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 2017


Wednesday, January 25th

The Dog Ranch's 3rd 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 on Wednesday Jan. 25th for "Dog Ranch's 3rd 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 2017


Friday, February 10th

Animal Assistance League of Orange County's 38th 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 18th
(Rain date - Saturday, February 25th)

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 25th.

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




Sunday, February 17th

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 19, 2017 we will be hosting our 4th “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 15

$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 26th

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 second annual Paws FUR Pink on Valentine's Day Sunday, February 14, 2016 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.

https://www.crowdrise.com/2017PawsFURPinkOC




Sunday, February 26th

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/bark-bash-2017



March 2017

March 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2017
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.

www.petprojectfoundation.org





SCART

Dates TBA

SCART's Annual Disaster Response for Animals Volunteer Training

A Two Day Volunteer Training

Topics include: Animal Handling, Emergency Shelter Setup, Foster and Rehome, Psychological Effect on Responders, Pet First Aid,and Much More!

Registration Fee is $99.00 per person Sue Keyes at suekey@socal.rr.com or call (714)349-1047

Mission Viejo City Hall

For more information, visit www.scart.us



April 2017


Sunday, April 16th

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




Date TBA

Pet Rescue Center's Happy Tails Reunion

11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pittsford Park
Lake Forest, CA 92630

www.thepetrescuecenter.org



Orange County Pet Expo

Friday - Sunday, April 28th - 30th

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 2017

Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, May 25th

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





June 2017


Saturday, June 3rd

2017 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




Sunday, June 4th

11th 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 4th

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 31st annual dog friendly event featuring the Chili Cookoff, craft booths, food vendors, kids karnival, entertainment and more. GSROC will have wonderful dogs available for adoption and great merchandise for sale.

11:00am to 5:30pm

www.tustinchilicookoff.com




Saturday, June 10th

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California's 20th 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




Date TBA

L'Hirondelle Patio Party 19th 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!

Menu Options are chicken or salmon. All meals include salad, cream potatoes, homemade desert, and 2 complimentary glasses of Chardonnay or Merlot wine.

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



Yappy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

Thursday, June 22nd

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



Pups N Pinot Wine Tasting

Date TBA

Pups N Pinot Wine Tasting
Benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

VIP 12:00 - 1:00pm
General 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Wine & food, live entertainment, raffles, live & silent auctions, wierner dog races, best of show contest, vendors with products. $30 per person.

Visit www.pupsnpinot.com for info and tickets



DAWG Walk, Pet Faire

Date TBA

2017 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



2017 Summer Concert Series

Fun in the sun! Our 2017 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! 

2016 Summer Concert Schedule 


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