We are all about dogs! The Sarasota-Bradenton area is a great place to be, especially if you have a dog. We'll meet with and without our dogs and explore dog-friendly places about town. If the group decides that they are interested in a particular doggie topic, we'll arrange for a guest speaker.
For tiny dogs 12 lbs and under, check out our Petite Pups PlayGroup Meetups.
Medium and larger dogs we have you covered at all other Meetups.
Mostly we just want to meet other dog folk in Sarasota and Bradenton and have fun!
Just a quick note about rules.
We always try to make our Meetups dog-friendly. However there are some classes offered and/or talks, when it is not appropriate to bring your dog. So, please, if you see a note that says humans only - please do not bring your dog.
Also! If you RSVP as YES to Meetup with limited availability and there is a waiting list - and you do not come, and do not change your RSVP to NO, more than twice - you will be removed from the group. We understand that things happen so we will not remove you unless this happens more than twice. But after that, it's not fair to other members who would like to attend the Meetup, but can't because it is full.
Also, just one more thing. Please do not use retractable leashes at SarasotaDog Meetups. Accidents can happen and we want every one to be safe!
Thank you. :)
Welcome to the Sarasota Dog Lovers Meetup Group
Lakeview Paw Park
7150 Lago Street, Sarasota, FL
Time to play! This is a favorite paw park for our members, plenty of shade, some seating and separate areas for large and small dogs.
Water for dogs and poop bags are...
Mary Lou D. (Organizer)
Paw Park at Brohard
1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL
Sarasota's one and only off-leash dog beach! Brohard Paw Park has all of the amenities ... a fenced play area in front with a shower to wash off your dog, a boardwalk...
Mary Lou D. (Organizer)
August 18 · 5:30 PM
Dinner with Dogs
This is a fun place to have a drink and a bite to eat.
Stottlemeyers is east of I75 on Fruitville Road. It is an open air restaurant and tiki bar with lots of shade.... Learn more
July 24 · 4:45 PM
Dinner at Mary Lou's - Humans only please
So our Dog Meetup has been in existence since 2010. Can you believe we are over 1450 members? Over the years, I've gotten to know many of you, but because... Learn more
July 17 · 1:00 PM
Pet CPR and First Aid Class
Cheryl Brady of Vetcare Express is offering the SarasotaDog Meetup a special class for pet CPR and first aid.
This is a people only class, no pups this time.
You'll... Learn more
June 20 · 7:30 PM
Summer Evening Solstice Walk
June 20th marks the 2016 Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year. Let's take a our dogs for a walk around Bayfront Park and raise a glass at O'Leary's to celebrate... Learn more
June 18 · 10:00 AM
Lakeview Paw Park PlayDate
Every one loves Lakeview Paw Park. Let's get together and say hi and let our dogs meet and greet. :)
There are distinct sections for large and small dogs to play with... Learn more
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