Interfaith Blessing of the Animals


at 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm



Rosie’s Dog Beach

5000 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803
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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, 5:45 p.m. 20th annual, 1 Granada Ave. on the concrete boat launch ramp adjacent to Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach, 90803. Free to participate and/or spectate. Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) hosts about 250 people with their animals as they get "blessed" by about six various faith leaders.

The event lasts about 40 minutes.

2022 Faith Leaders, so far
- Pastor Kevin Johnson, Strength Church, Long Beach, lead pastor
- Rev. Ava Park, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine, founder and presiding priestess
- Rev. Dr. David Clark, Bay Shore Church, Long Beach, senior pastor
- Rabbi Mikal Loving, Long Beach
- Fr. Mark A. Strader, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Long Beach, pastor
- Pastor Samuel Nieva, Pueblo de Dios Lutheran Church, Compton

It's one of the largest blessings of pets in the world, and the annual event began in Long Beach in 2002.

The Blessing is hosted by Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) which includes Haute Dogs.

The event is always free to the public and their pets. Seniors, families, singles, and children, are encouraged to bring their dogs, cats, birds, lizards, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, fish, tortoises and turtles and other well-behaved pets.