November is here and it’s time to chow down on some holiday fun! Don’t miss Woofstock, Total Cat Mojo Live, the Weiner Dog Race, Pupsgiving Play Date and more!
Santa Paws in the Park in Huntington Beach
November 3: Just in time for the holiday season and Christmas cards, a photographer will be taking photos of Westies in an adorable holiday setting. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Edison Park.
AFRMA Fancy Rat and Mouse Show
November 3: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, stud buck, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny. Entry forms are found on the website. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Woodcrest Community Center, 17156 Krameria Ave., Riverside.
Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County
November 3: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support groups meet at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Typically on the first or second Saturday of each month. $25 or what one can afford or pay what you can (PWYC) (place in envelope). No reservations required. 4199 Campus Drive #550, Irvine, 92612. (949) 650-2442.
Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic at OC Animal Care
November 4: Stop by OC Animal Care and update your pet’s vaccines or get a microchip during this monthly Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip clinic. The clinic advises customers if their animal is ill, they need to take it to their own veterinarian for exam. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1630 Victory Road, Tustin.
My Best Friend’s Brunch in Laguna Beach
November 4: Help support the Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park with a brunch! There will be food, live music, pet rescue, raffle, and Board member election. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $25 per person.
November 4: Don’t miss this annual pet extravaganza. Woofstock 90210 is an exciting, day-long festival for dogs and their owners, featuring pet adoptions/rescues, a pet parade, pet talent show, pet related marketplace, pet entertainment, food trucks, pet and people face and body painting, and more. Free to attend. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Roxbury Park, 471 Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 285-6830.
Total Cat Mojo Live
November 4: Litter Genie presents a personal and in depth evening with popular cat behaviorist and motivational speaker Jackson Galaxy! At this rare live event experience he will share his expertise and “Cat Mojo” – his unique philosophy that teaches cat guardians the skills to help their feline friends build confidence within their environment. Sunday, 6 p.m. $14+. Wiltern Theatre, LA.
Friends of El Dorado Dog Park Wine Tasting Fundraiser
November 7: Join friends and neighbors for food and fun to support El Dorado Dog Park Advocates in raising money for dog park maintenance and improvements, including a new water fountain and benches. $20/person. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Tracy’s Bar and Grill.
Eco Challenge Day Collection Event in Tustin
November 10: Stop by the Honda Center and donate to OC Animal Care! Join OC Waste and Recycling for this special event to help keep Orange County clean and green! They are collecting gently used items for shelter pets. Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
Fall Holiday Boutique with Laguna Woods Cat Club
November 10: Join Laguna Woods Cat Club for a fun and festive Fall Holiday Boutique with over 40 vendors selling a huge variety of items (both gift items and pet items), amazing raffle items, baked goods, lunch, and entertainment! This event is to support the rescue and foster adoption program. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Laguna Country United Methodist Church, 24442 Moulton parkway, Laguna Woods.
Holiday Bazaar and Champagne Brunch for AALOC
November 11: Join the Animal Assistance League of Orange County for their annual Holiday Bazaar and Champagne Brunch to help benefit animals in need. Enjoy dining and shopping at The Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave. Santa Ana. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $25 per person. Call or email for tickets. (714) 893-4393; email: email@example.com.
Wiener Dog Race at Old World Huntington Beach
November 11: Dozens of small breed races scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track. Handlers encourage, cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on racing to the finish line, instead of the interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route. The scrappy little dogs manage to chase their “lure” to the finish line until the winners are determined. Sunday, 2 p.m. Spectate, $3. Old World in Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. (714) 402-7327.
Pupsgiving Play Date in Marina del Rey
November 18: Celebrate the howliday season with a Pupsgiving Play Date! Pawty with contests, pie, playtime, and more. RSVP required. All dogs above 30 lbs. must remain on leash throughout the event. All dogs must be current on all vaccines. Daycare room is limited. Sunday, 5-7 p.m. Healthy Spot, 4718 Lincoln Boulevard, Marina del Rey. Free.
Golden Friday Fun Run
November 23: Join Golden Road this Black Friday for a 5k Fun Run and Post Party. Happening at Golden Road LA, Golden Road OC, and Golden Road Sacramento. Dogs welcome!! Barks of Love will be at the Anaheim location from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., so come say hello! $20. Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Must be 21+ to register for this event.
Tofurkey Trot 2018
November 25: Join the Tofurky Trot, a family-friendly 5k (3.1 mile) fun run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness, followed by a vegan food fest featuring local and national vendors, speakers, and music. Prizes and medals will be awarded to the first adult and child finishers, to the person wearing the best costume, and to the cutest dog! All runners will receive a Tofurky Trot tote-bag filled with coupons and swag. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $15-35.
Pet Photos with Santa at the Brea Mall
November 25: Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa! Santa will be there Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m. Reservations required. Free. Brea Mall, 1065 Brea Mall, Brea.