Philly-Area Corgis Meet up for an Epic Play Date

A Corgi convocation, if you will.
By: Jessica Remitz
 

Is there anything better than a pack of Corgis running around together? If you ask the internet and Corgis of Philadelphia, the answer is clear: nothing compares.

Established in 2017 by a new Corgi owner, Corgis of Philadelphia hosts regular meet ups for Corgi owners (and enthusiasts) to socialize their pups, raise money for local charities and get to know one another.

What started as a casual meet up has turned into quite the affair. A September 2017 event had over 75 Corgis in attendance, and a recent event partnered with a beer garden to provide local beverages to two-legged attendees. The event also raised funds for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

While the Corgi attendees ran through tunnels and up ramps, pet parents and fans (who watched the fun from a “spectator zone”) took photos of their pets in action and mingled with each other—the main reason Regan Alder brought her Corgi to the event.

Corgis at meet up event

“We came to the Philly Corgi meet up to meet friends, socialize and hang out with our dog,” Alder says. She heard about the event through Facebook, and Amanda Jones, the founder of the organization, says that they’ve seen an increase in online engagement between events (no surprise considering the group’s posts include a Corgi of the week).

“The goal of the group is to bring Corgis together to socialize, [bring] dog owners together to talk about raising Corgis and to bring the city of Philadelphia closer to the breed,” says Jones, adding that an ultimate goal of the group is to eventually host large-scale events.

“We hope to continue to host meet ups and partner with different organizations in Philadelphia, but also to one day have an event where we have hundreds or a thousand corgis frolicking around,” she says.

Interested in attending a meet up with your dog? Find more bark-worthy gatherings here.

Images via: Corgis of Philadelphia