Pet Expos, Fundraisers, Shows and Events in California


California Pet Expos, Shows and Events

ANAHEIM: SoCal Pet Con, February 9-10, 2019 at the Business Expo Center. Bring your pet for free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, lure coursing, pet costume contests, to meet vets, trainers, groomers and find other pet services and products from local and national vendors. Adoptions also available. Location: 1960 S Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805. Hours: Sat. Feb.9 10a-6p | Sun. Feb.10 11a-4p. $8,

LONG BEACH: Bulldog Beauty Contest February 10, 2019
20 categories of dog competitions spanning all breeds, makes and models. Held at Marine Stadium in Belmont Shore (a neighborhood of Long Beach,) the annul festival actually brings out lots of non-pet owners who come to adore the sweet little creatures strutting their stuff. It's must-see, pre-Oscars red carpet entertainment in Southern California.

Valentine's Love at California Zoos

  • ATASCADERO: WOO at the Zoo February 9, 2019
  • DUNLAP: Wine & Growlers Tour Feb.16
  • ESCONDIDO: Safari Park Valentine's Day Dinner at Kijamii Overlook
  • FOLSOM: Owl Be Your Valentine February 9 & 10
  • LONG BEACH: Valentine's Day Dinner Feb.14
  • LOS ANGELES: Valentine's Gifts Flamingo Mingle at Los Angeles Zoo ongoing special upgrade
  • PALM DESERT: Brew at the Zoo Feb.9
  • SACRAMENTO: I Heart Sacramento Zoo Feb.10
  • SAN DIEGO: Zoo Valentine's Dinner, A Celebration of Love Feb.14
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Valentine's Day Champagne Zoo Stroll February 16 & 17
  • SAN FRANCISCO: California Academy of Sciences Penguin Valentines February 12-14
  • SAN PEDRO: Birds and Bees Under the Seas Feb.11
  • SANTA BARBARA: Kids Club Valentine's Day Feb.15
  • SANTA ROSA: Adults Valentine's Rumble in the Jungle
    February 16-17

TRUCKEE: I-Did-A-Run on March 10, 2019
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
See dog run at the annual Dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in this entertaining, timed race pitting dog against dog pulling sleds over a snow-covered course at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Prizes are awarded to the speediest finishers among four weight divisions.  The Annual I-Did-A-Run is a timed dog event for our furry, four-legged friends to pull weighted sleds down a snow-covered chute, racing against the clock. This event is rain or shine, and it's the chance every dog dreams of — a moment to show off their skills in the spotlight.
Weight divisions: 0-25 pounds | 26-50 pounds | 51-75 pounds |
75 pounds and over, with awards for fastest in each division.

LOS ANGELES: Doggie Street  Festival September 22, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA. The Ultimate Dog Lovers Family Fun Event That Increases Dog and Cat Adoption Countywide. Enjoy Yummy Eats, Music and Special Guests. Canines and their Peeps can Shop for Unique Pet Products and more.

SAN DIEGO: Doggie Street  Festival November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Ultimate Dog Lovers Family Fun Event That Increases Dog and Cat Adoption Countywide. Enjoy Yummy Eats, Music and Special Guests. Canines and their Peeps can Shop for Unique Pet Products and more.

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Dog Festival
Annual Lake Arrowhead Dog Festival presented by Three Dog Bakery includes K-9 demonstration,  contests for attendees, vendor booths, rescue organizations and, Splash Dogs jumping competition. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

MILPITAS: Pour for Paws
Big Dog Vineyards
4545 Felter Road
Milpitas, CA 95035 
$100, pet companion free,
Award winning wines and food | Selfie Smooch Booth | Live music by Chris Bigford Band | live and silent auctions.  

Harmonic Brewing
1050 26th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free RSVP!
Design, decorate and decal your pup in their one-of-a-kind car costume -- sip a beer and grab a bite as these dogs race across the finish line. All pups attending the event will be automatically entered into our 'Best Car Costume' contest.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Bow-Wow Brunch - Woofles For Pups 21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

FRESNO: Music For Mutts
Valley Animal Center Dog Park, 3934 N. Hayston, Fresno, CA
a beautiful afternoon concert while helping homeless animals in the Central Valley! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the show! Additional seating will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

German Restaurant
7561 Center Ave. #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

SAN JOSE: Bark in the Park
William & 16th St.
San Jose, CA
Free admission, $5 per dog donation 
Billed as the biggest dog festival on the West Coast, Bark in the Park hosts thousands of people and their pets.

RANCHO CORDOVA: Doggie Day in the Park
Hagan Community Dog Park
Rancho Cordova, CA
Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD) hosts annual Doggie Day in the Park. Vendor & information booths, an agility obstacle course, agility course, contests and prizes.

BANNING: Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races


Families Invited to March in Burlingame Pet Parade
Broadway & Chula Vista
Burlingame, California
Pets must be in line at 9:30 a.m.

TRINITY CENTER: Dog Lovers Weekend
1750 Trinity Alps Road
Trinity Center, CA
$250-275 person,
Trinity Alps Resort Dog Lovers Weekend includes 2 nights and 4 meals. Dogs get free run around the property.

MONTEREY PARK: Roxy's Paws of Love Dog Fair
American Legion Post 397
338 S Ramona Ave.
Monterey Park, CA
Free admission,
Annual Fair & Service Animal Awareness is a dog friendly event featuring vendors and information. The first 25 paw families (leashed friendly dogs only) receive a free goodie bag!  BBQ Raffles Pack Walk Dog Photos Play Activities Sponsored by American Legion Post 397 and Auxiliary Unit 397 

PASADENA: Wiggle Waggle Walk
Brookside Park - Rose Bowl
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
$20 by Sept.11, more after, |
This dog friendly event doesn't require a dog to participate. Thousands of walkers choose between 1 and 3-mile walks around the Rose Bowl to raise funds animal care. Emmy-winning journalist Lu Parker emcees the fundraiser while actress Carolyn Hennesy gets the party started. Vendor booths, K-9 demonstrations, food trucks, music and canine contests.

SACRAMENTO: RedRover's Paws for Pints
Sactown Union Brewery
1210 66th St. B
Sacramento, CA 95819
Celebrating 30 Years. RedRover brings animals out of crisis and strengthens the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

IDYLLWILD: Howl & Yowl Musical Benefit for the Animals Living Free Animal Sanctuary
54250 Keen Camp Rd
Mountain Center, CA 92561
$15, or available at gate
Featuring Honey County with Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump | Lisa Haley & The Zydekats | Jason Powers
Family-friendly fundraiser at 154-acre sanctuary features world-class music, good eats, cold beer, wine, vendor booths, hay rides... and the many rescued, adoptable animals of Living Free.  Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Lawn chairs and blankets allowed. Children 12 and under are free.

SAN FRANCISCO: Strut Your Mutt
Little Marina Green
San Francisco, CA

SANTA ROSA: DogFest Wine Country
Old Courthouse Square
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Courthouse Square
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fun, fully accessible <1 mile stroll through downtown Santa Rosa includes music, games, heart warming stories, vendors, food and drink.

TULARE: Paws for a Cause
Motorcycle ride to benefit Tulare K-9 unit.

Animal Care & Control San Francisco
1200 15th St,
San Francisco, CA
Free, |
Leash up your "babies" and get ready to celebrate Pet Pride Day 

CARMEL: Poodle Day
Location: Carmel, CA. Poodle owners, with their furry companions unite for a fun-filled day! Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities at The Crossroads.

WEST SACRAMENTO: Annual Soggy Doggy Swim Day
Bring your pooch to the pool for swim day! There's a beach entry so dogs can enter and exit safely. Owners are welcome to stand in the beach entry but are not allowed to swim with their dogs.  Yolo county Animal Services onsite for licensing and microchipping. Location: Recreation Center Aquatic Facility. Fee $5 per dog, pay at the door, no pre-registration required.

SACRAMENTO: DogFest Walk 'N Roll Sacramento
Southside Park
2115 Sixth Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
1 mile walk around the park encourages participants to raise sponsorship donations.

ROSEVILLE: Barktoberfest
Maidu Park
Roseville, CA
Festival free, $25-45 fun run | beer tasting,
7th annual Barktoberfest includes: Fun Run | Biergarten | Vendors | Non-Profit & Rescue Groups | Sponsors | Raffle

NEWHALL: Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair
Newhall, CA

SAN DIEGO: DogFest San Diego
NTC Park at Liberty Station
2455 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Walk as an individual or a team with your sponsored dollars to support Canine Companions for Independence.

LOS ANGELES: Strut Your Mutt
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA
Registration: 1:30 p.m. | Walk: 3 p.m. | End: 6 p.m.
Get in some cardio exercise and raise money for a cause at the same time

SAN DIEGO: Pitties in the Park

BEVERLY HILLS: Woofstock 90210
Roxbury Park
Free parking at Beverly Hills High School with pet-friendly shuttles to the park
Annual pet extravaganza presented by the City of Beverly Hills  Community Services Department invites people & leashed pets for:
Pet adoptions/rescues hosted by Pets 90210
35+ pet-related vendors
Food trucks
Pet Parade (registration required)
Pet & people face and body painting (nominal charge)
Live entertainment for pets and people
Local veterinarians on-site
Pet Emergency preparedness information

SAN JOSE: Bay Area Pet Expo 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds star Free Admission star Bring Your Pet! (Please note that all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of vaccinations)

NEWPORT BEACH: Kriser's Dog Mile Race and Dog Expo at 34th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run March 12, 2017, 6:30-11 a.m.
300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Kriser's Dog Mile Race and Dog Expo is part of the Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run!
 Registration opens at 6 a.m. $25-35

PERRIS: Pets on Parade March 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Morgan Street Park
600 E. Morgan Street
Perris, CA
Admission is Free.
Pets on Parade at Morgan Street Park is sponsored by City of Perris. Low-cost vaccinations, licensing, free spay-and-neuter  information, and pet services are provided by vendors.

SAN DIEGO: St. Pawtrick's Day Party March 16, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Backyard Kitchen and Tap
832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA
Free 1598605446820945/
Sponsored by Camp Run-a-Mutt Point Loma and Pawtopia Dog Training.

RIVERSIDE: Walk With The Animals March 25, 2017
Lake Evans
Riverside, CA. Join us for another fun-filled morning and help us raise funds to help support homeless animals in the community. You are asked to fundraise for this event. Sign up starts at 7:30 a.m. Walk is at 9 a.m. Leash up for the 1.3-mile walk. Fairmount Park | 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, 92501

PASO ROBLES: Dog Jog April 1, 2017, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Vina Robles Winery
3700 Mill Rd.
Paso Robles, CA
Expo, Silent Auction, Dog Contest, Lunch, Wine Tasting and Music by Rag Bone Saints.

SACRAMENTO: Doggy Dash April 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
William Land Park
3800 Land Park Dr.
Sacramento, CA
Free-$5 donation requested
 in Sacramento, CA, US. Admission is free for registered Doggy Dash walkers in the largest dog 5K or 2K walk and festival in the Sacramento area! Registration supports Sacramento SPCA

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Dog Show April 13-16, 2017
Cal Expo
Sacramento, CA

SAN FRANCISCO: DogFest April 22, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Duboce Park
Noe Street at Duboce Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Dogs and kids of all ages and their parents are invited to this event with Master of Ceremonies Daniel Handler.  Location: San Francisco, CA. Enter your dog in our Everyday Dog Show! Enjoy entertainment, jumpy houses, face painting, carnival games, food, and more.

COSTA MESA: America's Family Pet Expo April 28-30, 2017
Don't bring pets to this event.
$15 admission

COSTA MESA: The World's Largest Pet & Pet Products Expo, Apr. 28-30, 2017
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA
Do not bring your pets to this show! Reptile Show and Sale presented by Repticon Touch, hold and interact with lizards, snakes, tarantulas and other reptiles . Dog Events Watch dogs and their handlers perform amazing stunts to upbeat music in this action-packed show. Police K-9 Demonstrations Watch Canine Officers at work and experience why Police Dogs are prime candidates for Police and Search Teams. Cat Program Cats offer the public an opportunity to visit with, pet and learn about different breeds of cats. Bird Show Joe's menagerie of birds are sure to impress as they show you the stuff that animal actors are made of. Kid's Aquarium Contest Kids can create their own 10-gallon aquarium. Winners are judged in 3 categories: Natural, Creative and Themed. See Over 1000 Animals! Splash Dogs — Dock Diving Fun Adoption Pet Grooming Makeover Adorable Adoptable Pets Dog Breed Displays and Education Fish Exhibitions Repticon at Pet Expo Small and Large Animals Free Flight Bird Show Aquarium Experience Pet Experts, Breeders, Trainers Petting Zoo and Pony Rides And More. 

SAN DIEGO: Walk for the Animals May 6, 2017, 7 a.m.
NTC Park at Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
2-mile walk with your pets to raise funds for the Humane Society.

SAN DIEGO: Doggie Street Festival August 2017
Liberty Station
San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO AREA: BTCSC Performance  Agility Trials, Training

DEL MAR: San Diego Pet Expo February 17-18, 2017
Del Mar Fairgrounds
 Show off your pet dressed in their best costume for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Each pet must wear a costume during the competition period to be eligible. Winners will be determined by audience applause as assessed by the pet expo staff.  

LOS ANGELES: Pet Emergency Preparedness Seminar at Hermon Dog Park  Location: Los Angeles, CA. PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR Sponsored by Friends of Hermon Dog Park, and taught by experts Cynthia Sanchez and Thea Martin Friends of Hermon Dog Park presents a Pet Education seminar.

SAN FRANCISCO  Annual Bark & Whine Ball  Location: San Francisco, CA. Join the San Francisco SPCA for an enchanted evening with food and music. Take your pooch for a walk down the red carpet.

TEMPLETON: Spring Fling Animal Fetch Competition Location: Vineyard Dog Park, Vineyard Dog Park, 1010 Semillon Lane in Templeton, CA. Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon

ESCONDIDO: Paws in the Park February 4, 2017
Grape Day Park
321 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA
Entertainment, adoptions, spay & neuter, chipping, games for people of all ages and their dogs, prizes, giveaways, and more! 

ORANGE: Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound Get healthy, get educated, and have fun on 3 paved courses between 1 and 2 miles long for humans and their canine friends. 

NORCO: Disc Dogs Competition in Southern California March 15-16, 2014. Location: Norco, CA. UFO local tournament and D-tour will be held at Pikes Peak Park, 111 6th St, Norco, CA. 92860. Hosted by Disc Dogs in Southern California. Registration/check-in starts at 9:00am and the competition starts at 9:30am. Hosted by Disc Dogs in Southern California. Registration/check-in starts at 9:00am and the competition starts at 9:30am. Contact: Benny Wong

COVINA: Southern California Disc Dog Challenge - UFO World Cup Major Tournament April 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
will be held at Kelby Park, 815 N. Barranca Ave, Covina, CA 91723. Registration/check-in starts at 8:30am and ends at 9:15am. Hosted by Disc Dogs in Southern California. Contact: - Benny Wong

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk   Location: Los Gatos, CA. All dog lovers are invited to walk with their dogs to celebrate the life of their canine best friend or to walk in memory of dogs that have lost their battle with canine cancer.

Wag N' Walk Location: Monterey, CA. Wag n' Walk is a fun people and pets walk-a-thon that provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy a 2 or 4 mile walk on the scenic recreational trail.

Bully Blitz II  Location: Woodland, CA. Join the American Bully Kennel Club for one of the best dog shows all year!

Spring Dog Festival  Location: Soquel, CA. Bring your dog out to play at the  Annual C-DOG Spring Dog Festival at Soquel High School in Soquel, CA

 Loews Surf Dog Competition June 21, 2014. Location: San Diego, CA.

ESCONDIDO: The  Annual "The Grand Woofstock" is being rescheduled to spring / summer 2018 to beat the Autumn heat! This is North County's Premier Pet Festival held in Historic Downtown Escondido  from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This family-friendly, dog-friendly event is FREE to the public & keeping in the 70s flower power-hippie theme

SAN JOSE: Bark in the Park   Location: San Jose, CA. Come to the  Annual Bark in the Park canine celebration in downtown San Jose, California. It's a unique festival for the whole family, including your dog and his best friend.

SANTA ROSA: Northern California Amazing Pet Expo  Northern California Amazing Pet Expo! 
Northern CA Pet Expo
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Free parking and admission

POMONA: Holiday Pet Expo 
1101 W McKinley Ave‎
Pomona, CA
This is an indoors, air-conditioned event that invites you to come and play, learn and have a great day, all free! Bring your dog, bird or even your lizard — just make sure that you have proof of current age-appropriate immunizations (if applicable) and that your canine companion is on a non-retractable lead. Check out

Tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, see live demonstrations in doxie derby, obedience training, pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent contest and costume contest, fabulous retailers and much more fun for the whole family! And if you're looking to add a new pet to the family, the mega-adoption event will have more than 200 pets available for adoption. Plus we'll be offering low-cost immunizations and microchipping

SAN DIEGO: Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade  Location: San Diego, CA. All pet owners and their furry, feathered and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes and put their best paw, wing and fin forward for this jolly promenade and pet expo.

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