21 Howl-Worthy Pet Events in October!


Pets are the back-bone (no pun intended) to our families, the protectors of the mail, and the Princess Peach to our Mario costume. So why not treat them to a little tricking this October at one of these pawsome pet events?! (Photo courtesy of Justin Rudd)



1. ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event

October 14: Join Long Beach Animal Care Services and Timmons Subaru of Long Beach for a special adoption event. All adoption fees are waived including spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations.

2. Race for the Rescues in Los Angeles

October 14: Join the 12th annual Race For The Rescues! This is 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk & Kid’s Fun Run to raise funds for 30 non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organizations that annually save the lives of thousands of dogs, cats and horses.

3. Howl-O-ween Bash in Santa Ana

October 14: Join Barks of Love for a ghoulishly special fundraising event featuring a classic car show, pinup contest, live music, and more.

4. Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

October 14: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

5. Last Chance for Animals Annual Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills

October 14: Join LCA Founder Chris DeRose and fellow animal advocates to celebrate another year of fighting animal cruelty!

6. Interfaith Blessing of the Animals in Long Beach

October 15: Join the annual Blessing of the Animals with Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team. About 300 animals and their owners/handlers receive blessing from a menagerie of faith leaders.

7. Howl-O-Ween Costume Bash in Costa Mesa

October 19: Join Healthy Spot for a special howl-o-ween themed costume bash. Activities include a costume contest, Grandma Lucy’s “cake” eating contest, music, games, adoptions and raffles, face painting for humans, and more.

8. Falling in Love Adoption Event at OC Animal Care Services

October 21: Join OC Animal Care Services for discounted adoptions (does not include licensing and microchip). Bring a new family member home today!

9. Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles

October 21: Operation Blankets Of Love (OBOL) is participating in the Strut Your Mutt event to also help raise money to help 1,000 homeless animals every month.

10. Bichon Fall Bash in Irvine

October 21: Bring your Bichon and other fur kids for a parade of rescues, vendors, demonstrations, contests, raffles and more.

11. Foster Class in South Bay

October 22: spcaLA is looking for Foster Parents for pets of all ages and needs. Foster Parents provide temporary homes for pets that are too young for adoption or in need of socialization or extra TLC until they are ready to be placed into adoptions.

12. Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

October 26: Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume.

13. National Pit Bull Awareness Day

October 28: National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners.

14. National Pit Bull Awareness Day Pack Walk and Celebration

October 28: Celebrate and advocate for Pit Bulls! Join family-friendly fun with a pack walk, activity stations including scent work, agility and more!

15. SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach

October 28: Grab your corgi and get on your corgi-kinis…and head to the beach! Visit the main booth to sign-in and grab some merch, then head to the Kissing Booth for smooches, enter raffles to win dog food for a year, and more.

17. 6th Annual Pugtacular in LA

October 28: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for an afternoon of contests, adoptions, vendors, food and more!

18. Howwl-O-ween Party for Dogs

October 29: Join in the fun! Anaheim is hosting Doggie Trick-o-Treating including a photo booth, entertainment, and more.

19. Octoberfest Wiener Dog Races

September 10 – October 29: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.

20. National Cat Day

October 29: It is national cat day today! Celebrate with your favorte feline or felines by making a special dinner and adding more play time to their day!

21. Howl’oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair in Long Beach

October 29: Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host the biggest Halloween pet event in whe world. The highlight of the day is the 500+ costumed dogs parading a few blocks in front of a few thousand gawkers and a panel of judges.