The LAPCC has been a non-profit club for over a year now, and we are proud to support NKLA and the ASPCA with some of our bigger events. That’s why Puppypalooza, this Saturday, is a fundraiser for the ASPCA. All our proceeds will go to help bio-pets. This is your last week to buy tickets online for $15 (click here). If you prefer to pay cash at the door, it will be $20. We’re hoping for this to be one of our bigger events this year so please show your support as a pet, handler, or spectator. Rain or shine, we’ll have a great time!
If you’re a competitive pony or a competitive pup, and you love winning ribbons, then the next couple of weeks are going to be exciting for you!
This weekend is our Sin in the City Dog and Pony show!
And the weekend after that is Puppypalooza!
If you’re a shy pet and you don’t like to perform or compete, that’s okay. Our February playdate is on the 16th, the week after Puppypalooza, and this is a low-key, calm place where pets and ponies can run around in an unstructured environment.
Whatever type of pet play you like, we will make a space for you. The Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club welcomes all sexual orientations, gender identities, ages (18+), ethnicities and nationalities, physical abilities, and religious and political affiliations. We celebrate our diversity and we are stronger for it.
Sin in the City, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is in its seventh year, and 2019 has lots to offer for ponies and critters!
To start things off, there is a Dog and Pony Show on Friday night. Remember to buy a Friday night dungeon pass to attend!
There are also two pony workshops, taught by our own subMissAnn, and two puppy play workshops, one of which is being taught by the 2019 International Puppy, Havok! You can see the full event schedule by clicking this link. subMissAnn and pup Pepper will be present at all of these workshops so if you don’t attend the show, please drop by and say hello to us during the weekend. We’d love to meet you!
They say dogs are man’s best friend, but here at the LAPCC, we believe that all critters can fill that role!
Our 2018 Holiday Party
Our club is proud to boast over 200 members, with an active core of about twenty. We have at least one event monthly and we invite you to join us this year for two of our upcoming events, Puppypalooza (February 9th) and the Sin in the City the City Dog and Pony Show (February 1st).
You might want to pre-purchase tickets for Puppypalooza because this year will be our biggest yet and we can only guarantee the first 10 participants will be able to compete in ALL events.
Also, remember, if you are planning to attend the Dog and Pony show in Vegas on Friday, February 1st, you need to pre-purchase a dungeon pass.
We hope to see you there! You’re already a winner… why not compete and get some ribbons to prove it?!
Can’t wait that long? Never fear. The LAPCC will be hosting a Dog and Pony show at Sin in the City on February 1st. This convention in Vegas includes the International Person of Leather title competition and features several classes on petplay and ponyplay. We hope to see you there! Click the logo for more info.
We have a lot of events coming up in the new year. Let’s talk about two of them now!
Puppypalooza will be on February 9th, a Saturday. Puppypalooza is a one-day critter event designed to showcase the varied type of petplay and pet discipline. Check-in begins at 10 am, and events begin at 11 am. Cost of admission is $15 online or $20 at the door for Participants and Spectators alike. Entrants are encouraged to register by February 1st to guarantee a spot in all events. You can purchase tickets here. This event is Potluck. This is a charity event; all proceeds benefit the ASPCA.
Derby Day will be May 4th (same as the Kentucky Derby!). This event benefits the No-Kill Los Angeles Animal Adoption Center. Doors open at 12:30 PM. We ask for a donation of $20.00 at the door (though you can provide more if you like!) for betting tickets. All of the betting ticket money goes directly to the No-Kill LA Adoption Center.
Everyone coming through the door receives 6 tickets. You may purchase betting tickets for $1 each. You cannot participate in the betting nor the Arcade Game without tickets. There will be a sign that explains how the win bets of each race are determined. All bets are placed before each race. Two winners from each race win EQUUS all natural handcrafted soap that have been donated to our club.
Races for the Day:
1. Derby Race
2. Steeplechase Race
3. Greyhound Race
4. Pacer Race
5. Puppy Hurdle Race
6. Trotter Race
After the races, there will be an Arcade Game. This game involves shooting foam darts at human Animal Role Players as they march back and forth, as on an arcade track. Participates buy a “round” of darts ($10) to shoot at targets.
Again: All Betting Monies and Arcade Game Tickets Monies go directly to the NO-Kill Los Angeles Adoption Center.
One Pony and one Critter with the most ribbon points (Blue ribbon = 3 points, Red ribbon = 2 points, Yellow ribbon = 1 point) will be awarded a Saturday Day Pass to DomConLA.
Happy holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus, or nothing at all, we hope you have a warm, wonderful season full of joy and laughter.
Handlers, are you planning to spoil your pets? Now is a good time to look up some gear. For the pups, might we recommend Geared Up Pup, which has such essentials as kneepads and mitts. For the ponies, contact Olde Armoury Leather for reins, bridles, or harnesses. Want more? There’s a huge list here on Reddit’s petplay forum. And of course you can always find interesting goodies just by looking around. Etsy has a number of amazing, customizable gear, and someone recently spotted this fox hood on a Facebook page for Wasteland Weeekend!
One of the many aspects of petplay is that it allows us to get into touch with our bodies and use them in new, exciting ways. Most people don’t run on all fours… but if they did, they might discover what an incredible workout it is!
This 68-year-old man dresses up and works out as a leopard… and like most leopards, he’s looking FIERCE!
They say that life imitates art. For those of us who like to live as ponies, or critters, we love seeing art that nods to our unique and fulfilling lifestyle. So we were delighted to discover this ballet shadow dancer, who “transforms” into a puppy and back!
December is here! And with it, our last playdate of the year (December 8th, 1-4 pm) and our annual holiday part (December 15th, 12 noon).
As a reminder, our holiday party includes a gift exchange and we encourage people to bring crafted goods. Are you in the mood yet? Check out the DIY for the above horsehead wreath, from the talent Kristie Gill!