It may come as no surprise that there are always dog-friendly events happening in Los Angeles. Therefore, no matter what neighborhood you live in, or what your interests are, there is something for you and your pup to do.
As COVID restrictions are lifting in Southern California, there are more in-person events finally happening (with proper safety protocols, of course). However, there are still plenty of virtual dog-related events for those who would like to be on the safer side.
So, here is our guide to best dog-friendly events in Los Angeles and beyond for October 2022.
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Health & Wellness
SNPLA Pet Vaccine Clinic | Los Angeles | Every Day | 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
“In need of low cost pet vaccinations? Walk-ins now available! No se necesitan citas! Address: 3612 11th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018 (downstairs lobby). We offer low cost cat and dog vaccinations, deworming, microchips, nail trims, and flea and tick treatments. (Pet vaccines and basic wellness services only. No spay and neuter services available at our mobile clinics.)” Learn more here.
Pet Health Expo* | Downtown Los Angeles | Fri. October 21- Sun., October 23 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
“Pet Health Expo/LAis the largest pet health + wellness show ever created exclusively for dog and cat lovers. It will be like an indoor shopping mall with over 200 pop-up stores & pet health experts to answer your questions.” Learn more here.
Smile Specialists Dental Clinic | Santa Monica | Tuesday, October 18 20 and October 25| 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Smile Specialists are at the Fitdog Club on the third and fourth 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.
VIP Petcare at Pet Food Express | Beverly Hills | Every Tuesday | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“VIP PetCare offers comprehensive vaccinations for dogs and cats, affordable vaccine packages, pet microchipping, standard blood and fecal testing, prescription flea and tick control, de-worming, and heartworm prevention at every walk-in community veterinary clinic. Questions? 1 (800) 427-7973” Learn more here.
Puppy Yoga in the Park | Santa Monica| Sun, Oct. 16 | 9:30 AM – 11:00AM
“Puppy Yoga is back!! Come practice yoga with man’s best friend while supporting a great cause. To date, our puppy yoga classes have raised over $1000 for local animal rescues and several of our pups found their forever homes! $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue.” Learn more here.
Free Consultation with Sylvia Wes & Rhonda Feinberg | Santa Monica| All Month | Select times
Sign up for a free in-person consultation with trainer, Sylvia Wes or Rhonda Feinberg! Discuss your goals, concerns, next steps and explore the different training options Fitdog offers, like Foundational Obedience, Board & Train or Puppy Preschool! Learn more here.
Cool Tricks w/ Susan Light | Los Angeles | Every Friday | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
“Learning new skills is an excellent form of mental and physical stimulation for dogs needing more enrichment. Many tricks have excellent uses in the real world. Dogs will work with trainer Susan Light to learn tricks at whatever level is appropriate for their experience and also work to fade lures for tricks already in process!” Learn more here.
Holiday Board & Train | Northern California | Dec. 17th – Jan. 18th | Multiple Times
Multi-certified Trainers Sylvia Wes, CPDT-KA and Susan Light, CPDT-KA, have designed the ultimate board and train experience over the holidays. Dogs will be taxied to a ranch in Northern California for 3 weeks of obedience training plus trainer-supervised play, agility, scent works, tricks, field trips and pack hikes. Immersion training offers a holistic approach to dog training and immerses dogs in real world scenarios such as cafes, parks, and crowded areas. Learn more here.
Family Fun Activities
Online Pet Programming for Kids | Virtual | Every Thursday of Month | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
“If you are looking for some fun, funny and engaging educational content for your kids, you’re in the right place! These online programs will bring cute adoptable pets and great learning opportunities to your home, via Zoom. Each week, viewers can enjoy a new PetSpace Pals puppet show or Paws & Pages story time.” Learn more here.
South Coast Botanic Garden Dog Walking | Palos Verdes | Sunday, October 30 | Select Times
“Grab your leash and your fur babies (fur babies=dogs) and head to the Garden! During our Special Dog-Walking Hours, you’re invited to bring your four-legged friends to the Garden for a stroll through out 87 acres. While there are a few areas off limits to the dogs (including the Bohannon Rose Garden and the Koi Pond), the dogs are able to enjoy the majority of our beautiful oasis while remaining on leash.” Learn more here.
Paw & Pages Online | Playa Vista | Every Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
“While staying safer at home, you can still take part in a special online version of Paws & Pages with Annenberg PetSpace! This fun, family-friendly online reading will feature a new story read each week, followed by a virtual Pet Encounter! In addition, you can enjoy the story, ‘meet’ one of our adoptable pets, and post questions for one of our animal care specialists.” Learn more here.
Fundraising & Charity Events
Frida’s Fiesta FUNdraiser | Los Angeles| Saturday, Oct. 15 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
“Frida is a paralyzed dog rescued from the streets of Chang Mai, Thailand. Elephant Nature Park was critical to her care and rescue. Frida got her start to a new life here, this is her homeland! She is the inspiration for our non-profit The Frida Project, which aims to serve projects that support the hard to adopt. We’re raising much needed funds to build a dedicated dog kitchen and four dog runs providing shelter for the growing population of dogs just like her. Join us at the Annenberg Pet Space in Playa Vista. Enjoy food, drinks, music and a screening of Frida’s Wizard of Paws episode. Meet and greet with Derrick Campana, “the Wizard” himself and see the 1st ever dog runway to showcase Derrick’s work with orthotics!” Learn more here.
Huntington Dog Beach Cleanup | Huntington Beach | Sun, Oct. 9th & Sat. Oct. 22 | 10 AM
“Beach cleanups are scheduled for the following dates weather permitting. Our regular check in time is 10am. Groups will be assigned a check in time. Please follow all state, county & city Covid19 social distancing & mask recommendations. (beach cleanups will be scheduled accordingly to meet this criteria).” Learn more here.
Stand Up for Pups Comedy Show| Los Angeles | Wed, Oct. 5th| 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
“Join us as we transform our Barks and Rec play yard into the West Side’s premier comedy venue. Laugh ’til you cry with your four-legged best friend by your side. Can’t Even Comedy is bringing the best of the best comedians to PetSpace for this hilarious night all for a good cause.” Learn more here.
Strut your Mutt | Woodland Hills | Sat, Oct. 22nd| 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
“Strut Your Mutt and help save the lives of homeless pets in L.A. Join us for a family and dog-friendly fundraising walk and fun run to help save the lives of pets. All money raised goes directly to rescue groups and shelters to care for the pets that need it most near Los Angeles.” Learn more here.
Adoption Events & Volunteering
Heigl Hounds of Hope – Halloween Harvest Adoption Fair | Long Beach | Sat, Oct. 22nd | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
“Join us for family fun with goodies and prizes! Don’t miss our on our rescue dogs! Help clear animal shelters out and save a life!” Learn more here.
Wags & Walks Volunteer Orientation | Los Angeles | Every Friday | 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
“We rely heavily on our amazing volunteers to help us care for our rescue pups as they patiently wait for their forever homes!” Learn more here.
BFAS Volunteer Weekend | Los Angeles | Sat, Oct. 29th – Sun, Oct. 30th | 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
“Join us October 29th & 30th at our West LA center to learn all about volunteering! There will be tours, trainings and even free Best Friends swag! If you’ve wanted to learn more about volunteering with us, here is your chance. Volunteers are essential to our #SaveThemAll mission and we look forward to working with you.” Learn more here.
Yappy Hours & More
Fitdog’s 12th Annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest | Virtual| Wed, Oct. 5th – Mon, Oct. 31
“It’s officially spooky season, which means it’s time for our annual Howl-O-ween Costume Contest! This year we are going all out and teaming up with seven amazing pet businesses for the ultimate spooktacular giveaway! To enter, share a picture of your pup dressed in their Halloween best on Instagram using the hashtag #fitdoghowloween22 and tag @fitdogclubs, @fitdogsports, @shoppawsometailsco, @zippypaws, @fluentpet, @sparksofchoi, @dopedogtreats, @rhondafeinberg, and @dogupinthisbitch.” Learn more here.
Paw-lloween Portraits| West Hollywood | Sun, Oct. 16th| Multiple times
“Get your pet picture pawfect and ready for their close-up at Paw-lloween Portraits with professional pet photographer Pet Shot Studios (@petshotstudios). Plus, after your 15-minute spooky photoshoot session, you’ll receive a gift bag with goodies, exclusive event offers, a themed sweet treat, and automatic entry into our raffle (prize valued at $169). $20 donation per session benefitting The Rescue Train.” Learn more here.
Spot’s Spooktacular | Beverly Grove | Thur, Oct. 20th | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“Come one, come all and join your furry fur-iends for a mystical night of mayhem at Spot’s Spooktacular! We’ll keep the tricks to ourselves and indulge our guests with terrifyingly tasty treats, cocktails and puptails. Plus, we’ll have flash tattoos and a pumpkin pie eating contest for the pups. Dress to impress for a chance to win our costume contest and speak to an animal communicator to channel your pet’s thoughts. It’ll be a night you won’t soon forget, especially after receiving an exclusive event offer and a gift bag just for attending.” Learn more here.
Hollywood Dog Meet Up & Costume Contest | Los Angeles | Sat, Oct. 29th | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
“The Paws For Patients program of the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation is hosting an afternoon of Halloween antics in the park for dog lovers and dog owners alike! We’ll have candy for the kids and plenty of pooches to play with. Bring your pup in costume and you could go home with a gift basket full of goodies awarded to the scariest, funniest and best overall dog costumes. We encourage owners to get creative and dress up with their pooches too.” Learn more here.
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Last updated on October 1, 2022.