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
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 | Santa Monica | Tuesday, January 21st | 11:00 AM – 1:00 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.
Mutt Manners Beginner Dog Training | Playa Vista | January 12 – February 2 | 10:00 AM – 11 AM
“Wallis Annenberg PetSpace invites you and your dog to join us for our obedience training class. These four, one-hour classes are designed for dogs that are comfortable with new dogs and people and want to improve their manners.” Learn more here.
Brecken and Rhonda do an agility demonstration at the California Science Center’s current exhibit, Dog’s! A Science Tail
Dogs! A Science Tail | California Science Center | FINAL WEEKS!
Sniff out the science behind our puppy love! 🐶💙 Let curiosity be your guide and discover life from a dog’s point of view at the California Science Center’s new special exhibition Dogs! A Science Tail. Fitdog will be doing awesome agility demonstrations here through the rest of the exhibit. So come on by to learn activities you can do with your dog, and say hello to us! SAVE UP TO 20% ON ADMISSION with online promo code TREAT. Tickets and details.
Dog’s Day at South Coast Botanic Gardens | Palos Verdes | Saturday, January 25th | 9 AM – 5 PM
“For the first time ever, fur babies are welcome at the Garden on this special day. Hit the Garden’s 87 acres and miles of trails with your four-legged friend. Whether you have your own pack of pups, just one or even none, this day has something for everyone: treats, photo booths and dress up – all for dogs! Owners will also be in for some fun surprises.” Learn more here.
Houndbath-Soundbath: Namaste For The New Year | Long Beach | Sunday, January 26th | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
“Stressed out after the holidays?? Did you get a new pet that’s anxious or fearful? Want to bond with your dog? Come enjoy a sound bath experience WITH your dog.” 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! 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. Learn more here.
Adoption & Volunteer Events
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
Barky Brunch at LACMA | Miracle Mile | Every Saturday & Sunday | 10 AM – 3 PM
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. Only service animals are allowed inside LACMA.
Read Ginger’s review of LACMA’s Barky Brunch here!
Sips & Pups | North Hollywood | Saturday, January 4th | 6 – 8:30 PM
“Come have cocktails, play with adoptable dogs, and mingle with fellow animal lovers in North Hollywood at the Kick it Spot. All proceeds for ticket sales of ‘Sip and Pups’ will be donated to Jaws and Paws, an animal rescue that rescues and provides sanctuaries for wild and domestic animals.” Learn more here.
Yappy Hour: Sips + Treats for you and your dog! | Santa Monica, Larchmont, Los Angeles | Thursdays in January | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
“Sip and snack with your favorite friend at the Malin and Goetz Montana location! Every Thursday this month they will have a Yappy Hour at 5 PM. Come and unwind with a drink and your furry friend.” Learn more here.
Are we missing your awesome dog-friendly event on here? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
Last updated on January 1, 2020.