What we're about
This group is for GIANT BREED DOGS* (please see breeds listed below) and their owners. We meet for walks, hikes, trips to the beach, play dates, etc. Come meet other owners and their dogs, exchange stories, share pictures, and get advice about these gentle giants.
As a member of the group, you are responsible for your dog and its behavior/actions. This group promotes responsible and educated dog ownership; training and socialization; dog adoption and responsible, ethical breeding practices; and involvement in the community/supporting organizations that work toward animal wellness, adoption, education, etc. We want the group to represent the wonderful nature and personalities of giant breeds, as well as educate others about them.
It is not necessary to RSVP "No" to events, however if you are planning to come, you do need to RSVP "Yes". This is not only so that we know who to expect, but also if nobody has RSVP'd "Yes" by day of/shortly before an event, the event may be cancelled last minute.
Membership fees are not required, however if you would like to donate a small amount to help cover the cost of maintaining the Web site (which is $89.94 every 6 months), it is much appreciated! :)
*Examples of giant breeds: Great Dane, Mastiffs, Bernese Mountain Dog, Borzoi, Saint Bernard, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound, Scottish Deerhound, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Kangal Dog, Leonberger, Anatolian Shepherd, Cane Corso, Black Russian Terrier, Presa Canario, Kuvasz, Tibetian Mastiff, Caucasian Ovtcharka, Boerboel, Bullmastiff, Central Asian Ovcharka, Dogue de Bordeaux
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND EVENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS. Outdoor group dog events and other events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your dog's safety and your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in events. All participants take full responsibility for their own dog's actions. You are responsible for your dog. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. This also applies to any guests you may invite.