It may come as no surprise that there are always dog-friendly events happening in Los Angeles. Therefore, no matter what neighborhood you live in, or what your interests are, there is something for you and your pup to do.
As COVID restrictions are lifting in Southern California, there are more in-person events finally happening (with proper safety protocols, of course). However, there are still plenty of virtual dog-related events for those who would like to be on the safer side.
So, here is our guide to best dog-friendly events in Los Angeles and beyond for December 2022.
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Health & Wellness
SNPLA Pet Vaccine Clinic | Los Angeles | Every Day | 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
“In need of low cost pet vaccinations? Walk-ins now available! No se necesitan citas! Address: 3612 11th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018 (downstairs lobby). We offer low cost cat and dog vaccinations, deworming, microchips, nail trims, and flea and tick treatments. (Pet vaccines and basic wellness services only. No spay and neuter services available at our mobile clinics.)” Learn more here.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Santa Monica | Tuesday, December 20 | 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.
VIP Petcare at Pet Food Express | Beverly Hills | Every Tuesday | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“VIP PetCare offers comprehensive vaccinations for dogs and cats, affordable vaccine packages, pet microchipping, standard blood and fecal testing, prescription flea and tick control, de-worming, and heartworm prevention at every walk-in community veterinary clinic. Questions? 1 (800) 427-7973” Learn more here.
Puppy Yoga in the Park | Santa Monica| Sun, Dec. 11 | 9:30 AM – 11:00AM
“Puppy Yoga is back!! Come practice yoga with man’s best friend while supporting a great cause. To date, our puppy yoga classes have raised over $1000 for local animal rescues and several of our pups found their forever homes! $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue.” Learn more here.
Free Consultation with Sylvia Wes & Rhonda Feinberg | Santa Monica| All Month | Select times
Sign up for a free in-person consultation with trainer, Sylvia Wes or Rhonda Feinberg! Discuss your goals, concerns, next steps and explore the different training options Fitdog offers, like Foundational Obedience, Board & Train or Puppy Preschool! Learn more here.
Cool Tricks w/ Susan Light | Los Angeles | Every Friday | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
“Learning new skills is an excellent form of mental and physical stimulation for dogs needing more enrichment. Many tricks have excellent uses in the real world. Dogs will work with trainer Susan Light to learn tricks at whatever level is appropriate for their experience and also work to fade lures for tricks already in process!” Learn more here.
Holiday Board & Train | Northern California | Dec. 17th – Jan. 18th | Multiple Times
Multi-certified Trainers Sylvia Wes, CPDT-KA and Susan Light, CPDT-KA, have designed the ultimate board and train experience over the holidays. Dogs will be taxied to a ranch in Northern California for 3 weeks of obedience training plus trainer-supervised play, agility, scent works, tricks, field trips and pack hikes. Immersion training offers a holistic approach to dog training and immerses dogs in real world scenarios such as cafes, parks, and crowded areas. Learn more here.
Family Fun Activities
Online Pet Programming for Kids | Virtual | Every Thursday of Month | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
“If you are looking for some fun, funny and engaging educational content for your kids, you’re in the right place! These online programs will bring cute adoptable pets and great learning opportunities to your home, via Zoom. Each week, viewers can enjoy a new PetSpace Pals puppet show or Paws & Pages story time.” Learn more here.
South Coast Botanic Garden Dog Walking | Palos Verdes | Sunday, November 27 | Select Times
“Grab your leash and your fur babies (fur babies=dogs) and head to the Garden! During our Special Dog-Walking Hours, you’re invited to bring your four-legged friends to the Garden for a stroll through out 87 acres. While there are a few areas off limits to the dogs (including the Bohannon Rose Garden and the Koi Pond), the dogs are able to enjoy the majority of our beautiful oasis while remaining on leash.” Learn more here.
Paw & Pages Online | Playa Vista | Every Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 PM – 12:30 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.
Fundraising & Charity Events
Holiday Photos @ Fitdog | Santa Monica | Dec. 6th & 7th | 10 AM – 2PM
Fitdog is hosting a Holiday Photo Shoot on Tuesday, December 6th & Wednesday, December 7th from 10am to 2:00pm. Minimum donation of $25 includes at least one re-touched, digital photo. All proceeds will go to Guidry’s Guardian, a local, non-profit providing financial assistance to individuals and organizations that help animals in need.” Learn more here.
OBOL Donation Drive | Los Angeles| All month long|
Fitdog is hosting a donation drive all month long. Drop off donation items for Operations Blankets of Love in the bin in our lobby for pets in need. You can find the list of acceptable donation items here. Also, donate an item and receive a FREE gym class to Megaformer Studios. Email email@example.com with proof of donation and “Fitdog” in subject title to claim.
Huntington Dog Beach Cleanup | Huntington Beach | Sat, Dec. 10th & Sun. Dec. 18 | 10 AM
“Beach cleanups are scheduled for the following dates weather permitting. Our regular check in time is 10am. Groups will be assigned a check in time. Please follow all state, county & city Covid19 social distancing & mask recommendations. (beach cleanups will be scheduled accordingly to meet this criteria).” Learn more here.
A Holiday Fundraiser Show| Los Angeles | Tue, Dec. 13th | 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Writers ‘Round: Los Angeles is throwing our first-ever ticketed event, and ALL of our proceeds will be donated to Pets’ Landing, an amazing nonprofit organization that provides veterinary services for pets of people experiencing homelessness in LA. Join us at Bar Lubitsch on Tuesday, December 13 to celebrate the holidays with this warm, welcoming community of singer-songwriters who are donating their time and talent to raise money for a wonderful cause!” Learn more here.
Frosted Faces Holiday Yoga Fundraiser | Manhattan Beach | Sun, Dec. 18th| 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
“This event will be held at The Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach at 4:30pm-5:30pm. This is an all levels class, and no previous yoga experience is required. Pacific Pups is a foster-based organization who rescues dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages and also take in dogs with medical conditions.” Learn more here.
Adoption Events & Volunteering
Wags & Walks Howliday Bazaar | Los Angeles | Sat, Dec. 10th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
“Come celebrate with us at our Howliday Bazaar vendor market on Sat. December 10th, 1-4pm featuring dog & people goodies, activities, treats & family friendly fun. 🎁🐶 Plus, a portion of all sales go back to rescue pups! ” Learn more here.
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | Los Angeles | Every Friday | 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
“We rely heavily on our amazing volunteers to help us care for our rescue pups as they patiently wait for their forever homes!” Learn more here.
Booptown at Boomtown | Los Angeles | Sun, Dec. 4th | 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
“Join us at DTLA Arts District’s Boomtown Brewery for pet adoptions, food trucks, local vendors, bakers, art, pet treats and of course, beer!” Learn more here.
Paws Up Animal Rescue | Los Angeles | Sun, Dec. 11th | 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
“We want to invite you to our Paws Up Animal Rescue on Sunday, December 11th, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Malibu Farmers’ Market!” Learn more here.
Yappy Hours & More
Brunch with Santa Paws | Los Angeles | Sat, Dec. 3rd | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
“Ensure your spot on Santa’s Nice List and join your fur-iends for Brunch with Santa Paws at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel! Get into the seasonal spirit and enjoy brunch with your pup and fur-iends with beachside views. Make sure you’re both dressed in your best winter attire for your pup’s photo with Santa Paws and for a chance to win our best-dressed contest!” Learn more here.
WUFXArt 2022| Los Angeles | Sat, Dec. 10th & Sun, Dec. 11th | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
“Back again for its second year, WUF is excited to bring back the only art festival for dogs in Southern California. This year, our event will take place at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista. WUFxArt features collaborations with over 25 innovative artists from the greater Los Angeles area. Guests will enjoy a rich gallery of featured artists, live painting, on-site dog adoptions, interactive installations for pups and people, photo opportunities with Santa, local vendors with incredible goods for dogs, food and drink for all, and so much more!” Learn more here.
PUPMAS | DTLA | Sun, Dec. 11th | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
“Ready to find some gift to full up your stockings? Join us for some jolly fun and all your holiday shopping needs at the commons!” Learn more here.
Winter Mingle | Los Angeles | Sun, Dec. 11th | Multiple Times
“Embrace your pawliday spirit and join your fur-iends at Winter Mingle! Enjoy winter-themed cocktails and puppuccinos with other pups and pawrents before letting your pup play with off-leash playtime! After the post-playtime hunger hits, we’ll host a cookie-eating contest. Plus, receive a caricature of your pup, a gift bag with goodies and enjoy exclusive event offers and automatic entry into our raffle to win a Prize Pack” Learn more here.
Pawliday Market | Los Angeles | SAT, Dec. 10th | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
“Get your holiday shopping done in one day at our Pawliday Market! Kono’s Kitchen and Eagle Rock Brewery present our first annual Pawliday Market, featuring our favorite local dog vendors! We’ve got everything from freeze-dried raw treats & CBD treats, charcuterie boards, handmade leashes made in LA, sustainable dog clothing, and more! We’ll also have food and craft beer for the humans, so they won’t be left out of this fun event!” Learn more here.
Fitdog is a dog training and enrichment center located in Santa Monica, CA. Go to fitdog.com to learn more.
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Last updated on December 2, 2022.