Last updated April 1, 2019.
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
Doga at the Dog Cafe | Silver Lake | Sunday, April 7th | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Dog Cafe is a cafe in Silver Lake where you can enjoy a beverage and mingle with adoptable pups. This organization rescues dogs from high-kill shelters, rehabilitates them, and socializes their rescues through the cafe. By purchasing a beverage or some of their merch, you help dogs get a second chance at life. So, attend their Doga class to get your zen on and meet your prospective new best friend! Learn more here.
“Pose for Paws” Puppy Yoga Adoption Event | Huntington Beach | Saturday, April 13th | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Vinyasa, mimosas, prizes, a breakfast bar, and adoptable puppies. If these are a few of your favorite things, check out Pose for Paws Puppy Yoga Adoption Event in Huntington Beach. Although they encourage you to leave your dog at home, you are welcome to come to meet adoptable puppies and raise money for OC Animal Care. Get tickets here.
Doggy Dash – 5k/10k for a Cause | Huntington Beach | Sunday, April 14th | 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bring your dog and run along the beach to cure cancer! All net proceeds from this event will benefit Animal Cancer Foundation, and a donation will also be made to Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Learn more here.
DOGA Yoga with your dog | Playa Vista | Sunday, April 14th | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bring your mat and your dog and join this 50-minute Doga class, hosted by The Sober Yogi + Blooming Culture at Bluff Creek Dog Park. Tickets include the yoga class, plus snacks and refreshments for you and your dog. Additionally, $5 from every ticket sale goes to Live Like Roo, a non-profit which helps pets with cancer. Get tickets here.
Canyonback Nike Loop Hike | Encino | Saturday, April 20th | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Join fellow dog owners from Outdoor Adventures with K9 Friends for a hike! As the title implies, you are encouraged to bring your furry friend. The group meets at Canyonback Trailhead in Encino and does a 6-mile loop hike through the canyon. Learn more here.
Victory for Victims 5k/10k & AKC 1-Mile Dog Walk | Van Nuys | Saturday, April 20th | 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Enjoy some fun in the sun and raise money for a good cause! Join this day full of activities by entering a race, or joining the 1- mile Friendly Dog Walk. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.) in the Northridge area. Learn more here.
Microchip Mondays | Culver City | Monday, April 1st | 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.
Wellness Wednesday | Santa Monica | Wednesday, April 3rd | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Join us at Fitdog for Wellness Wednesday with Vetted Petcare! Every first Wednesday of the month, Vetted performs in-house wellness clinics at our club, located in Santa Monica. Services include vaccine administration, check-ups, and more. Club members are welcome to stay and play before and after their appointment. Learn more here.
Pet Health & Fitness Fair | Playa Vista | Saturday, April 13th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This family-friendly event hosted by Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is the perfect place to learn about healthy practices for your pet. This event promises workshops, activities, demos, food, and more. Take the whole family (dog included) and maybe just meet your next new family member– there will be animals for adoption. RSVP here.
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic | Long Beach | Saturday, April 13th | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
spcaLA and Long Beach Animal Care Services are hosting a low-cost vaccine clinic in Long Beach on April 13th. The event covers all basic vaccines and even includes Puppy and Kitten Packages to get your newborn pet up to date on all necessary vaccines. Additionally, they will have adoptable pets and a pet licensing specialist at the event. Learn More here.
Fitdog x Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Tuesday, April 16th | 1:00 PM – 5:00 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.
Poly Pet Spa Day Spring 2019 | Pomona | Saturday, April 13th | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Support the veterinarians of tomorrow and snag a deal! The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona are hosting their biannual Poly Pet Spa Day and Vaccine Clinic. Your dog can have Bordetella, DHPP, and Rabies vaccines administered for low-cost. Additionally, they will be offering FREE anal gland expressions and toenail trims. You are required to make an appointment ahead of time. Make an appointment here.
Corgi Beach Day | Huntington Beach | Saturday, April 6th | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It’s the best time of year: Corgi Beach Day! Join thousands of corgis and their owners for a day of fun in the sun at Huntington Dog Beach. All dogs are welcome and considered Honorary Corgis on this day. There will be vendors, contests, food trucks, and more! This year’s theme is “Corgchella” so make sure you bring your flower crowns. RSVP here.
International Doodle Day SoCal Event | Los Alamitos | Saturday, April 27th | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
It’s a doodle party! Join other local Doodles and their owners at Arbor Dog Park in Los Alamitos. Money raised from the event will go towards Doodle Rock Rescue. So bring your doodle and get your fluff on at this fun gathering! Learn more here.
Street Food Cinema | Chinatown | Saturday, April 27th | 8:30 PM
Join Street Food Cinema for their screening of 500 Days of Summer on April 27th at the Los Angeles Historic State Park. 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. This is a weekly event during the summertime, so if you can’t make it this time, you have more to look forward to. Learn more here.
The Little Red Dog Adoption Event | Lake Forest | Saturday, April 13th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
If you’re looking to adopt a new dog, check out this event at Petsmart in Lake Forest. The Little Red Dog rescues and rehabilitates dogs from high-kill shelters and finds them forever homes. If you are near Lake Forest, check out this event! Learn more here.
Pacific Pup Rescue | West Hollywood | Sunday, April 14th | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meet furry friends at this adoption event hosted by Healthy Spot in West Hollywood! Adoptable dogs from Pacific Pups Rescue will be at the event. Whether you want to adopt or just get some puppy love, all dog lovers are encouraged to attend. Learn more here.
Yappy Hours & Dining
April Yappy Hour at Ashland Hill | Santa Monica | Tuesday, April 2nd | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bring your dog to this free event benefitting LA Love & Leashes! Ashland Hill has a wide variety of drink specials, including craft beers and gin & tonic elixirs. If you’re looking to support a good cause, meet other dog owners, and share a bite with your pup, this is the spot for you. Additionally, they are offering half-off their special dog menu. Sounds like fun to us! RSVP here.
Dine & Donate: Bettolino Kitchen | Redondo Beach | Tuesday, April 2nd | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Every Tuesday in April, Bettolino Kitchen in Redondo Beach donates half of their profits to the spcaLA. So grab some delicious food and indulge in a good cause! Learn more about this event here.
Poker for Puppies | Studio City | Sunday, April 14th | 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join Dawg Squad for their 7th annual Poker for Puppies event! Play unlimited Texas hold ’em and help raise money for homeless and abandoned dogs in Los Angeles. With over $5,000 of prizes to give away, you might just go home a winner! Go for the poker, but stay for the puppies: Dawg Squad will have adoptable dogs at this event. Learn more here.
Mutt Mingle Dog Social | DTLA | Thursday, April 18th | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet fellow pet owners and socialize your pup at this Mutt Mingle hosted by Pussy & Pooch in Downtown LA. You can enjoy drinks, snacks, and get 10% off storewide during the mingle. Learn more here.
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