Welcome to Our 2017 Woofstock!
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Common on First Street, Pittsfield, MA
Grand Marshal – Gabby the Greyhound
10:00 A.M. Registration
11:00 A.M. Dog Walk – A lovely stroll around downtown Pittsfield with or without your pooch
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Games for kids & canines, family-friendly activities, food, vendors, and raffles!
Join Berkshire Humane Society for this annual fundraiser celebrating you and your dog! Enjoy games, family-friendly activities, food, local vendors, and raffles. 2017 marks our 25th anniversary, so our goal for Woofstock 2017 is $25,000 in pledges and donations. With your help, we know we can reach this goal!
Here are a few ways to participate in Woofstock and support the animals of Berkshire County:
- Become a Fundraiser – on your own or with a team!
- Join the team of a friend.
- Visit and support the fundraising pages of participating friends and family.
- Help us spread the word about this free event. People can participate in the Dog Walk for as little at $10 donated in cash on the day of the event!
- Not able to walk with us? Participate in the Virtual Dog Walk!
Need some incentive other than helping animals? Here’s what you get when you raise money for BHS:
$25 Registration Fee: Dog Walk, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag
$60+ Raised: 25th Anniversary Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag
$150+ Raised: 25th Anniversary BHS Sweatshirt*, 25th Anniversary Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag
$250+ Raised: TBA special prize, 25th Anniversary BHS Sweatshirt*, 25th Anniversary Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag
$500+ Raised: 2 Tickets to the 25th Birthday Bash with Steve Caporizzo on October 22nd, 25th Anniversary BHS Sweatshirt*, 25th Anniversary Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag
* In order for a team to receive a sweatshirt, each individual must raise a minimum of $150. One sweatshirt per team member.
NEW! How to Participate in the Virtual Dog Walk
Out of town on September 10th? Bad knees? Or just too busy? Walk virtually! Chances are you’re already walking your dog or taking occasional strolls. Register as a Virtual Walker and let that exercise count! Fundraising levels are the same for Virtual Walkers. If your plans change, join us that day! Fundraising prizes will be available for pick up at the shelter for two weeks after the event (Sept. 11-25, 2017). If you live out of state, contact us and we’ll make arrangements to donate or ship your prizes. Just select “Virtual Walk” when registering online.
How to Register
We encourage everyone to register online. This will allow you – and us! – to easily track your pledges and donations. You can use your personal fundraising page to share on social media or by email. This option also guarantees that you will get the correct size t-shirt if you raise $60 or more. Visit here to sign-up.
If you would prefer to sign up with a printed form, you may do so. Download the form here or visit the shelter and pick one up at the front desk. You may mail this form in or drop it by at 214 Barker Road, Pittsfiled, MA 01201. Just make sure to submit it early – along with at least $60 in pledges – to secure your t-shirt. Register now!
How to Fundraise
BHS depends solely on the generosity of our community and supporters – our work is entirely funded by individuals and local sponsors. Events such as Woofstock are our lifeblood. Here are some ideas about how to raise money for you or your team:
- Put aside extra change on a daily basis and/or allowance money
- Collect soda bottles/cans and return them to the store for money
- Ask your family, friends, relatives and neighbors to sponsor you – just $5-10 from each person adds up!
- Use your Facebook page to ask friends to sponsor you and have them share your ask with their friends
- Host a tag sale, car wash or lemonade stand
- Be creative! The animals are depending on you.
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
The Berkshire Eagle
Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.
West Oil Company
Dettinger Lumber Company
Benson’s Pet Center
Smith Brothers-McAndrews Ins.
H.L. Fuel Co., inc.
Adams Community Bank
Berkshire Disaster Animal Response Team
Berkshire Humane Society
Berkshire Humane Society – Humane Heroes
Marki’s French Fries & Fried Dough
If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at this event, please contact us at (413) 447-7878. Thank you!