We are officially immersed in the 2014 Holiday Season! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Music & Decorations galore! It also means there are an array of Dog-Friendly Holiday Events in Southern California to enjoy with your dog, like last month's Burbank YMCA's Turkey Trot. If you missed it, don't worry! There are still a few other events and activities happening before ringing in the new year (see below)
But first, we'd like to thank everyone who came out to walk with our Feet & Paws Fitness' Turkey Trot Troupe. It was a bright and sunny morning surrounded by friends and loved ones, two and four legged! Our feet and paws hit the pavement and started a day known for gluttony on a healthy note. But we are not stopping there! More dog-friendly events* are coming up soon that we'd like to share (see below). We hope to see you and your dog at one, if not all, ready to strut your stuff! If you see us (look for a Feet & Paws Fitness shirt), say hello!
And, of course, stay tuned for our Troupe training and gathering again for a few more dog-friendly events in 2015.
*Registration fees for these events may apply. See websites for more details.
1) SANTA MONICA PET EXPO & ADOPTION - Santa Monica, CA
Event Description: Santa Monica Pet Expo & Pet adoption is a FREE and exciting day-long festival for the entire family - dogs/cats and their owners, dog lovers -, friends and visitors from town and surrounding areas, featuring: Vendors/Exhibitors, Sponsors, Pet Adoption and Rescue Organizations, Dog Trainers, Groomers and more.
World's largest animal fare by the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica & Venice Beach, where our four legged loved ones are honored, celebrated and treated as well as they deserve.
Join us for a Pet Parade (registration required) and multiple festivities at Santa Monica Beach Parking Lot 1N.
Event Location: Santa Monica Beach, 1350 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA -MAP-
Event Website: http://www.smpetexpo.org/
2) JINGLE BELL WALK/RUN FOR ARTHRITIS 5K - Glendale, CA
Event Description: Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. Social dogs on-leash allowed but please start at the back and be respectful of other attendees by keeping your dog on a short leash.
Event Location: Alex Theatre, 216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 -MAP-
Event Website: http://lajbr.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1110570&lis=1&kntae1110570=9414501F3A604C2FB9D372F7C50D6640
3) CHRISTMAS 2 GIVE 5K- Los Angeles, CA
Event Description: Join us for a fun and memorable 5k, with a scenic cross country style course on a mix of dirt, grass and asphalt. The course is moderately challenging with about 3/4 of a mile of gradual hills. You will love the course, as well as the view of Los Angeles and the Dodger Stadium. Make sure to come out and help our cause, while promoting a healthy lifestyle within the community. Christmas 2 Give was created to make a change in the lives of others, therefore this year we will be conducting a shoe drive. That's right, bring any shoes, new or used and lets give to The MORE Foundation Group. Social dogs on-leash allowed but please start at the back and be respectful of other attendees by keeping your dog on a short leash.
Event Location: Elysian Park, 1880 Academy Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90012 -MAP-
Event Website: http://www.active.com/los-angeles-ca/running/distance-running-races/christmas-2-give-5k-2014