While researching dog lover communities I came across a fun term, petworking! How cute is that, networking for your pets! Whether you are looking to connect with other dog lovers, find a significant other who shares the same passion for dogs as you, or dog friendly places in your area, take a look at this list of dog lover communities.

  • Dig

    Dig claims they are “the dog person’s dating app” and is a dating app built to connect dog people based on what’s most important to them, their dog(s). Founded by sisters Casey and Leigh Isaacson, the idea was born after they were tired on being duped by fake dog lovers. Users create a profile and based on information you provide the app provides potential matches. Users can “dig”, “really dig”, or “pass” on someone. The app also provides first date ideas with its dog-friendly locations feature and also daily deals for dog related products and services.

  • Dog Date Afternoon

    Dog Date Afternoon is similar to other dating apps and allows you to browse profiles of other single people with dogs in your area. The app has sections for both you and for your canine companion.  A fun feature Dog Date Afternoon has is you can notify your matches when you and your dog are going on a walk, hike, or to the park.

  • Meetup.com

    Meetup.com is a great way to meet dog lovers. There is usually a Meetup group for just about everything. Meetup allows people to find people with similar interests in their area. You can explore by city, search social groups, career groups, and creativity groups. Meetup.com also gives you the option to create a group. You’re likely going to find local dog lover communities on this website.

  • Yummypets

    Yummypets is a social “petwork” for your furry friends. This app allows you to share photos and videos of your pet while viewing pets from all over the world. According to the app there are over 500,000 strong in this pet community. Yummypets also runs contests and also features helpful articles and viral videos.

  • BarkHappy

    BarkHappy’s mission is to build an “active, engaged community of dogs, their owners, and a platform for dog friendly businesses and events through real life experiences”. BarkHappy is a location based app with lots of features. The app allows you to find dog friendly places in your area, attend dog friendly events, connect with dogs nearby to make new friends. The app even has a lost and found feature.