Puppy Pride's 5th birthday since incorporation is on Monday the 16th of July!
Here are a few of our highlights over the years.
- 25th June 2011 - A group of friends join Pride in London for the first time at the back or parade. There was just 6 of us!
- 30th June 2012 - We decided to walk with the parade proper and Pride in London needed a group name, so the name 'Puppy Pride' is used for our walking group.
- 2nd July 2013 - After our 3rd walk at Pride, we decided that the UK needed a better way of connecting pups together, so PuppyPride.co.uk was registered and a website was started. At the start the website only had events, blogs, profiles, and a messaging sytem!
- 16th July 2013 - Puppy Pride Limited gets listed on companies house
- 7th September 2013 - We host our FETCH!London event! Unfortunately it closed down in February 2014 due to venue issues.
- 25th June 2015 - We go big for pride in London with our first changing room and after party for the event at Doggett's. A professional film crew join us for the parade to see what pup out is about before starting on their documentary!
- 10th October 2015 - We get 1000th member on the website!
- 13th February 2016 - We host our first Pup Out London at the Expectations store in Old Street. We where also filmed there for the TV show 'The Secret life of the human pups'.
- May 2016 - We launch our online store - Now found at PuppyPride.Store!
- 13th July 2016 - We help Recon run their 'Best In Show' contest during Fetish Week London.
- 10th September 2016 - Pup Out moves to The Three Tuns, and control is handed over to volunteers. It's since moved to The Loop Bar near Oxford Street.
- 23rd September 2016 - We sponsored the 2nd Mr Puppy UK contest - Won by Pup Piglet!
- September 2016 - We launched our monthly boxes, the first went out in October with a rope spider, 4 keyrings, a poster, and some sweets!
- 9th October 2016 - We hit 2000 registered members!
- 4th November 2016 - We relaunched our domain name as PuppyPride.Social to be more inclusive to all our international users.
- October 2017 - A major overhaul of the monthly boxes meant we removed the posters and now have monthly t-shirts!
- 18th March 2018 - We hit 4000 registered members!
- 7th July 2018 - It was our 8th time walking in Pride in London! It was also our third time hosting a pride party. Almost 100 pups joined us after the parade and a LOT of food was eaten!
- 7th July 2018 - We sponsored the first ever Mr Puppy Germany!
We've done a lot in the first 5 years, but always had the goal of bringing pups together and to encouraging them to enjoy themselves.
Let's see what the next 5 years will bring!