We want to help you and your dogs explore new places and live your best lives
How run wild, fren came to be
When we moved to the US in 2015, we were amazed by its natural beauty and diversity in landscapes. It was exciting, but moving across the ocean meant starting over and having to leave our families and friends behind.
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 came our Lil' Chips...
In 2020, we welcomed Lil' Chips into our home. Though I expected that raising a puppy was going to be challenging, What I didn't realize was how she would help and change me as a person.
Lil' Chips loves to meet new people. Her excitement to be around people on our walks encouraged me to be more open. Seeing the same people during our routine walks helped me be more comfortable around them. And 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 be outdoors and run wild. Seeing her happy and thriving in nature brings us so much joy. And in turn, by being out more, we have lived a more balanced life.
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