Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter Woofstock 2011 - take 2

Last year I wrote an absolutely scathing review of Winter Woofstock at Toronto's Direct Energy Centre. I am the last person that thought I would find myself in attendance for this years event.

The poopy purple carpets, severe over crowding of people and dogs, and the complete utter chaos was not a scene that I was ready to repeat again so soon.

The Wednesday night before this years event I got a phone call from a good friend. "Are you interested in going to Woofstock?" Ugh, how should I answer? I absolutely love dog events, and dog events that are purely shopping for your dogs? Amazing. That being said I was very reluctant and the best answer I could give was maybe.....

2 nights later, on the Friday before Woofstock weekend, I receive another phone call from a another very good friend. "I want to go to Woofstock and you are coming with me."

So my decision was made. I attended Winter Woofstock last weekend with two very good friends of mine.

Winter Woofstock 2011, take 2

I am happy to say we had a complete blast and spent over 6 hours at the indoor event.

We did a lot of shopping. We did a lot of talking. We paid hugely inflated prices for drinks and something small to eat. We did more shopping. We enjoyed ourselves.

Kudos to Winter Woofstock for addressing the severe challenges of last years event. Also kudos for responding to my concerns on Twitter. You definitely earned my praises this year. Much better facility choice (same facility different rooms), wider aisles, no carpet, and a potty park for those who brought their dogs. Very welcomed and huge improvements.

Winter Woofstock potty park

We were smarter this year. All of our cavaliers were left home. Yes even my little red dog stayed at home.

There were a few cavaliers in attendance but not very many. We did get to meet sweet Daisy and her beautiful sweaters from Dogs and Daisies

She was having a snooze when we got there but was excited to come out and greet us in typical cavalier fashion. Your sweaters are gorgeous Daisy!


My good friend Rebecca from Pet Empire was also there. For any type of grooming equipment her products are the best of the best. (Spectrum 10 shampoo & conditioner, buttercomb's and wooden pin brushes, need I say more?)

She had her sweet Havanese girl with her. Don't tell my girls but Havanese are on my short list of breeds that I'd love to own.


Shopping, shopping, shopping...was the word of the day.

Cookies for people or dogs? Dogs!

In case you didn't know what the small bags were for...

We almost came home with this and the matching jackets

I really didn't end up spending too much money. I got a few bags of cookies, 2 larrrrge bully sticks, and a joint supplement that I am excited about. Wellytails - Their products look wonderful, I'm looking forward to trying them out.

My friends didn't fare as well with their wallets. :)

Now to start saving for the summer...


  1. Well thank you for agreeing to my insistance you were going to accompany me! So excited to try Spectrum 10 this weekend.

  2. Seems like a great day anyways, so many good stuff! There is a new post up on my blog to thank you again for the snood! A second one including the folder is coming soon, sorry for the delay!!!

  3. Not sure who was the cutest there, Daisy for all my own reasons, sweater looked great on her. I can understand reasons why not to take your dog with you, but to be given a chance to do so, was good. :-) x x x x

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  5. This year will be my first attendance to any Woofstock, winter or summer. I was really worried about bringing my dog in fear of the bathroom situation (Under a year old, so not able to hold it too long yet), but once I saw your picture of the potty park I literally cheered.