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 FEB.18, 2024


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.

Haute Dogs began in 2001.

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


2022 Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dogs Contests photos
Click above to see Feb. 18, 2024 event photos

Haute Dog Contests | Long Beach, Calif.
Just $10/advance or $20/dog on event weekend gets your dog registered for all contests.

• 9 a.m.: National (English) Bulldog Beauty Contest
blue ribbon• 9:40 a.m.: Best Senior Dog (all breeds/mixes, ages 7+)
• 9:50 a.m. Best Siblings (dogs in the same household or dogs from the same litter; all breeds/mixes; ages 4 months & older)
• 10 a.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed)
• 10:20 a.m.:  Best Young Dog (16 weeks to 1 year; all breeds/mixes)
• 10:30 a.m.: Best French Bulldog
• 10:40 a.m.: Best in Show (all breeds/mixes) 
• 11 a.m.: Best Adopted/Rescued Dog (all dogs; all mixes/breeds)
• 11:10 a.m.: Most Handsome Dog (all male dogs; all mixes/breeds)
• 11:20 a.m.:  Prettiest Dog (all female dogs; all mixes/breeds)
• 11:40 a.m.: Best Small Dog (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies)
• 11:50 a.m. Best Large Dog (generally 60+ lbs.)

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

dog beach long beach california los angeles county off leash
ROSIE'S DOG BEACH in Long Beach permits off-leash beach access for dogs and their owners in a 4.2-acre area, daily from 6 AM to 8 PM 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 area at the water. CLICK HERE for 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

Haute Dogs | Long Beach, Calif.

Bring Your Pets to the FREE Interfaith Blessing of the Animals Sun., Oct. 22, 2023

Interfaith Blessing of the Animals

blessing of the animals long beach justin rudd BLESS THE PETS, Sun., Oct.22, 2023, at sunset, about 5:40 PM, 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. DETAILS


haute dog howloween parade logo justin rudd23rd annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade is Sun., Oct. 27, 2024

HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE on Sun., Oct. 27, 2:30 PM, is set to include more than 450 costumed dogs and a few thousand dogless gawkers. It's $10/dog/advance to enter the parade. Win prizes from Redbarn!

FREE to watch. Rent a chair on-site for $5 cash.

It's free to come watch the parade.


- FREE to spectate
- FREE for costumed humans in parade
- $10/parade dog/advance
- $20/parade dog/event day

Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade, Long Beach, Calif. USA

is Sunday, Oct. 27, 2024, 2:30 p.m. at beachfront grassy park and path in front of former Belmont Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, 90803 (just west of Rosie's Dog Beach). Free to spectate.

Operation Santa Paws starts Dec. 1. Can you help collect?

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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED 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 at

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