Top 5 Winter Pet Events!



2018 is here so let’s kick it off with a bang pet lovers! We’ve rounded up the top 5 pet events you have to check out during this chilly winter season. Don’t see anything you like? Don’t fret…this is just the beginning of a very pawsome year!


1. 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. Entry forms are found on the website. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Date is tentative. Check website for details. Woodcrest Community Center, 17156 Krameria Ave., Riverside.


2. 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. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Del Mar Fairground, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


3. Kids’ Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano

February 17: Kids (5-12) and their pets compete in a variety of contests. Saturday, 10 a.m. Rain date, Saturday, February 24. $5, preregistraion on their website. Los Rios Park.


4. 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. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults, $50; kids (12 and under), $15; RSVP in advance. Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-1586.


5. 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. Sunday, visit their website for details and to register. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange.