All proceeds from ticket sales & sponsorships are donated to local animal charities

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible, EIN # is 88-3926343. We run three events every year:

We pick different pet charities for each event. We also bring adoptable dogs to these events. We have fun, and most importantly, we help animals! Join us!!



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Our Next Event:

  • La Jolla Mutt Strut & Cat Nap 2023

    Are you a pet lover? Is it your dream to see every animal out there have a safe loving home? Join our team! The more of us get involved, the more animals we can help!



    With a one-time $300 donation, you will receive a vinyl banner to be displayed EVERY YEAR at ALL our events. The banner will include your pet’s photo, your name and your business logo.

    Our goal is to display every pet that lives here in La Jolla. Your pet gets a forever memory, and your donation helps homeless animals.

About Us

Our Beliefs and Mission

We believe that bringing our pet-loving community together allows us to raise money to be donated to animal rescues. We make a positive ongoing impact while having a great time with our four-legged family members.

Our mission is to raise funds by organizing events for pets and their owners in the community. We donate all proceeds to animal rescues and local pet charities.

How You Can Help


Giving online has never been more secure, convenient, or hassle-free with the Givebutter platform we use. You will receive an automated receipt that you can use to claim your tax-deductible donation.


You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer or a Board Member. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of animals.


Your brand will be recognized at our events and on our website. And if your donation is $300 or more, you’ll get a lifetime banner with your pets, your logo, and your name. You can make a difference today by becoming a sponsor.

Join our Board

We are a growing team, and we are looking for volunteers and community leaders who share our love for animals and want to do something to help.

Become a Vendor

Our events attract local pet lovers from La Jolla and all surrounding areas. We are inviting not only pet-friendly businesses but also any family-oriented or household-centered business to set up a booth at our events.

Apply for a Grant

We are always looking for more pet rescues and charities to apply to receive a grant from us. We usually distribute grants after our events are held. We also require all applicants to have a 501(c)3 status for 2 years or more.


Past Events

  • La Jolla Mutt Strut & Cat Nap 2023

    Are you a pet lover? Is it your dream to see every animal out there have a safe loving home? Join our team! The more of us get involved, the more animals we can help!

  • La Jolla Santa Paws 2022

    La Jolla Santa Paws 2022 was our winter Fundraiser benefitting the Frosted Faces Foundation. Students from La Jolla Elementary were helping with Santa Dog Photos, and we also had hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. It was a gorgeous day, that grew into a weekend completing the Scavenger Hunt and collecting Santa Paws around La JollaContinue reading “La Jolla Santa Paws 2022”

  • La Jolla Christmas Parade 2022

    This was our first participation in La Jolla Christmas Parade. We purchased a giant inflatable dog that rode in a decked-up convertible. Everyone wore festive outfits. Of course, my own dog stopped the proceeding and pooped in the middle of Girard. 🤦‍♀️ Next year, we decided we’ll have an Ugly Sweater Matching Outfits theme whereContinue reading “La Jolla Christmas Parade 2022”

  • La Jolla Dog-O-Ween 2022

    We had some unbelievable costumes! All dogs got to be announced on the Red Carpet, and it was extremely difficult to select winners – they all looked amazing! And most importantly, few dogs found forever homes at our event!! 🙌 We were able to donate a total of $4,000 to four local pet rescues. ItContinue reading “La Jolla Dog-O-Ween 2022”

  • La Jolla Mutt Strut 2022

    In May 2022, we did our Inaugural La Jolla Mutt Strut together with the Foundation of La Jolla High School.

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