What we're about

We are all about dogs! The Sarasota-Bradenton area is a great place to be, especially if you have a dog. We'll meet with and without our dogs and explore dog-friendly places about town. If the group decides that they are interested in a particular doggie topic, we'll arrange for a guest speaker.

For tiny dogs 12 lbs and under, check out our Petite Pups PlayGroup Meetups.

Medium and larger dogs we have you covered at all other Meetups.

Mostly we just want to meet other dog folk in Sarasota and Bradenton and have fun!

Just a quick note about rules.

We always try to make our Meetups dog-friendly. However there are some classes offered and/or talks, when it is not appropriate to bring your dog. So, please, if you see a note that says humans only - please do not bring your dog.

Also! If you RSVP as YES to Meetup with limited availability and there is a waiting list - and you do not come, and do not change your RSVP to NO, more than twice - you will be removed from the group. We understand that things happen so we will not remove you unless this happens more than twice. But after that, it's not fair to other members who would like to attend the Meetup, but can't because it is full.

Also, just one more thing. Please do not use retractable leashes at SarasotaDog Meetups. Accidents can happen and we want every one to be safe!

Thank you. :)

Upcoming events (2)

Tricks and Treats for Dogs

Bayside Pet Resort

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE BAYSIDE PET RESORT (NORTH) 8154 N. Tamiami Trail – Sarasota, FL 34243 Dress up your dog for this fun event at Bayside Pet Resort: Tricks and Treats for Dogs Socialize your pup at this Halloween Party for People and Pets. Their will be games and of course a Costume Contest! The Costume Contest will begin at 1:45. Costume Categories will include: Originality Small Dog Big Dog Most Hilarious Dog and Human Costume Fabulous prizes and a good time for all. Your dog doesn't like to dress up? No problem - just come and enjoy the party. Dogs are also invited to join in the fun with a Pie-Eating Contest and other fun games. We’ll have a Photo Area, and the Best Fetch Game. Beverages for Humans and Canines will be provided. Please no retractable leashes.

Introduction to Canine Massage - (HUMANS ONLY PLEASE)

Bayside Pet Resort of Osprey

Who doesn't love a good belly rub? There's an art to really knowing how to touch your dog and help increase your communication. This Wag and Learn Session will give you tools and tips to enhance your relationship with your pup. Jenifer Funk of Abundant Life Massage will share the basics of Canine Massage with our group. This is an incredible way to bond with your dog, and also become familiar with their little bodies. You'll learn how to observe your dog, put him or her at ease and in the zone to relax so that you can create a zen-like atmosphere. Because this is an instructional workshop - it's for humans only! You'll want to focus on Jenifer's techniques and insights so you can massage your dog safely when you get home. Jenifer does a fabulous presentation and it is very informative. We'll have a few minutes to meet and greet and then Jen will begin the presentation. See you there! Bayside Pet Resort Osprey, Sunday December 1st at 2:00 pm - this is about a 90 minute class. This is a free event for meetup members. Since there is limited seating for this session, please be considerate and keep your RSVP up-to-date. Thank you! Many Wags. Mary Lou

Past events (158)

Pet Blessing At Unity of Sarasota

Unity of Sarasota

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