By The Farmer's Dog | April 2, 2024

There’s a lot for dog people to enjoy in Los Angeles. There’s usually mild weather year ‘round, making it easy to do things like bring your dog shopping at The Grove (but check which stores will let them in), eat outdoors on patios that allow pups, and visit parks that welcome your dog. There’s even Rosie’s Dog Beach, where dogs can play off-leash, in nearby Long Beach.

This month, we’re highlighting some of our dog-friendly partners and special events in Los Angeles. Here’s what we want you to know.

Dog-friendly events in Los Angeles, April 2024


Wednesdays—April 3, 10, 17, and 24:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

 SoCal Vibes Cider Tap Room, 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

3–6pm

Swing by for drink specials, plus treats and swag from The Farmer’s Dog.


Saturday, April 6:

Green Dog Dental Pet-Chewlla

210 Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90291

1–6pm

Pet-Chewlla, whose name is a play on a certain famous music festival, features adoptable dogs and cats, food (including samples from The Farmer’s Dog), and, yes, live music.


Sundays, April 7 and 28:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

The Hive Superfood Cafe, 606 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 904041 and 4242 Via Marina, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

4–7pm

Eat and drink with your dog close by.

 

Doodle Meetup 

LA Live Dog Park

11am–1pm

Bring your doodle for play, socialization, and free samples from The Farmer’s Dog.

 

LA Girls Who Walk 

Santa Monica Pier

10am

A chance for women to walk their dogs together in a pleasant setting.


Saturday, April 13:

Frenchie Meetup

Rosie’s Dog Beach, 5000 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

10am–noon

Hang out on the beach with French bulldogs and their people, meet adoptable Frenchies, enter raffles, and try samples from The Farmer’s Dog.

 

Saturdays, April 13 and 27:

Ace of Hearts Adoption Events

Petco, 508 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90048

2–6pm

Meet adoptable dogs from Ace of Hearts, a rescue focused on seniors.

 

Sunday, April 14:

Big Love Animal Rescue Adoption Event

HD Buttercup, 3225 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034

 4–7pm

Meet the Big Love team and their adoptable pets.

 

Saturday, April 20:

SoCal Brussells Griffon Meetup

Boneyard Dog Park, 9910 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 

10am

Bring your Brussells griffon out for a fun day in the park.

 

Sunday, April 21:

Doodle Romp

Westwood Dog Park, 1350 Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

10am

Doodles of LA hosts this event—and, based on the name, it sounds like a lot of fun for doodles and their people. We’ll be there with free samples.

 

Saturday, April 27:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Love Coffee Bar, 1732 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405 

9am–1pm

Enjoy some coffee, hang out with dogs, sample fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog—and, if you’re lucky, win some swag.

 

Sunday, April 28:

SoCal Bull Terrier Meetup

Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Noon

Congregate with bull terriers and their people. The Farmer’s Dog will be there, too, giving out free samples.

 

West Side Dog Gang Social Dog Walk

Santa Monica Promenade

9am–4pm

Come walk your dog and try some free samples from The Farmer’s Dog. RSVP here.

 

Partner nonprofits and services in Los Angeles

The Labelle Foundation

Tobie’s Small Dog Rescue

Big Love Animal Rescue

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue

All of the above organizations do the vital work of finding forever homes for dogs who need them. Follow the links to learn more.

 

Love at First Sit

Dog-E-Den 

Westside Dog Gang

Animal Magnetism

The above companies offer services like training, pet sitting, dog walks, and more. Check the links for all the details.

 

DoodyCalls of Los Angeles

As you may have guessed from their name, DoodyCalls handles pet-waste removal.

 

Partner food and drink establishments in Los Angeles

The Hive Superfood Cafe

Both the Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica locations of this restaurant have dog-friendly seating.

Love Coffee Bar

A roomy backyard and a welcoming attitude make this a great place to have a cup of Joe in the company of your best friend.

SoCal Vibes Cider Tap Room

Dogs can’t (and shouldn’t) drink the cider, but they’ll enhance your experience—and, yes, the vibes—as you do.