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Voorhees Animal Orphanage to Host 25th Annual Woofstock Festival

Dog-friendly community festival offers activities, music and more

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Calling all groovy pets and pet lovers! The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) is getting ready to bark and roll at their 25th Annual Woofstock Festival, a dog-friendly event open to the public on Saturday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Voorhees Town Center in Voorhees Township, N.J.

Entry to the festival is just $2 and proceeds from Woofstock, VAO’s largest fund-raising event of the year, support medical care, pet food and supplies for the community shelter’s dogs and cats.

The fun-filled event will feature dog demonstrations, food trucks and music. Highlights include: the VAO alumni parade, pet photos, a performance from the South Philly String Band, dog demonstrations, craft, retail and pet products vendors, local veterinarian information tables, music by Red Sky and more.

“Each year, Woofstock helps raise awareness about VAO’s mission and helps us continue to provide medical care and feed and house cats and dogs until we can place them into their forever homes,” said Jennifer Bailey, marketing director, VAO. “We are thrilled to hold Woofstock live and in-person this year.  Part of the joy of Woofstock is seeing so many pets enjoying the day with their loving families. We really missed everyone last year!” 

This year is especially exciting to the shelter as it represents the festival’s 25th anniversary of peace, love and pets.

Woofstock is sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, Petco Love, Holman Enterprises, Auto Lenders, Smoking Dog Cigars, RBC Wealth Management, South Jersey Magazine, J&J Snack Foods, Burlington Press and Hardenbergh Insurance Group.

Additional sponsorships and vendor applications are available. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating as a vendor, visit or email

Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) will host its 25th Annual Woofstock Festival.

Saturday, September 25 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: September 26)

Voorhees Town Center
2120 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

About the Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Founded in 1988, the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) is a nonprofit community animal shelter and 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals, until permanent and loving homes can be found. VAO does not receive any local, state or federal funding.

We rely on grants and generous contributions of individuals and corporations.

Currently, VAO serves 26 towns in southern New Jersey, 19 of which are in Camden County. VAO works with rescue partners across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded and high-kill shelters. 

In 2020, VAO achieved “no-kill” status by exceeding a live release rate greater than 90%.

To learn more about VAO visit

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