The Calgary Mini-Mutts is a fantastic monthly playgroup held for dogs 25lbs and under. The pups get an opportunity for unstructured playtime with other small dogs, with no fear of getting squished by larger furry friends. The playgroups are a great way to keep our babies socialized and give the opportunity for new human friendships to grow as well.
The groups are divided into two blocks, one for lower energy or shyer dogs (Docile Doggies), and one for higher energy dogs (Rambunctious Rovers). Be sure to choose the group that best suits your dog's needs and sign up for that one. If you have more than one dog, try to pick the best average, or you could put one dog in each group, so long as you have one human in each group to supervise.
At Mini-Mutts, we also remember that not all fur-babies are as lucky as ours – it is important to give back. We promote different rescue organizations at our playgroups and organize donations, raffles, fundraising teams, and food bank collections. We may be little, but our hearts are HUGE!!!
The meet-ups are held in a facility with two large sections for playing, and depending which venue is booked, will either have an outdoor bathroom option or pee pads will be put out. Upon arrival, members will find the organizer to pay their dues, and from then on, it's playtime! Water-bowls and poop-bags are set out by the organizer for member and dog use. There is a bathroom onsite, and smoking indoors is not permitted. The current venue does not have chairs, so please bring one from home if you need to sit.
The charge for playgroups is 7 dollars for the first dog, and 2 dollars for additional dogs. Your admission dollars go toward covering the costs of space rental, as well as organizer fees issued by meet-up.com, supplies, and other miscellaneous costs such as advertising.
By signing up for the group e-mails, members will be alerted when meet-ups are scheduled. You can then RSVP, which helps the organizer keep track of how many members will be attending. Please remember, RSVP's can be changed online, and no-shows will be handled in accordance with our no-show policy. (See our other pages). RSVP's can be changed up until 8 pm the night before your meetup starts. Changing your RSVP after the deadline will result in a no-show on your record.
Any member who attends our meet-ups inherently agrees to all rules on our waiver. A proof of this document can be found in the pages section under "Rules." This procedure adheres to the "safety first" policy of the Calgary Mini-Mutts.
Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Cai'lin Kroon, organizer of the Calgary Mini-Mutts. Thanks so much for reading, and we hope to meet you and your pooches at our next meet-up!