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15 photos of pooches and puppies from Woofstock 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / May 26, 2014

Woofstock 2014Woofstock 2014 moved North America's largest outdoor dog festival east to Woodbine Beach, where Toronto pups had total domination to strut (costumed or not). While the move was tough for some anxious pups TTC-wise thanks to construction on Queen, dogs likely enjoyed the park more than the fest's previous downtown digs, and while human pals chatted, scoped swag, and showed off their designer Pekingese/noble mutts, the weekend was really a party for the dogs (okay, a few shaky chihuahuas could happily have stayed home). Politicians were out rustling the hound vote, which just made Sunday's Running of the Pugs look all the more honourable and just.

Check out some of Toronto's cutest canine socialites in our photo gallery from Woofstock 2014.



Taco Bell / May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am
How in God's name did you narrow it down to just 15 pictures!?! There were so many pups.
Alone / May 26, 2014 at 11:27 am
I can't see any photos in the galleries today WoofStock or Anime North. What gives? is it just me?
Potato&Chip / May 26, 2014 at 01:00 pm
OOoooomygooosh. Thank you so much for featuring us on your post about Woofstock!! Please check out more pictures of us as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum at!!
Gary / May 26, 2014 at 02:16 pm
The turnout was probably 90% smaller this year (much fewer dogs too) and taking my dog on the TTC was a bad decision on my part, so I think I'll just skip it next year. It was so much easier when it was downtown.
Thierry Nihill / May 27, 2014 at 10:00 am
A well-known and respected Doberman Owner's Group representative was termed a 'nut job' and a 'crazy person' on Facebook by the "officer" responsible for Social Media for Woofstock - all because she voiced disappointment with the event this year. Very bad form, Woofstock: You've managed to alienate a HUGE amount of people with this very mean-spirited and totally unprofessional (not to mention borderline discriminatory and hypocritical, as handicapped people of all types, including developmentally challenged, rely on trained dogs for assistance)response. Upsetting response to what was a favored Toronto tradition. Apologies should be in order.

The link to the comments, and the subsequent backlash, is below:

jeff / May 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm
It is a shame that Woofstock has no respect for long time attendees as can e seen here:;set=a.457434021988.245229.6510511988&;type=1&theater
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