How to Meet Pet Parent Friends in Your City



June 1, 2022

One of the great parts about being a pet parent is that it connects you to a whole new community and lets you form connections with other pet parents! Having a pet gives you a common ground and can be a great conversation starter with fellow pet parents.

Not only can being a pet parent allow you to form new relationships, but it’s beneficial for your family pet as well. Socializing your family pet is very important to making sure they become happy and well-adjusted! Getting involved in your community is a great way to start the process of making new friends and socializing your pet.

We at Bivvy have provided a list of fun ways you can get involved with pet owners in your community!

Visit a dog park

Dog parks are a great first step into becoming involved with other pet parents in your area. Not only are these parks tons of fun, but they’re also full of other pet parents who may be eager to make some new friends as well. If your pup starts playing with a new pal, strike up a conversation with their owner and see if you have a friendly connection!

Check out our website for more tips on how to socialize your pet.

Grab a bite to eat at a pet-friendly restaurant

Pet-friendly restaurants are a fun way to get some tasty food and have some fun! This is a convenient place to strike up a conversation with fellow pet owners while also grabbing a delicious bite to eat. Some pet-friendly restaurants may even have a treat for you to give your family pet. Make sure to keep your pup on a leash just in case they try to nibble on some human food while they’re at the restaurant.

Check out these popular pet friendly restaurants:

  1. Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant: Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  2. Creekside American Bistro: Sedona, Arizona.
  3. Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill: Ocean City, Maryland.
  4. Mutts Canine Cantina: Dallas, Texas.
  5. Pub Dog Colorado: Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Volunteer at an animal shelter

Looking to help out a pet in need? Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way to not only give back to your community but also meet new animal-lovers who are also volunteering. Having a similar interest such as volunteering is a great way to kick off the conversation!

Attend a pet friendly event

There are lots of pet-friendly events that occur year-round! These events can be tons of fun and are a great way to meet other pet parents. Larger events may draw in pet parents from other areas, allowing you to meet pet parents from all around the world.

Here are a few pet-friendly events occurring in the United States this year:

  1. Bark on Biddle in Wyandotte, Michigan: June 3, 2022 to June 5, 2022.
  2. Dog Days at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois: June 25, 2022.
  3. Oregon Corgi Beach Day in Cannon Beach, Oregon: July 30, 2022.

Many of these events are held to raise money for charitable organizations, such as animal shelters. So, go out, show some support for your community and most importantly, have fun!

Bring Your Dog to the Beauty Salon

Treating your pet to a well-deserved spa day is a great way to pamper your pooch and treat them to some rest and relaxation time! You may find some fellow pet parents waiting for their pups at the salon. Reach out and strike up a conversation, you and your pet may make some new furever friends!

Take Your Dog to the Vet

Bringing your pet to the vet is a sure-fire way to run into fellow pet parents! Not only is this a great place to meet other pet owners but allows you to keep your pet in tip top shape. Our pets are our friends too, which is why their health is such a priority. Protect your pet with Bivvy pet insurance to cover the costs of unexpected medical bills if your pet were to experience an unexpected accident or illness. Plus, you can take your pet to any vet with Bivvy!

Join a Pet-Friendly Social Media Platform

You can find many dog activity groups through social media! One of the best ways to get involve in your community is through joining a Facebook group. There are tons of Facebook groups in which pet parents can get their pets involved in various group activities such as dog playgroups, walking groups, dog training groups and more. This is a great way to involve yourself and your pet with other members in your community.

Attend a Dog Show

Attending a dog show is a fun way to get involved in pet-related activities that can allow you to network with other pet parents! If you’re up for the challenge, you can even have your pet participate in these events to get more involved. Participating in a dog show not only allows you to meet other pet parents, but it’s a great way to socialize your dog and teach them some new tricks!

Go on a Pet-Friendly Trip

Taking a vacation with your beloved pet is a great way to have some fun, explore some new spots and meet new people! Plan out some pet-friendly activities to do while your away so that your pet can socialize, and you can too. Make sure to choose a dog-friendly location with lodging so that you can meet other pet parents and your pet can meet new pals. 

Bivvy pet insurance allows you to spend more time having fun with your pet and other pet parents and less time worrying about your pet’s expenses. This refreshingly simple cat and dog insurance can help in the case of a covered accident or illness. Plus, you can add on our Wellness Care for coverage on routine and preventative care such as wellness exams and vaccinations.

We hope these tips serve you well in meeting new pet parents!


*Wellness Care is not available in all states.