I just recently relocated from Chicago, a city that seemed to be designed for pets in mind! After reloacting to Ottawa I realized there were no Off-Leash MeetUp Groups for owners and dogs. All the dog lovers know about the local dog parks, which from the few I have visited are very fun and exciting! This group is designed around the same concept but goes beyond the dog parks! This group is for both the owners and their dogs to meet up at specific places (doggie daycares, dog arenas and spaces that provide time and an area at their facility, dog parks, dog events (walk-a-thons, fundraisers,etc), and dogs hikes, on certain days and times set up by the group. This will allow play time for both pets and owners! Its nice to get to know a dog at a dog park and we sometimes learn the dogs names more then the owners, but now we can have time to get to know everyone! Especially in the winter months, its nice to have a night or weekend day that we can meet indoors at facilities to let our furry friend get some exercise while we can mingle! Its also a good way for those with doggie businesses to promote themselves by inviting the group to their location! Looking forward to meeting both owners and pups! Looking forward to meeting those who enjoy spending time with their dog, socializing, and being outdoors (when the weather allows!)!