With the number of pup parents in California steadily growing, it only makes sense to meet other like minded folk. Whether it be hiking in the California mountains, to healthy-treat-focused pack walks, to a dog beach meetup centered around gelato for pups we’ve got you covered with the info on these social meetups!
If you fancy a trip up into the San Bernadino mountains and you love hiking then our first meetup will be right up your trail. Lead by the well-known @hikingdogsofinsta, this pack hike will take place February 9th, 2019 at 8am at the Pine Knot Trail to Grand Viewpoint in Big Bear, California. The length of the hike will be approximately 6.6 miles round trip with a moderate level of difficulty. @Hikingdogsofinsta writes that you will need a Forest Adventure Daily Pass or you may use the America the Beautiful Pass for parking at the trail head. For more information or to sign up for the hike please send a DM to @hikingdogsofinsta on Instagram.
Our second social meetup in SoCal takes place on an almost weekly basis in sunny San Diego. Lead by @maggielovesorbit and co-hosted by @realdogbox, these pack walks aim to promote good pup and people social behavior in harmony. The pack walks promise to provide structure and support to even the most sensitive of pups, and with @realdogbox co-hosting the walks, some tasty and healthy treats are sure to put a smile on even the most shy of pups. You can RSVP and check the schedule for these walks here and get more information about the walks here!
Finally, I saved the dessert meetup for last! Debbie Hendrickx, the founder of @swellgelatofordogs, writes “Gelato for dogs? Oh yea, it’s totally a thing and it’s coming to California!” Debbie will be bringing her treat, that many Pacific Northwest pups have been enjoying for a while now, down to the San Diego area. If you fancy social meet ups and letting your pups get some sun and sand you can join her Sunday 1/27/19 from 10am-12pm at Del Mar off-leash Dog Beach or later in the day from 2pm-4pm at Fiesta Island Dog Beach. If your pup is a bit shy, don’t worry! Debbie will be presenting pups with her smooth gelato at Point Loma Pet Supply on Saturday 1/26/19 from 10am-12pm. You can find more information about Debbie’s Swell Gelato here.
So, there you have it! Whether it’s hiking in the mountains, walking with a pack in harmony, or getting your gelato groove on, these are three meet ups that’ll be sure to put a smile on your pup and your face! Maybe we’ll meet you guys out there too!
Have you gone to a pup meetup in SoCal? Which one was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
Peter is an amateur photographer who enjoys sharing the adventures of his rescue dog, Scout, and his wife, Rose. You can often find them hiking and exploring the City of Angels (aka LA) and their native hometown of San Diego.