Malibu Fair Goes to the Dogs

Dog lovers and their canine companions from all over L.A. browsed pet-friendly vendors, listened to live music and enjoyed tasty treats at the 2nd annual Woofstock Malibu on Sunday. Organized by Dr. Dean Graulich and Dr. Dana DePerno of the Malibu Coast Animal Hospital, the event benefitted Healthcare of Homeless Animals and the Agoura Animal Shelter.​ HHA is an all volunteer non-profit that funds veterinary care for the companion animals housed at the shelter.

The first event, a grand opening for the hospital’s renovated building, raised over $35,000, according to DePerno. “I’m hearing preliminary reports that this year blew last year’s fundraiser out of the water,” said the veterinarian who treats sick and injured animals from the shelter to make them more adoptable. The hospital offers a 50 percent discount for all of their services, which are all funded through HHA.

The hospital also provides senior wellness checkups to older animals. “It’s important to know that when you adopt a senior pet from the shelter, you’re getting a pretty healthy animal and not an older, sickly dog that’s been left to languish,” she said. “[Because of HHA], Agoura has the highest adoption rate in L.A. County.”

For more information and to donate to HHA, visit

Enjoy this Youtube video posted by Dawn Klaus who shares her dog Oliver’s experience at Woofstock via Gopro. Enjoy!


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