Independent Staff Report
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is celebrating its first Pet Week program this week by cosponsoring a World Dog Day event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Admission is free and open to the public. Dogs must be on a leash. All activities will be outside and socially distanced with masks encouraged.
Pet Week is an event to highlight animal companions and celebrate the joy they bring into the lives of their owners.
“I am so excited for the city’s first annual Pet Week, featuring pet-friendly businesses and pet-centered events, like World Dog Day,” Mayor Lauren Meister said. “Pet Week is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation and love for our companion animals.”
“West Hollywood is one of the most pet-friendly cities in America,” Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne added. “Many of our residents have beloved animal companions. I am so delighted to have brought forward the initiative with Mayor Meister to create Pet Week dedicated to our beloved companions. … My hope is that we as a community learn more about how to care for our companions, celebrate them, and make West Hollywood a destination for visitors who have pets as well.”
The city began celebrating World Dog Day in 2016. The family-friendly event will include live performances, an adoption area with adoptable rescue dogs, an animal education area, a dog water park, a dog fashion show featuring past adopted rescue dogs and celebrity judges, drawings, dozens of exhibitors featuring pet-friendly products and services, plus an array of food trucks and celebrity guests.
The Vanderpump Dog Foundation is cosponsoring the World Dog Day festival with the city. The foundation has rescued and adopted more than 2,300 dogs in the United States, and hundreds more internationally.
The city has two dog parks at West Hollywood Park, one for large dogs and one for smaller animals. It also has an off-leash dog park at William S. Hart Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave.
For more information, call (323) 848-6460.