San Francisco Bay Area Puppy Socials

When you first bring home your puppy there are so many things to think about, it’s easy to forget one of the most important – socialization. Socializing your puppy from an early age helps them learn how to interact with other dogs and people appropriately. We’ve compiled a list of Bay Area puppy socials that you can attend to help with your puppy the best start.

Bay Area Puppy Socials

Below you’ll find a list of organizations that host puppy socials in the Bay Area. Each have different requirements for puppies to attend social, so make sure to check their website to see if you have to bring anything or pre-register.

  • SF Puppy Prep: Here, socials are designed for  puppies aged 9-18 weeks and their people. Location: San Francisco
  • SF SPCA: At the SPCA you can expect, periods of play alternate with breaks, where you’ll work on building your puppy’s focus on you in the face of distractions. Location: San Francisco
  • Bravo PupBravoPup socials are specially designed for pups 9 to 16 weeks old. We provide a safe and comfortable environment where your pup will learn to build lifelong social skills. Location: East Bay
  • Peninsula Humane Society: Puppy Playgroup is for pups under 6 months old that need socialization to build a good foundation for the future. Class is every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:15. Location: Peninsula
  • Wag HotelsOffers free puppy socialization groups at their various locations throughout the Bay Area. Locations: Varies

Puppy Social Schedule

Please check with each organization before attending a puppy social as times and dates may have changed. Note: most organizations require you to pre-register your puppy and bring proof of vaccination.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:30am: SF Puppy Prep 5pm: Wag Hotel – Oakland 6pm: Bravo Pup at Lake Merritt 6pm: SF Puppy Prep 10am: Wag Hotel – Redwood City
5:15pm: Bravo Pup at Oakland Zoo 7:15pm: SF Puppy Prep
6pm: Bravo Pup in El Cerrito 11am: Wag Hotel – Oakland
7:30pm: SF SPCA 11am: Wag Hotel – San Francisco
12:30pm: SF SPCA

How to Socialize Your Puppy

Still not sure about socialization? Watch our veterinarian-approved video on puppy socialization to see what it really means to socialize your fuzzy friend.

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