Since the organization’s inception in 2004, som|dog has been instrumental in bringing three dog parks to the city and advocating for off-leash recreation at surrounding DCR trails. The nonprofit was built as a grassroots effort to create positive change for Somerville's residents and canine companions.
som|dog fosters relationships with city officials and follows news trends and legislation as they relate to dog ownership and effect city and state laws. As a 501(c)3, the group also solicits grants and donations to improve local animal control's facilities and maintain existing city dog parks. som|dog also advocates for canine rights and works to expand recreational space.
som|dog utilizes our top local trainers, behaviorists and experts who will bring their best practices to your backyard and free education clinics to the community. More than bark parks and mutt mitts, som|dog is the go-to resource for dog owners in the City of Somerville and the neighboring communities.