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.
Unfortunately, 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.
Here is our guide to best dog-friendly events in Los Angeles for July 2020.
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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.
Animal Reiki Share | Virtual | Wednesday, July 1 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
“As teachers, healers, and guides, animals are here to help us. During this ongoing practice group, you will learn how to open your heart and meditate with animals to create peace, balance, and overall wellness.” Learn more here
JustFoodForDogs Instagram Live DOGA (Dog Yoga) Class | Virtual | Wednesday, July 8| 5:00 PM
“Join us on the @justfoodfordogs Instagram account as NYC-based DOGA Instructor Anna Farkas guides you through a gentle yoga flow with your dog. All classes & levels are welcomed!” Learn more here.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Santa Monica | Tuesday, July 21 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Smile Specialists are at the 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.
Family Fun Activities
Annenberg PetSpace Puppet Show | 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, join our LIVE Interactive Puppet Show. Meet adorable puppet pup Wally and the sassy Ms. Cat-erine Heppurrrn, as well as their PetSpace pals and the Barking News Live news team.” Learn more here.
How to Draw Pets – Puppy in a Tie | Virtual | Friday, July 3| 12:00 – 12:45 PM
“Learn how to draw a puppy in a tie with your children! A fun and crafty time for children over 5 years.” Learn more here.
Virtual PAWmicon 2020 | Virtual | Tues. July 7 – Wed. July 8
“Helen Woodward Animal Center brings you VIRTUAL PAWmicon featuring cosplay contests, panel discussions, trivia, AR & VR experiences & more!” Learn more here.
Animal Friends Virtual Trivia Night | Virtual | Wednesday, July 29 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
“Meet adoptable dogs and enjoy watching our virtual doggie playgroup all while testing your dog-gone knowledge. You’ll have a chance to meet animal lovers and learn more about how monthly gifts from members of the Animal Friends Giving Club are helping pups in our care right now.” Learn more here.
Good Dog Jog 5K & Mutty Miler Virtual Run / Walk | Virtual | Anytime
“The Good Dog Jog 5K and Mutty Miler Run & Walk is a VIRTUAL race event that you can participate in wherever you are in the world! Just choose the time and the location of your run or walk, and off you go! The race proceeds benefit Popo Rescue & the Hopeful Faces Project, two amazing dog rescue organizations dedicated to rehoming homeless pets.” Learn more here.
TRIVIA FOR TAILS– Wags and Whiskers: The At-Home Edition | Virtual | Wednesday, July 1 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“This online trivia event kicks off a month-long fundraising effort called Wags and Whiskers: The At-Home Edition! This effort supports the pets of Underdog Pet Rescue and takes the place of our in-person second annual Wags and Whiskers”. Learn more here.
TLRD Telethon Part CHEW • Scavenger Showdown | Virtual | Saturday, July 8 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“Comedian Gary Cannon will be hosting this amazing telethon with live performances, music and adoptable pups all in an effort to help our cause.” Learn more here.
Virtual Bark-o (Bingo) with No Dog Left Behind | Virtual | Wednesday, July 8 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
“Play Barko online to win ‘fur’bulous prizes! We’ll be playing online and cards will be emailed in advance (one per person). Free to play but donations are welcome. 100% of donations will go to care for No Dog Left Behind’s dogs.” Learn more here.
Adoption & Volunteering
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | West LA | Recurring dates (cancelled)
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 & 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. Only service animals are allowed inside LACMA.
Read Ginger’s review of LACMA’s Barky Brunch here!
Yappy Hour: Sips + Treats for you and your dog! | Santa Monica, Larchmont, Los Angeles | Thursdays in July | 5:00 – 6:00 PM (cancelled)
“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.
ASPCA’s Release the Hounds | Virtual | Anytime
“Release the Hounds and let you dogs stretch their legs! They get cabin fever just like us so get the leash out and your poop bags ready. Run or walk 1 mile, 2 miles, or a 5k with your best friend.” Learn more here.
Did we miss any awesome dog-friendly events? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
Last updated on July 1, 2020.