You like to have fun.  Your dog likes to have fun.  What if there was a way to have fun together?  Enter  Bark Social!  Founded by two entrepreneurs, Bark Social is a dog lover’s social club that incorporates dining and shopping with dog and people socializing.  You can sit, stay and make new friends!  The first location in Maryland, is due to open this Spring.  The 25,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor venue  features a craft beer, wine and coffee bar and a professionally monitored off-leash dog park.

Sounds like we need one in Philadelphia! Good news…Bark Social plans to expand with locations up and down the I-95 corridor including among others, Philadelphia, Richmond, Northern Virginia, DC, and North Jersey.

No specific location has been given, but we hope to mix, mingle and sniff around soon!

You can find out what Bark social is about here.


Here’s even more fun places to visit with your pet!

5 Dog Lover Communities to Check Out

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.