Dog Events in San Diego, CA

Mark your calendars! There are 9 upcoming events in San Diego. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year's event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in San Diego, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!


Santa Paws Pup Crawl

Calling all party animals! This family and dog-friendly fundraiser will support Rescue Express, a local 501c3 nonprofit that has saved over 18,000 animals from euthanasia since 2015 by providing FREE transport to animals from high-kill shelters, and delivering them to areas in the Pacific Northwest where there's a shortage of adoptable animals. The Miralani Makers’ District is a unique coalition of craft beverage producers located in the heart of San Diego’s Miramar district. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: - Discounts on tastings and full pours - General Admission & VIP sWAG bags - Santa Paws Photobooth - HosPETality booth w/K9 massage and treats - Dozens of pet and non-pet vendors - “Rescue Row” – multiple rescues with adoptables - Rrrrraffle & silent auction w/prizes for pups & peeps - Visit each location to enter a drawing for a very special prize!

3rd Annual Unleash the Holiday Cheer

Bring Fido to one of the most charitable holiday festivals for the whole family! This event will feature: • Welcome bag worth hundreds in prizes and discounts to local businesses. • An opportunity drawing ticket for a chance at thousands in prizes. • Laser Tag and time in the Game Truck with Gamez On Wheels • Live entertainment from Beverly Hills singer Jerome Dean • All craft activities including Hanukkah crafts! (minimum of 3) • Santa pics for kids, adults, and pets • Holiday gifts for all kids and pets • Pet Costume Contest (all friendly and happy pets welcome!) • Santa's Workshop: Fun craft activities for the entire family, including Hanakkuh activities, a Game truck and laser tag. • Santa's Village: Pet Holiday Costume Contest, Santa photos for kids and pets, presents from Santa for kids and pets, and live entertainment for the entire family. • Vendor Village: These local businesses will have amazing items & services that you can buy in time for the holidays! There will be something for everyone! Please give them a like on FB & IG.

11th Annual Vet+Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for the Holiday Pet Parade! Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and Holiday Pet Market. Guests are encouraged to register in advance as space in the Parade is limited and will fill up fast. The Pet Parade steps off promptly at 2 p.m. from under the iconic Gaslamp Quarter Archway, and continues up Fifth Avenue takes a left at E street and down Fourth Avenue ending at MLK Promenade Park, where contest winners will be announced and the Holiday Pet Market will continue! Festively-attired critters compete for bragging rights and prizes in fun costume contest categories. Dogs, cats, birds, and even fish are welcome to take part in this holly-jolly good time! Registrants can be sure to grab a goodie bag full of fun samples, toys, coupons, and other gifts for your festive fur friends at the FREE Holiday Pet Market, open to the public from 12PM to 5PM with live music, presentations, and festive fun for all. Official viewing stations will be around the Gaslamp Quarter providing patios to view the pets on parade and specials to partake in. Jolly pets welcome. No livestock allowed in parade. Check-In: 11:30PM Holiday Pet Market: 12PM – 5PM Costume Contest Judging Panel: 12PM – 1:30PM Parade kicks-off: 2PM

Santa Paws

Bring Fido for a photo with Santa benefiting the San Diego Humane Society! $20 donation, plus a terrific raffle table with prizes from local businesses in Point Loma, Ocean Beach and more.
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