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Society Dog in a beanie and shadesWhat is Society Dog?

What is Society Dog?
Do I have to register?
How can I get a memberships?
Is there a charge?
How do I Join?
Why aren't retractable leashes allowed?
What if I have never been socialized?
Can my kids (the human type) come with me?
Are unaltered dogs allowed?
Can senior dogs participate?
I don't have a dog, but I love dogs!  Can I take part in your events?

The goal of Society Dog is to promote the socialization of dogs and create a community of responsible dog lovers that enjoy unusually fun events with their pets.

What is Society Dog

Society Dog was "whelped" in Silicon Valley – where many successful ventures originate. It involves a group of dogs of all breeds, creed,s and color and their dog–loving people who enjoy getting together for regularly scheduled group dog walks and unique special events. Society Dog has chosen to share its "formula for success" in hopes of creating a nation of well–socialized dogs and spreading the camaraderie that comes when you share this passion with others.

All responsible dog owners are invited to join the Society Dog pack. Our goal is to support more chapters or "packs" throughout the nation in getting together to socialize and enjoy special events with their pets, but even if you’re a "lone wolf", so to speak, the benefits of the online community are really "something to bark about"!

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Do I have to register?

Registration is not required to enjoy the Society Dog website. Members and Non–members are welcome to browse the features of our website.  However, for the enjoyment and safety of our 'pack', if you wish to participate in the dog walks and other events and fully access all features of our website, we ask that you to complete the Membership application page.
*Participants must be 18 to attend walks and events unless otherwise noted.

How can I get a membership?

Go to the Membership link on the left to apply.

Is there a charge?

There are typically no fees for the regularly scheduled dog walks. Visit our Events Calendar to view all of our events and details. Some events do have a fee.

How do I Join?

To participate in the dog walks and other events we ask that you complete Membership application.  For the safety and enjoyment of the "Pack", everyone must read and agree to the Society Dog Terms & Conditions. You must agree to these terms when registering online and you must print a copy, sign, date it and bring it with you to your first outing with Society Dog.

After registering with us, just show up at any regularly scheduled dog walk or check the event calendar for event information and make your reservations as indicated. Feel free to email us at helpdog@societydog.com if you have questions.

Dogs must have current vaccinations and be of a non–aggressive nature.   Unaltered dogs are allowed by permission only from Alphadog.  No Retractable Leashes, Please!

Why aren't retractable leashes allowed?

We have found retractable leashes to be a safety hazard at our walks and events. They are trip–hazards to others, tend to cause entanglement, and are especially hard to see in the dark on our evening walks. Please "play it safe" and observe this important safety rule!

What if I have never been socialized?

Dogs should be exposed to many different people and put into many different situations early in life, although trainers do say it's never too late.  One of the goals of Society Dog is to provide a safe environment to socialize with other dogs and people.  However, we would like all puppies to be complete with their shots (usually at 4 mos. of age) before they join the group.  If you are an older dog and have shown problems in social settings in the past, you may want to consult an animal behaviorist as well as consulting our resident advice dog at "Ask Trevor" before attending a Society Dog event.  

Can my kids (the human type) come with me?

Events where children are invited will be denoted in the event calendar. Children must be registered by a parent or guardian who must agree to the terms of the child release form before children can attend. 

Are unaltered dogs allowed?

Unaltered male or female dogs are allowed only by permission.  Consult with us at helpdog@societydog.com before attending. 

Can Senior Dogs Participate?

Senior dogs are certainly encouraged to attend all events.  The walks may be a bit strenuous for some, but we hope you will give it a try.  Dogs are encouraged to walk as far as they can, and then to meet us at our Yappy Hour location immediately after the walk. 

I don't have a dog, but I love dogs! Can I take part in your events?

Yes! It’s understandable that all dog lovers for a variety of reasons do not necessarily have a dog.  Society Dog members enjoy sharing the love.  We hope dog lovers of all kinds will join us for our walks and/or special events. 


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Address: P.O. Box 561, Los Gatos, CA 95031
For further information, contact helpdog@societydog.com