Get ready for a howlin’ good time this month! We rounded up 25+ pet events in October!
October 6-7: This event determines the Best Disc Dog team in the West as well as the Golden State Champion for 2018.
October 6: Make plans to attend the DAWG Adoption Extravaganza & Pet Faire! The event includes a walk along the Oso Creek Trail and the Pet Faire, which features local businesses, animal rescues, booths, entertainment, music, raffle prizes, refreshments and more.
October 6: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.
October 7: Welcome fall with a new best friend! Join the Dachshund Rescue of LA and meet their hot dogs.
October 13: An event to celebrate our furry friends! Bring your pets and kids in costume to the farmer’s market for a morning of Halloween fun!
October 13: Costume and talent contests at noon. Prizes, music, food, pet adoptions, training and home fire preparedness demos, Frisbee dog demos, pet first aid, microchip checks, paint a keepsake with your pet, plus lots of vendors.
October 13: Grab your pugs and join in pugtastic festivities, including an adopted dog parade, auctions, adoption fair, vendor booths, and more.
October 13: Adopt a friend for life at the Subaru Loves Pets Pet Adoption Day.
October 13: Race For The Rescues is a unique, non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia. The event includes a 5K,10K, Kid’s Fun Run and 1K Dog Walk.
October 14: You won’t want to miss this dazzling event with a view! Watch the sunset over the bay, enjoy delicious hors d’ourves, meet decked out rescue dogs, dine, mingle and donate.
October 14: Canine Companions for Independence is proud to present the seventh annual HAUTE DOG LA, a Howl-oween doggie runway fashion show that will feature pooches and their owners walking the “catwalk” in their own creations.
October 14: It’s Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue’s biggest event of the year, with adoptable rabbits, a bunny Halloween costume contest, photo shoot, silent auction, raffle, and more.
October 14: Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) invites the public to bring their pets to the annual, free interfaith pet blessing at the beach at sunset on Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 5:45 p.m. Special guests expected: a mini cow, pony, alpaca, goats, sheep, bunnies, and ducks.
October 18: Join Healthy Spot for a night of fun, fur, and frights at Healthy Spot Costa Mesa. Bring your pet in their costume to join a costume pawrade contest and to enter for a chance to win “best costume” of the night!
October 20: Operation Blankets Of Love (OBOL) is participating in the Strut Your Mutt event to also help raise money to help homeless animals every month. The event starts with a celebratory walk (dog not required) and includes a family friendly festival with food trucks, vendors and lots of fun activities.
October 20: Join LCA Founder Chris DeRose and fellow animal advocates to celebrate another year of fighting animal cruelty! Held at the famous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, LCA’s annual gala will feature vegan hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a sit-down dinner, and dancing with live music.
October 21: Join in the fun! Anaheim is hosting Doggie Trick-o-Treating including a photo booth, dog costume contest and more.
October 25: Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Proceeds support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.
October 27: National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners.
October 27: Join Villa Park for an action packed Halloweenfest! Activities include kids and dogs costume contests, food, crafts, coloring, photos, games, and pumpkin contests.
October 27: Grab your corgi and get on your corgi-kinis! Head to the beach for the fall corgi beach day at Huntington Dog Beach.
October 27: The 7th Annual Halloween Fest with costume contests, vendors, photo booth, yummy food, silent auctions, raffles and adoptions.
October 28: 18th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade with vendors, pet adoption fair & kids/adults costume contest. The parade features more than 400 costumed dogs of all shapes and sizes!
October 28: The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade is one of the worlds largest Halloween pet events! The parade is expected to include a few hundred kids and adults in costumes, followed by more than 400 costumed dogs with handlers.
September 9 – October 28: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.
October 29: It is national cat day! Celebrate with your favorite feline or felines by making a special dinner and adding more play time to their day! Cats always love presents, look through Petsguide to find a pet store to grab a purrfect gift.
October 29: Join Top Dog Barkery for fun Halloween festivities, including a party with treats, a costume contest, and prizes!