40+ October Events for Pets


Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County
October 5:
Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.


Pet Fair in Yorba Linda
October 5:
Bring your pet out and enjoy this informative and fun day at the park! There will be music, pet adoptions, dog frisbee demonstrations, talent contest, pet costume contest, fire awareness demos, prizes, pet vendors, and much more.


St. Francis Festival & Blessing of the Animals in Oceanside
October 5:
Bring your pets and join in to celebrate St. Francis and his care for all of creation. The festival will feature family activities, vendors, dog demonstrations, dog costume contests, and blessing of the animals.


Sample Saturday at PetSmart
October 5: Head to your local PetSmart from 12 – 2 p.m. for free samples for your dog and cat.


Fairhaven’s Adoption Day and Blessing of the Animals in Santa Ana
October 5: Looking for a new furry family member? Head to Fairhaven’s Memorial park with local rescue groups and pet vendors. There will also be a Blessing of the Animals.


Read to a Dog in Seal Beach
October 5: Children can improve their reading skills and build confidence by reading to a pawsomely trained therapy dog.


Halloweenie Adoption Event in Costa Mesa
October 6: Meet Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles’ Halloweenies at this adoption event for rescued doxies.


Dog Fest in San Diego
October 12: Grab you friends, family, and dogs and head to this fun-filled event featuring music, vendors, dog demonstrations, agility course, dog friendly beer and wine tasting garden and inspiring speakers.


Barktoberfest in Costa Mesa
October 12: A canine costume contest, vendor area, and animal adoptions will be a part of the howling good time!


Read to a Dog in Huntington Beach
October 12: Children ages 4 – 12 can choose a book and practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog in the library.


October 12: Get those kids (human and furry) dressed up in costume and head over to the Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market for this family-fun morning of pet adoptions, treats, goodie bags, pet vendors, and costume contests.


Dog Friendly Nature Walk in Fullerton
October 12: Bring the entire family (dogs on leashes) for an enjoyable nature walk along the trails of West Coyote Hills.


Howl-O-Ween Pet Pawty at Your Elegant Pet in Lakewood
October 13: Dress up in your favorite costume and come out for pizza, trick-or-treating for your pet, Halloween pictures, vendors, raffle, and contests.


DAWG Walk Adoption Extravaganza and Pet Faire in Mission Viejo
October 13: Take a walk with your canine companion and visit the Pet Faire featuring pet and wildlife exhibits, a Howl-A-Ween pet contest, local vendors, photo booth, craft activities for kids, and dog and cat adoptions.


Bow Wows and Meows Pet Fair in Santa Clarita
October 13: Celebrate pets with this festive event that includes dog shows, food trucks, shopping, vaccine clinic, a raffle, pet psychic, and pets available for adoption.


Interfaith Blessing of the Animals in Long Beach
October 13: Bring your pets, big and small to the the annual interfaith pet blessing at the beach.


Doggie Date Night in Huntington Beach
October 14: Bring your best friend down to Fred’s Mexican Cafe on Monday nights for Doggie Date Night and get a free doggie dinner with the purchase of an entree.


Much Love Animal Rescue’s Spoken Woof in Culver City
October 17: Join host Jerry O’Connel and the 90210 cast for this special event to benefit Much Love Animal Rescue. Dog adoptions, hosted bar, hors-d’oeuvres, and silent auction.


Pawpalooza Animal Rescue and Vendor Event in Huntington Beach
October 19: 3rd annual Pawpalooza event will feature local pet rescues, adoptable birds and animals, vendors, face painting, a photo booth, refreshments and the Go Country 105.1 street team.


Pug Nation’s 8th Annual Pugtacular Spooktacular in Torrance
October 19: Bring the family and your squishy nosed buddy to enjoy a fun-filled day of vendors, adoptions, raffles, contests, and more!


Paw Readathon with Roxy in Mission Viejo
October 19: Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Roxy, a beautiful trained therapy dog. Bring your favorite book or grab one from the Library.


Adopt a Halloweenie in Long Beach
October 19: Join Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles and their rescued Halloweenies needing homes at Pet Food Express in Long Beach.


HOWL-O-WEEN Costume Pet Contest at Ventura Harbor Village
October 19: Costumed pets gather at pet-friendly Ventura Harbor Village for a fun and fluffy HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Costume Contest.


Bulldogs, Bagels & Coffee Meetup | Doggy Beach Day
October 19: Join THE COLLECTIBULLS and fellow Beach Cities Bulldog Club members for a Howl-O-Ween themed morning breakfast and Doggy Beach Day.


5th Annual Pet Guinea Pig Festival in Chatsworth
October 20: Bring your family and guinea pigs to a fun fall day at the Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue Fall Festival featuring free health checks, nail clips, guinea pig contest and races, music and more!


Haute Dog LA Hosted by Canine Companions for Independence
October 20: Strike a pose! Ready for an exciting evening featuring celebrities, canine companion dogs, and a doggie runway fashion show?


WOOFSTOCK in Dana Point
October 20: Dress up Fido in his halloween best and head down to the grass area at Doheny Beach for a family-fun day of adorable dogs, pawsome vendors, funny costumes, and a Halloween parade.


4th Annual Howl-o-ween Doggie Dash in Los Angeles
October 20: It’s Howl-o-ween time! Dress up and run the doggie dash for a good cause.


Orange County Exotic Bird & Animal Expo
October 20: Come experience a show like no other and socialize with hundreds of animal enthusiasts!


Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point
October 24: Bark your calendar and get out your best costume! Join other haute hounds as they strut their stuff for Yappy Hour.


Hala-ween Party at Hala’s Pets in Mission Viejo
October 26: Dress up those pets in their scariest, funniest, and your most creative costumes and head over to Hala’s Paws for their annual Hala-ween Party! Vendors, games, snacks, goodie bags, photos, and a costume contest will make this a pawsitively pawsome day!


Halloween Spooktacular in Corona Del Mar
October 26: Get Fido dazzled in his Halloween best and bring the family out to to the Halloween Spooktacular! It’s sure to be a pawsomely good time!


Pit Bull Appreciation Day in Long Beach
October 26: Join Blockhead Brigade for Pit Bull Appreciation Day at Long Beach Marina. Dog adoptions, pet portraits, a pit bull muralist, raffles, photo contest and more. All breeds welcome!


Bids and Bites for Bassets in Anaheim
October 26: Help raise money for Basset Hounds of Southern California with live music, raffles, cocktails and dinner.


Strut your Mutt Charity Walk in Los Angeles
October 26: Lace up. Leash up. Save lives.


SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach
October 26: Grab your corgi and your surfboard and head to the beach! Vendors, contests, food trucks and lots of adorable short-legged corgis enjoying a fun-filled beach day.


Wiener Nationals at Oktoberfest Huntington Beach
October 6,13,20,27: Come out to cheer on the the running of the wieners at the Wiener Nationals at Oktoberfest at Old World Huntington Beach!


Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up & Races in Huntington Beach
October 27: This fun-filled day will have a dog costume contest, kids costume contest, dachshund races, live music, food and drinks. Get your low-riders signed up now!


Eagle Rock Bark and Meow Halloween Block Party
October 27: Human barking contest? Watermelon eating contest with your dog? Yep! Bring your family (human and furry) and join in on this fun-filled Halloween Block Party and adoption event!


Tail of Two Cities Masquerade Fur Ball in San Clemente
October 27: Unleash your inner animal and join the Pet Project Foundation for the 17th Annual Tail of Two Cities “Masquerade Furball” Gala.


Haute Dog Howl’Oween Parade in Long Beach
October 27: Put on your favorite costume and the pawfect costume for your pup and participate in the 19th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade.


Doggie Date Night in Huntington Beach
October 28: Bring your best friend down to Fred’s Mexican Cafe on Monday nights for Doggie Date Night and get a free doggie dinner with the purchase of an entree.


Halloweenfest in La Mirada
October 31: Get Rover dressed up in his Halloween best and head over to La Mirada’s Halloweenfest! This is a family friendly event with costume contests, games, and halloween activities.