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.
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.
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.
November 18: Celebrate the howliday season with a Pupsgiving Play Date! Pawty with contests, pie, playtime, and more.
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.
November 20, 27, and 29: COA is proud to provide food for cats, dogs, birds and rabbits every Tuesday and Thursday.
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!!
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.
November 25: Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa!
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!
Select dates, December 1-21: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.
December 1-21: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats that are delivered to shelter and rescue dogs and cats.
December 1: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.
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.
December 2 and December 9: Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa at The Shops at Montebello!
December 2: Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour.
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.
December 8 and 9: Watch the DASH Trials dog agility competitions.
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.
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!
December 9: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.
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.
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.
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!
January 26: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, English, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny.
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.
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.
February 16: Kids (5-12) and their pets compete in a variety of contests.
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”!
February 17: Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
June 4: Today is International Hug Your Cat Day so pamper your cat with some extra love!