2024 Autumn/Winter Meetup Reservations Now Open

free stitch is pleased to announce reservations are now open for our 2024 Autumn / Winter Meetup Festivals. 

Every year free stitch holds special Meetup events for various dog breeds where owners and dogs can enjoy a wide range of activities ranging from agility competitions to raffles and tombolas.

Funds raised from participation fees will be used to support charitable activities that raise awareness of issues facing the pet industry in Japan. We hope that by having more people participate in the event, we can help enrich the lives of everyone and their dogs.

The following dog breeds (Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Italian Greyhounds, Jack Russells, Retrievers, Boston Terriers, Corgis, Shih Tzus, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, Dachshunds, and French Bulldogs) have Meetups events planned for Autumn / Winter 2024 in the Kanto area of Japan:

  • Chihuahua Festival 2024 (2024.10.12.Sat)
  • Pomeranian MEET UP 2024 (2024.10.13.Sun)
  • Italian Greyhound Festival 2024 (2024.10.14.Mon)
  • Jack Russell Terrier Festival 2024 (2024.10.19.Sat)
  • Retriever Day 2024 (2024.10.20.Sun)
  • Boston Terrier Festival 2024 (2024.11.2.Sat)
  • Corgi Festival 2024 (2024.11.3.Sun)
  • Shih Tzu Festival 2024 (2024.11.4.Mon)
  • Beagle MEET UP 2024 ( 2024.11.16.Sat)
  • Cocker Spaniel Festival 2024 (2024.11.17.Sun)
  • Poodle MEET UP 2024 (2024.11.23.Sat)
  • Yorkshire Terrier MEET UP 2024 (2024.11.24.Sun)
  • Dachshund MEET UP 2024 (2024.11 .30.Sat)
  • French Bulldog MEET UP 2024 (2024.12.1.Sun)

  • * Please note the actual event venues will be updated as soon as they have been fixed so please check each breed’s information page for the latest details.

    At our Meetups, we offer training and obedience sessions conducted by our regular specialist trainers from around Japan who have years of experience in advising on a wide range of breeds.

    Held in carefully selected outdoor locations, owners, dogs, and their families can enjoy a full day of fresh air communication, and play while taking in some of the beautiful Japanese nature sights.

    We will also be making the event even more exciting by providing reservation benefits and holding a photo contest for social media on the days leading up to the event of your choice, so please ask your friends to apply and enjoy the day out together.


    Please check out our official Meetup video for an overview of our event. We regularly upload videos and SNS content showcasing highlights from past Meetup events, so please subscribe to our official YouTube channel!

    Please note that we currently offer the Meetup events only in Japanese; however, everyone is welcome to attend.

    For more information on each breed, Meetup Festival dates, and locations, please visit our Japanese site and select the breed you wish to view information on.

    If you wish to make a reservation to attend a Meetup event:

    1. Please visit our reservation page (Japanese only)
    2. Select the breed
    3. Select the number of participants and click ‘apply’ 
    4. Complete the registration form at checkout to complete your reservation for the Meetup Event

    We also offer on-the-day participation (extra fees apply and are subject to availability). 

    If you have any questions or concerns about our Meetup events, please contact us. Please include your name, title, contact email, and details of your inquiry in the contact form. 

    We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Autumn / Winter Meetup events!