Though not specifically singles events, owner Kelly Josling says that most of the Yappy Hour attendees are younger people—and flirting definitely does occur. “We have wine for the people and appetizers for the dogs, and it gives people a place they can go besides the dog park to meet other dog lovers and talk about their dogs.
There still aren’t many places where you can do that.” If there are no Leashes and Lovers- or Fetch-style events where you live, you might find the internet a viable alternative. allow you to find other dog lovers by including certain keywords in search criteria, whereas other sites are specifically designed for people who keep dogs or other pets. Animal People.com, which allows members to search for suitable matches based on a variety of criteria including location, age, appearance and religion—but also (and most importantly) by what kinds of pets they have. Love Unleashed.com, which gives you the opportunity to search for romance or friendship, and also has online articles, a “flea market” where you can buy or sell dog-related items, a K9 forum with numerous discussion categories such as training and health advice, and a variety of other useful features. Date My Pet.com, which allows you to search for dates for yourself or your pet. As the dust jacket states, “Dog trainer Deb Wood offers encouragement and inspiration to the romantically challenged dog lover, providing a list of the best and worst date breeds and activities you can do with a dog to meet new friends.
Rollerblading in Central Park one day, she came across a man walking a Golden Retriever puppy.
The rest, as they say, is history; September 29 marked Michelle and Kevin’s third wedding anniversary.
“If it wasn’t for the dog, it would never have happened,” Michelle reflects.
That’s right: your dog, in addition to being your very best friend, may also be your best asset on the “ruff” and rocky road to romance.
But, you say, you already know the humans at the local dog park, and while you’ve finally managed to remember some of their names (not just their dogs’ names) and have even set up some doggie play dates, not a person among them is anyone youwould date. You’ve realized that if someone’s not a dog person, they are simply not romantic material.
What you may not know is that there are a growing number of organizations and companies specifically devoted to connecting single dog lovers with like-minded individuals who are just as pooch-crazy as you are.