Dog Socials

No registration required, come on over!  Consider your dog’s activity level, play style and personality as well as size when choosing a dog social!

NOTE: Dog socials may be cancelled on short notice due to weather or shelter issues. Please check the homepage of our website for the latest information, under Breaking Mews.  

Vaccination Requirements

Puppies younger than 5 months: minimum 2 rounds (boosters) of DHPP* and age-appropriate vaccinations including Rabies. Bordetella is strongly recommended for your pup’s best protection but not required.

Puppies ages 5-9 months: 3 rounds (boosters) of DHPP* and Rabies. Bordetella is strongly recommended for your pup’s best protection but not required.

Dogs older than 9 months: Up-to-date on DHPP* and Rabies. Bordetella is strongly recommended for your dog’s best protection but not required.

*distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus vaccination

Halloween Party for Pets!

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | Session One: 5:30-7 p.m. | Session Two: 7:15-8:45 p.m. - Sold Out!
Is your dog tired of running to the door and barking at all the little ghosts and goblins every Halloween evening? Give him – and yourself – a break this year and bring him to Animal Friends for a howling good time. A trick or treat trail, canine games and other activities will be offered in our Outreach Center. The party will go on rain or shine and outdoor activities will be weather-permitting. Costumes for pets are optional, but not required to attend. Please, no humans in costume. All dogs in attendance should be both people and dog-friendly and up-to-date on vaccinations! Advance registration required.

Tuition: $15 per dog (humans free!)

 

 

Puppy Playschool (12-20 weeks)

Small Dog Social

Teacup Hour


NOTE:  Organized groups of dog owners (meetup groups, breed clubs, etc.) are welcome to attend any of our socials as long as all dogs in the group are both people- and dog-friendly. 

To accommodate your group (for set up, supply and support purposes), please contact Donna at DKlingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org at least one week prior to your visit.  Our dog social leaders need to know when a group of new dogs will be joining the fun!

 

Puppy Playschool

Drop-in socialization sessions for dogs 12-20 weeks of age. Small breed and shy pups may attend up to 24 weeks of age. Please bring your pup's age-appropriate vaccination records.

Organized playtime for pups provides much-needed socialization along with mental and physical exercise (and lots of fun!). Puppy socialization is critical for the development of your puppy's social skills with dogs and people. The instructor is available to discuss puppy issues such as housetraining, chewing and mouthing.

Mondays | 7-8 p.m. | Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12, 26, Dec. 17

Tuition:
$5 per dog/per visit – humans free!

 

 

Small Dog Social

For dogs 4 months or older that are both people- and dog-friendly. Please bring vaccination records. 

Join other small dogs and their people for an hour of social time at our "indoor dog park," the Outreach Center. Dog play increases social skills and provides lots of exercise and fun for the small dog crowd!

Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-noon | Oct. 3, (10-no social due to All Staff meeting),17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

Sundays | 12:45-1:45 p.m. | Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, 16

Mondays | 7-8 p.m. | Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 10

Tuition:
$5 per dog/per visit – humans free!

 

 

Teacup Hour

For dogs 4 months or older that are both people- and dog-friendly. Please bring vaccination records. 

A special time for the tiny dogs to play and for their people to mingle at our "indoor dog park," the Outreach Center. This social is also suitable for other small dogs that prefer a less-active play style.

Sundays | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, 16

Tuition:
$5 per dog/per visit – humans free!

Dog Socials

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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