Next Meetup

West side meetup at Hondo Park
Please note the time change. We do it later in the day during the winter months! (open to changes to this time if the majority suggests it) See you in the grass on the big side until it is too wet, then they move us to the gravel next to the big side! West side meetup of the Portland Bulldog Association The west side meets the 4th Sunday of every month at Hondo Park in Hillsboro. Who should come? Are newcomers welcome? All responsible bulldog owners are invited to attend. Please make sure that your bully is up to date on his/her shots. Interested in getting a bulldog? This is a great place to melt your heart. Why should people come? The bulldogs love being with their own. It is a great place for parents to meet up and discuss current issues and just have a great time. How will members find you when they get there? Trust me. You can't miss us. Just follow the trail of slobber and broken chew toys. Where is Hondo park and what is it? Hondo park is dog friendly, off-leash, fenced park. It has two sides. We will be meeting on the left side. It has the big hill in the middle. Do members need to bring anything? We suggest you bring fresh water and some sort of drinking receptacle for your bully's. If you don't mind your bully sharing with every one else, feel free to bring a favorite toy.

Hondo Dog Park

4499 NW 229th Ave · Hillsboro, OR

What we're about

If you own an English Bulldog, you've found one of the largest play/support groups for the breed and their parents (that's you!). We meet to socialize our bullies and discuss health, behavioral and other support issues. Mostly the dogs just play. However, if you are facing some behavioral or health problems, it's most likely that one of our members is going or went through similiar issues you face. As a member, you can draw from the vast experiences of our membership. Each meetup is a little different, but attended by many. Weather permitting, we meet the second Saturday of each month on the left side of Normandale park, as well as the fourth Sunday of the month at Hondo Park in Hillsboro. Be prepared to let your dog play! TIPS FOR MEMBERS: 1. If it's hot or cold, bring a water dish with lots water. 2. Don't forget the clean-up bags. 3. A clean bully is a happy bullly, so bring some wet naps. 4. Walk around and encourage your dog to get active and play. Sometimes when parents sit at one place, the bully doesn't want to leave your side. 5. Don't trap your dog. (if every dog in the park is off their leash except your dog, and your dog gets in the middle of all these dogs, you can create stress and actually be encouraging a confrontation. If you are going to keep your leashed dog in the park, attempt to stay away from the pack.) Select one or two dogs to introduce your bully too, or better yet, when appropriate, let your dog off the leash to play with the other dogs. 6. Bring a camera and post your photos. We all love to see bullies in photos! 7. Don't forget to bring some treats, but remember, if you give it to your bully, others may want some too! 8. Have fun! EXTRA CARE: 1. Keep your dog home if the bulldog is sick, has open wounds, was recently operated on or does not have proper shots. Your vet should determine when its appropriate for your dog to socialize and come to the group. 2. Also, for young puppies, we recommend that you keep care. Altough, most members have the correct shots and vacinations, other dogs at the public park may not. 3. AGRESSIVE DOG OWNERS: If your dog doesn't play well with others, leave them at home. Or better yet, work with a trainer to improve their social skills. We hate to discourage any owners, but safety at our meetups is paramount.

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