8 Pet Events You Need to Hit in September!



1. Twilight Tours at The Cat House:
September 16: Join the Cat House for a twilight tour when the cats are much more active. Also, wander around parts of the compound that are not open to visitors during the day. Adults only (18+). $20. Saturday, 5 p.m. The Cat House, 3718 60th Street West, Rosamond. (661) 256-3793.


2. Comedy Unleashed, Irvine Animal Care Center Fundraiser:
September 19: Support animals in need while enjoying a night of dinner and laughs with comedian Debi Gutierrez. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Ages 18 and older. Tickets are $35 and include dinner. Tuesday, doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive.


3. CatChella, Cat and Kitten Adoption by The SpcaLA:
September 23: SpcaLA’s annual cats and kitten adoption will feature gift bags for adopters, vendors, prize drawings, S’cream Truck, and more. $20 to adopt a cat or kitten, $30 for a pair. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (323) 730-5300. 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne.


4. Shoestring City Ranch Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle in Lakewood
September 23: Join the Shoestring City Ranch for the annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner. Includes spaghetti dinner, dessert, raffle ticket and admission to petting zoo. $10 per person or $40 for a family of four or more. Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lakewood Equestrian Center, 11369 Carson St., Lakewood. (562) 301-5046.


5. Surf City Surf Dog
September 22-24: Enjoy “3-Days of Doggone Fun” at the Annual Unleashed by Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog. Friday Night are the Opening Ceremonies including Yappy Hour and the Costume Contest. Saturday features a SUP with your pop hosted by Pirate Coast Paddle Company. Sunday is the world-famous Surf Dog Competition at Huntington Beach Dog Beach for 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


6. Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook Off in Laguna Beach:
September 24: Join the 21st Annual Laguna Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off. Enjoy various pet contests and kids entertainment. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. pet registration, 11 a.m. Adults, $5; kids, free. Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.


7. Tail of Two Cities Gala in San Clemente:
September 24: Save the date for Pet Project Foundation’s event of the year – the Tail of Two Cities Gala. Grab a pawtner for a 3-course dinner, fabulous live and silent auctions and a host of other fun activities. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. All event proceeds benefit the lost, abandoned and wanted animals at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. $135; tickets available online. Bella Collina Town & Golf Club. 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. (408) 859-3706.


8. Paint Your Paws Off with the Animal Assistance League of OC:
September 27: Create and take home your own masterpiece with the Animal Assistance League of OC. Includes wine, appetizers, a vacation raffle, and more. $45. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. El Torito in Westminster, 15042 Goldenwest St., Westminster.