CHARLOTTE- (April 13, 2022 )– With the increasing number of doodle dogs in the Ballantyne area, it was only a matter of time before they got an event to call their own! This trend of doodle domination is not exclusive to the Ballantyne area, according to rover.com “doodle” ownership has doubled in the U.S. since 2019. Goldendoodle has made the most serious gains in popularity over the last few years, jumping up in ranking from number nine in 2020 to the top five in 2021.
It is no surprise that doodle dogs have become so popular. Their friendly and goofy demeanors make them both entertaining and lovable companions. Because of their unique appeal, they are also the perfect inspiration for a new pet festival that can bring to life all of the amazing qualities that make them so special.
“My vision for Oodles of Doodles was to celebrate the awesomeness of doodle dogs! They have a playful, fun energy that has made them incredibly popular. I also wanted to create a festival that would give an amazing experience for humans and their fur babies to enjoy together. Beyond all the fun, I am excited to be educating people on the specific needs of having a doodle as well as helping support rescue groups and raise money for our Veterinary Care Charitable Fund,” says Stephen Bonilla, Hospital Administrator of Passionate Paws AnimalHospital and Founder of Oodles of Doodles.
Oodles of Doodles presented by Passionate Paws Animal Hospital and sponsored by PetSuites and Northwood Office is free fun with oodles of activities for all pet parents and their doods to enjoy!
• Pup Parade: starting at 1 pm near the Food/Beer Zone with all proceeds benefiting the Passionate PawsVeterinary Care Charitable Fund
• Meet and Greet with characters from Paw Patrol
• Grooming Classes: Take one of the four grooming classes offered in our Grooming Zone and learn the essentials to keep your fur baby looking and feeling their best
• Get Fit with Fido: Take a boot camp style fitness class with your dood starting at 2:30 pm near the Beer Zone
• Kid Zone sponsored by Omega Sports will include a bounce house & kid friendly activities concluding with a performance by a bubbleologist at 4pm
• Puppy Zone sponsored by Dood Mood Co will include dozens of local pet-related vendors
• Entertainment Zone will have live music by popular local band Pope & Bert and pet trivia from Big Pop Productions
• Adoption Zone with pet-related nonprofits and rescue groups with adoptable dogs and puppies
• Beer & Food Zone with local food trucks and breweries serving delicious bites and cold drinks
The event is held at Ballantyne’s Backyard (11611 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277) fromNoon-5 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
For more information, visit oodlesofdoodles.co and follow Passionate Paws on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok@passionatepawsah