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 September 2021.
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Health & Wellness
Low Cost Vaccine Clinics | Culver City | Sat, Sep 11 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
“SNPLA’s mobile low-cost clinic will be at Adopt & Shop on select Saturdays or Sundays each month from 10 am – 2 pm! No appointments are necessary. SNPLA offers licensing, microchips, vaccines, de-worming, and flea treatment among other services for cats and dogs. Check our events listing for each months clinic dates!” Learn more here.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Santa Monica | Tuesday, Sep 21 and Sep 28 | 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.
Sunday Meditations with Animals | Virtual | Sun, Sep 19 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
“During this FREE monthly meditation circle, you will spend a relaxing hour sharing your heart with animals for healing and transformation. Meditating with animals creates a peaceful and compassionate space for healing ourselves, our animals, and the planet. Each meeting includes relaxing meditations you can share with animals and Nature.” Learn more here.
Recall Relationship Workshop | Fitdog | Saturday, September 18th & 25th | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Want to unlock a better recall? Work with our certified trainer, Sylvia Wes, to learn the techniques we use in our reliable recall class & on trail! This is a pet parent and dog owner event and will help strengthen your training relationship with your dog. Price is $149 for both sessions. Learn more here.
Manners Matter Workshop | Fitdog | Starts Tues., Sep 28 | Every Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“A complete program for you and your dog to reinforce and retain good behavior, led by our partner trainer Rhonda Feinberg! Using positive reinforcement and fun games, students improve their relationships with their dogs and strengthen the dog’s ability to focus and obey around distractions. We’ll teach you how to recognize what your dog is thinking and feeling so you can improve your communication. Six week class, one hour a week.” Learn more here.
Family Fun Activities
PetSpace Pals – Live Puppet Show | Virtual | Every Thursday of month | 4:00 PM – 4:30PM
“If you are looking for some fun, funny and engaging educational content for your kids, join our PetSpace Pals – Live Puppet Show. Meet the adorable pup and sassy cat puppets, as well as their PetSpace pals, as they act out a variety of stories for the whole family.” 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 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 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
The Vanderpump Dog Foundation Virtual 5k | Virtual | Anytime | All Day
“Whether you want to run the whole 5K or take a leisurely stroll with your dog by your side, this event is for anyone! Help us rescue dogs while taking a walk around your neighborhood, jogging on a treadmill, or running some laps around an open track! The beauty of a virtual 5K is it can be completed anywhere, at any pace!” Learn more here.
Yoga to the Rescue | Los Angeles | Sun, Sep 12 | 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
“Join Wags & Walks for Puppy Yoga Sunday, September 12th join the Wags team for a fun work out with rescue pups at our Adoption Center (2236 Federal Ave. Los Angeles, 90064). The class will be instructed by Kelsey Cook and 100% of ticket proceeds go right back to our life-saving mission!” Learn more here.
Adoption & Volunteering
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | West LA | Recurring dates (cancelled)
“Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour” | Van Nuys | Sat, Sep 4 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
“Meet your new furry friend and be a part of the “Get Your Licks on Route 66” event happening on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the East Valley Animal Services Center, located at 14409 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, CA. Spin the giant wheel filled with prizes provided by the tour sponsors where a donation gives you a chance to win fabulous prizes, with all proceeds going to the shelter at the end of the day. LA Animal Services will offer special adoption fees this weekend for dogs ($51) and puppies ($75), which does not include the $20 license fee.” 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.
Barks & Brews – LA | Los Angeles | Tues, Sep 14 |4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
“Yappy Hours are a great opportunity to get out and have fun with your pup and other pawrents! Grab a free drink ticket for you, broth and bites for your pup and enjoy a fun round of trivia at one of our favorite pubs! In partnership with Brennan’s and Open Farm.” Learn more here.
Pet Photography Lecture and Hands-On Workshop with Anabel DFlux | Glendale | Sun, Sep 12 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
“Join Anabel DFlux for the day and learn ten easy steps to improve your pet photography: from working with the hyper, the untrained, the unruly, or the camera shy-you’ll be an expert on bringing out their best sides. Anabel will lead an in-person hands-on shooting portion of the workshop at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale, CA where you will have the opportunity to photograph the cutest dogs!” Learn more here.
Pups & Pancakeas | Los Feliz | Sun, Sep 26 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“We’re bringing together three of our favorite things: dogs, breakfast and unofficial holidays! This event is the pawfect way to kickstart a #SundayFunDay with your fur baby. Stop by and pick up catered pancakes for you and The Honest Kitchen food pupcakes for the pooch! To add to the fun, one lucky pup will win our Pups & Pancakes Prize Pack valued at $200!” Learn more here.
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Last updated on September 1, 2021.