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Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrity dog arrives in Woodstock, Ontario for Wienerfest

(News Release-Tourism Oxford)
 Woodstock, ON – A celebrity dog with over 200,000 Facebook followers has arrived for Wienerfest.

   Obie and his companion Nora Vanatta have traveled from Portland Oregon for his special guest appearance at Wienerfest, Saturday, June 21st at the Embro Community Centre from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

   This festival is for the dogs (Dachshunds) but all dogs are welcome and owners, too.
   A small crowd was eagerly waiting for Obie’s stretched limo to arrive this morning at the Quality Hotel & Suites. The red carpet was rolled out just for Obie, and his fans showered him with attention and affection as he walked through the doors.

   Linda Collier, organizer of Wienerfest Home Country Festival and part of the welcoming committee, presented Obie with a special “Golden Doggie Bone” to Wienerfest, in honour of his visit.

   “We are so excited that Obie has flown here all the way from Portland, Oregon.” she said.

   “He has quite the story to tell about his weight loss journey back to health. He even has his own website www.obiedog.com and a Facebook page with over 290,000 likes. I am sure
that everyone at the show will want to visit with him.”

   Today, Obie just thinks of himself as a friendly, handsome pooch who loves life. He was a rescue dog and will be sharing his incredible story to tell about his 77lb weight loss transformation while he is at Wienerfest.

   Saturday, the spotlight will be on Obie, but there are lots of fun things to see and do at Wienerfest.

   Watch the fun games for the dachshunds like the Yogurt Licking Contest, the ‘Hunt Is On’, Ask a trainer/Ask a vet, Costume contest, Bobbing for wieners, and the famous wiener races and much more.

   A large number of vendors will have a wide variety of items you can purchase for your pet.

   There will also be artisans and local artists displaying their talents for those who want to see more than dogs.
   This event is free and no charge for parking but donations will be gladly accepted at the gate for the dog rescue.
   For more information check out the website www.wienerfest.ca or send an email info@wienerfest.ca

   Proceeds go to Helping Homeless Pets & Tiny Paws Rescue.

   From Woodstock, take Hwy # 2 to County Rd. 6, north to Embro and watch for the signs to find the festival grounds (Left at County Rd. 78).
   From the Hwy 401, take exit 222, travelling north on Hwy 6 to Embro and follow signs to the festival grounds (Left at County Rd. 78).



  1. Obie~I think you have gotten a little more handsome than when I last saw you.... LOVE YOU baby boy <3