We Californians sure love our dogs. Mans best friend is pampered here in Orange County unlike anywhere else. We’d love it if our canine companions could come with us everywhere. In fact, there are some great events devoted to dog-lovers and their pups in the area. We’ve got the best list around for primo dog events in Orange County. So bring your sociable pet and have a ball!
Huntington Beach Dog Beach Fundraiser
Saturday, March 25th 12pm – 9pm in Huntington Beach
Visit Rita’s Italian Ice with your pup for the “Scoops of Support FUNdraiser” benefiting Huntington Beach Dog Beach. Just be sure to mention HBDB and 20% of the sale will be donated to the Dog Beach. Rita’s will have free dog treats with a dab of vanilla frozen custard for canine visitors. More info here.
Rita’s Italian Ice
16917 Algonquin St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Rescue Day Adoption Event
Sunday, April 2nd 11am – 2pm in Anaheim
The University Veterinary Center in Anaheim will be hosting an adoption event with multiple Southern California rescues. The event will feature giveaways, community support, doggy treats from Alice’s Gourmet Wonderland food truck, and more! More info here.
University Veterinary Center
1716 W Glenoaks Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
SoCal Corgi Beach Day
Saturday, April 8th All day (dawn – dusk) in Huntington Beach
Whether or not you have a corgi, SoCal Corgi Beach Day is a fun event for all humans and pups. The chance for you and your dog to see up to 800 corgis on a beach is worth the hassle of finding parking at the beach. The So Cal Corgi Nation group will host a variety of fun activities including doggie limbo contests, photo ops, vendors, giveaways, costume and talent contests and much more. Find out more here.
Huntington Beach Dog Beach
100 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Doggie Date Night at Fred’s
Every Monday from 4pm – 9pm in Huntington Beach
You can often bring your dog with you to restaurants with patios in Southern California. Even if we take that for granted as SoCal dog owners we are always delighted to find a restaurant with a dog menu. Fred’s takes it a step further with their weekly pup gathering (raise your hand if you didn’t think there were regular dog events in Orange County)! Receive a free doggie dinner with purchase of an entrée any Monday evening. More info here.
Fred’s Mexican Café
300 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
RUFF Easter Champagne Brunch
Sunday, April 16th 11am – 2pm in Laguna Beach
Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF), non-profit pet rescue, will host its annual Easter Champagne Brunch at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach. Enjoy a champagne buffet, entertainment, live and silent auctions and more. All precedes support RUFF programs. Make your reservation today by calling (949) 494-6044. More info here.
777 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2017 Ritz-Carlton Yappy Hour
Multiple dates starting late May 5pm – 8pm in Dana Point
As far as dog events in Orange County go, this one might be the ritziest! Hang out with your pup and other sociable dogs along the beautiful Dana Point coast. Cocktails, wine, beer and a selection of barbecue items will be available for purchase. Flavored waters will be available for canine attendees. Proceeds from the event will support The Canine Companions Veterans Initiative. More info here.
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Super Pet Adoption
Sunday, June 4th 10am – 4pm in Irvine
The 11th annual Super Pet Adoption, hosted by the City of Irvine Animal Care Center, is an event not to miss, even if you’re not looking to expand your family. The event will include over 40 pet rescue groups with about 600 animals in need of adoption. Expect gourmet food trucks, bake sales, pet product vendors, a silent auction, opportunity drawings and low-cost microchipping. It’s a fun day for everyone! Suggested donations are $2 per person or $5 per family. More info here.
Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618
If you can’t attend these events or are reading this in the future (hello, people of the future!), don’t fret. We recommend visiting these favorite sites to find upcoming dog events in Orange County: DogTrekker.com and OCDogFriendly.com.