It may come as no surprise that there are always dog-friendly events happening in Los Angeles. No matter what neighborhood you live in, or what your interests are, there is something for you and your pup to do.
However, the COVID-19 crisis has put a damper on many of our beloved doggy events. But, the good news is that organizers have been quick to move their events to a virtual format, so we can all stay connected.
So, here is our guide to best dog-friendly events in Los Angeles and beyond for February 2021.
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Health & Wellness
Microchip Mondays | Culver City | Recurring | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM (cancelled)
Adopt & Shop offers $10 Microchip Mondays, making it affordable for pet owners to microchip pets. In the event that your dog goes missing, shelters can scan your dog’s microchip and contact you when they are found. This service is totally worth it, just as long as you keep your information current. Microchip Monday is a recurring event at both Adopt & Shop locations: Culver City and Lakewood. Learn more here.
Canine-Only Fitness Zoom | Virtual | Sunday, February 28 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
“This half hour Zoom class will involve a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer guiding your dog through a full body workout that can be done in a small space with zero equipment. Above all, this class will challenge your dogs core stability, muscular strength, body awareness, and flexibility utilizing force-free, positive reinforcement based training techniques.” Learn more here.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Santa Monica | Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Smile Specialists are at the Fitdog Club on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month to perform anesthesia-free dental cleanings. The cleanings are gentle, safe, and effective in maintaining good oral health for your pets. The procedure takes no more than a half-hour. Call (310) 828-3647 to book your appointment.
Do Yoga | Virtual | Tuesday, Feb 23 | 5:00 PM
“These Dog-Yoga classes include a focus on flexibility & stability for both human AND canine with an emphasis on strengthening the bond between you and your dog.” Learn more here.
The 7 Core Commands of Training with Sylvia Wes | Every Saturday of the month | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Join our Fitdog partner trainer, Sylvia Wes, for a free training webinar session. Learn the tools from a professional that will get your dog to focus on you and control their impulses. In addition, the session will include a detailed breakdown of the 7 core commands of training, including sit, down, focus, touch, place, wait, and leave-it. Watch here.
Mutt Manners: Nail Trims & Tooth Brushing | Los Angeles | Sunday, February 21 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
“Our Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Katie McGuire, will work with you to better understand the safe ways to provide routine nail trimming sessions, as well as get your dogs into the habit of good dental health. These two areas can be a challenge for pets and their owners, so this is an ideal opportunity to build up trust and understanding to develop routines at home.” Learn more here.
Family Fun Activities
Paint Your Pet In Comic Book Style | Virtual | Sunday, February 28 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
“Capture your pet’s personality by painting a portrait of your pet in a comic book style! In this workshop, our featured artists will take you step by step on how to create a portrait of your pet in pop art, comic book style.” Learn more here.
South Coast Botanic Garden Dog Walking | Palos Verdes | 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of month | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“Fur babies are welcome at the Garden this summer! Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, from 5:00-8:00 pm, you can hit the Garden’s 87 acres with your four-legged friend. Bring the whole family, fur baby included, for a walk in the Garden. But, advanced reservations required.” Learn more here.
Paw & Pages Online | Virtual | Every Wednesday of month | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
“While staying safer at home, you can still take part in a special online version of Paws & Pages with Annenberg PetSpace! This fun, family-friendly online reading will feature a new story read each week, followed by a virtual Pet Encounter! In addition, you can enjoy the story, ‘meet’ one of our adoptable pets, and post questions for one of our animal care specialists.” Learn more here.
Lady & the Tramp – Presented by the Roadium Drive-In | Torrance | Friday, February 5 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
“The Roadium has revived its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience every Friday Night in March of 2021. Guests can enjoy a new classic film in this throwback retro setting.” Learn more here.
Fundraising & Charity Events
Cooking Gone to the Dogs | Virtual | Saturday, February 20 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
“Just in time for ‘National Love Your Pet Day’ we are hosting an online cooking class with Chef James where you will prepare a meal that is both human and canine friendly. A portion of all proceeds from this event will benefit PupStarz Rescue.” Learn more here.
Stand Pup Comedy| Virtual | Tuesday, February 16 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
“Meet cute adoptable pets while enjoying live comedy from the comfort of your home, office or kennel! Performers include: Michael McShane from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, DJ Demers from America’s Got Talent and Conan, Magician Eric Jones, and more!” Learn more here.
Fitdog Holiday Photo Shoot & Raffle | Fitdog | February 9th and 11th | 10 AM – 3 PM
“Celebrate the month of love and give back to the community by getting a professional Valentine’s photo of your pup! Photos cost $20 per dog. Most importantly, all proceeds benefit Bullies and Buddies, which is an amazing organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving homes for bullies and other buddy breeds. Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.828.3647 to reserve a spot. Also, follow @fitdogclubs on Instagram to win prizes from our amazing partners such as Dope Dog, Zippy Paws, Planet Dog and more! Only $5 to enter the raffle.”
Adoption & Volunteering
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | West LA | Recurring dates (cancelled)
Annenberg PetSpace Adoptions | Los Angeles | Appointment Only |
“Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is excited to offer adoptions by appointment in a supportive, flexible, and educational environment. We look forward to helping you match with the right pet and are here to guide you through the process.” Learn more here.
Yappy Hours & More
Barky Brunch at LACMA | Miracle Mile | Every Saturday & Sunday | 10 AM – 3 PM (cancelled)
Every Saturday and Sunday, Ray’s at LACMA offers a Barky Brunch menu in addition to their human-friendly fare. Enjoy a boozy brunch before strolling the grounds where you can see famous installations such as Urban Light, and the naturally occurring La Brea tar pits. However, only service animals are allowed inside LACMA.
Read Ginger’s review of LACMA’s Barky Brunch here!
“Join Cooking Gems Studio to learn how to make Dog Cookies in this free class. Recipes, Ingredient & Equipment list, as well as our class Zoom link will be emailed to you upon sign up.” Learn more here.
Doggy Daze 90210 | Virtual | Month of February | Multiple times
“The first ever “Doggy Daze 90210” is offered by the City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department. You can upload your own doggy’s picture to our online Interactive Photo Booth, vote for “Top Dog” from hundreds of entries you will see on our site, and in mid-February, find out which dogs win Awards in Special Categories, and which furry creature has been elected Top Dog. Watch canine-centric entertainment like the Sheep Dog Parade, Disc Dogs performances, and more. Visit over 30 vendors and sponsors, and get tips from vets and other pros for a healthier, happier pup! ” Learn more here.
Doggy Date Night | Topanga | February 3- February 6 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“Celebrate National Doggy Date Night with a special night out with your furry companion at The Village at Westfield Topanga! Pick up your favorite carryout dinner order (at least $20 value) from any Village eatery and then stop by Healthy Spot for a free dessert for you and a puptail for your dog!” Learn more here.
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Last updated on February 1, 2021.