Dogs owners in New York City have built rich, canine-loving communities organized by dog park, neighborhood and even breed. They use these groups to share information and plan, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of dogs and dog lovers throughout the city. Whether you’re in need of advice, have questions, or want to make new dog pals, these groups are a great resource with which to be involved. Here’s a round up of dog groups and meet ups in New York City.
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In Person Dog Meet Ups
If you’re meeting in person, be sure to adhere to the following guidelines so you and your dog are safe and comfortable.
- Be clean – pick up after your dog and properly dispose of their waste.
- Play nice – don’t let your dog chase birds, squirrels or other NYC wildlife.
- Be safe – your dog must be vaccinated against rabies, and you are required to carry proof of a current dog license and rabies vaccination while in public.
- If you’re in heat, stay home: if it’s that special time for your female dog, don’t go.
Dog Park Groups
Dog parks are a great place to socialize and exercise your dog. They benefit both dog owners and people in the neighborhood, since a happy, well-socialized dog is always a better member of the community.
While the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation manages the majority of dog runs in the city, many volunteers have come together to build community and to help ensure that their local dog runs are properly maintained. These dog run communities, found both online and in person, are a great way to socialize and meet your neighbors.
Dog Runs on Instagram
Dog Runs on Facebook
Dog Breed Meet Ups
Dog breed meet ups are a great way to meet other dog parents, ask questions, get advice and socialize. They’re also a great way to learn about a breed you’re interested in adopting.
We list meet ups on our dog-friendly event calendar.
Meet Up: New York City Basenji Meetup
Meet Up: The Beagle Pack!
Instagram: NYC Griffs
Facebook: New York Corgis
Meet Up: New York Corgi Meetup
Meet Up: Hudson Heights Dachshunds
Instagram: NYC Doxies
Instagram: Doodle Tales
Meet Up: BULLDOGS of NEW YORK CITY
Facebook: French Bulldog NYC
Instagram: French Bulldog NYFC
Instagram: Frenchies of Chelsea
Meet Up: A Frenchie in Brooklyn
Meet Up: Brooklyn Frenchies
Instagram: Great Danes of Central Park
Facebook: Havanese of NYC
Instagram: Havanese of NYC
Meet Up: The NYC Havanese Playgroup
Instagram: Jindos of NYC
Meet Up: Harlem Meer Mutts Club
Meet Up: NYC Pit Bull Group
Instagram: Pom State of Mind
Instagram: NYC Pug Meet Up
Meet Up: The NYC Pug Meetup Group
Instagram: NYC Samoyeds
Whatsapp Chat Group for Long Island City Shibas – contact an LIC Shiba for access.
Meet Up: With Our Westies! (WOW!)
Meet Up: Yorkie Nation
Helpful NYC Dog Groups
These helpful groups are either general to the five boroughs or organized by neighborhood. They’re a great way to connect with local dog owners and to stay updated on the latest woof.
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