Rock N’ Ruff

Meet Your new best friend!

WDHA’s Dog Days Of Summer is BACK! At our WDHA Studios (where it all began 13 years ago!) at 55 Horsehill Rd in Cedar Knolls New Jersey- THIS Saturday – June 1st beginning at Noon! Please come out, support our local New Jersey Rescue Groups, and find a new best friend!

Dog Days of Summer

Why Does WDHA Do An Adoption Event Before The Summer?

We are happy to do our own adoption events any time of the year for a multitude of reasons.

  1. We are a community-minded station, that is always striving to alleviate stress with those in the community making a difference. We have worked with many animal rescue groups over the years especially when I began our Rock N’ Ruff program and having our listeners meet the INCREDIBLE volunteers, and their fabulous animals and see all that they do is important. That’s what the community does. we help each other.
  2. Summer is a great time to adopt. Longer days, nice weather, more time to spend with a new best friend.
  3. Our rescue groups are FULL – most times of the year, so anytime is a good time to gain exposure, get animals adopted and raise some funds and donations for these great folks and their residents.

We are bringing the event back to the WDHA Parking Lot (where it started in 2011) as our listeners love to come here and we have plenty of room.  And we always have rockers lending their support- This year the amazing DES ROCS is going to join us to perform and hang with the pups and fans! 

You can check out the event link – WDHA’s Dog Days Of Summer Event Info– and check out my list of most frequently asked questions about our event below- So you can be prepared to join us for a super fun day of Rescue and Rock! – and check out this week’s Rock N’ Ruff dog up for adoption- DEXTER! From the Denville Animal Shelter- WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff with Dexter and what to know before you adopt a new pet- 5 Tips Before Adopting A New Pet

Hope to see you Saturday!

  • How Many Rescue's Will Be There?


    We will have 9 Rescue organizations joining us at Dog Days Of Summer.

    11th Hour Rescue
    Randolph Regional Animal Shelter
    Northstar Pet Rescue
    Gingerbread House
    Fly Away Home Rescue
    All Humane Rescue
    Sedona Shepherd Rescue
    Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch
    AHS Newark

    You can click on the link above about the event to get links to each rescue and check out some of their lovely adoptables.

  • Can I Adopt Onsite on Saturday?


    Every rescue group has a different policy. Some have applications to be filled out, while others will adopt onsite. Example…11th Hour Rescue requires an approved application, so I suggest to fill one out online in advance so you can get pre-approved. Don’t be afraid to ask our groups questions- They are there to help you find a great match.

  • Where Can We Park?

    Adoption day

    Meet Your new best friend!

    The WDHA studio lot will be used for the event however the lot directly next door at 45 Horsehill is our approved parking lot for the day. There is plenty of easy parking in the huge office complex lot next door and it’s a very short walk to the next driveway over to the station.

  • Give Us The Scoop On Des Rocs Performing! Can We Meet Him?

    Des Rocs

    Des Rocs

    Des Rocs is an amazing artist- his latest release “Dream Machine” is climbing the rock charts when we found out he was home from touring and wanted to help we were PSYCHED! Des will be performing an acoustic set close to 1p and meeting the fans, shelters and adoptables (he loves dogs!) so please feel free to stop by and say hi, we are planning on showing him some big time Jersey puppy love!

    Link To Des Rocs Website

  • What Can I Win? (SOOOOOO MUCH)

    WDHA says THANK YOU for your support of our event- with some amazing things for you to win!


    WDHA Dog Toys Will Be up for Grabs- Or Tugs!

    Concert Tickets Include-

    WDHA’s Rock The Park with Halestorm/I Prevail – PNC Bank Arts Center- 7/26
    Hardy- PNC Bank Arts Center- 6/20
    Incubus- Madison Square Garden- 8/29
    Iron Maiden- Madison Square Garden- 11/29
    Def Leppard/Journey/Steve Miller Band- Citified- 8/7
    Limp Bizkit- PNC Bank Arts Center- 7/30
    Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper- PNC Bank Arts Center- 9/7
    Sammy Hagar and Friends- PNC Bank Arts Center- 7/27
    Santana- PNC Bank Arts Center- 7/19
    Third Eye Blind- PNC Bank Arts Center- 7/14
    Bush/Jerry Cantrell/Candlebox- PNC Bank Arts Center- 8/21
    Slightly Stoopid/Dirty Heads- PNC Bank Arts Center – 7/12

    More to be added AND don’t forget – we have special edition WDHA Doggie Bowls and Toys too!

  • Will There Be Food?

    Sure will! Our incredible friends at TAPT EVENT SERVICES will be there! Grilling- Keep them in mind for your next party – They will take it to the NEXT level!

    Tapt Event Services



    Our friends from TAPT provide a GREAT party!

  • Will There Be Shopping?

    Home Towne Pet shoppe

    We have some really fun vendors for our rockers and dogs! Check out their links in our event page link- WDHA”s Dog Days Of Summer Event

    Heavy Metal Zen with cool rock and metal attire

    Metal Dogz- with PAWSOME gear for your pup

    Fleecy Finds – with fantastic custom made, unique items for your dog and you.

    Longevity Veterinary in Whippany- With Pet Info

    Home Towne Pet Shoppe- The BEST store to shop at for your best friend- with 3 NJ locations.

    Portraits By Brian – Beautiful custom made portraits.

  • How Can I Support The Rescue's Attending (if I can't adopt? )


    Linens Needed for the pups!

    It’s easy to help, even if you are not looking to adopt. You can make a donation of food or new supplies. Some of our groups especially ALL HUMANE are in desperate need of linens- sheets, towels, T shirts, Sleeping Bags for the dogs. Please visit their table with your gently used linens. You can make a monetary donation as they will all be taking donations. Every bit helps. You can purchase something from the groups table (some will be vending too), you can inquire about fostering or volunteering. Maybe you can’t adopt, but can short term foster, or walk a dog twice a week, or donate a special skill, say building or fixing. There are so many ways to help.
    You can also let our shelter groups know you appreciate their hard work.

  • Can I Bring My Dog?

    YES! BUT- must be on a leash – no retractable leashes please! We always want to be as safe as possible.

    Leash D

    Dogs On A LEASH are welcome!

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