If you’re headed westward with your dog within the next few weeks, there are tons of great outdoor activities and giant expos going on in California, especially in the South. There is also an educational seminar on vaccination, which is great for vets (humans only).
Beach Blanket Bingo Paw Pawty
Huntington Beach Dog Beach
Huntington Beach, California
This event will be a fun day at the beach, so participants are recommended to take blankets and towels along. It will go on from 11:30 AM-4:00 PM, and there will be tennis balls and other toys for dogs to play with, as well as a photo contest. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Club’s Fundraising Campaign for local Orange County pet shelters and rescues.
Safer Pet Vaccination and Health Seminar
Del Mar Hilton
Del Mar, California
This will be a helpful educational seminar that will go on from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. People can learn all about vaccinating their pets safely, and cover topics such as over-vaccination, immunity duration and how to tell if the vaccination is effective. Experts will give lectures, followed by question and answer sessions. There will also be handouts, pet care demonstrations and a short film. There will be a continental breakfast and light lunch with vegetarian options. Admission costs $115.
Parents & Paws Easter Eggtravaganza
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Laguna Niguel, California
This will be an outdoor event for dogs and humans, in a nice park with assorted natural scenery. There will be Easter Eggs full of fun stuff for your dogs. A basket of goodies will be awarded to the dog who makes the most sniffs! To enter the park, you must pay $5 per car, so it’s a good idea to carpool.
Love Your Pet Expo
Shasta District Fairgrounds
This will be the fourth annual pet-friendly event, which costs $4, and is aimed to benefit local rescue organizations. It will start off with a pet parade, and there will be a costume contest, door prizes, craft activities for children, a charity auction, competitions and more. There will be several information booths, covering topics like disaster preparation, pet insurance and dog health. Several vendors will also be present. It will go on from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM.
San Diego, California
This Festival for Dogs and People will take place from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, and is $5 general admission, benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. This year will have a groovy 1960’s theme, and there will be a K-9 playground, disc dogs, flyball, shopping, food, contests, silent auction, 60’s music, and a kids’ zone.