Dog Club

Encourages owners of dogs to be better members of the community. Promotes interest in and proper care of dogs in the community.

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Ronald Drauden


In July of 1969 Christine Pensinger contacted several dog owners in Leisure World with the idea of forming a CANINE CLUB. A petition with two hundred and fifty signatures was presented to the Director of Education and Recreation requesting permission to form such a group.  Approval was granted. The first meeting of the CANINE CLUB was held on August 12, 1969 in Clubhouse 2. It was voted that the official name of the club would be " THE CANINE CLUB OF LAGUNA HILLS. "


  1. To work with owners and dogs so that they will become better members of the  community.
  2. To promote the love, interest, and proper care of dogs.
  3. To establish ground rules for owners and dogs living in Laguna Woods Village and they keep a license currently.

DOG RULES Since January 28, 1971

  1. Dogs must be on leashes at all times when out of doors, in compliance with Orange County regulations - Ordinance No. 1403 which states all dogs must be on a leash not over six feet long with the master at the other end of the leash.
  2. It is the owner's responsibility to pick up after his own dog.
  3. Do not disturb your neighbors by leaving a pet alone that barks continuously for long periods of time.
  4. Vicious dogs that attack other pets or humans shall not be permitted to live in Laguna Woods Village. 
  5. All dogs are required by state ordinance to have a current rabies vaccine.
  6. All dogs residing in the City of Laguna Woods are required to have a current dog license (city ordinance).
  7. Dog license are mandatory in Orange County. For more information click here.


Our Club's Goals are promote adoption of dogs, as well as educate dog owners in nutrition, behavior and provide a service with our therapy dogs for people in nursing homes and day care centers.


After Hours Animal Emergencies or Urgent care of South Orange County is located at 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo Ca. Telephone (949) 364-6228. This Veterinary Clinic is located near Mission Hospital area. Hours: Monday through Friday 6 p.m to 8 a.m. Weekends and Holidays 12 noon Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday. If your emergency occurs during daytime business Monday thru Friday consult your local Veterinarian Clinic or Hospital. Another Choice is. Healing Hearts Animal Hospital Tel 949-409-0333 daily 6 PM to 8PM Week ends 24 hours. near gate 6 on  23505 Carlota, Laguna Hills Ca

the second Monday of the month meeting

The Laguna Woods Dog Club meets on the second Monday of Emergency Animal Hospitalsthe month except for the months of June, July, August and December. The month of June features the Dog Show the months of July, August are dark. The month of December is the clubs Holiday Luncheon. The monthly meetings are held at Clubhouse 1, the Art Gallery Room. The meetings begin at 7 p.m and generally over by 8:30 p.m. followed by a social time with refreshments. Special events dates and time are announced  after the Dog  Club receives the dates from the GRF drawings for dates and use of club houses every year. Monthly meetings and special events are published in the Laguna Woods Globe Newspaper, flyers at all clubhouse flyer racks and cable (Village Television.) Members of the club either receive a e-mail notification or a telephone message if you do not have internet service. Club memberships are January 1 thru December 31 of the current year. Current membership dues are $15 for single or friend of dog and $20 for a couple. Renewals or new memberships can be paid at the monthly meetings by check or cash. By mail check only made out to Laguna Woods Dog Club and addressed to Laguna Woods Dog Club Box 2255,Laguna Woods, Ca. 92637 or address on application form. Meeting dates for 2023. Jan.9, Feb 13, March 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Sep. 11, Oct. 9, Nov.13..The Club is closed in July and August. June is a Special Event Month. TBA. Dec is the Clubs Holiday Open House  or Holiday Luncheon..All Club Meetings are held at Club House 1, Art Room at  7 PM.                                                                                                                                                    


 Dog Walkers & Sitters list is available at the Laguna Woods Social Services Dept. in theCommunity Center Tel:949-597-4267 HOURS M/F 9 AM to 4 PM.                                                                                                                                               Dog Veterinarian Ambulance of Southern California Tel:949-306-1019                                                                           City of Laguna Woods Dog License Applications are available at City Hall.



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