What we're about

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

Upcoming events (5)

Van Nuys / Lake Balboa Pack Walk

Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park

IF MULTIPLE PACK WALKS ARE OFFERED ON THE SAME WEEKEND, please ATTEND ONLY ONE so that other members have the opportunity to attend. ***Please Note the EARLIER START TIME = 8:00AM*** Weather on Saturday morning 10/03/2020 is forecasted to be Sunny and 73 deg @ 8am. Please be early so we can step off right at 8:00am. Lots of extra rules due to COVID-19, please take the time to read them all. ***First rule of our pack walks is to BE SAFE so that everyone has fun*** All participants must comply to ALL guidelines below or will be asked to leave the event. SPECIAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL: 1) Participants limited to 10 people. **RSVP is required to hold a spot.** As soon as you know you cannot attend, cancel your reservation. We understand last-minute changes take place; however, if you don't show up more than two times you will be placed on the wait list for future events. 2) If you feel even slightly ill (including a headache, sniffles, minor fever or even an allergy), do not attend this event. Stay home for your health and safety of others. Remember to cancel your reservation. 3) Maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants not in your household. 4) Face mask/shield must be worn at all times. If you must remove your face mask (e.g., drink water), please further your distance to at least 10 feet from another individual. REQUIREMENTS: All participants must submit a new member form and participant release of liability at http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form. If you don't recall completing one, complete one now. MEETING LOCATION: Let's meet at the Parking Lot of Woodley Lake Golf Course In the last 2 or 3 rows. It's a big parking lot, plenty of room. Enter Off Woodley Ave. PARKING: Free parking at the park during the week. WATER AND TREATS: Bring lots of water for you and your dog. We may do some mental exercises, so bring treats for your pup, too! PACK WALK DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles round trip. We will start at the golf course parking lot and head over and around the lake and back to the parking lot. TRAIL: Paved DIFFICULTY: Easy DISTRACTION LEVEL: Medium (other park visitors, other dogs, ducks) LARPBO PACK WALK GUIDELINES: # 1 All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Retractable leashes are not allowed as it provides little control. #2 PLEASE NO NOSE TO NOSE CONTACT (dog to dog that is). We recommend maintaining a six-foot distance. #3 Please bring doggie poo bags. #4 Make sure you bring water for you and your dog. #5 One dog per handler. #6 Share the road. Move to the right to let others pass. * All breeds welcome. * There will be foot traffic, bikes, and several others dogs. If your dog tends to be reactive to any of these distractions, please be EXTRA mindful and prepared. * If you have additional questions, please read the full basic LARPBO rules of conduct (http://www.meetup.com/LARPBOCOMMUNITY/messages/boards/thread/10461764/0/#[masked]) in the discussion forum.**

Doggie Massage

Online event

$5.00

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month! What better way to kick it off than giving a massage to all pit bulls and their furiends? Pam of Buddha Dog Animal Massage (www.buddhadog.com) will discuss how you can enhance your dog's health and well-being, as well as bond with your precious pup. At the end of the session, all registrants will also be sent Pam's massage online booklet. $5 donation to reserve your spot. As part of our NPBA Month fundraiser, your donation funds LARPBO's Shelter Intervention & Prevention Program. No refund if you cancel or miss the session. Thank you for your support. ****************** Additional donation to Team LARPBO's Strut Your Mutt page is welcome: http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/LARPBO -- where LARPBO can continue to save animal lives! ****************** For your first LARPBO event (including an online class), please complete and submit our New Member Form and Participant Release of Liability (http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form/). ****************** All participants will be muted, but have the ability to unmute. When not speaking, please mute your audio to minimize background noise and electronic feedback. ****************** GOOGLE MAIL/CALENDAR USERS: If you add this Meetup to your calendar, please do NOT use the "Join With Google Meet" link that may be added in Google appointments. We use Zoom for our online presentations. The Zoom link is found in this Meetup event (copy and paste to your appointment if you wish).

Santa Monica/Clover Park: pack walk + urban agility

Clover Park

IF MULTIPLE PACK WALKS ARE OFFERED ON THE SAME WEEKEND, please ATTEND ONLY ONE so that other members have the opportunity to attend. Lots of extra rules due to COVID-19, please take the time to read them all. Let's start the morning with a pack walk and urban agility fun! Urban agility instructions will be provided! Weather is expected to be 70° @ 8:30 AM. Please be early so we can step off right at 9:00 AM. *************First rule of our pack walks is to BE SAFE so that everyone has fun*********** All participants must comply to ALL guidelines below or will be asked to leave the event. SPECIAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL: 1) Participants limited to 10 people. **RSVP is required to hold a spot.** As soon as you know you cannot attend, cancel your reservation. We understand last-minute changes take place; however, if you don't show up more than two times you will be placed on the wait list for future events. 2) If you feel even slightly ill (including a headache, sniffles, minor fever or even an allergy), do not attend this event. Stay home for your health and safety of others. Remember to cancel your reservation. 3) Maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants not in your household. 4) Face mask/shield must be worn at all times. If you must remove your face mask (e.g., drink water), please further your distance to at least 10 feet from another individual. REQUIREMENTS: All participants must submit a new member form and participant release of liability at http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form. If you don't recall completing one, complete one now. MEETING LOCATION: Meet at grassy area near entrance to parking lot on Ocean Park Blvd. Here is a Google dropped pin: https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B001'04.3%22N+118%C2%B027'25.1%22W/@34.017849,-118.4591476,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.017849!4d-118.4569589?hl=en-US PARKING: Free parking at the park and surrounding park perimeters; metered parking along Ocean Park. WATER AND TREATS: Bring lots of water for you and your dog. We may do some mental exercises, so bring treats for your pup, too! PACK WALK DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles round trip. We will start around the park to help relieve excess energy and then we can make the loop twice around the park or walk the nearby neighborhood. TRAIL: Paved DIFFICULTY: Easy DISTRACTION LEVEL: Medium (lots of squirrels, park visitors, dogs, kids) LARPBO PACK WALK GUIDELINES: # 1 All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Retractable leashes are not allowed as it provides little control. #2 PLEASE NO NOSE TO NOSE CONTACT (dog to dog that is). We recommend maintaining a six-foot distance. #3 Please bring doggie poo bags. #4 Make sure you bring water for you and your dog. #5 One dog per handler. #6 Share the road. Move to the right to let others pass. * All breeds welcome. * There will be foot traffic, bikes, and several others dogs. If your dog tends to be reactive to any of these distractions, please be EXTRA mindful and prepared. * If you have additional questions, please read the full basic LARPBO rules of conduct (http://www.meetup.com/LARPBOCOMMUNITY/messages/boards/thread/10461764/0/#[masked]) in the discussion forum.**

Van Nuys / Lake Balboa Pack Walk

Location visible to members

IF MULTIPLE PACK WALKS ARE OFFERED ON THE SAME WEEKEND, please ATTEND ONLY ONE so that other members have the opportunity to attend. ***Please Note the EARLIER START TIME = 8:30AM*** Weather on Sunday morning 10/04/2020 is forecasted to be Sunny and 74 deg @ 8:30AM. Please be early so we can step off right at 8:30AM. Lots of extra rules due to COVID-19, please take the time to read them all. ***First rule of our pack walks is to BE SAFE so that everyone has fun*** All participants must comply to ALL guidelines below or will be asked to leave the event. SPECIAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL: 1) Participants limited to 10 people. **RSVP is required to hold a spot.** As soon as you know you cannot attend, cancel your reservation. We understand last-minute changes take place; however, if you don't show up more than two times you will be placed on the wait list for future events. 2) If you feel even slightly ill (including a headache, sniffles, minor fever or even an allergy), do not attend this event. Stay home for your health and safety of others. Remember to cancel your reservation. 3) Maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants not in your household. 4) Face mask/shield must be worn at all times. If you must remove your face mask (e.g., drink water), please further your distance to at least 10 feet from another individual. REQUIREMENTS: All participants must submit a new member form and participant release of liability at http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form. If you don't recall completing one, complete one now. MEETING LOCATION: Let's meet at the Parking Lot of Woodley Lake Golf Course In the last 2 or 3 rows. It's a big parking lot, plenty of room. Enter Off Woodley Ave. PARKING: Free parking at the park during the week. WATER AND TREATS: Bring lots of water for you and your dog. We may do some mental exercises, so bring treats for your pup, too! PACK WALK DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles round trip. We will start at the golf course parking lot and head over and around the lake and back to the parking lot. TRAIL: Paved DIFFICULTY: Easy DISTRACTION LEVEL: Medium (other park visitors, other dogs, ducks) LARPBO PACK WALK GUIDELINES: # 1 All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Retractable leashes are not allowed as it provides little control. #2 PLEASE NO NOSE TO NOSE CONTACT (dog to dog that is). We recommend maintaining a six-foot distance. #3 Please bring doggie poo bags. #4 Make sure you bring water for you and your dog. #5 One dog per handler. #6 Share the road. Move to the right to let others pass. * All breeds welcome. * There will be foot traffic, bikes, and several others dogs. If your dog tends to be reactive to any of these distractions, please be EXTRA mindful and prepared. * If you have additional questions, please read the full basic LARPBO rules of conduct (http://www.meetup.com/LARPBOCOMMUNITY/messages/boards/thread/10461764/0/#[masked]) in the discussion forum.**

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