Pawsapalooza: On Saturday for Dogs and Those Who Love Them

PawsapaloozaDogs and the people who love them will gather at West Hollywood Park on Saturday for the third annual “Pawsapalooza,” a family- and dog-friendly festival that celebrates all things canine.

The festivities will begin with a morning dog walk followed by a myriad of activities. There will be a costume contest with prizes and celebrity judges — categories include: Day at the Beach, Night on the Town, Doggie Doppelganger (lookalike) and a Grand Prize. There will also be a search-and-rescue demonstration, as well as agility and frisbee demonstrations. The event will feature booths with dog-friendly products and services, free giveaways and a selection of food trucks serving a variety of food and drinks. There will be activities for kids, including face painting and balloon artists.

Pawsapalooza is hosted by PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience helping low-income seniors and those living with a life-threatening or chronic illness by providing essential animal-care services.

Pawsapalooza will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. south of Santa Monica. The festival is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the adjacent five-story parking structure for a fee. Dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend — leashes are required.

More information about PAWSAPALOOZA, including a complete list of festival exhibitors, is available online. For additional information, please contact Diego Ortiz at PAWS/LA at (213) 741-1950 x105 or at dortiz@pawsla.org.


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Jonathan Simmons
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Jonathan Simmons

too bad it’s so hot all the sudden

Jim Chud
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Jim Chud

I think that this is a great event, however It’s a shame that someone like Best Friends – the national ‘no kill shelter and adoption’ group is not participating. It would have been nice to have at least a couple of opportunities to adopt shelter dogs.. Also, Brandon McMillan host of CBS’ Lucky Dog and trainer celeb who trains along the ‘reward for behavior’ line of thought is both local and a great resource and advocate for dogs. I think he would be a great information resource. I hope that there is some sort of instruction around ‘getting your dog… Read more »