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Support animal rescue groups at ‘Woofstock’ Sat.

CHARLOTTE - Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love (GDFRL) and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue (BRBR) are teaming up Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amos’ South End, 1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, to celebrate regional animal rescue organizations at Woofstock.

The event includes food, drinks, shopping, a silent auction and a 1960s-themed photo opportunity for furry friends. Woofstock-goers will have the chance to meet animals available for adoption and learn more about specific breeds to help them decide the best choices for their family environments.

In addition to GDFRL and BRBR, volunteers and adoptees from Ruff Love Rescue, Greyhound Friends of N.C., Coalition to Unchain Dogs, American Pit Bull Foundation and Catering to Cats and Dogs will be at the event.

From the event planners:

You can make a tremendous difference in the life of an abused or neglected animal whether you decide to adopt, foster, donate supplies, contribute to rehabilitative medical funds or volunteer your time and talents in any way imaginable. You have the opportunity to show your children how to take responsibility, while teaching them valuable life skills. Caring for a pet strengthens disciplinary and social skills and helps people maintain healthy relationships in addition to creating all the fond memories they will cherish for a lifetime.

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love is a local rescue organization founded by compassionate volunteers dedicated to saving the lives of Great Danes and other large-breed dogs, especially those passed up by other rescue groups because of their special needs. It is an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, which is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization based in Thomasville, NC.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue is a local rescue organization founded and operated by dedicated volunteers specializing in the placement of boxers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Virginia.

Both rescue organizations place their dogs in foster homes so they can receive one on one care, as well as the love and attention that only comes from being part of a family environment. In addition to donations and adoptions, the organizations are always looking for foster families.

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