Next Meetup

Pasadena: Wednesday Night Walk
MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the first parking spaces as you enter Hahamongna. (Upper level of the park) DISTANCE: 1 - 3 miles. Depends on people attending, weather, etc. TRAIL: Dirt, concrete DIFFICULTY: Easy DISTRACTION LEVEL: Moderate. In addition to joggers, bikes, other dogs, and horses, we saw a tortoise being walked last time!!! 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.

Hahamongna Watershed Park

101 Foothill Boulevard · La Cañada Flintridge, CA

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.

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