue (Ontario) [CDRO] would like to extend our sincere thank you to the organizers of Woofstock for their continued support of rescue organizations like ours. Most rescues rely solely on financial contributions from supporters and the fundraising efforts of our volunteers to continue our lifesaving work. We take pride in being a registered charity that is 100% volunteer driven, which allows us to direct all funds raised to the veterinary expenses of dogs in our care.
Saving over 100 lives each year is a significant financial load however it is one we meet head on because we know we have the support of donors and amazing partners like Woofstock. Your recent contribution to CDRO helped saved the life of Izzy and her adorable puppy, Blitz. Unbeknownst to CDRO, Izzy came into our care heavily pregnant and required an emergency C-section bringing to life a bouncy and sassy pup. Izzy and Blitz both required ongoing care and resources before they could be placed for adoption. Without your support we may have been forced to turn Izzy away which would not only have affected her outcome but that of her unborn baby as well. It is because of Woofstock’s generosity that we were able to provide care for these amazing dogs and ultimately place them with loving forever homes of their own.
The Board of Directors and all of the volunteers at CDRO extend our sincerest thanks to Woofstock! Keep up the fantastic work — rescue is made possible because of YOU!
Allergies in rescue: what that looks like and who pays the price?
In rescue, there are many significant expenses including food, vaccines, spays and neuters and emergency care. One ongoing expense that while never overlooked, often goes unmentioned is general health maintenance. It is our first priority in Bullies in Need Dog Rescue, to keep these dogs healthy while they start a new life. The picture of health looks different for every dog and in pit bulls and pit bull types, we often see chronic issues such as allergies or dermatitis (skin issues) affect their comfort. Allergies in dogs can be environmental, seasonal, animal-based or plant-based. The reactions can range from one raw patch, general fur loss to full body hives, chronic ear issues, digestive issues or respiratory problems. This increases the risk of infections (mostly skin and ear), antimicrobial resistance, and aural hematomas. Not one allergy case is alike. Unfortunately, there is no formula to helping these dogs find support and alleviation from their symptoms.
Over one third of Bullies in Need dogs currently in care have a dermatitis issue we are treating. Trial and error with the guidance of our veterinarian and health care team is our strategy on helping our allergy dogs not only find a relief when their own skin is reacting to something they cannot control, but discovering a longer term plan for them. Some of our dogs have one allergy we can pinpoint and some will struggle with their many allergies for most of their life. It is our job sometimes not to solve the reaction, but only to provide a level of comfort, because these dogs deserve it. It requires many visits with our veterinarians and nutritional team, all of which results in an invoice Bullies in Need is committed to paying without hesitation, as funds allow. Donations like the one from Woofstock are instrumental in seeing poor dogs like Bristol break free from their itchy skin and hair loss, take part in obedience classes and find new confidence. Older dogs and longterm fosters like Ray and Bronson can have their infections and pain managed while undergoing diet trials in hopes they become more adoptable. Young Moose can enjoy a walk without stopping to roll and dig at his skin, Roxy can get a restful sleep rather than licking herself raw. Bowie can wear a collar without the worry of an infection or irritation around his neck. Seemingly simple things, yet they are the critical pieces that let our dogs enjoy their lives and for that Bullies in Need are grateful to Woofstock and their donations that help us, help our dogs.
We look forward to seeing you at Woofstock in 2020.