Canines in the 90210

Longer days, warmer temps, more large-scale dog festivals.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 11:38 AM PDT
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Woofstock, the annual canine confab that lands at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills, barks again on Sunday, March 10.

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We're fairly convinced that, starting along about March or April our dog has a much better social life than we do.

Well, let's be honest: A pup's social life is pretty healthy year-round, if they get their walks in and meet other neighborhood dogs. But when Daylight Saving Time arrives, and (somewhat) warmer days follow, the large-sized canine gatherings around Southern California start with a big bark.

In fact, a devoted dog person and their charge could travel the state from April to September and pretty much hit one to two Fido fests each weekend. Some are breed-oriented, some devoted to mutts, some are walk-a-thons, and several are fundraisers. An adoption component is a shared feature.

And one of the first out of the gate? It's Woofstock 90210, which is set for Sunday, March 10. Yep, it's in Roxbury Park -- we're going to guess you guessed that -- meaning that it doesn't have the larger spread of some of the fests yet to come.

It has plenty to do, though, and lots of heart. The heart comes in the form in the on-site adoption/rescue area, and the plenty to do includes browsing the over 40-some pet vendors and listening to live tunes.

Honest? It's like summer is just flirting with us now. Dogs, a park, food trucks, music, on a weekend day. July, where are you?

If you're super into socializing with your dog, make a note that the Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival is on for next month in Calabasas.

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