Howl'oween Parade | Blessing of the Animals | Rescues & Adoptions | Lost Dog
Rosie's Dog Beach | Bulldog Beauty Contest | Operation Santa Paws
Off-Leash Dog Parks | Dog Laws in Long Beach

UPDATED MAR. 16, 2017


Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)


Justin Rudd's Haute Dogs, Long Beach, Calif.  THE HAUTE
organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.

Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.


This Web site is dedicated to my late bulldogs Rosie and Riley, my current bulldog POTUS, and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.

With warm regards,

Justin Rudd! Exec. Director
Community Action Team (C.A.T.) a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs


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Enter the Haute Dog Poetry Contest following the "30-Minute Beach Cleanup" THIS Sat., March 18

Haute Dog Poetry ContestTo participate in the 214th monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup and the sixth year of the Haute Dog Poetry Contest, arrive 9:35 - 10 a.m. Get a free raffle ticket for door prizes, if you are arrived before 10 a.m.

Win one or more of out $20 bills! Dogs are welcome to attend.

- poetry does not have to be memorized
- must be dog-themed
- max. two poems per entrant
- poems must be one minute or less
- no props; dogs welcome
- all ages welcome to enter, entry is free
- poetry must be original and dog-themed
- microphone provided
- bring a printed copy of your poem
- sign-up at the event
- more about the beach cleanup before the poetry contest:

Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach is VERY Popular Year-Round

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ROSIE'S DOG BEACH in Long Beach permits off-leash beach access for dogs and their owners in a 4-acre area, daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The area, named after Justin Rudd's late English Bulldog "Rosie" that inspired the beach's creation, is at 5000 E. Ocean Blvd., basically between Roycroft and Granada avenues at the water in Belmont Shore, 90803. THE LAW: ONE DOG PER ADULT. Dogs must remain on-leash unless within the orange-coned area at the water. CLICK HEREfor a Rosie's Dog Beach map, driving directions, rules, photos and more details.

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Illegal Breeding in Long Beach

It is illegal to breed dogs in Long Beach without a Breeding Permit and illegal to sell or adopt animals without a Transfer Permit.  More information is available online about the permitting process and the consequences. BREEDING ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

Choose a New Best Friend

Haute Dog Adoptions & Rescue Groups

ADOPTION IS a great option!
CLICK HERE for a huge listing of shelters, rescues, and agencies Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and all of Southern California where you can find beautiful, adoptable dogs of all breeds and mixes. MORE

Bring Your Pets to the FREE Interfaith Blessing of the Animals Sun., Oct. 16, 2016

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WE'LL BLESS THE PETS, Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, at sunset (procession begins at 5:40 p.m.) at 1 Granada Ave., Belmont Shore in Long Beach, 90803, next to Rosie's Dog Beach, on the concrete boat launch ramp overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Interfaith Blessing of the Animals is FREE and presented by Haute Dogs and Justin Rudd.

Seniors, families, singles, and children, were encouraged to bring their dogs, cats, birds, lizards, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, fish, tortoises and turtles and other well-behaved pets. We also host some farm animals at this event, including horses, ponies, lambs, an alpaca, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens.

haute dog howloween parade logo justin rudd16th-annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade is Sun., Oct. 30, 2016

HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m., to include more than 500 costumed dogs and a few thousand dogless gawkers. Marina Vista Park, corner of Colorado St. & Santiago Ave.

Haute Dogs is expected to again donate thousands of dollars to animal welfare programs from money raised. FREE to watch. Rent a chair on-site for $5 cash.

CLICK LOGO here to rent chairs or to register for the human and/or dog costume contest/parade.

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The 16th-annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE will be Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803.

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Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest

World's largest Halloween pet event!

THE PARADE IS Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium
; across from the fire station, by the tennis courts). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St.

Or, you can register at the event for $20/dog with forms we'll have on-site.

There will be three food/drink vendors on-site.

Event t-shirt will be available for $7.

We encourage humans to wear costumes, too!

You do not have to enter dogs in the parade.

Dogs are welcome to watch the parade if they stay behind the white row of chairs or in your lap.

Kids and dogs are not allowed to sit in front of the front row of chairs. Seating is available (if not sold out) for $5/cash at the event.

You can bring your own chair and sit on the second row.

It's free to enter the humand costume contest/parade at 2:25. Just be signed-in at the registration tent to get your entry number. Humans should wear entry number on their right hip.

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for the holiday toy/treat/supplies collection drive for shelter/rescue dogs and cats.  If you, your company or your organization would like to become a part of Operation Santa Paws, please contact the organizer at, and he can e-mail you a pdf file for the poster (or click the logo at left to download a poster) that you can print and place on a cardboard box(es) or large plastic tub for a drop box that you can place in your office, at a pet store, veterinarian office, church, school, etc.  Be sure to include the exact business name, address, and phone of where your box(es) will be so we can list it below.

red plastic tub collection bin for Operation Santa PawsThen invite your friends, family, co-workers, etc. to put new toys and bags of treats in the box/tub.  You can also contact your local newspapers and other media outlets and let them know what you are doing and ask them to help you get the word out.

And, when you are finished collecting goods at your location on the date you choose, you can deliver your collected items to your favorite shelter or drop the goods at one of our major drop-off locations (in the Los Angeles/Orange County area) listed below where we'll pick it up and deliver to various local shelters and rescues on the Saturday before Christmas. DETAILS

2017 Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dog Contests

21 Dog Contests, featuring the Bulldog Beauty Contest & the National Mutt Show, Sun., Feb. 12

Marine Stadium, 5225 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803 MAP

Free to spectate with or without a dog
• $5/cash to rent a front-row chair at event
• $10/dog paid before event weekend
• $20/dog cash-only at event.

Registration gets your dog entered in all appropriate contests of the day. Free to spectate.

9:40 a.m.: Best Dog with a Disability (all breeds/mixes; i.e. blind, deaf, wheelchaired, three-legged, etc.)
10 a.m.: National (English) Bulldog Beauty Contest
11:05 a.m.: Best Jr. Handler, kids ages 8-16
blue ribbon11:15 a.m.: Best Senior Dog (all breeds/mixes, ages 7+)
11:30: Best Young Dog (16 weeks to 1 year; all breeds/mixes)
11:45 p.m.: Most Handsome Dog (all male dogs; all mixes/breeds)
12 p.m.:  Prettiest Dog (all female dogs; all mixes/breeds)
12:15 p.m.: French Bulldog Beauty Contest
12:40 p.m.: Cutest Dog (all breeds/mixes)
12:50 p.m.: Best Costume/Outfit on a dog (all breeds/mixes)
1 p.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed)
1:15 p.m.: Best Smile (all breeds/mixes) 
1:30 p.m.: Best in Show (all breeds/mixes) 
1:50 p.m.: Best Legs (all breeds/mixes)
2 p.m.: Best Small Dog (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies)
2:10 p.m.: Best Large Dog (generally 60+ lbs.)
2:20 p.m.: Most Photogenic (all breeds/mixes)
2:30: Best Ears (all breeds/mixes)
2:40: Best Butt (all breeds/mixes)
2:50: Best Tail (all breeds/mixes)
3 p.m.: Cutest Corgi

All breeds/mixes welcome. Your dog's $10 advance entry benefits spay/neuter and adoption/rescue and Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). A $10 advance entry per dog allows entry in all appropriate contests of the day. Win gift certificates, framed winner's certificates, blue ribbons, and bragging rights for a year!

Adoption fair begins at 9:30.

Main event is the Bulldog Beauty Contest

Bulldog Beauty Contest
& Haute Dogs Contests

Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Marine Stadium Park, 5255 Paoli Way @ Eliot St.
Long Beach, 90803

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Front-row seats, $5 cash
Bulldog Beauty Contest
Front-row seats, $5
Vendors and adoptions: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

THE BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST at 10 a.m. will be the main event at this year's Haute Dog Contests produced by beauty pageant coach and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd. In addition to the Bulldog and French Bulldog contests, Rudd is again including contests for Senior Dogs (all breeds/mixes, ages 7 & older), Best in Show (all dogs/breeds/mixes), the National Mutt Show, Small Dogs, and Large Dogs. New in 2017 is the Cutest Corgi contest. 

Marine Stadium, 5225 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803 MAP

Rent seats at the event with cash. The dog adoption and vendor fairs are 9:30-3:30 p.m.

Students: Will You Make a Valentine's Card for a Shelter Dog, Cat or Rabbit? 

Valentine's Card Contest for shelter pets
Long Beach Animal Care Services and HAUTE DOGS, and Justin Rudd are sponsoring the 7th annual handmade Valentine's card contest for Long Beach-area students (K-12) to create lovable Valentine's cards for the 120+ dogs, 50+ cats and rabbits housed at the Long Beach Animal Care Services shelter. Hundreds of cards were submitted last year.

CARDS from adults are encouraged, too, but will not be judged in the contest. Rudd says, "There are hundreds of dogs and cats in our city who are looking for love and affection while waiting for forever homes. Let's show them our love this season. We encourage classrooms, scout groups, church youth groups, and other organizations to create cards for the animals."

Cards should be received at Long Beach Animal Care Services, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808, on or before noon on Sat., Feb. 11, 2017. Students should place their name, grade level, teacher's name and school name on the very back of the card. Cards will not be returned.

WIN A PIZZA PARTY! The student who crates the winning card will receive a pizza party for their friends, classroom or group (up to 30 people). Judging will take into consideration the grade level of the student, and will be based on creativity, originality, and first impression. The folded cards should not exceed 5x7, and should not include any particular animal’s name. Volunteers will randomly assign a card to an animal’s kennel. The goal is to get at least one card per animal that will be attached to each pet's kennel through the Valentine's Day week.

YAPPY HOUR AT NOON: In addition to the regular shelter hours, the public is invited to come view the cards and their creators, spend time with the animals and "fall in love" during a special Yappy Hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 11, where drinks and cookies will be served to human guests, soft love songs will be playing, the shelter animals will receive special Valentine's goodies, and awards will be announced for the best Valentine's cards.

Justin Rudd and the Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities titleholders will also be hosting the event and contest. The Yappy Hour will surely allow visitors time to find a 4-legged sweetheart to love.

Regular hours are Wed. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat. thru Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is closed Mon. and Tues.

Direct any questions to Visit the shelter online at




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