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Celebrate “Year of the Dog” with a list of SF’s most adorable doggie meetup groups
By - posted 2/21/2018 No Comment

From CorgiCon to Pug Sunday to Oodles of Doodles… it’s “Year of the Dog” according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar. So we thought it was a great excuse to wrassle up a list of some of SF’s biggest and most adorable dog meetup groups so we can wub our pups.

(but really… doesn’t it feel like EVERY year is  “Year of the Dog” in San Francisco?”)

Did we miss any active groups? Let us know! 

French Bulldogs

This is a great park with open space and real grass to run on. Meet at 10:30. There is a water fountain for the dogs. The entrance is on Vale ave. off of Sloat blvd. go down the hill and there is usually ample parking.

  • Where: Stern Grove
  • When: Monthly – Typically first Saturday at 10:30am

Gotta love you some French Bulldogs? They also meet at Mission Creek Dog Park the third Sunday at 10:30am.

Oodles of Doodles

Calling all Doodle owners (labradoodles, goldendoodles and other oodles of doodles in SF) to meet regularly at Crissy and occasionally at other places/parks where they allow off-leash fun.

  • Where: Crissy Field
  • When: Monthly – Typically first Saturday at 10:30am

Barkswell Beach & Hill Walks

Open to all breeds, BarkswellSF is a safe place to share and grow, laugh and probably shed a tear or two, and to build community with city dog lovers and owners.

  • Where: Different locations like Ocean Beach, Fort Funston, Bernal Hill and Crissy Field
  • When: Monthly – Typically third Saturday at 10am

Boston Terriers

Meet fellow Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier Lovers near you. Come to a local meetup to play in a casual setting and informal gathering of Boston owners.

  • Where: Stern Grove Dog Park
  • When: Monthly – Typically third Saturday at 10:30am

San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup

The San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup is a great group of people and their amazing Chihuahuas, chi-mixes and small dogs.

  • Where: Stern Grove Dog Park
  • When: Every first Sunday at Noon (Except July/Aug when it’s first Saturday

Small Dog Beach Walk

Up to 100 little doggies (up to 20 lbs.) and their guardians stroll the beach off-leash to play with someone their own size every Saturday rain or shine.

  • Where: Ocean Beach near Beach Chalet
  • When: Every Saturday at 10am – rain or shine


A wonderfully massive beach bash with about 1,000 sumpty-legged dogos the heroes for the day. Typically there’s two beach parties, one in the summer, one in the fall – each with corgi races and corgi ninja warrios agility course.

  • Where: Ocean Beach (btween Stairwell 2 & 5) at the foot of Balboa
  • When: Twice a year, June and October – check the schedule.

Want more Corgi glory? There’s also rotating monthly corgi meetups like Lands End hikes and Crissy Field meetups.

Pug Sundays

Short, fat and snorty pugs and their pugophiles take over Alta Plaza Park every first Sunday with up to 75 doggies. Please note this is a private Facebook group so you’ll have to request to join and get more details. In the meantime, read more on SF Weekly.

  • Where: Alta Plaza Park (Jackson and Steiner)
  • When: Typicaly first Sunday at 2:30 pm – confirm schedule on Facebook

Need more Pug love? Try Mill Valley’s Pug Sundays at Mill Valey Dog Park every third Sunday at 9am