Calendar

Dog Rescue Event in Laguna Beach

January 27: Naked Dog Bistro is hosting a rescue event with Doggie Bonez Rescue. Doggie Bonez Rescue is committed to rescuing dogs that are left homeless and abandoned in high kill Orange County animal shelters, where euthanasia rates are staggering.

Annual Fancy Rat and Mouse Show

January 27: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, English, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny.

The Food and Water Bowl XVII

January 27-28: A “Super-Bowl” feline show including more than 450 exotic cats and 41 different breeds, household pet and cat agility competitions, vendors, adoptions and more.

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

February 3: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Kids’ Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano

February 17: Kids (5-12) and their pets compete in a variety of contests.

Cat’s Meow Valentine Brunch Fundraiser for Blue Bell Foundation

February 18: Join the “Cat’s Meow” Valentine Brunch fundraiser, plus a silent auction of gift baskets.

Paws Fur Pink 5K Dog Run/Walk for Breast Cancer

February 18: Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer.

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

March 3: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Dana Point Festival of Whales

March 3-4 and 10-11: This seaside (dog-friendly) event celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale. Games, parades, art shows, carnival, ocean activities, and entertainment.

Cesar Millan Live at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

March 24: Cesar Millan, star of the hit television series “Cesar 911” on NatGeo WILD and original host of the long-running series “Dog Whisperer” hits the stage.

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.

Pet Grief Support Group in Lake Forest

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

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.