The New York Dog Magazine

“…Leashes and Lovers ( is a Manhattan-based company that organizes monthly mixers, bringing together dog-owning and dog-lovers in a decidedly laid-back environment.

The parties draw anywhere from 30 to more than 100 people and their dogs. ‘ There has been such a response, even internationally, that we will be expanding on a much larger level,’ says, founder Sheryl Matthys. Plans include hosting more gay events and eventually starting an online community.”