Suggested Pets & Animals Groups near California
KCA - Kern Canine Activities
Kern Canine Activities (KCA) is open to purebreds and mixed breeds. We have monthly meetings, member barbecues and get-togethers, and fundraising demos, all to have fun with our dogs and get to know one another. Our events are posted weekly on the calendar. We have experienced trainers who are all dedicated to providing excellent instructions from beginner to expert levels. We offer classes and practice in Agility, Dash & Splash, Paws to Dance, Obedience, Rally, Tailspins Flyball, Trick Doggin'. We have classes going on right now. Come out and join us. We are waiting to hear about your dog's activities and fun adventures.
The intent of this Meetup is to provide information about classes and activities as well as create an enjoyable and open environment where members feel free to share their personal thoughts and experiences about their canine family. Please be respectful of other member's opinions.
K-Nine Solutions Training and Pack Walks
Santa Barbara, CA
Welcome to Santa Barbara's Original Pack Walk!! We are excited you are here and look forward to training with you and your dog!
The purpose of our group is to give our clients a way to continue their training in a fun, organized, and controlled environment.
This group is open to all existing K-Nine Solutions dog-training clients. We also welcome individuals who are not yet clients, but admission to our Pack requires an initial evaluation with one of our trainers, so please call us for details at (805) 451-2458.
In addition to our weekly Pack Walks, we also offer lectures, training demos, and consulting services for anyone who is looking to further educate themselves about dog behavior and/or training techniques.
For more information, please visit our website at www.kninesolutions.com or give us a call at (805) 451-2458. We welcome all inquiries!
Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners
Van Nuys, CA
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.
Dog Scouts of America
We're similar to Boy and Girl Scouts except we earn our scout badges with our dogs. Dog Scouts of America is all about dogs learning good manners and good behaviors. We have social play get-togethers, dog walks and hikes. We encourage people to help their dogs be all they can be, and in the process we all have a lot of fun. http://dogscouts.org/base/about-us/what-we-...
Dog Scouts of America Mission: To improve the lives of dogs, their owners, and society through humane education, positive training, and community involvement.
We have two San Francisco Bay Area troop locations:
SF Bay Area Troop #198 (South Bay)
SF East Bay Troops #237 (East Bay) Metro Dog/Richmond
Also in Northern CA
Dogaholics Anonymutts DSA Troop #229 https://www.facebook.com/DSATroop229/
(Trinity, Shasta & Tehama Counties)
California Future Troops List
(If you are interested in one of the future troop areas join this Meet-up page, e-mail us, and we'll connect you to others that want to start up a new DSA troop in your area.)
Learn & Play Small Dog Socials - Hosted by Tiny Paws Fresno
We are not the usual small dog play group that you find around town.
This is a safe place where small dogs gather together to Learn and Play while socializing.
Canines learn Etiquette & Behavioral skills.
We help resolve negative social behavior.
We give canine behavioral tips to fur parents.
Tiny Paws Fresno - Small Social Canines is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization & charity created to raise awareness and provide owner support through canine Socialization, Education and Resources. Tax ID: 83-0548618
Our mission is to close the communication gap between humans and dogs which will create a stronger bond.
We educate dog owners on how to better understand their dog's body language through our canine communications and pet psychology tips.
At our Learn & Play Small Dog Social Events we provide etiquette and behavioral training and fun!
SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
* Heat above 85 degrees (at the time of the event)
* Cold below 65 degrees (at the time of the event)
* Unhealthy air quality due to forest fire pollutants.
Event Days & Times
Days: Events are always held on Saturday.
Seasonal Time Changes: (All seasonal times are subject to change.)
Spring: February - May 10am - 12pm
Summer: June - September 9am - 11am
Fall: October - November 10pm - 12pm
Winter: December - January No Outdoor Events
Dog Lovers and Hiking Hounds of Sacramento
I started this group to provide opportunities for dogs and their owners to get outdoors together. Most events involve off leash time with your dog. We are a friendly group of folks who love dogs and welcome new members! We are mainly a hiking group (with hikes of various distance and difficulty), but any dog-related activity is great and we especially welcome members who'd like to step up and organize events!).
Our meetup locations range from the local Sacramento area to the Sierras and anywhere in between! To check out the the group and our events, please answer the profile questions and we will approve you will start a 30 day free membership.
* All dog breeds are welcome as long as the behave appropriately with other dogs. People are welcome, with or without dogs, as long as they are dog lovers (you don't have to have a dog to join the group). We emphasize responsible dog ownership and our off-leash events are often limited in numbers to keep things under control and to represent our group well to others who share the trails. Prong/pinch and ecollars can create a negative association with other dogs so are not allowed at our events.*
If you enjoy the group, you can pay the $6 annual fee to remain a group member. Meetup offers an automatic system for this so I cannot make exceptions to this policy. You may do this via WEPAY by going to "membership dues" (link on left). If need be, you may send me a check but I prefer electronic and it is a secure system. This small fee helps me cover the fee to meetup to host the group.
Please read our group guidelines HERE or below.
Happy Trails and Woof! Jodi Cassell, Ky, and Rudi - vizslas, Beanie - pitty mix honorary vizsla
The following disclaimer and guidelines and resource links form the foundation for all
Dog Lovers and Hiking Hounds of Sacramento events. Version 12_28_2016
Each person who participates accepts responsibility for making any determinations regarding their and their dog(s) safety, conduct and well-being; recognizes possible hazards attending outdoor activities; and accepts responsibility for all risks and liability associated with their and their dog(s) behaviour.
● Please make sure your dog behaves appropriately. This includes: being aware of what your dog is doing at all times and making sure interactions are appropriate between dogs in the group (meaning dogs are not repeatedly harassing dogs who are not into playing, etc.). “Arguments” between dogs happen occasionally, but let’s be proactive and try to prevent any problems before they occur as much as we can. Play is great as long as it's consensual! Your meetup organizer, Jodi Cassell is a fear free/positive reinforcement dog trainer, so if you are seeing any issues or have questions, please feel free to contact me.
●Prong/pinch and ecollars can create a negative association with other dogs so are not allowed at our events (a front clip harness is a great alternative for dogs who pull on leash, etc. Feel free to personal message Jodi Cassell for recommendations).
●Know and adhere to Leave No Trace (LNT) at all times. Encouraging others to do so is appreciated. Please carry bags and pick up after your dogs on all meetups!
● Please be considerate of others during lunch and snack breaks – if your dog begs from other group members, better to keep them on leash and with you during food breaks. This helps to prevent conflicts among dogs around food.
●Passengers in carpools – Please reimburse the carpool driver $4 driver per hour driven.
● If you have a question for a particular event that you signed up for or are running late, etc, you need to contact your "event host" who is listed at the top right of the list of attendees. It will say "event host" under their name, but it's easy to miss. Jodi (meetup organizer) does not organize or attend all events, so your question may go unanswered if you only contact her the day of and she is away.
●Post a detailed description of the meetup on the website. Please also post a cell phone number so people can call you if they get lost, are running late, etc.
●Please make certain that your attendees have responded “yes” to the group guidelines (under profile question #5 – click on the member to see their profile) prior to attending the meetup. Contact them if they have not. This is for your protection (although there are some generic protections provided by being a part of Meetup, most groups take his approach as well).
●Read the meetup description carefully. Be prepared physically and bring the proper equipment and trail supplies necessary for the hike. You are being unfair to other participants if you don’t do this.
●If you RSVP yes please show-up.
●Stay with your group..
●Rate your hike and provide a comment on your experience.
●Contact your organizer / leader directly with any questions, comments or
●Uploading and sharing pictures of your experience is appreciated.
●Thank your host! We are all volunteers and organization take effort and time – we need to appreciate folks who are willing to take on this task!
●Please pay your annual fee so I can keep this meetup going!
LNT Organization Home Page: http://www.lnt.org
German Shepherds of the Bay Area
San Jose, CA
Active, Social and Trained German Shepherds!
When joining this Meet Up group, please post a picture of your shepherd as your profile picture. Your membership will be declined if your profile picture is not a picture of your shepherd.
The Goal of this Meet Up group is to have fun with your Shepherd and to share the passion with friends and family.
It is up to you to take advantage of every opportunity that this Meet Up group offers; be it Play Meet Up, Pack Walks, Pack Hikes, Beach Trips, Community Events, Store openings, Canoe Trips, Train Ride, Positive Obedience Classes, Agility, Rally, Personal Protection Training, Scent Work, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Luring Puppy Socials and many more.
This Meet Up group is also a great resource to share information regarding German Shepherds. Support from other members is a huge benefit of this group. Be sure to check out the "Discussion" tab.
We must ensure that the members of our Meet Up group are safe, therefore, everyone must keep their Shepherds up to date with all vaccinations.
By joining the group, you agree to release the groups Organizer (Christine Alves) and members from any and all liability with regard to group activities. You are responsible for your Shepherds at all events and agree to keep your Shepherd under control.
Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaShepherds
Members Only Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124865740978335
There is a $10.00 yearly membership fee that is due when you join this group. Please use Venmo at www.venmo.com/Christine-Alves-10 to pay for your yearly membership dues.
THANK YOU for joining this amazing group that celebrated 11 years in August 2021.
Shadow and Dallas
South Bay Fearful & Reactive Dog Socialization Group
Redondo Beach, CA
This is a training, discussion, and support group for owners of fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs in the South Bay Los Angeles area.
Does your dog bark, growl, or lunge at other dogs or people? Does he or she cower and hide instead? We hope to provide a judgement-free safe space to work on socializing your dog, in a controlled environment, with other dog owners who are understanding of your dog's issues and need for space.
We will be doing pack walks as well as structured training meetups to work on our obedience, counterconditioning, and desensitization training. It also serves as a place to discuss training tips, vent, share failures and successes, and to meet other dogs or people willing to assist in CC/DS setups.
By participating in any events in this group, owners accept full responsibility for their dog's actions and cannot hold the organizers of this meetup liable for any damages.
WINE AND DINE WITH DOGGIES
Los Angeles, CA
“HAPPY K9, HAPPY WINE” 🍷 🐾 Meet Your Dog’s New Friends, and Your Own!!!
Do you fancy going out with your lovely furry mate? Want your dog to socialize with others whilst you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself with other like-minded humans?
Then this is the group for you! Together with our dogs, we’re meeting up for a patio happy hour, weekend brunch, dinner, seasonal partieas and even sailing events, just to name a few. And you can host events too if you want (ask Yuka about it)!
Free yourself from feeling guilty leaving your dog back home or feeling something is missing, let’s chill and have fun altogether!!!
Everyone Loves a Corgi
San Francisco, CA
"We love corgis" is a statement we've heard so often from so many people that we've resolved that just about everyone does! We are a corgi meetup group that hosts various types of events across the Bay Area for corgis and their owners. Whether you want to get more exercise and run Golden Gate Park, hang out at the beach or even march in the San Francisco Pride parade - we want to provide events that you and your corgi can enjoy with other like minded corgi owners.
We only have a few simple rules to join our group:
1. Be respectful to one another
2. If you RSVP to an event, show up (We have a no flake policy) or update your RSVP to ensure other members can sign up
3. You are solely liable for the actions and welfare of your dogs during every event and release the organizers of any liabilities for damages incurred by you or your dogs.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Little Doggy Social
Los Altos, CA
Q. What is Little Doggy Social?
We searched high and low for a unique, small dog group that fits our needs and couldn't seem to find one, so we created our own!
Little Doggy Social is a fledgling, welcoming group for dogs between 10-20lbs. and their parents. We ask that the furkids be at least 6 months old and (ideally) have some basic manners training. The idea is to match pups of about the same size/weight so they can play safely together.
While we love all fur babies, we found going to the dog park or even neighborhood parks where dogs of all sizes mix to be stressful and even dangerous. This allows a more controlled space for little dogs to interact and play with less worry, and allows us time to socialize with other humans!
Q. What happens at the Social?
Doggos get to run off leash, sniff, play and socialize with each other in a safe, enclosed outdoor space. Let them burn off that extra energy instead of chewing up your favorite shoes.
Fur parents, meanwhile, get to talk, snack, network, watch our crazy fur kids run around so we all get some mental and social stimulation.
Future events may include:
- Hiding treats for the pups in a secure backyard for a fun, exciting scavenger hunt! First prize would be, for example, a Kong or a squeaky toy.
- Enjoying an indoor dog park with fun games and agility courses like Zoom Room (Belmont) they even have something called a "Doggy Disco Night" (!)
- Celebrating doggy birthdays.
- For pet parents: "A Paint Your Dog" afternoon at a local park and/or a make your own dog toy hangout.
- And the like!
Q. Who are we?
We are a Gen-x, professional, creative, fun-loving, married couple with two, adorable terriers - Archie (4 yrs old/14 lbs) and Roxy (10 yrs old/15 lbs). We love Rifftrax, Cons (nerd conventions), many kinds of film, design, music, and, of course. dogs!
So if this sounds cool so far, please keep reading!
In light of the current circumstances, we all need to socialize in a safe and fun way. Archie, Roxy, Andy (the dog dad), and Angelica (the dog mom) are all up-to-date on shots and fully vaccinated. We also believe in using masks when in close contact with others and being considerate of others' space.
Q. Who are you and your pup?
You are a fur parent who is positive, sociable, has interests to share and may be a little obsessed with your dog. Also, we ask you to be fully vaccinated for COVID.
Your pup is between 10-20lbs. and friendly, also up-to-date on their shots. No one wants to catch kennel cough now, do we?
Q. Where do we meet?
Although we live in a home, our backyard is not large enough to accommodate a group of people and their pups in a way that is socially distanced. So, for now, we are using Sniffspot to take care of our need for a private, safe place away from stray dogs kids, uninvited guests, and the like.
Q. What is our affiliation with Sniffspot?
We have no affiliation with Sniffspot. We do not work for them or anything. We are using it because we found a lovely space with a great host that is private,safe, and inexpensive. It's like having our own, small dog park with seating, shade, and other perks!
For future events, if there is a Little Doggy Social member that would like to volunteer their backyard, Let’s talk!.
Other things to note:
- According to Sniffspot's website, they "collect a confirmation of vaccination for all dogs visiting your sniff spot as a condition of their visit. Rest assured knowing that all dogs visiting are vaccinated".
- Even though we are socializing with other humans, everyone is still responsible for their own dogs, keeping them in check and safe. We want them to have fun but in a way that doesn't harm them or another pup. Keep a close watch on your pups and ensure their welfare during every event.
- Attendance: We have a no-flake policy. We understand life happens, and if that's the case, please change your RSVP accordingly so that others may attend!
Thanks for reading - looking forward to hearing from you!
Menlo Park VERY Small Dogs/Puppies Social
Menlo Park, CA
Hello! If you have a small (10 lbs or less) friendly, playful dog and you are interested in making new dog-loving friends, please join our meet-up. I have a 4 year old (born Dec 2016) teacup Yorkie (~8 lbs) puppy (always a puppy at heart!) named Balthazar and we'd love to have you over to our Menlo Park home. We'll plan on having a gathering every other Sunday @2-4pm with lots of friendly pups, interesting people, food, treats, snacks and drinks (including adult beverages) so please plan to join us soon! We're looking forward to meeting you! <br>
Socializing With Nervous/Reactive Dogs
San Jose, CA
I would like to start a group for people who have nervous or reactive dogs to give our dogs more socializing opportunities. I am not a dog trainer, but have worked with a trainer because my dog is nervous/reactive around new people. People joining these meet ups should have done training as well, and know how to socialize their dogs but would just like more opportunities to do so with other people who understand the behaviors and needs of nervous/reactive dogs. Plan to bring treats and any safety measures you have for your dog such as muzzles to the meet ups.
Puppy Dog Socials !!!
South San Francisco, CA
FOR UPDATES ON OUR EVENTS FOLLOW OUR IG
We are a group of diverse trainers, located in South San Fransisco, who believe in relationship-based, balanced training. We believe that training built on trust and kindness is one of the most effective methods. When you have a respectful relationship with clear communication, your dog will want to spend time working with you. We don't stand behind training methods that use choke collars, E-collars, or other uncomfortable methods. Training based on such an averse approach damages any trusting relationship you might develop with your dog.
For more questions, feel free to
Text or Call: 925-338-9808
113 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco CA
We can't wait to meet you and your family!
-Positive Energy Dog Training
FOR UPDATES ON OUR EVENTS, FOLLOW OUR IG
Love on a Leash - North San Diego County Chapter
Love on a Leash - North San Diego County Chapter is dedicated to communicating to all of our certified pet therapy teams in North County and Coastal communities. This site is dedicated to assisting our certified members in finding visit locations and communicating any upcoming events.
Love on a Leash is all about our certified teams who volunteer their time. We visit hospitals, senior centers, assisted living facilities, libraries, schools, and hospice visits along with our pets, bringing smiles and joy to those in need. For many, this visit is the highlight of their week, and for many seniors, we are their only visitors. We try to make each visit a special one. Our pets seem to make them feel the love they need. The touch of their fur and a look in their eyes makes them feel better! It's a great feeling to know we made a difference!
Check out our informative video on "Becoming A Member" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DUrEwsVHSY
Certified Members, please check out this video on "Returning to Visits." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLzCb-oV7VM
If you're interested in becoming a Therapy Dog team with Love on a Leash, please visit our website at http://www.loveonaleash.org to help get you started.
Welcome teams to Love on a Leash - North San Diego County Chapter
My Community Canine - A Training and Socialization Group
Welcome to My Community Canine - A Training & Socialization Group!
The purpose of this group is to provide the community a place to train and socialize their dog. We are dedicated to fostering a positive relationship with our dogs and advocate responsible dog ownership.
This group is focused on providing opportunities for dogs and dog parents to socialize or simply learn how to, using relationship building techniques and and positive training methods.
The dog training classes you see on the calendar are hosted by Kay Gramm, the organizer of this group, trainer and evaluator for the American Kennel Club. Also posted are Pack Walks where we gather as a group and walk together!
Dogs that need space are welcome! Owners in need of space are also welcome! : )
Please be sure to read the description of the meetup event prior to RSVPing. Events are subject to change so be sure to keep notifications turned on.
You can connect with Kay on Twitter: KaysCGC or Instagram: KaysDogTraining. Text: 916.880.8165 or by video messaging or email at KaysCGC@gmail.com and Facebook at KayGrammK9
Kay : )
Hot dogs, chili dogs, calling all wiener dogs! Let's get together for a barkin' good time. We can talk a 'long' time about our favorite breed. Longhaired, smooth or wirehaired; miniature or full-sized, mixed or pure, all varieties of dachshunds and people are welcome! Let the dogs romp, play, be social and make new friends as well as meet with other owners. Sign up to find out when and where these Hot Dogs are headed to next!
Each month there will be a new meetup a different time and place in order for everyone to get a chance to attend and join the fun! Hope to see you and your doxie soon...
*We do require that all dogs are spayed/neutered to be able to play!
Contributions of any amount to support the group's website and activities are always welcome. Donations may be made via Paypal at the email address OC.Doxies@gmail.com or at our events.