Down by the Seaside

Welcome to September! One of our favorite months and a chance to pay tribute to all the dogs we have seen Down by the Seaside. We hope you have enjoyed the summer and didn't mind we missed our August edition...Marley and I were off enjoying the outdoor summer concerts, playing in the water and wherever else we could keep cool.

Speaking of keeping cool, another hot one today so we'll keep this one fairly short but don't miss these upcoming events!

Two Great September Events!

Saturday, September 8th

10th Annual Walk for the Animals

HUNTINGTON BEACH…The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA), with presenting sponsor, Ralphs, is proud to announce the 10th Annual 5K/2K Walk for the Animals. This pet friendly event will be Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am in Central Park West (new location, Central Park Drive off Edwards Street) in Huntington Beach. Emceeing the walk will be Maryanne Dell, pet columnist for the Orange County Register. Well-mannered dogs, on leashes, are encouraged to attend. Please no puppies under six months.

Activities following the walk include:

~ Entertainment by Disc Dogs in Southern California
~ Entertainment by the Woof Gang flyball team
~ Sponsor and Vendor booths
~ Silent auction and door prizes and lots more fun!

All funds raised from the Walk help support the organization’s programs including veterinary care for sick and injured animals; subsidized spay/neuter, feral cat rescue; cruelty prevention through humane education in the classroom; and pet-assisted therapy. Over 500 participants enjoyed last year’s festivities.

Registration is $20.00 before September 1st and $25.00 thereafter. Kids 12 years and under, free. Teams of five or more pay $15.00 each if pre-registered by September 1st. Registration forms can be obtained from the Orange County SPCA (714) 374-7738; email,, or from the website:

Registration on the day of the event starts at 7:30am.
CONTACT: Stacy Sweeting
(714) 374-7738
One of Orange County's Best Pet Friendly Events!

Sunday, September 9th

Laguna Beach's 11th Annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Where: Tivoli Too Grounds
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Admission: $5.00 - Children under 12 Free

Proceeds of this Pet Friendly Event to Benefit:

Friends of the Sea Lion
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
Blue Bell Cat Foundation

CHILI CONTEST: Enter your best chili recipe and bring your appetites. A panel of local judges will select the best chili of the year awards.

Most Talented
Most Handsome Male
Prettiest Female
Cutest Pet "Baby" (6 months or younger)
Best Costume
Most Gorgeous Senior Pet (10 years or older)
Most Beautiful Rescue Pet

For Pet Registration and Chili Contest Registration call (949) 497-2474

Hop on The Doggie Bus! The Doggie Bus provides free transportation from Tustin to Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach or Laguna Beach’s Dog Park on Saturday and Sundays. Kick back, meet new friends and enjoy an afternoon on The Doggie Bus! For more info, visit

Other September Dog Friendly Events

Thursday, September 6th

Laguna Beach's First Thursdays Artwalk

Join member galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of EVERY month from 6 - 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening.

Many galleries are pet friendly!

Yappy Hour Wednesdays!
Noah’s Essentials & The Cliff Restaurant
577 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (weather permitting)

Enjoy ½ price beer and appetizers at The Cliff while your pal samples free gourmet dishes from Noah’s such as lamb stew and turkey meatloaf…a beautiful Laguna Beach sunset makes this a yappy hour not to be missed!

Thursday, September 27th

San Clemente Art Walk

Downtown San Clemente comes alive with local artists and live music! This is a collaborative event between the San Clemente Art Association, the City of San Clemente and the Downtown Business Association.
The Art Walk is held from 6pm - 9pm on the LAST THURSDAY of the month from MAY - SEPTEMBER.

Jokes from the Dog Pound

Thank you for reading our Down by the Seaside Issue of The OC Dogumentary...we hope you and your pals enjoy a fantastic end of summer!

Paige & Marley