Have you heard of the website meetup.com? A FREE site, no fees as the website makes money from the group organisers. You just need to register with an account from a registered email address. Here are the groups I found in Melbourne relating to pets.
- Camping with man’s best friend - Must Love Dogs - Melbourne Dog Walkers - Doggy Tea Breaks - South East Dog Walkers - The Melbourne Chihuahua Meetup Group - Horse Racing & Equestrian Supporters & Aficionado - Melbourne Bird Photographers - Yappy Hour TV - Dog Lovers Group - Melbourne West Sighthounds - Barking Mad - Melbourne Dog Parks Meetup
dog tree is a free service to connect dog owners - Pair your dog with a backyard buddy - Arrange dog sitting and walking - Meet new dogs living nearby - Place a free classified ads - Keep up with local news and events - Sign up required for access www.dogtree.com.au