12 Pet Events in December


Santa paws is coming to town and we’ve got the purrfect way to celebrate
with your four legged baby! If you decide to attend any of these events
don’t forget to tag us using the #petsguidemagazine


1. Puppy Pals and Family at The Shops at Montebello

December 1: Join The Shops at Montebello for the Puppy Pals Family Programming with activities for the kids and prize giveaways.


2. Santa Paws Photos in Dana Point

December 2: Bring your furry friends to have their picture taken with Santa and start a family tradition!


3. Yappy Howl-iday Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

December 3: This festive gathering of canines and, their companions, provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus.


4. Wiener Wonderland Dog Races

December 3: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.

5. Westside German Shepherd Rescue 15th Anniversary Fundraiser

December 3: Westside German Shepherd Rescue is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with a special celebration. There will be a BBQ, an open bar, desserts, live music, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more.

6. Pet Photo Nights with Santa at The Shops at Montebello

December 3: We all view our pets as members of the family so why not treat them to a little photo shoot? Pet Photo Nights are hosted after regular mall closing and puts the cherry on top our woof cream sundae!


7. Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair at Irvine Animal Care Center

December 10: Help animals find homes at the 11th annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair. More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption!

8. DASH Agility Trials in Costa Mesa

December 9-10: Watch the DASH Trials dog agility competitions!

9. Paw Shoppe Holiday Fundraiser for Long Beach Animal Care Services

Through December 10: This holiday season, the Paw Shoppe will be raising money for Long Beach Animal Care Services. Purchase a $1 raffle ticket through December 10 and all proceeds will help raise money for food and supplies.

10. Pet Photos with Santa at the Brea Mall

December 10: Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa! Santa will be waiting at the Center Court.

11. Yappy Hour Fundraiser with Mutt Hutt Rescue

December 13: This holiday season, open your heart, and belly, to helping pooches in need. Mutt Hutt Rescue has partnered up with Tilted Kilt to host a happy hour in benefit of all the pooches in their care.


12. Operation Santa Paws

December 1-16: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats that are delivered to shelter and rescue dogs and cats. Program details and drop-off locations on the Haute Dog website.