As part of a community-wide spring celebration on the Woodbridge Town Center Campus, the Woodbridge Dog Park Cooperative hosted the Mutt Strutt for canines and humans on Saturday, June 1.

The entire community was invited to join friends and fellow dog lovers for a fundraising walk-a-thon to support the construction of the first dog park in Woodbridge.  At least 65 mutts of all shapes and sizes lead their humans on a leisurely 2K stroll around Town Center and the site of our future dog park on the 139-acre Fitzgerald Property.

Afterwards these talented pups competed in games of skill including doggie musical chairs – played with hula hoops, the high-jump contest, and more – accompanied by some dog-friendly tunes spun by our favorite MC Brenden Fimian.

While the 4-legged critters enjoyed special treats, 2-legged creatures with and without pooches enjoyed a delicious assortment of food donated by Grimaldi’s and Amity Meats as well as home-baked goods prepared by Catherine Ray. Water was supplied by Trader Joe’s.  Please join us in thanking these local businesses for their generosity.

We shared the celebration of spring with other community organizations including the Garden Club’s plant sale, the Friends of the Woodbridge Library’s book sale, and Earth Day/Rid Litter Day information booths.

The day proved to be a tremendous success not only in bringing us closer to our goal of building our dog park this year, but also in bringing friends and neighbors together for a beautiful day. We want to thank all who helped make this happen with generous donations of food and beverages, their valuable time and talents, and money. Numerous Town departments and organizations deserve special appreciation for helping us create this wonderful community event including: the Woodbridge Fire Department, Police Department, Parks and Recreation – especially John Adamovich and Eric, as well as Mark and the custodial services team, and Betsy Yagla representing the Office of the First Selectman.