Bring Your Own … Dog
For those dog owners looking to socialize themselves and their pets, Orange County offers a variety of dog-friendly events that can be enjoyed by both humans and their furry friends.
Whether you have two legs or four, JustFoodsForDogs's monthly Yappy Hour offers an experience both you and your cuddly companion can enjoy. JustFoodForDogs is hosting its first monthly Yappy Hour of the year on February 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Yappy Hour is open to the public and offers refreshments and appetizers for humans and pets. 500 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach :: 949.722.3647 :: justfoodfordogs.com
If your pooch is a little ball of white fluff, come out to Muttropolis on February 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a maltese/maltipoo meet-up, including light refreshments and appetizers for humans and dogs. Your pup will receive a free goodie bag, and if you make a purchase during the event, you will receive a 10% discount. 865 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach :: 949.717.6888 :: muttropolis.com
Park Bench Cafe
If you own a basset hound, meet and greet other owners and dogs at Breakfast with Bassets on March 3 at 9 a.m. at Park Bench Cafe. The cafe offers menu items for both humans and their furry friends. Ear cleaning and nail clipping will be available for the hounds for $15 per dog. But you do not need to own a basset hound to enjoy a meal there with your pooch. Come by any day with your dog. 17732 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach :: 714.842.0775 :: parkbenchcafe.com
Kid’s Pet Parade
If dressing up your pup is what you enjoy doing most, the Kid’s Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano is the place for you. On February 26 at 1 p.m., come with your human and furry family members to enter the parade or just enjoy the show from the sidelines. Your pet can compete in various contests, including cutest, most unusual, best team costume, funniest, and most obedient. To enter the parade, a $3 entry fee and registration form are required. Cook Park (on the corner of La Novia and Calle Arroyo) :: 949.493.1976 :: swallowsparade.com