History of Saint Louis All Dogs

Saint Louis All Dogs has changed over the years

July 2013 Saint Louis All Dogs was granted 501(c)(7) status.

October 28, 2012 Saint Louis All Dogs dismantled it's group pages on Meetup.com.

July 2, 2012 Saint Louis All Dogs completed and received a State of Missouri, Articles of Incorporation of a Nonprofit Corporation, certificate. They voted on their bylaws and various accounts were set up.

January 18, 2012 the new website launched. Since the group no longer resided on Meetup, the group name was changed to Saint Louis All Dogs. Members began to register on the new website.

January 2011 Meetup.com rolled out the first of several major interface changes that upset and confused nearly all their paying organizers. Saint Louis All Dogs members were at a lose for how to proceed and Gina suggested to Mary that they consider finding some other network. This was agreed upon and the search began.

After extensive research, Gina and Mary realized that the group needed administrative features and group functionality that Meetup.com did not offer. The ladies discussed the matter with several other members and March of 2011 Gina's husband Jeff suggested building their own website; that he would help. Testing and website creation was worked on all through 2011 and eventually an independent website was designed and constructed.

During 2009 the health of Nettie's husband demanded her attention and February 2010 he passed away. Nettie's involvement in the group declined. Mary and Gina filled the gap and began to rethink the group structure and started writing group guidelines and making simple plans for the future.

The group members hosted hundreds of events for the membership from the time of it's creation up through December 2010. During the entire time, Meeup.com made occasional and then more frequent changes to their web environment. Some of the changes were agreeable and other's were disruptive and caused significant changes to group activities and flow.

February of 2008, Nettie approached Mary and suggested that they merge their two meetup groups into one; renaming the group Saint Louis Active & Off-Leash Dogs Meetup. They reached an agreement and merged. Each of them continued to create and organize the events that interested them and the whole membership benefited.

A couple of months after Nettie and Mary had merged their groups, Gina approached them asking about merging her group into theirs too. Mary and Nettie quickly agreed and Gina suggested the name Saint Louis All Dogs Meetup. The name was fitting as they welcomed all dogs and all dog owners.

January 2008, Gina H started Saint Louis Small Dogs Meetup on Meetup.com. Gina wanted to find other small dogs to socialize with her little dog Bebe. Gina offered play activities in and around the Saint Louis Metro.

Fall of 2007, Nettie T started Saint Louis Off-Leash Dogs Meetup on Meetup.com as a way to socialize her young Great Dane, Lucy Pearl. Nettie offered off-leash play times at school athletic fields in Rock Hill and Webster Groves.

November 2007, Mary L started Saint Louis Active Dogs Meetup on the social network Meetup.com. Mary created the group because she wanted human company on the long daily hikes that she was taking with her border collie mix, Monkey, and beagle, Scooter.

Meetup.com is a social network.