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The Los Angeles and Orange County Beagle Meetup Group Pages

Our Mission
The aim of our Meetups is to send every beagle home tired, with his tongue hanging out and ready to spend the rest of the afternoon passed out on the couch.

Who We Are
We are a group of friends dedicated to the health, fitness and mental well-being of our furry, 13-15", black tan & white, lemon or otherwise family members. Our merry little band of beagles and their buddies is open to all friends of the beagle.

Where We Meet
We meet monthly somewhere in the beautiful Foothills of the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. We choose places to meet where our Beagles can run, chase and be chased, cavort, sniff and arooo their little hearts out. Locations may include off-leash dog parks, canyon and mountain trails and more. We are open to suggestions!

Warning to Beagle Owners
At the end of the day, your beagle may be covered in dirt and suffer from feelings of euphoria, generally resulting from too much fun. The organizers of this Metup Group take no responsibility for how dirty or happy your dog gets in the course of the day's activities.

Here's a little story about how this Meetup got started...

When the boys - Murphy and Mickey - were just puppies, a wonderful dog park opened in 1998 in Huntington Beach, just five minutes from our house. We visited in the evenings and weekends and soon became friendly with other Beagle owners and even joined an online community of Beagle lovers - iBARC. Then we heard about this crazy thing called a Beaglefest - a party just for beagle lovers. They were happening all over the country. We were intrigued. A very nice iBARCer, Linda Forest, sent us some information about how to organize our own beaglefest. We asked out local Petco to sponsor some goodie bags and prizes, sent out an invitation, made some nametags and voila, the first Socal Beaglefest was born! About 30 beagles and their families turned out for a day of BBQing, contests of skill like bobbing for weenies and relay races, and of course, lots of sniffing, snacking and barking. We are happy to say that the Socal Beaglefest continues to this day under the leadership of some great beagle lovers.

Then we moved to the Foothills and discovered our own wonderful local places to take the boys on the weekends - hikes to the Canyon Park waterfall in our new hometown of Monrovia, the Mt. Wilson Trail, the Sierra Madre Dog Park, and now a new 2.5 acre grassy dog park in Hastings Ranch. But the boys were missing something - local Beagle companionship. We'd run into one here and there at the dog park or out on a walk, but we missed the sounds of a gaggle of beagles arooing their hearts out. Then we found! We recognized many of the Beagles and their families that registered for Beagle Meetups near Pasadena. A few months went by and still no one organized the first Beagle meetup. The boys were getting sad - well ok, they always look sad - after all, they are beagles! Somebody had to take the plunge and be the first to make it official, so here we are!

So, that brings us to our Beagle Meetup Group - designed to get our little guys and gals together for a day of leash pulling and aroooos in and around the San Gabriel Valley. We'd like to get together monthly and share stories and swap tips about good places to Meetup. If you have a great place in mind to Meetup, please let us know and we'll pick a day and time and let everyone else know!

Thank you for visiting our Beagle Meetup Group and we hope you join today!
Rochelle, Jim, Murphy and Mickey

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A Brief History July 18, 2006 2:16 PM Rochelle
About The Los Angeles and Orange County Beagle Meetup Group August 6, 2006 8:37 PM Rochelle

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