Bliss Says Don't Miss These 6 Dog Events Happening in September
When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners as crazy about their pets as you, there’s no better place to go than a dog event. Bliss recommends you and your pet attend any of the dog shows, agility competitions, costume parades, festivals or fundraisers near you and meet hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dog lovers. Here are some good ones in around Southern California:
1. Comedy Unleashed, Irvine Animal Care Center Fundraiser: September 19- Support animals in need while enjoying a night of dinner and laughs with comedian Debi Gutierrez. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Ages 18 and older. Tickets are $35 and include dinner. Tuesday, doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive.
2. Shoestring City Ranch Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle in Lakewood: September 23 - Join the Shoestring City Ranch for the annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner. Includes spaghetti dinner, dessert, raffle ticket and admission to petting zoo. $10 per person or $40 for a family of four or more. Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lakewood Equestrian Center, 11369 Carson St., Lakewood. (562) 301-5046.
3. Surf City Surf Dog: September 22-24 - Enjoy “3-Days of Doggone Fun” at the Annual Unleashed by Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog. The Opening Ceremonies on Friday night include Yappy Hour and a Costume Contest. Saturday features a SUP with your pop hosted by Pirate Coast Paddle Company. Sunday is the world-famous Surf Dog Competition at Huntington Beach Dog Beach for 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
4. Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook Off in Laguna Beach: September 24 - Join the 21st Annual Laguna Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off. Enjoy various pet contests and kids entertainment. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. pet registration, 11 a.m. Adults, $5; kids, free. Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.
5. Tail of Two Cities Gala in San Clemente: September 24: - Save the date for Pet Project Foundation’s event of the year – the Tail of Two Cities Gala. Grab a pawtner for a 3-course dinner, fabulous live and silent auctions and a host of other fun activities. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. All event proceeds benefit the lost, abandoned and wanted animals at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. $135; tickets available online. Bella Collina Town & Golf Club. 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. (408) 859-3706.
6. Paint Your Paws Off with the Animal Assistance League of OC: September 27 - Create and take home your own masterpiece with the Animal Assistance League of OC. Includes wine, appetizers, a vacation raffle, and more. $45. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. El Torito in Westminster, 15042 Goldenwest St., Westminster.
For a list of dog events worldwide, visit Bring Fido. Woof!