Any dog or cat owner knows that their quality of life is greatly improved by the presence of their furry companion. The joy, love, and companionship that cats, dogs, and other pets bring to humans is undeniable. Yet, you may not realize that pets can also be incredibly beneficial to your health. Bringing a puppy or kitten into your
Socialize Your Dog, Meet New People
Is your dog socialized? Perhaps you aren’t such a social butterfly yourself? Well, it’s never too late to start putting yourself and your pup out there by joining a local doggie playgroup that are convenient, free, and really very fun and inspiring.
When we developed the concept of Dealwagger, being a local presence in the community was considered paramount. What better way to make a name for ourselves than actually making a difference at the grass-roots level in our communities? So we did our due diligence and researched whether local dog social groups existed. For the cat lovers out there, unfortunately, its not a cat’s style to go hang with other felines, but we still have love (and catnip) for them.
How could it have been any easier? We stumbled upon a website called Meetup.com and found numerous opportunities to join doggie playgroups, taking place in parks and different stores around town. There is an organizer in every group that is typically a fellow pet parent dedicated to giving their own pet (and yours) a place to meet new buddies and share the love by creating a cohesive community and an all-around awesome social experience (apologies if I overuse the word ‘awesome’, but it comes with being born and raised a Southern Californian).
L.A. Chihuahua & Small Dog Group
A few months ago, I took a stab at it and I RSVP’d to a small dog social group via Meetup.com that was taking place at a local pet supply store called Healthy Spot in West Hollywood, CA. I didn’t know what to expect or whether I was walking into a trap! Maybe they were going to up-sell me on pet products or other random solicitations that would leave me feeling uncomfortable. Boy, was I wrong! You can visit the group’s own Facebook page Facebook.com/lachiclub