Behind the Scenes Tour of PetSpace

Select dates, November 17-30: Take a unique 30-minute tour of Annenberg PetSpace. View the inner workings of the health center, get an exclusive look at PetFit, the Operating Room, and a look at how pets are cared for behind-the-scenes.

Moon Cat Cafe in Long Beach

November 17 and 23: A modern, mobile establishment dedicated to bringing the cat cafe experience to you! It offers a small but comfortable sit-down cafe environment (with adoptable cats and great coffee!), as well as fine artisan goods for sale.

Paws and Pages at PetSpace

Select dates, November 17-25: Help a young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story.

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.

Microchip Mondays at Michelson Found Animals

November 19: Find a low-cost microchip placement at Adopt & Shop. Your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost & found with a registered microchip with up-to-date contact information.

Pet Food Bank in Long Beach

November 20, 27, and 29: COA is proud to provide food for cats, dogs, birds and rabbits every Tuesday and Thursday.

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!!

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.

Pet Photos with Santa at the Brea Mall

November 25: Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa!

Holiday Brunch with Bassets & Adoption Reunion

December 1: Join this fun filled holiday event! There will be food and drinks for the humans and treats for the hounds. Santa will be there for photos!

BARK Therapy Dogs

Select dates, December 1-21: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Operation Santa Paws 2018

December 1-21: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats that are delivered to shelter and rescue dogs and cats.

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County

December 1: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Santa Paws Photos in Dana Point

December 1: The Pet Project Foundation is excited to host the 7th Annual Santa Paws event. Bring down your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. 

Pet Photo Nights with Santa at The Shops at Montebello

December 2 and December 9: Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa at The Shops at Montebello!

Yappy Howl-iday Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

December 2: Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour.

Santa Paws in Mission Viejo

December 8: You and your pet can have your picture taken with Santa for a good cause. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the homeless animals at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center.

DASH Agility Trials in Garden Grove

December 8 and 9: Watch the DASH Trials dog agility competitions.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue 16th Anniversary Fundraiser

December 8: Come celebrate the 16th Anniversary holiday fundraising event! There will be an open bar, catering by Umami Burger, a silent auction, raffle, comedy show, and a pawparazzi photo booth.

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair at Irvine Animal Care Center

December 9: The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 12th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair, featuring dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping, and more!

Wiener Wonderland Dog Races

December 9: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.

Santa Paws Swim Fundraiser in Long Beach

December 15: This holiday, treat your best friend to a canine swim, pet photo with Santa and more! Join this event for a fun doggy swim in the warm waters of Pools of Hope. Aqua therapy will do your doggy good.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

January 19: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a blend of the unique comedy of Gregory Popovich (award-winning star of the Moscow Circus and champion juggler) and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.

The Food and Water Bowl XXVII

January 26-27: A “Super-Bowl” feline show including more a beauty contest with up to 450 exotic cats from all over the US, household pet and cat agility competitions, vendors, adoptions and more!

Annual Fancy Rat and Mouse Show

January 26: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, English, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny.

Long Beach Shelter Valentine’s Card Contest & Yappy Hour

February 9: Make cards to be hung on the cages of dogs and cats awaiting new homes during this Valentine’s season. Enjoy a Yappy Hour featuring card contest judging and awards, love songs, refreshments, and visits with adoptable animals.

Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach

February 10 (to be confirmed): Join the 15th annual largest gathering of English bulldogs in the world! Enjoy contests, dogs parading down the red carpet, cat and dog adoption fair, food trucks and vendors.

Kids’ Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano

February 16: Kids (5-12) and their pets compete in a variety of contests.

Cat’s Meow Fundraiser Brunch for Blue Bell Foundation

February 17: Join this fundraiser and enjoy a delicious champagne buffet brunch and silent auction of beautiful gifts. This year they will be giving a prize for best “Cat Themed Attire”!

Paws Fur Pink 5K Dog Run/Walk for Breast Cancer

February 17: Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer.

Dana Point Festival of Whales

March 2-3 and 9-10: Join the Dana Point Festival of Whales for two fun-filled weekends as they celebrate their 48th anniversary!  This seaside (dog-friendly) event celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale.

ASPCA’s Go Orange for Animals Month

Entire Month of April: April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and the ASPCA encourages you to wear, act and live Orange for the month of April. Participate in local events or create an event of your own.

America’s Family Pet Expo 2019

April 26-28: Join the world’s largest pet and pet products expo! Everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet. Repticon will also be part of this event!

National Kids and Pets Day

April 26: National Kids and Pets Day is both a day to celebrate the bonds children and pets can share and a day remember safety where our pets and children are concerned. Help kids and pets learn to be good companions to each other. Use #NationalKidsAndPetsDay to post on social media.

Paws 4 Pets Walk in San Dimas

May 18: Join the annual Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Paw 4 Pets 1.5 mile walk to raise funds to support stray, homeless, abandoned, and abused animals cared for by IVHS every year. Be entertained with games and activities for both you and your dog.

World Turtle Day

May 23: Turtle Day is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green clothes, to saving turtles caught on highways.

International Hug Your Cat Day

June 4: Today is International Hug Your Cat Day so pamper your cat with some extra love!