Calendar

Annual Benefit for the Animals in Long Beach

July 27: Celebrate pets and support the Friends of Long Beach Animals. The evening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with wine, appetizers, and music. Bid on items in the silent auction, and purchase tickets for the raffle.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

July 27: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

July 29: Get stoked for the Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!

Bow Wow and Meow Days in Lakewood

July 30: Convenient pet licensing and pet care. The one-stop events offer required rabies vaccinations at only $6 each. Other products and services offered include dog licensing on site, individual vaccines and discounted vaccination packs, micro-chipping, nail trimming, physical exams and flea control products.

Dog Days of Summer at the Fullerton Market

August 3: 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.

2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival in Los Angeles

August 5: Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival will feature two programs, each with a different medley of documentary, animated, and live-action short canine-themed films from around the world.

Beach Blanket Bassets

August 12: Join the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a beach day full of fun. Includes the Hound Swimsuit Competition (prize awarded). Have fun splashing around in the very gentle surf with your favorite hound(s)

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

August 12: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

CatCon LA

August 12-13: CatConLa is a two-day weekend event celebrating groundbreaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture, and attitude…for cat people.

Long Beach Animal Care Services Waggin’ Pet Adoptions at El Dorado Park

August 15: The Adoption Waggin’ is coming to a park near you! Come and check out some adoptable pets looking for a furever home before the Long Beach summer movie in the park starts.

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

August 15: 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.

Clear the Shelters Event at OCACS

August 19: Help the Orange County Animal Care Service “clear the shelter” by adopting a new family memeber. $17 adoptions (does not include license or microchip).

The Westie Boat Parade

August 19: 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.

Foster Class at South Bay

August 20: 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.

Wiener Dog Races at Plum Festival in Huntington Beach

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

Drag Queen Bingo Pug Fundraiser in LA

May 14 and August 20: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for a fun fundraiser with $20 bingo.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

August 24: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.

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)!

Labor of Love Adoption Event

September 2: Join OC Animal Care Services for free adoptions (does not include licensing and microchip). Bring a new family member home today!

Wine and Brew for the Rescue in Chino Hills

September 9: Join Priceless Pets at a private residence in Chino Hills for a Wine and Brew fundraiser to help animals, featuring a casino night with dinner, live music, auctions and a raffle.

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

September 9: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Foster Class in Long Beach

September 16: 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.

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 Costume Contest.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

September 28: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn.

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.

Yappy Hours at TOP DOG Barkery

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

Mutt Meet Ups at TOP DOG Barkery

Second Sundays: Join TOP DOG Barkery for monthly mutt meets up.

Pet Grief Support Group in Lake Forest

Wednesdays: Certified Professional Life Coach (CPC) Laura Lesneski specializing in Pet Grief, offers a support group every week.

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), Bunny Bunch Picnic (May), 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.

The Dog Cafe LA

Wednesday – Sunday: America’s first Dog Cafe is open in Los Angeles! Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters.

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.

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.

Moon Cat Cafe

Visit their website for upcoming event locations.