About us


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 a couple snarky comments by overwhelmed Facebook "friends," 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 up to 100,000 people on 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 dog moms. We are extremely proud of our group's diversity and inclusivity and will always be a safe place for the LGBTQ community.

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

Most importantly, join us! And start making fetch happen!

Chris (and Frankie)

Dudes With Dogs Founder Chris Rolczynski with Frankie (Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles, CA).