We want to help you and your dogs explore new places and live your best lives
How run wild, fren began
When we moved to the US 🇺🇸 in 2015, we fell in love with its natural beauty and diversity in landscapes. It was exciting! But moving across the ocean meant leaving our families and friends back in the Philippines 🇵🇭 and having to start over.
As a non-native English speaker, I was anxious about meeting strangers and not being able to communicate my thoughts. Though we've met so many kind people, having social anxiety made it hard for me to form deeper friendships and be part of the community. It got to a point where I became less confident and isolated.
Then Lil' Chips ran full-speed into our lives...
In 2020, we welcomed Lil' Chips into our home. Raising a puppy during the pandemic was tough, but I had known that even before she came home. What I didn't expect was the impact she'd have on our lives. Lil' Chips helped and changed me as a person.
Lil' Chips genuinely loves to meet new people. Her excitement to meet them on our walks encouraged me to be more open. And encountering the same people on our routine walks allowed me to be more comfortable around them. With time, these strangers became our friends.
run wild, fren helps you find dog-friendly places wherever you are
One of Lil' Chips's favorite things to do is to run and explore the outdoors. Seeing her happy and thriving in nature brings us so much joy. Not only that, being out often helped us live a more balanced life and positively impacted our mental health.
We believe that dogs improve our lives by making us better people. They aren't just pets—they're family.
We created this space not only to inspire people to spend more time outdoors but also to make new friends and be part of their community. We want everyone to live their best lives with their best frens.
run wild, frens! Melody, Jeremie, & Lil' Chips