West Hollywood, California, is known for its glamorous residents and beautiful weather, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems in the area. One of the biggest problems for this city is homeless animals. These animals are often taken off the streets and put into safe shelters where they are given food and medical care. Two of the newest and most helpful animal welfare organizations in the area are Doggone Crazy Animal Rescue and the Vanderpump Dog Foundation.
Doggone Crazy Animal Rescue is a no-kill shelter in Los Angeles that provides much needed care for animals in need until they can be placed in new homes. Since its formation in 2013, the organization has been helping animals by placing them in foster homes to live with loving families until they can find permanent homes. The organization gives pets a second chance to find a home instead of being euthanized in high-kill shelters in the area. As a non-profit organization, Doggone Crazy Animal Rescue relies heavily on donations and volunteers to provide for the animals in its care.
The Vanderpump Dog Foundation was founded in 2016 after the founders learned about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. Seeing the horrible conditions the dogs were in sparked the idea for a shelter that would help animals both in the states and abroad. Currently, the organization is working to end animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation across the globe.
If you live in the West Hollywood area and are looking to bring a new animal into your home, consider a visit with one of these great organizations, where you will be saving the life of an animal in need.
If you have a water-loving dog, you won’t want to miss out on the weekend-long Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach! Head over to the dog beach area on a weekend in September for surfing, paddle boarding, and other exciting activities with your favorite pooch.
This event is free to watch and participate in, but there may be rental fees required along the way. During this event, your dog will have numerous opportunities to socialize with other pooches and humans from the area!
While the event is free, donations will be accepted to help the event’s charity partners. Partners include Barks of Love, French Bulldog Rescue Network, Huntington Dog Beach, OC SPCA, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, and West Rescue of Orange County and Beyond.
Baseball makes a great outing for you and your friends, but what if your beloved doggo could tag along, too? Well, each baseball season, Dodger’s Stadium opens up to the hounds for a game! During this game, dogs and their owners are invited to participate in a pre-game pet parade across the field, as well as pre-game activities at the pup center.
Treats are available for the dogs during the event, and seats are located in the All You Can Eat Left Field Pavilion where humans can load up on hot dogs, nachos, drinks, and more during the game!
Sponsored by AvoDerm and Nylabone, dog tickets are $35 each.
Celebrate Halloween at the best doggone event in the Los Angeles area: the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade! During the parade, costumed dogs are the center of attention for this Halloween event. Make sure to put your dog in their best costume to show off during the parade, as well as the costume contest that includes paw-some prizes!
The parade takes place at Marina Vista Park on the corner of Colorado Street and Santiago Avenue. Each year, more than 500 dogs help raise money for animal welfare programs in the area during this fun event!
This event is free to watch and participate in, but renting a chair during the parade requires a fee of $5.
Dogs and dog owners won’t want to miss out on the annual Pawsapalooza celebration each May in West Hollywood Park! Join Pets Are Wonderful Support Los Angeles for a full day of fun to honor the bond between humans and their pets.
From 9:30 am to 4 pm, there will be a number of different activities for you and your dog to participate in. Browse through dozens of pet vendors with all kinds of great products and services. There will also be live music, delicious food, and other great activities. Don’t miss out on the costume contest - complete with prizes for the winners of categories like Doggy Doppelganger and Superhero!
The event is free, but all donations from the event benefit Pets Are Wonderful Support Los Angeles programs.
Help raise money for animals in need around the Los Angeles and Hollywood area at the annual Strut Your Mutt Los Angeles event! During this event, humans and dogs hit the street to walk or run to raise money for local non-profit shelters and animal welfare organizations. You and your dog will also benefit from the exercise that you will get during the event.
Head over to Exposition Park each October for Strut Your Mutt. The registration fee is only $15 per adult and $10 per child participant. Dogs don’t require a registration fee, but they must walk with at least one adult.