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.
July 28: Get stoked for the Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!
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.
August 4: Join the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a beach day full of fun. Includes the Hound Swimsuit Competition (prize awarded).
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.
August 9: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.
August 11: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
September 8: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.
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.
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
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.
September 13: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.
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.
September 18: Support animals in need while enjoying a night of dinner and laughs. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center.
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!
September 29: Enjoy Doggone Fun at the McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog. The event features a surFUR expo and more.
September 29: Your ticket includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dessert and drinks plus entertainment.
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).
Sundays: “Sunday Funday” when you book the date to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun.
Sundays: Help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story.
Thursdays: Join Christian Outreach in Action for a pet food bank every week.
Visit their website for upcoming event locations.
A list of animal rescues’ adoption events.
Thursday: Up to 35% discount offered on all vaccines for dog and cats, every Thursday.
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.
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.
First Fridays: Yappy Hours – Celebrate Yappy Hours at TOP DOG Barkery every month.
Wednesday – Sunday: Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters.
Second Sundays: Join TOP DOG Barkery for coffee and donuts for humans, and yummy samples and Woffles for your pups!
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.
Ongoing: A mobile dog-bakery unit, brings treats to pets in Orange County.
Ongoing food drive and monthly low-cost anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish.
Ongoing: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Days, times and locations vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.