Los Angeles is proof that dogs are not just pets but an extension of our families. Between the plethora of rescue organizations, to enrichment programs, boutiques, and barky brunches, it’s safe to say that dogs are more important to us than ever before. And because dogs are such a part of our lives, businesses have learned to accommodate them. And why shouldn’t they? In fact, dogs might be the perfect partner for a place like LA: dogs are always happy, they love adventures, they don’t gossip, and you can snuggle together when the day is over. Dogs can make a big, unusual city feel like home.
It may come as no surprise that there are always plenty of dog-friendly events going on in LA. No matter what neighborhood you live in, or what your interests are, there is something for you and pups to do. In the spirit of promoting dogs and humans living their best lives, we put together this guide to the best dog-friendly events in Los Angeles.
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Health & Wellness
Canyonback Nike Loop Hike | Encino | Recurring Saturdays | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Join fellow dog owners from Outdoor Adventures with K9 Friends for a hike! As the title implies, you are encouraged to bring your furry friend. The group meets at Canyonback Trailhead in Encino and does a 6-mile loop hike through the canyon. Learn more here.
2019 Day of the Dog Race | Wherever you are! | Monday, August 26th – August 31st
“This is a virtual race! Monday, August 26th, 2019 is National Dog Day! To help celebrate, we are hosting our third annual Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2! We invite you to complete your chosen distance anytime in August for, or with, your favorite four-legged friend. 15% of every registration will be donated to Freedom Service Dogs of America.” Learn more here.
Microchip Mondays | Culver City | Recurring | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Tuesday, August 18th | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Smile Specialists comes to Fitdog Club on the third 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.
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER-Funari Trunk Show & Pop-Up PAWTY | Seal Beach | Saturday, August 3rd | 6-9 PM
Join SoCal Frenchies for Fashion, French Roast, French Wine and French Bulldogs! Plus, score some matching swag for you and your dog by designer Janelle Funari. Learn more here.
Lululemon x DEN Urban Dog | Pasadena | Sunday, August 4th | 9-10 AM
“Join us in-store for a free guided meditation for dogs and humans, followed by a healing gong bath, both led by Olivia Rae and Mina Bahadori, two of DEN’s in-house healers and teachers. This is a dog friendly event, so bring your four-legged companion along!” Learn more here.
DogDrop Welcome to the Neighborhood Block Party | DTLA | Tuesday, August 6th | 6:30-8:30 AM
DogDrop, a new daycare opening in the Arts District, is throwing a Welcome to the Neighborhood Block Party! Get a sneak preview of what the space will look like plus, there will be dog treats, a dog-friendly workout lead by Bark Body, an Instagram friendly dog photo booth and small bites & beverages. Learn more here
Wolves and Coyotes | Newport Beach | Saturday, August 10th | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
“NBC and OC Parks present an entertaining and educational afternoon for the entire family. Take a close look at the differences and similarities between wolf, coyote and dog biology, behavior, social structure, historical and current ranges, and ecosystem roles.” Learn more here.
DOGust Birthday Celebration | Playa Vista | Saturday, August 10th | 2 PM – 5 PM
“Come to Wallis Annenberg PetSpace on August 10th and celebrate DOGust, the universal birthday of shelter dogs. Bring your family and pups to a birthday bash, where every dog is the guest of honor! What’s a birthday party without gifts? To help make this day extra special, we are asking guests to donate supplies to dogs in the care of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC).” Learn more here.
Eat|See|Hear’s Outdoor Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire | Beverly Hills | Saturday, August 17th | 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM
“SEE: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Outdoor Movie / Rated PG-13 EAT: https://www.eatseehear.com/food-trucks/ HEAR: Cole DeGenova DOGS: Yes! This event is dog-friendly! All dogs are welcomed with a free biscuit at the door!” Learn more here.
Wags Kids! Paws & Pajamas | West LA | Several dates in August
Bring your kids aged 6-12 to read books for dogs! You are encouraged to bring a book from home and pre-registration is required. Learn more here.
30-minute Beach Cleanup | Long Beach | Saturday, August 17th | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Take your pup to the beach for a great cause and help keep our oceans clean! This 30-minute beach cleanup happens on the third Saturday of every month. The organization provides free bags, gloves, parking, door prizes, and refreshments. Learn more here.
PetPOP Museum | DTLA | July 11-September 30 | 11:00 am – 8 pm
In addition to photo-worthy immersive exhibits and art installations, PetPOP aims to drive awareness for animal homelessness and empower pet adoption agencies to help cats and dogs find their forever homes. PetPOP has partnered with local Los Angeles animal organizations including Wags and Walks and Paw Works to host on-site adoptions for their puppies in need. Learn more here.
Street Food Cinema | Los Angeles | Recurring Dates | 8:30 PM
Join Street Food Cinema for one of their many dog-friendly screenings around LA this summer! While most venues allow dogs, please check specific details for each event. Pack a picnic or check out one of their many featured food trucks for an awesome night. Bring your friends, or make it a date for you and your dog. This is a weekly event during the summertime, so if you can’t make it this month, you have more to look forward to. Learn more here.
Adoption & Volunteer Events
Secrets to Pet Longevity | DTLA | Saturday, August 3rd | 1-5 PM
You will learn tips on how to best look after your pet at every stage of their lives to achieve longevity, and there will be a Q&A session for you to ask our experts any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health. What’s more? There will be shelter pups available for adoption! Learn more here.
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | West LA | Recurring dates
Interested in volunteering with animals? Wags & Walks is hosting a volunteer orientation! Learn the ins & outs of their volunteer program and meet fellow dog lovers! Learn more here.
Yappy Hours, Fundraisers, & Dining
Yappy Hour: Sips + Treats for you and your dog! | Santa Monica | Every Thursday in August | 5 PM
Sip and snack with your favorite friend at the Malin and Goetz Montana location! Every Thursday in July they will have a Yappy Hour at 5 PM. Come and unwind with a drink and your furry friend. Learn more here.
Ashland Hill Yappy Hour | Santa Monica | Tuesday, August 6th | 5:00 PM
Every month, Main Street’s Ashland Hill hosts a Yappy Hour which benefits a local pet rescue organization. So grab a drink with your dog and support animals of Los Angeles! Learn more here.
Guide Dogs of America Casino Night and Poker Tournament | Sylmar | Saturday, August 10th | 5:00 – 10:00 PM
“Play in our first-ever Poker Tournament or just enjoy casual gambling in our Casino Lounge. We will have live entertainment, a taco bar, a photo booth, raffle, wine pull, and much more! All proceeds will benefit Guide Dogs of America, empowering people who are visually impaired to live with more Confidence, Independence, and Mobility.” Learn more here.
Pupchella: Brunch, Fashion Show, and Festival | Huntington Beach | Sunday, August 11th | 11 AM – 4 PM
“Paséa Hotel & Spa has partnered with Vanderpump Dogs to host the first Pupchella featuring a brunch, fashion show, and festival.” Learn more here.
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Last updated on July 31, 2019.