Dog Events in California

Mark your calendars! There are 48 upcoming events in California. 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 California, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

APR 20 –
MAY 18

Yappy Hour

Join us from 4-6pm every 3rd Thursday of the month for fun games, entertainment and exciting vendors! $10 for 2 drinks with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Animal Samaritans improving the lives of animals and people.
APR
29

Hornblower's 17th Annual Pet Day on the Bay

For 16 years, Hornblower has offered this popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on San Diego Bay which consistently serves up a tail-wagging good time! Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. People board for just $25 per ticket, and guests are encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket or towel that will warm needy animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Join us for the 17th Annual Pet Rescue on the Bay with a special appearance with Jagger $ Kristi from Magic 92.5! There are four different cruise times. You'll get a 1 hour narrated cruise, information about more than 50 San Diego landmarks, unparalleled photo and video opportunities, comfortable indoor and outdoor areas, close-up views of military ships and the San Diego skyline, with a chance to see marine animals and seabirds. There will also be a snack bar with adult beverages, soft drinks and hot and cold snacks, plus souvenirs and photos available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
APR
29

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those living in homes backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care and the cost involved can rise quickly. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
APR
30

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
APR
30

Pints & Puppies

Come drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies. Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. Currently supporting local dog rescues with events in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Early Bird Tickets only $10 (Limited Quantity) Pricing – $15 online in advance/$20 at door — includes: - One free drink, choice of craft beers - Continued Drink Specials - Unlimited Photo Booth w/ your Pet - Entry into contests and costume competitions (Prizes for winners)
MAY
4

Pints & Puppies

Come drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies. Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. Currently supporting local dog rescues with events in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Early Bird Tickets only $10 (Limited Quantity) Pricing – $15 online in advance/$20 at door — includes: - One free drink, choice of craft beers - Continued Drink Specials - Unlimited Photo Booth w/ your Pet - Entry into contests and costume competitions (Prizes for winners)
MAY
4

Petchitecture 2017 - PAWS' 30th Anniversary

Petchitecture is San Francisco's first gala with both human and beloved canine guests in attendance, and features custom-made pet habitats designed by the Bay Area's leading architect firms. At 6 pm there will be a reception & silent auction. You can bid on unique pet habitats. At 7:30 pm there will be a performance by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. The Dede Wilsey Champion of the Humane-Animal Bond Award will be presented to PAWS' volunteer veterinarians. Pet idol photos will be provided courtesy of Mark Rogers Photography. Want to make your pet a star? Bid on the 2018 Pet Idol Package at Petchitecture! Attire: Classe Cat or Top Dog Licensed & Vaccinated pups on leash are welcome.
MAY
6

Bark in the Park Conejo Recreation & Park District

Bark in the Park Conejo Recreation & Park District is one of the biggest dog festivals for Ventura County. Enjoy contests, including dog costume contest, biggest and littlest dog, our very own dog race track, dog entertainers, celebrity dogs, dog agility course, dog cool off zone-water area, DIY do it yourself dog area to create your own dog accessories. Vendors with food and drink for humans and more than 85 vendors with dog specific goods and services. No aggressive dogs. All dogs MUST be on a leash. We will also have lots of dogs that would love to find a new home.
MAY
6

Walk for Animals

San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals at Liberty Station is the oldest and largest animal fundraising walk in San Diego County. Organized 23 years ago, this popular and exciting event attracts over 5,000 people, who walk with their canine pets. Individuals, teams, businesses, and corporations all walk to raise money for the animals and the Society’s many programs and services.
MAY
6

5th Annual Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park is one of the biggest dog festivals in Ventura County. Enjoy contests, including a dog costume contest (big and littlest dog), our very own dog race track, dog entertainers, celebrity dogs, dog agility course, dog cool off zone-water area, and a DIY do-it-yourself dog area to create your own dog accessories. Vendors with food and drink for humans and more than 85 vendors with dog specific goods and services. No aggressive dogs. All dogs MUST be on a leash. We will also have lots of dogs that would love to find a new home.
MAY
7

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
MAY
7

Pints & Puppies

Come drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies. Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. Currently supporting local dog rescues with events in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Early Bird Tickets only $15 (Limited Quantity) Pricing – $20 online in advance/$25 at door — includes: - One free drink, choice of craft beers - Continued Drink Specials - Unlimited Photo Booth w/ your Pet - Entry into contests and costume competitions (Prizes for winners)
MAY
13

Super Adoption

Bring Fido to this annual event that brings local rescues from across the Central Valley to Fresno. The rescues bring hundreds of adoptable animals in hopes of finding them a forever home!
MAY
13

Community Pack Walk

If your goal is to enjoy walking and socializing your dogs, this is your perfect opportunity…because it’s free! A+ Dog Training wants to get to know you, your family, and your dog! Come join us for a walk and meet other dogs and dog owners. Walks last from 45 minutes to one hour with open sidewalks and lots of garbage cans for potty breaks. Come and go as you please! Meet at the corner of Monte Vista & Crowell Road at CSU, Stanislaus. Bring bags for waste. No retractable leashes please. You can bring as many friends as you want, but for safety only one dog per person please.
MAY
13

SoCal Wienerfest

Bring Fido to enjoy a fun day with vendors, food, contests, raffles, dog adoptions with the Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles, and most importantly, Wiener Dog Races! All breeds welcome. You can also find the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/socalwienerfest and on Instagram: www.instagram.com/socalwienerfest
MAY
13

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
MAY
13 – 14

Art Glass Guild Annual Sprig Show and Sale

Art Glass Guild Annual Spring Show and Sale Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park The Art Glass Guild will be hosting their 2017 Spring Patio Show and Sale. This is a wonderful event to view beautiful art glass created by local artists and to enjoy a day out with family and friends. You will see more than thirty juried Artists exhibiting their creations as you stroll the patio in Spanish Village. There will be entertainment for all including: live music, demonstrations featuring torch-work, and glass cutting as well as an area for children & adults alike to create their own unique mosaic art piece to take home. The event is free to the public and pet friendly. Additional event details are as follows: Date: Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday May 14th, 2017 Time: 10am to 5pm, both days Location: 1770 Village Place, Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA The Art Glass Guild is a non-profit art education center, focused on supporting local glass artists as well as other San Diego non-profits with art related programs benefiting our community. This show is the largest Art Glass show in Southern California and is all about your local Art. You will see beautiful art representing many techniques, including blown, fused, torch, stained, cast, etched and mosaic art glass, all available and created by San Diego Glass Artists. About The Art Glass Guild The Art Glass Guild was formed in 1998, and is the sister organization of the oldest art glass group in America, the “Art Glass Association of Southern California”. Our primary purpose is to educate the public about art glass. The Guild operates a retail sales gallery in Studio 25 at the Spanish Village Art center in Balboa Park and provides demonstrations and classes for many of the glass techniques shown in the studio. To learn more visit www.artglassguild.com, or call us at 619-702-8006
MAY
14

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those living in homes backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care and the cost involved can rise quickly. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
MAY
18

4th Annual Paws and Pints La Jolla

Bring Fido to La Jolla's biggest animal fundraiser of the year! Auctions and raffles featuring premier wine and dine packages, local art, staycation packages, San Diego Padres tickets, La Jolla retail gift certificates, door prizes, exclusive menu and much more! Bring your furry friend to sit on The Lot's elegant patio in the company of other animal-lovers. As always, please practice proper canine etiquette, and keep your dog on a leash during the event.
MAY
18

Pawsport Napa Valley 2017

Napa Humane’s dog-friendly, passport-style wine tasting event in Napa Valley is back! Pawsport Napa Valley, benefitting Napa Humane, will take place May 18–21, 2017. Guests enjoy unforgettable experiences at fabulous Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms, featuring exclusive tastings, food pairings, discounts on bottle purchases, souvenirs for you and your pup, delectable treats for four-legged friends, and more! Pawsports are $75 per person. Must be age 21 or up to attend.
MAY
19

Pawsport Napa Valley 2017

Napa Humane’s dog-friendly, passport-style wine tasting event in Napa Valley is back! Pawsport Napa Valley, benefitting Napa Humane, will take place May 18–21, 2017. Guests enjoy unforgettable experiences at fabulous Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms, featuring exclusive tastings, food pairings, discounts on bottle purchases, souvenirs for you and your pup, delectable treats for four-legged friends, and more! Pawsports are $75 per person. Must be age 21 or up to attend.
MAY
20

Pawsport Napa Valley 2017

Napa Humane’s dog-friendly, passport-style wine tasting event in Napa Valley is back! Pawsport Napa Valley, benefitting Napa Humane, will take place May 18–21, 2017. Guests enjoy unforgettable experiences at fabulous Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms, featuring exclusive tastings, food pairings, discounts on bottle purchases, souvenirs for you and your pup, delectable treats for four-legged friends, and more! Pawsports are $75 per person. Must be age 21 or up to attend.
MAY
20

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those living in homes backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care and the cost involved can rise quickly. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
MAY
21

Pawsport Napa Valley 2017

Napa Humane’s dog-friendly, passport-style wine tasting event in Napa Valley is back! Pawsport Napa Valley, benefitting Napa Humane, will take place May 18–21, 2017. Guests enjoy unforgettable experiences at fabulous Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms, featuring exclusive tastings, food pairings, discounts on bottle purchases, souvenirs for you and your pup, delectable treats for four-legged friends, and more! Pawsports are $75 per person. Must be age 21 or up to attend.
MAY
21

10th Annual Walk With Love 5K Run/Walk

Calling all walkers, runners, breast cancer survivors and thrivers, supporters, and dog-lovers! Please join Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation on May 21, 2017 for the 10th Annual Walk with Love in beautiful Pacific Palisades, California and virtually all across the nation! This annual 5K walk/run raises critical funds to support innovative and unique research projects aimed at ending breast cancer once and for all. Walk with Love is both a family and pet-friendly community 5K walk/run. All dogs will be given their own goodie bags! You can register at https://www.classy.org/pacific-palisades/events/walk-love-5k-walk/run/e115484 Registration Details Premium Walker/Runner Registration ($60) One (1) complimentary Walk with Love t-shirt One (1) complimentary entry for Walk with Love Raffle Exclusive access to the Premium Check-in Line at Walk with Love One (1) Walk with Love Gift Bag Personal fundraising page to share your philanthropy with family, friends, and colleagues General Walker/Runner Registration ($40) One (1) complimentary Walk with Love t-shirt One (1) Walk with Love Gift Bag Personal fundraising page to share your philanthropy with family, friends, and colleagues Child Walker/Runner Registration ($30) One (1) complimentary Walk with Love youth t-shirt One (1) Walk with Love Gift Bag Personal fundraising page to share your philanthropy with family, friends, and colleagues Children Ages 4 and Under are free to register. Virtual Participant Registration ($35) Virtual Participants are not attending the Pacific Palisades 5k Walk/Run, but are participating in their own community. One (1) complimentary Walk with Love t-shirt. Guaranteed delivery before May 21, 2017 if registered before April 21, 2017. Personal fundraising page to share your philanthropy with family, friends, and colleagues
MAY
21

Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid Training

* Please leave Fido at home. Stuffed dogs will be used to practice on. Love & protect your pets - comprehensive, hands-on workshop According to the American Animal Hospital Association- 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency in their lifetime 60% of animal hospital visits are emergency in nature 1 out of 4 pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to veterinary care Knowing the skills of Pet CPR & First Aid can make a difference between life and death – giving your pet a fighting chance to survive. Learn emergency skills, wellness assessment, preparing a customized pet first aid kid, rescue breathing, and much more! For pet lovers ages 15+ years, pet owners & pet professionals/volunteers Upon completion: Certificate of training & registration in the Pet Tech Int’l Database. Light refreshments provided.
MAY
27

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
MAY
28

The Fido 500 Dog Race

Bring Fido to a Race Unlike Another! Design, decorate and decal your pup in their one-of-a-kind car, and rev those engines to support the pups at FAAS! Inspired by the Indy 500, get creative and decorate your pup in all things car. Show off your car costume, along with the Best Car Design competition. RSVP is required.
MAY
29

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
JUN
10

Community Pack Walk

If your goal is to enjoy walking and socializing your dogs, this is your perfect opportunity…because it’s free! A+ Dog Training wants to get to know you, your family, and your dog! Come join us for a walk and meet other dogs and dog owners. Walks last from 45 minutes to one hour with open sidewalks and lots of garbage cans for potty breaks. Come and go as you please! Meet at the corner of Monte Vista & Crowell Road at CSU, Stanislaus. Bring bags for waste. No retractable leashes please. You can bring as many friends as you want, but for safety only one dog per person please.
JUN
11

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those living in homes backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care and the cost involved can rise quickly. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
JUN
17 – 18

THE IRISH EIGHT CLAN AT THE IRISH FAIR

The canine exhibit includes not only The Irish Wolfhound, Great Symbol of Ireland, but the other seven national breeds of Ireland. The dogs are social and eager; the families are available to answer questions and educate the public about the attributes of the breed and anecdotal information on living with their specific breed. The breeds on exhibit are: The Glen of Imaal; the Irish Setter; the Irish Terrier; the Irish Water Spaniel; the Irish Wolfhound, the Kerry Blue Terrier; the Red & White Setter; the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Also appearing are sheep-herding demonstrations by the Border Collies and other breeds.
JUN
18

k9 connection's 11th Annual Summer Fest

Treat Fido, yourself, family, and friends, to a fun-filled afternoon overlooking the ocean. Admission includes a taco buffet, entertainment and games for people and dogs. Activities will include: • People games and contests • Specialty Vendor Booths • Paulina's Mexican Buffet and other food and dessert stations • Kids' Zone with face-painting, craft projects and games • Silent Auction • Adult Beer and Wine Garden - FREE Beer for Dads! • Yoga with your dog • Smooch Your Pooch Photo Booth • Dog Agility Course, Doggie Dancing and Relays • DJ and the Cloverfield Drum Circle
JUN
23

28th World's Ugliest Dog Contest

The old saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is exemplified at the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. The internationally observed event celebrates homely hounds and the humans who love them. For 28 years, the Contest has been a testament that all dogs do not have to meet AKC pedigree standards to be man’s (or woman’s) best friend. The owners of all kinds of dogs are also all kinds of people, from youngsters to senior citizens, each proud of their pet despite missing fur, crossed eyes, duck waddles or mismatched ears. They proudly walk both pedigreed pooches and Heinz 57 mutts down the red carpet to the cheers and clapping of the crowd. Prior to arriving for the contest, all the dogs must provide a veterinarian’s paperwork asserting that they are healthy. The World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest follows up with a vet check on-site just prior to the contest. The Sonoma Humane Society is also on site with information showcasing adoptable pets. A good many of the contestant dogs have been rescued from shelters and puppy mills and the contest has done much to raise awareness for adoption of dogs, and that no matter their physical detractions, these animals are loving companions. And the dogs certainly seem to enjoy the adoration of the fans. The annual World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest is not about making fun of “ugly” dogs, but having fun with some wonderful characters and showing the world that these dogs are really beautiful! We are putting the finishing touches on the entry form and will get that to you ASAP along with more detailed information about this year’s contest.
JUN
24

Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid Training

* Please leave Fido at home. Stuffed dogs will be used to practice on. Love & protect your pets - comprehensive, hands-on workshop According to the American Animal Hospital Association- 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency in their lifetime 60% of animal hospital visits are emergency in nature 1 out of 4 pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to veterinary care Knowing the skills of Pet CPR & First Aid can make a difference between life and death – giving your pet a fighting chance to survive. Learn emergency skills, wellness assessment, preparing a customized pet first aid kid, rescue breathing, and much more! For pet lovers ages 15+ years, pet owners & pet professionals/volunteers Upon completion: Certificate of training & registration in the Pet Tech Int’l Database. Light refreshments provided.
JUN
24

Paws with Friends

We are looking forward to our third annual Paws with Friends event, a fundraising event benefiting "Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation". Our next event is a two day extravaganza featuring dog sports, vendors, great food, activities for kids, and more! Wild and furry dog sports and tournaments include Dock Diving, Lure Coursing, Disc Dogs and Agility for Fun. For a small fee, public participation is welcome in all of the dog sports for fun! Bring the whole family, including your leashed dogs and join us in supporting San Marcos Parks & Recreation. Vendors and food options are listed on the Vendors Page. Each dog sport activity is fenced in. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times with the exception of participating in a dog sport. Dog crates and lawn chairs are welcome!
JUN
24

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs

For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those living in homes backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care and the cost involved can rise quickly. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one to give you peace of mind and potentially save both you and your dogs' life by alerting you to the presence of a rattlesnake. We always like to offer a variety of local venues for our returning R.A.T. community. This gives the dogs the opportunity to generalize their training. Also for first time dogs we recommend having them trained twice the first season (at two different venues) then once annually thereafter to optimize their learning. Pre-Registration Required
JUN
25

2017 Ruff Mudder Canine Obstacle Course and Family Fun Day

Grab your dog, family and friends and come join us for the 2nd Annual Ruff Mudder! It's a fun filled day for you and your pup! Make your way over, under, and through obstacles on course with your dog by your side! Make a day of it and enjoy on site vendors, food, and family entertainment! Free admissions to grounds! Race registration starts at $40.
JUN
25

Paws with Friends

We are looking forward to our third annual Paws with Friends event, a fundraising event benefiting "Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation". Our next event is a two day extravaganza featuring dog sports, vendors, great food, activities for kids, and more! Wild and furry dog sports and tournaments include Dock Diving, Lure Coursing, Disc Dogs and Agility for Fun. For a small fee, public participation is welcome in all of the dog sports for fun! Bring the whole family, including your leashed dogs and join us in supporting San Marcos Parks & Recreation. Vendors and food options are listed on the Vendors Page. Each dog sport activity is fenced in. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times with the exception of participating in a dog sport. Dog crates and lawn chairs are welcome!
JUL
14

Bark at the Park at Oakland Coliseum

Take Fido out to the ballgame! Dogs are invited to watch the Oakland A's take on the Cleveland Indians; presented by AvoDerm Natural and Nylabone. Special event tickets must be purchased in advance after filling out the online registration form. • All dog owners must have pre-purchased human and dog tickets • A copy of a current vaccination document from a licensed veterinarian is required • All dogs must wear an identification tag to the game and be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older • All dogs are required to remain on leash for the duration of the event • Participants are expected to clean up after their pets
JUL 30 –
APR 30

Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid Training

* Please leave Fido at home. Stuffed dogs will be used to practice on. Love & protect your pets - comprehensive, hands-on workshop According to the American Animal Hospital Association- 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency in their lifetime 60% of animal hospital visits are emergency in nature 1 out of 4 pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to veterinary care Knowing the skills of Pet CPR & First Aid can make a difference between life and death – giving your pet a fighting chance to survive. Learn emergency skills, wellness assessment, preparing a customized pet first aid kid, rescue breathing, and much more! For pet lovers ages 15+ years, pet owners & pet professionals/volunteers Upon completion: Certificate of training & registration in the Pet Tech Int’l Database. Light refreshments provided.
AUG
20

FREE Puppy Play Socialization Class

Puppy Socialization Class is a complimentary program for puppies 8 to 20 weeks with their first set of vaccinations. Our puppy programs allow young puppies to play and build confidence in a safe, sanitized and fun environment with professional trainers at your side. Call us for more information.
AUG
26

Barks & Brews - A National Dog Day Celebration

Bark your calendar to celebrate National Dog Day at Outlets at San Clemente to sniff, schmooze and drink craft brews! Enjoy dinner from food trucks and sip on delicious cold beer from Left Coast Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s Brewery, and Towne Park Brew Co. while enjoying live entertainment, a doggy costume parade with prizes, photo booths, free treats, and of course dog-friendly vendors for your four-legged best friends. The event is free to attend. Beers are $5 for a 10 oz. pour, with all proceeds going directly to the Pet Project Foundation. The Pet Project Foundation supports the local San Clemente/Dana Point shelter. Pet Project Foundation provides significant financial support to the shelter and donates over 25,000 hours of volunteer time each year. With PPF's assistance, the shelter is able to ensure that every animal in its care will have a safe refuge until a permanent, loving home can be found – no matter how long that takes.
SEP
22 – 24

Trinity Alps Resort Dog Lovers Weekend

Bring Fido to spend a fantastic fall weekend at Trinity Alps Resort Dog Lovers Weekend! Relax or join in any of the many dog related activities! Cost includes two nights in a cabin and all meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast. There will be a benefit dinner for the Trinity County Animal Shelter on Friday Night. Dogs allowed everywhere in the resort, including the general store & restaurant. Doggy Activities sponsored by Cathy Leavitt of K9 Sport Dynamics & K9 Rat Pack! Barn Hunt Introduction, workshops & fun runs. FREE K9 Gladiator Introduction. K9 Gladiator Boot Camp & one mile course. No experience needed. There is something for everyone, activities & games at every level, from sitting and relaxing to running wild with your dog! Play in the river, splash in the swimmin’ hole, do nothing, just have fun with your dog!
OCT
7

DogFest Walk 'N Roll Sacramento

Bring Fido and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time! This is a family-friendly event. Celebrate with our supporters, graduates, volunteers and friends. Enjoy music, games, heart warming stories, vendors, food and drink. Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who registers and raises $125 or more by September 7th will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift!
OCT
19 – 22

San Diego Dog Walking Academy

An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
OCT
21

DogFest Walk 'N Roll San Diego

Bring Fido and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time! This family- and pet-friendly event will include activities, music, games, amazing dog demonstrations, presentations by assistance dog recipients and more. DogFest San Diego will include a scenic, fully accessible, 1.2 mile dog walk followed by a celebration with dog and family-friendly activities. Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who raises $125 or more by September 14th will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift!
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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and pet expo on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at MLK Promenade Park. Registration for dogs and other pet participants starts at $15.