In April of 2012 a little fox terrier-chihuahua mix named Frankie came into my life and I became a brand new "dog dad" at the age of 41. I was obsessed! Every day I'd take pictures of her and share them on Facebook. After more than a couple comments by Facebook friends to please cool it with the Frankie photos, I thought there had to be a better place for me to connect with other guys who loved their dogs as much as I loved mine. There wasn't. So I made one.

Dudes With Dogs® was founded in February 2014 and has grown slowly and steadily from just a handful of my friends with dogs to a global community on all 7 continents, touching over 100,000 people on Mighty Networks, Facebook, and Instagram.

We encourage the best of our members while maintaining a fun and addictive community that celebrates and supports our members' journeys as dog dads and moms. We’re extremely proud of our group's diversity and inclusivity and will always be a safe place for the lgbt+ community, our friends, family, and allies.

Still have questions? Peruse the site, review our FAQ, or feel free to contact me directly.

But most importantly, join us! And start making fetch happen!™

Chris (and Frankie)

Hear our story as we told it to LGBT Stories (starts at 4:30).