By The Farmer's Dog | April 2, 2024

Dogs in Orange County and their people can enjoy dog beaches, hiking spots, and ample pup-friendly outdoor dining options. There are plenty of pleasant, sunny days in Orange County, so just venturing outside with your dog is generally a pleasant experience.

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

 

Dog-friendly events in Orange County, April 2024

Thursday, April 4:

Pour for Pups

Mutts in Need, 17065 Newland Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

6-8pm

Meet adoptable dogs, taste wine, and get free samples from The Farmer’s Dog. One note: don’t bring your own dog to this one—it’s all about the dogs from Mutts in Need who are looking for their new homes.

 

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27:

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Left Coast Brewing, 6652 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

12–4pm 

The Farmer’s Dog will be on hand with swag, treats, and free samples of our food.

 

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

 Left Coast Brewing, 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673

12–4pm 

Why, yes, it is the same type of event as above, only at a different location of Left Coast Brewing. If Puerta Del Sol is more convenient for you and your pup, swing by.

 

Saturday, April 13:

Corgi Walking/Hiking Group

Jeffrey Open Space Trail, 13252 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92620

8am

Hike with corgis and their people—and get treats and swag from The Farmer’s Dog.

 

Saturday, April 20:

Mutts In Need Adoption Event at Great OutdoorFest

Sports Basement, 10800 Kalama River Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

11am–2pm

Your dog can keep you company here as you look at gear for outdoor sports, eat food, drink beer, and meet adoptable dogs from local rescue organization Mutts in Need.

 

OC Aussie Meetup

Orange Dog Park, 190 South Yorba Street, Orange, CA 92869

1–3pm

Hang out with Australian shepherds and get free samples from The Farmer’s Dog.

 

Saturday, April 27:

Mutts in Need Adoption Event

Park Bench Cafe, 17732 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

10am–1pm

Meet adoptable dogs, eat some food at dog-friendly outdoor tables, and maybe make a day of it at Huntington Central Park.

 

Sunday, April 28

Adoption Event with the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles
Left Coast Brewing Co., 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673

1–3pm

Enjoy happy hour, meet adoptable golden retrievers—and get swag, treats, and fresh-food samples from The Farmer’s Dog.

 

Monday, April 29

Dog-Friendly Happy Hour

Puesto, 8577 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

3–5pm

Dine on the patio with your dog, and get treats and swag from The Farmer’s Dog. 

 

Partner nonprofits and services in Orange County

Mutts in Need

Priceless Pets

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

 

Happy Tails Pet Services

This company offers dogs walks, higher-intensity exercise, boarding, photography, and more.

 

Partner food and drink establishments in Orange County

Puesto

This Mexican restaurant and bar has eight California locations, including one in Irvine. Come for the tacos, stay for the dog-friendly outdoor patio.

Blue Hummingbird Coffee Roasters

Bring your pup to any of Blue Hummingbird’s three locations. Who knows? They might show up on the Blue Hummingbird Instagram.

Left Coast Brewing

Dogs can keep their humans company at both the Irvine and Sam Clemente outposts of this brewery.

Escape Craft Brewing

The Laguna Niguel location of Escape Craft has beer, pinball, and live sports on TV—and they specifically note on their website that “you’re welcome to bring friendly dogs.”

Bootleggers 

Both the Costa Mesa and Fullerton locations of Bootleggers are known for extensive beer selections and a dog-friendly environment.

Pizza Port

If you’ve ever been sitting with your dog, and wished you also had beer or pizza—or have been eating beer and drinking pizza, but lamented the absence of your dog—the San Clemente location of Pizza Port can help.