“Paws in the Park” Pet Adoption Event to Be Held at Wolf Trap on May 18

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Six Woofie’s Franchises Bringing Awareness to the Need for Families for Shelter Animals

Owners of six Woofie’s franchises in Northern Virginia are hosting “Paws in the Park,” a pet adoption event on May 18 (rain date May 19) at Wolf Trap National Park, hoping to bring awareness for the need that local animal shelters have for “furever” families for the many animals available.

Participating Woofie’s include Reston/HerndonAshburn-LeesburgMcLeanWestern LoudounSouth Riding-Aldie and FairfaxWoofie’s mobile pet services comprise a wide range of services including dog walking, grooming, nail trimming, Bed ‘n Biscuit pet stays, overnight and daytime pet sitting, and other personalized services for area pet owners who need an extra helping hand or want to pamper their pets. Services are available for all types of family pets who need care.

Spokesperson for the event, Tanya Lee, owner of Woofie’s Reston-Herndon, who is about to celebrate her 5th year as a Woofie’s owner, says, “All of us are passionate animal advocates. These sweet shelter animals need homes, and we’re looking to help. This is our first big event, but we hope to make it annual to bring some love and community spirit to animal supporters in our areas – and to bring out families to see what a bright light these animals can be for them – and help them get adopted.”

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th (with a rain date of May 19th if necessary) at Wolf Trap Farm Park. The Woofie’s businesses will have about 20 mobile spa vans on site, offering free nail trims and Wash ‘n Go baths for rescued dogs and pups up for adoption, and special event pricing for families who bring their own pets for grooming (as time permits/allows for all services). Parking is free. 

Ridgeside K9, with professional dog training, and Keller Williams Realty are sponsoring the event, and will have a table at the event. 

A silent auction with gift baskets from sponsors and Woofie’s will be available for attendees to bid on with all proceeds going to the animal shelters. 

Participating shelters include:

There will be multiple food trucks offering tasty bites, DJ William Linne spinning tunes, pet photography, and several other participating vendors who will provide baskets or other support for the animal communities, including:

“From my own experience, adopting a pet can have an amazing impact on your life, and spring can be an ideal time to do it,” said Leslie Barron, co-founder of Woofie’s of Ashburn-Leesburg. “Join us for a fun-filled day of making memories, as we bring together local animal shelters throughout the Northern Virginia area to help pets find their fur-ever homes.”         

Woofie’s is accepting donations and additional sponsors who would like to participate. Call 321-379-8079 or visit for more information: www.woofies.com/paws-in-the-park. You can also  email us at woofies.pawsinthepark@gmail.com.

About Woofie’s

Founded in 2004 and franchised since 2018, Woofie’s is the first and only franchise in the professional pet care services industry to offer combined services of pet sitting, dog walking and mobile pet spa services. Woofie’s is further set apart by its completely customizable services and focus on customer service. Today, there are 38 locations open and operating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

About Authority Brands

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands’ companies include 15 leading home service franchisors: America’s Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Color World Painting, DoodyCalls, DRYmedic, Homewatch CareGivers, Junkluggers, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Screenmobile, STOP Restoration, and Woofie’s. Together, these brands provide home services through more than 1,900 territories operated by more than 1,000 franchise owners. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchise owner growth by providing strong marketing, technology, and operational support. See www.authoritybrands.com for more information.