Orange County's
Dog Friendly Events

Looking for something fun to do with your best pal? Check out these great Dog Friendly Events in Orange County, where you and your four-legged friends are welcome!


January 2018


Through January 31st

Imperial Highway Animal Clinic
17455 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

You may know that last year there were more than 25,000 homeless pets reported right here in Orange County, and Dr. Adam, whose IHAC team was recently named the #1 Pet Clinic/Veterinary Hospital in OC, is providing FREE services to any pet adopted by their "forever family" this holiday season!

Patients simply need to bring in paperwork as proof of adoption (dated within the last 30 days) and between now - January 31 pets will receive:

- a FREE office visit to IHAC
- one (1) application of NexGard flea control
- and the first round of any vaccinations needed - all for no cost!

These routine services and treatments, which are critical to the health & wellbeing of a new pet, can be extremely costly, and the IHAC team is choosing to give back to the community this season by providing these services to new pets and families at no charge!

www.imperialhac.com





Date TBA

The Dog Ranch's 4th Annual Snow Day

9:00am to 1:00pm

The Dog Ranch
20401 Sun Valley Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Sun,Surf...SNOW??? That's right! Here at Dog Ranch the dogs have it all! Come join us for "Dog Ranch's 4th Annual Snow Day". From 9am-1pm Dog Ranch will be transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" full of fun and entertainment for you and your pup! Viewing will be held in the "Dog House" where we will be serving an array of refreshments to keep you warm and toasty. Bring your camera and don't miss this once a year event! For more information or to register your pup for this event contact us at 949-494-0484 or go to www.thedogranch.com.




February 2018


Date TBA

Animal Assistance League of Orange County's 39th Annual Luncheon & Boutique

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Hacienda Restaurant
1725 College Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92706

$20 per person

For more information visit www.aaloc.com




Saturday, February 17th
(Rain date - Saturday, February 24th)

San Juan Capistrano Kid's Pet Parade
Los Rios Park
31791 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

10:00am to 1:00pm

Kids (ages of 5 to 12) can show off their pets in various contests such as cutest, most unusual, best team costume, funniest and most obedient. $5 entry and registration form is required. Parade starts at noon with a rain date of February 24th.

For complete information and entry form for this dog friendly event visit www.swallowsparade.com/kidspet.html 




Sunday, February 18th

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats
Cat's Meow Champagne Brunch

Tivoli Too Restaurant
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

CAT’S MEOW

On Sunday, February 18th, 2018 we will be hosting our 5th “Cat’s Meow” fundraiser! Join us for a delicious champagne buffet brunch and silent auction of beautiful gifts

11 AM to 2 PM

Reserve your seat in advance by February 15th

$50 Adults $15 Children under 12

Send us a check or money order only payable to “Blue Bell Foundation for Cats” Please note it is for the “Cat’s Meow” and # attending. You will NOT receive written confirmation. Simply check in the day of the event.

To reserve with payment online visit our website

www.bluebellcats.org



Paws FUR Pink!

Sunday, February 18th

Paws FUR Pink!
5K Dog Run/Walk For Breast Cancer

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Never underestimate the healing power of pets. Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer.

Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange County Affiliate©. Paws FUR Pink is an event where dedicated humans and canines come together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, enjoy a run or walk, compete in fun contests and witness some fun dog entertainment. FUN for the whole family!

Join the Orange County Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the Paws FUR Pink 5KDog Run/Walk at Irvine Regional Park located in Orange. The park is home to the Orange County Zoo, Irvine Park Trains and and over 470 acres of park and trails.

www.pawsfurpink.com




Date TBA

Barks of Love Bark Bash of the Year!

Join us to support Barks of Love Animal Rescue at the "Bark Bash" of the year!

The Gray Matter Museum of Art
485 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 from 1pm - 4pm Barks of Love, in partnership with The Event Loft and Gray Matter Museum, will be hosting their largest fundraiser ever in an effort to raise money to open a facility to become the rescue's home.

Join us for a $10 minimum donation (Kids and Dogs are free) and experience fun for the whole family! Our daytime event will feature:

  • Adoptable Dogs
  • Doggie Kissing Booth
  • Pet Modeling & Photography
  • Pup Pampering
  • Agility Demonstrations
  • Food, Music, and more!

Looking for even more fun? Stick around for the "VIP Post Party" from 6pm - 9pm! A minimum donation of $500 admits 2 guests to experience:

  • Fashion Show
  • Auction
  • Hors d'oeuvres and Bar

www.barksoflove.org



March 2018

March 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2018
Whales & Tails Wag-a-Thon 34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
888-440-4309
www.dpfestivalofwhales.com 

Join the Pet Project Foundation for a day of outdoor fun for the entire family, both 2-legged and 4-legged!

As the community celebrates the return of the Gray Whales off the coast come sample the best of Dana Point through more than 100 booths, displays, and fun activities. Follow the Parade which starts at 10am and support the Dana Point/San Clemente Animal Shelter! A dog friendly event with fun for the entire family. Great food, great games, great entertainment, and best of all - the great people of Dana Point.



April 2018


Sunday, April 1st

RUFF Easter Champagne Brunch

This Easter, you can join RUFF, Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends for a spectacular brunch held at Tivoli Too Restaurant in Laguna Beach

11am and 2pm
$45 for adults and $15 for children. Sociable pets welcome!

Call 949-494-6044

www.ruffrescue.org



Orange County Pet Expo

Friday - Sunday, April 27th - 29th

Orange County Pet Expo

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The World's Largest Pet & Pet Product Expo - exhibitors include manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. Almost every kind of companion animal is on display and many are featured in educational demonstrations and seminars. Great shows of dogs, cats, birds, fish & reptiles.

Parking is $7

Hours: Friday, 10am-6pm ; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm

General Admission - $15.00
Seniors 60 & over - $13.00
Children 6-12 - $10.00
5 yrs and under free

Please note: Pets are not allowed at The Pet Expo

www.petexpooc.org



May 2018

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, May 10th

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton
The Ulti-Mutt Dog Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Dana Lawn
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines.

Proceeds from Yappy Hour will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, as well as offsetting some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour




Saturday, May 19th

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California's 21st Annual Spring Games

10:00am to 3:00pm

Mason Regional Park
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Spring games is the rescue's largest fundraiser of the year.  All of the proceeds from this event go to saving the Basset Hounds we rescue.  Nearly 1,700 hounds have been placed in their forever homes since our inception.  It’s amazing that three hound lovers built this organization just by saving one hound in 1997. 

This year’s ring events include the howling contest, treat toss, synchronized swim, timed agility, costume contest, musical hoops and more.   Attendees can peruse raffle prizes, visit the hound craft booth, shop at the Vendor Village, and have your hound’s caricature drawn. Pre-approved families will receive adoption discounts during the event.

Come enjoy the games, shopping, new crafts & activities with your hound(s), BBQ, and HUGE raffle.

Adoption discounts to pre-approved families for adoptions taking place at Spring Games.

www.bassethoundrescue.org




June 2018


Saturday, June 2nd

2018 Orange County Vision Walk
Angel Stadium
2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Walk Start: 9:00 a.m.

VISIONWALK is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraising program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Walk is a fun dog friendly event filled with entertainment, bounce houses, face painters and refreshments! So gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and join FFB and our mission to prevent, treat and cure retinal degenerative diseases. Together, a cure is in sight!

Dogs welcome!

www.fightblindness.org




Date TBA

Old Town Doggy Showdown
Dog Adoption & Fundraising Event benefiting Fur-Ever-Home Animal Rescue

Historic Park
31852 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

10:00am to 1:00pm

Carnival games for Fido the Whole Family
Agility Course & Demonstration

Adoptable Dogs Looking for Their fur-Ever Homes

www.fur-ever-home.org




Date TBA

L'Hirondelle Patio Party 20th Annual Chardonnay & Friends

Join us at the famous L'Hirondelle Restaurant in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. $60 per person.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to dine with you and your fellow PPF supporters while participating in amazing opportunity drawings and a Wine Auction. This is our annual event and a big favorite that sells out very fast! Be sure to get your ticket(s) early!

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
31631 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Contact Pamela at tommytrotter@att.net or Kathleen at shoregirl47@sbcglobal.net.

Proceeds to off set the medical costs for the abandoned and lost animals at the San Clemente Dana Point Shelter

www.petprojectfoundation.org




Date TBA

12th Annual Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon Road
Irvine, California 92618

10:00am - 4:00pm

Suggested entry fee $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family
600+ adoptable animals
100+ vendors & exhibitors
Food court & bake sale
Silent auctions & drawings
Low cost microchips

For more info visit: www.irvineshelter.org



The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff

Sunday, June 3rd

The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff
El Camino Real & W Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Come and meet GSROC (German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County) at this 34th annual dog friendly event featuring the Chili Cookoff, craft booths, food vendors, kids karnival, entertainment and more.

11:00am to 5:30pm

www.tustinchilicookoff.com




Date TBA

Empty the Shelter/Rescue Day

hosted by TV/Radio Show Host Larry King

10:00am to 4:00pm

Pan Pacific Recreation Park
7600 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


June 11 is National “JUST ONE DAY” - a wish to see all homeless animals find their forever homes.      Come to the Bathe To Save National Tour's  “EMPTY THE SHELTER/RESCUE DAY – LA”  - TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT Speed-Dating Adoption Event and meet your new best friend – adorable cat/dog adoptables.  100% of profits go to animal emergency medical fund for local LA rescues.   Pan Pacific Rec Park will be the place to be Sunday, June 11 for dogs who enjoy getting cleaned/fluffed, love to play, enjoy great fun/treats & their humans.

There will be:
•       Adorable Adoptable Adoptions (local cat/dog rescues).  NOTE: Participating rescue’s adoption requirements vary; not all adoptables can go home that day.
•       Dog Wash sponsored by HydroDog Mobile Grooming & Wahl Pet Products ($20 donation)
•       TV/Radio Host Larry King hosting “Tell Us Your Rescue Story” & Animal Adoption Speed Dating.
•       Animal/Human Talent Contest - judges include Larry King, Roger Love (celebrity voice coach)
•       “Paint with your Pooch” Booth, “Pennies for Paws”, Pet Photographer, Prize Wheels, Kids Corner
•       Demo by D2ISC Frisbee Dog Competition Team of SoCal
•       Vendors, Food, Entertainment & more…

www.bathetosave.com



DAWG Walk, Pet Faire

Date TBA

2018 DAWG Walk, Pet Faire & Pancake Breakfast
The Village Green
7am to noon

The Village Green
(at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center)
24932 Veterans Way (off La Paz Rd.)
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Leash up your favorite dog to join the fun and festivities at the fields by the Potocki Conference Center, with a scenic walk on the beautiful Oso Creek Trail.

This annual dog friendly event benefits D.A.W.G., Dedicated Animal Welfare Group and the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

For more information visit www.dawg.org



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, June 14th

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton
The Ulti-Mutt Dog Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Dana Lawn
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy omplimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines.

Proceeds from Yappy Hour will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, as well as offsetting some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program.

www.ritzcarlton/LagunaYappyHour



2018 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2018 Dog Friendly Summer Concert page will be here soon...Orange County's best outdoor summer concert schedule. Don't forget to provide plenty of shade and water for your furry friends at these great dog friendly events! 

2018 Summer Concert Schedule 


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