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September 18, 2012 > Peace, love, and rescue!

Peace, love, and rescue!

Submitted By Furry Friends

Get groovy for a great cause at Furry Friends Rescue's "Woofstock" hosted by the beautiful Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, live music, raffles, silent auction, artist and vendor booths, and treats for your dog while raising funds to save homeless animals.

Furry Friends Rescue (FFR) is a non-profit companion animal rescue organization based in Fremont that strives to save unadopted dogs and cats headed for euthanization in Bay Area shelters. Comprised entirely of experienced volunteers, FFR has saved over 12,000 animals since their founding in November 1998.

Rescued animals are given thorough veterinary attention and placed into safe foster homes where they get plenty of the love they've been missing. These volunteer foster homes care for about 120 dogs and cats of all ages year round until permanent homes can be found. FFR rescues and finds permanent homes for about 1,000 animals a year, working with other shelters, rescue organizations, veterinarians, doggie day cares, trainers, caring companies, and media in order to save more lives and enhancing the lives of people through animal contact.

The Power to the PAW Walk fundraiser kicks off the "Woofstock" event at 11:30 a.m. (sign up online and turn in forms at 11 a.m. on day of the walk), followed by live music from bands TinMan and Total Eclipse, FFR Dog Adoption Showcase, and plenty of booths to browse. Participating vendors and artists include Posh Pooch Portraits; Diane Wat Design; Dawna Caldwell, CPDT, Happy Tails to You Dog Training; Dr. Greg's Dog Dish Diet; Lucky Dogs Bakery; Stella & Chewy; Michi Cuisine; San Jose Animal Care Center; and Nature's Variety. Don't miss the Dog Costume Contest emceed by NBC Bay Area News' Diane Dwyer with awards to Coolest Hippie (male dog) and Cutest Flower Child (female dog). Food, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door, and kids 16 years and under are free. Fee includes a tasting of four reserve wines or soft drink. (33 percent of cover charge goes to Furry Friends Rescue.) Parking is free. For more information, visit or e-mail

Woofstock 2012
Sunday, Sept 23
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga
(408) 741-2822
Tickets: $15 online, $20 at the door

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