[June 2021 Update] The free stitch 2021 Autumn / Winter Meetup Festival Reservations Now Open

free stitch is pleased to announce we have started accepting reservations for our 2021 Autumn / Winter Meetup Festivals for the following breeds:

  • Jack Russell Terrier Festival 2021 (18th September 2021)
  • Shiba Festival 2021 (19th September 2021)
  • Schnauzer Festival 2021 (20th September 2021)

  • Boston Terrier Festival 2021 (9th October 2021)
  • Cavalier Festival 2021 (10th October 2021)

  • Corgi Festival 2021 (23rd October 2021)
  • Italian Greyhound Festival 2021 (24th October 2021)

  • Shih Tzu Festival 2021 (6th November 2021)
  • Chihuahua Festival 2021 (7th November 2021)

  • Retreiver Festival 2021 (20th November 2021) 
  • French Bulldog Festival 2021 (21st November 2021)

  • Please note: schedules and venues are subject to change 

    Please click here for a movie of our past events

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

    We also offer training and obedience sessions conducted by our regular specialist trainers from Japan who have years of experience in giving advice 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.

    In addition to the sessions and activities throughout the day, we regularly invite businesses within the pet industry to hold stalls on the day of our events. If you would be interested in opening a stall with us on a particular event day, please feel free to contact us. Please be sure to include your name, title, contact email and details of your inquiry in the contact form. 

    Proceeds collected from entrance fees will be used to fund charity activities and promoting awareness surrounding ongoing issues within the Japanese pet industry. The more funds we raise, the bigger the difference we can make. 

    ※ Please note: we currently offer the Meetup events only in Japanese language support only, however all are welcome. 

    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).  

    Please note that we are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocol at our events. 

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

    We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Autumn / Winter Meetup Festivals!