NHS Playgroups get you and your dog out of the house, and into the action.


Nothing tires out a dog and teaches socialization like playing with other canines. NHS Playgroups get you and your dog out of the house and into the action!

What should I expect? In NHS playgroups, dogs will be able to interact and play with other dogs that are close in age and size. If you are looking for a way to give your dog some quality “dog playtime” and burn off energy, playgroup could be for you.

When are Playgroups? 

  • Yappy Pack proctors playgroups. 
  • Thursday night playgroups will return in spring 2022 and run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   
  • Saturday morning playgroup takes place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. year round. 
  • Both playgroups are held in the NHS Meadow near the Center for Humane Services.
  • All dog sizes are welcome and break into size appropriate groups.
  • Due to crowd limits we ask that you have no more than 2 people with a dog, and no children please.
  • Please wear a mask. 
  • Participants can come and go during the playgroup time frame.
  • Cost is $5 per dog and punch cards are available for $40 for 11 visits.
  • All dogs should enter on leash to get to their section. 
  • Please enter at the North Gate of the meadow.  Payment will be taken there as well. 
  • There is no seating. If you might want to sit with your dog at some point, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.
  • For information: Email or visit their Facebook Page.

Please Note

  • All dogs must be current on immunizations. Please bring proof of this the first time you come to play group
  • All dogs should get along with other dogs
  • No toys for play group please (Dogs can scuffle over possessions)
  • Plan on staying at playgroup with your pet
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes