Catchella: Cat and Kitten Adoption by spcaLA

September 23: spcaLA’s annual cats and kitten adoption will feature gift bags for adopters, vendors, prize drawings, S’cream Truck, and more

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, desert, raffle ticket and admission to petting zoo.

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.

Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook Off in Laguna Beach

September 24: Join the 21st Annual Laguna Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off.

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.

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.

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.

Pet First Aid/CPR Seminar at Bloomfield Animal Hospital

September 30: Join Bloomfield Animal Hospital for a free pet first aid/CPR seminar.

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.

Pet Food Bank in Long Beach

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