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
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society 95th Anniversary Poker “Dog Pack” Walk | San Gabriel | Saturday, October 5th | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
“Support SGVHS and celebrate our 95th Anniversary by joining our Poker “Dog Pack” Walk. You and your dog will enjoy a walk around the shelter’s neighborhood and collect playing cards – perhaps the winning hand to receive a Poker “Dog Pack” Walk prize! Even if you don’t have a dog to walk, join us to celebrate the animals you love.” Learn more here.
Race for the Rescues | Pasadena | Saturday, October 12th | 7:30 – 10:30 AM
“Our largest annual fund-raising event, Race for The Rescues Southern California began thirteen years ago and has raised 4 million dollars to help animals in need. These critical funds enable hard-working local, non-profit animal welfare organizations to continue their life-saving work. The event includes a 5K,10K, Kid’s Fun Run and 1K Dog Walk.” Learn more here.
Strut Your Mutt | Expo Park | Saturday, October 26th | 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“Looking for a way to get in some cardio exercise and raise money for a cause at the same time? Join us for Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Exposition Park! Strut Your Mutt is more than just a dog walk…it’s a huge celebration with vendors, activity zones for pets, a beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, contests and more.” 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 | Santa Monica | Tuesday, October 15th | 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.
Tricks for Treats Workshop | Playa Vista | Sunday, October 6th | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Designed to help pet parents teach their dogs new tricks just in time for Halloween. Classes are limited to 10 dogs. Register now to save your spot!” Learn more here.
Pet Etiquette: Halloween Edition | Playa Vista | Sunday, October 13th | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
“This workshop is designed for anyone who needs a little help in keeping their dog calm when someone comes knocking.” Learn more here.
Doggy Yoga | Long Beach | Saturday, October 26th | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
“Join this 60-minute All Levels Yoga flow led by Ella Yoga. Well socialized on-leash dogs are welcome. Bring a leash, a favorite toy, treats, towel, yoga mat. Preferably one dog per person. Stay to indulge in craft food and drinks provided by local eateries.” 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 | Open until January 2020
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.
Santa Muerte Death Cafe for People and Pups | Santa Ana | Fri, October 11, 2019 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM
“SANTA MUERTE DEATH CAFE is Community Event that Welcomes People to share stories of the People and Pups they have lost. Come share a story about a loved one who has past, build a mini-ofrenda for them, enjoy cafe de olla and a custom-made grazing table by Alta Baja Market. This event is free.” Learn more here.
Chuckit!® National Fetch Day Official Los Angeles Party Partner | Glendale | Saturday, October 19th | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
“Join us for the Best Dog Party of the Year in Los Angeles, CA on October 19th from 11a – 4p. FREE swag two legs or four. #MakeFetchHappen.” Learn more here.
National Pit Bull Awareness Day Doggie Parade + Picnic | Echo Park | Saturday, October 26th | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
“If there is anyone that should celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day, it’s you with us! Doggie parade/pack walk, picnic (lunch included), raffle, prizes, friends and fun! Proceeds benefit LARPBO’s Shelter Intervention & Prevention Program.” Learn more here.
Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem | Westwood | Saturday, October 26th | 8:00 PM
Join k9 connection Honorary Patron Jane Lynch (Narrator) along with special guests Pete Townshend, Jewel, Bruce Sledge and Caroline McKenzie…for Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem: A Concert to Celebrate, Remember and Honour All the Animals
We Have Loved and Lost. (*Dogs are not allowed at this event) Learn more here.
Sunday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Party & Costume Contest | Santa Monica | Sunday, October 27th | 3:00 – 6:00 PM
“Furry friends and humans are invited to participate in a costume contest for pets, featuring local vendors, scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, food trucks and pet-friendly exhibitors.” Learn more here.
Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade | Long Beach | Sunday, October 27th | 12:30 – 4:30 PM
“Mark your calendars for Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade! This dog friendly event will be held from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on October 27, 2019 at Marina Vista Park in Long Beach, CA, US. Admission is $10/dog/advance or $20/dog/cash at the event; $35 VIP 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
The Little Red Dog Adoption Event | Lake Forest | Saturday, October 5th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
“Join The Little Red Dog at PetSmart in Lake Forest for an adoption event including all breeds, all sizes, and ages. The Little Red Dog is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters, rehab them through dog behavior and find them forever homes.” Learn more here.
EAGLE ROCK BARK 2019 HALLOWEEN PARTY AND PET RESCUE ADOPTION! | Eagle Rock | Sunday, October 27th | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
“Eagle Rock Bark is a Halloween Block Party and Kittie and Doggie Adoption Event. It is a volunteer-run community event that will take place at 2035 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock on Sunday, October 27th. This event will be Halloween themed with a Trick-or-Treat Village full of fun games, contests, freebies and more!” 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
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!
Yappy Hour: Sips + Treats for you and your dog! | Santa Monica | Thursdays in October | 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.
Yoga with Dogs & Beer at Project Barley Brewery | Lomita | Saturday, October 5th | 11 AM
“This class will take place at Project Barley located at 2308 Pacific Coast Highway, in Lomita. This amazing open space provides the perfect dog-friendly environment to first get your morning practice in, and then stay after and enjoy a pint (included with ticket price) with your fellow Yogis, your dogs, and your dawgs!” Learn more here.
Dog-Friendly Bar: Halloween Costume Contest | West Hollywood | Saturday, October 19th | 6:00 – 10:00 PM
“Join us in our secret speakeasy bar for dogs as we host a Halloween costume contest for humans and dogs while we raise money for charity! 100% of proceeds benefit after school programs in local schools!” Learn more here.
Spooky Yappy Hour | Santa Monica | Sunday, October 27th | 12:00 – 6:00 PM
“Join us for a pawsome Halloween party! Bring your dog in costume, dress up together or adopt a dog at the event.” Learn more here.
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Last updated on August 29, 2019.