Weiner Dog Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Track

July 21: During this 23rd annual event, dachshunds will dash 50 yards to qualify to compete for the title of Fastest Wiener Dog in the nation.

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

July 28: Get stoked for the Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!

Dog Days of Summer at the Fullerton Market

August 2: Tonight is a night just for the dogs! Bring your furry friend to the Fullerton Market for a night of dog contests, demonstrations, dog-related vendor booths and more.

Beach Blanket Bassets

August 4: Join the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a beach day full of fun. Includes the Hound Swimsuit Competition (prize awarded).

CatCon LA

August 4-5: CatConLa is a two-day weekend event celebrating groundbreaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture, and attitude…for cat people.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

August 9: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

August 11: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

August 14: The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will conduct a public low cost animal vaccination and microchip clinic for pet owners in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills.

The Westie Boat Parade

August 18: Cruise Newport harbor in electric boats to raise money for WROC. Each boat will have a captain who guarantees a safe, fun 1 1/2 hour tour.

Small Pets Carnival at PetSmart

August 18: Meet small pets, feed fish, and don’t forget to complete the scavenger hunt for extra fun facts about the the small pets.

Paws in the Park in Stanton

August 18: Bring your four-legged friends and your family to Stanton Central Park for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike.

Wiener Dog Races at Plum Festival in Huntington Beach

August 19: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.

National Dog Day Barks and Brews in San Clemente

August 25: Celebrate National Dog Day at the Pet Project Foundation’s Barks and Brews event featuring food trucks, free treats, craft beer, a costume contest, and photo booth.

National Dog Day

August 26: Celebrate your four-legged friends today on National Dog Day. It’s as easy as giving them a big hug and kiss (if they like that sort of affection)!

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

September 8: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Race for the Rescues in Orange County

September 8: Join the race to save lives with a fundraiser and adoption day for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife of Southern California. Participate in the 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk, or the Kids’ Fun Run.

Wine and Brew for the Rescue

September 8: Join Priceless Pets at a private residence in Chino Hills for a Wine and Brew fundraiser to help aniamls, featuring a casino night with dinner, live music, auctions and a raffle

Surf-A-Thon at Del Mar Dog Beach

September 9: Come down to the beach and enjoy a dog surfing competition, fundraiser, and beach day. The event features music, food, kids crafts, beach games and prizes, vendor booths, a costume contest, a dog agility course, and more.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

September 13: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.

Twilight Tours at the Cat House

September 15: 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.

Comedy Unleashed: Irvine Animal Care Center Fundraiser

September 18: Support animals in need while enjoying a night of dinner and laughs. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center.

Doggie Street Festival in Los Angeles

September 22: Join the Doggie Street Festival, a family-friendly celebration of companion animals featuring pet products and services, food vendors, vet tips, music, kids area and much more!

Surf City Surf Dog

September 29: Enjoy Doggone Fun at the McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog. The event features a surFUR expo and more.

Bids and Bites for Bassets

September 29: Your ticket includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dessert and drinks plus entertainment.

Holiday Photo Shoots for Small Animals with Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue

Ongoing: Throughout the year The Bunny Bunch hosts several photo shoots to raise money for the rescue. Holidays include Valintine’s Day (February), Easter (March), 4th of July or Life’s a Beach (June or July), Halloween (October) and Christmas and Hanukkah (December).

Monthly Pup Meet-UP’s at TOP DOG – barkery, bath, boutique

Sundays: “Sunday Funday” when you book the date to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun.

Paws and Pages at PetSpace

Sundays: Help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story.

Pet Food Bank in Long Beach

Thursdays: Join Christian Outreach in Action for a pet food bank every week.

Moon Cat Cafe

Visit their website for upcoming event locations.

Adoption Events

A list of animal rescues’ adoption events.

Katella Animal Clinic – Vaccine Clinic Thursdays

Thursday: Up to 35% discount offered on all vaccines for dog and cats, every Thursday.

Microchip Mondays at Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop in Lakewood

Mondays: Find a low-cost microchip placement at Adopt & Shop. Your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost & found with a registered microchip with up-to-date contact information.

Yappy Hour at Healthy Spot In Costa Mesa and Long Beach

Monthly: Join Yappy Hour for social fun and treats for pups and parents. Theme changes monthly, call for details. Check website for specific dates and times.

Yappy Hours at TOP DOG Barkery

First Fridays: Yappy Hours – Celebrate Yappy Hours at TOP DOG Barkery every month.

The Dog Cafe LA

Wednesday – Sunday: Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters.

BOW WOW Brunch at TOP DOG Barkery

Second Sundays: Join TOP DOG Barkery for coffee and donuts for humans, and yummy samples and Woffles for your pups!

Orange County Bird Breeders Monthly Meetings in Costa Mesa

Second Saturdays: Orange County Bird Breeders meets each month, typically with a business meeting and educational presentation by a guest speaker, followed by refreshments and an opportunity drawing.

Alice’s Gourmet Wonderland

Ongoing: A mobile dog-bakery unit, brings treats to pets in Orange County.

Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning

Ongoing food drive and monthly low-cost anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish.

BARK Therapy Dogs

Ongoing: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Days, times and locations vary.

Behind the Scenes Tour of PetSpace

Monthly: Take a unique behind the scenes tour with the PetSpace staff and view the inner workings of the health center for an exclusive look at PetFit, the Operating Room, and more.

Crumbs and Whiskers

Ongoing: Visit Los Angeles’ first cat cafe – a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption. Make a reservation online, then hang out with adoptable cats while sipping on coffee or tea.

Falconry Experience in San Juan Capistrano

Ongoing: Get an up-close look at falcons, hawks, and more that have been developed with passion, dedication, and skill. Master falconers from Adam’s Falconry Service teach you about “the sport of kings” with an interactive experience in historical San Juan Capistrano.

Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance

First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop kids (4-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, including, basic dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing.

Octoberfest Wiener Dog Races

September 9 – October 28: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.