About Pawsome

Learn about our mission and how to be part of it below!

Our Mission

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We do it for them—the fur babies, the floofs, our canine companions—because they do so much for us. Dogs are amongst the most loyal, loving species on earth. They make us the center of their worlds, and it is our duty and privilege to make those worlds as rich and vibrant as we can.

We started in March of 2022 as Dog Moms of Milwaukee. It was born of a young woman’s desire to make friends with shared interests that could hang out at the dog park together. As the community grew, it became apparent that Milwaukee had all of these amazing dog-friendly components, but lacked a centralized resource to bring them all together.

The goal of Pawsome Milwaukee LLC is to be that centralized resource. We aim to make all of the dog-friendly businesses, charities, news, and events that exist in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area accessible in one user-friendly place. We hope that the dog lovers and dog owners of this metro find their communities and their new favorite local hangouts within our website and terrific membership network.

While we are still in early stages, you can look forward to the release of our upcoming dog-friendly business directory, our roundup of dog-friendly community events, and so much more from us in the future! Consider signing up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on everything we have coming! It’s just a sniff away. 

How to Get Involved


Sign up for our newsletter, follow us and join our community groups on social media, and regularly show up to attend our monthly events with your pup. Interacting with you is what keeps us going!

Financial support

Purchase some of our merch or if you’re a local small business, consider becoming a sponsor to cover the operational costs that keep this community resource free for everyone to enjoy.


It takes a village! Help us spread the word about this awesome community, become an event organizer or check out our volunteer board for other opportunities. Do you have a skill that would benefit this group you don’t see a volunteer role for? Reach out!

Meet The Founder

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Kate Travis

Hey there! I’m Kate, founder and creator of Pawsome Milwaukee. I moved to West Allis in Spring of 2021 with my golden retriever, Zoe. You’ll often find me at Ope! Brewing Company or at Riley’s Social House, some of my favorite dog-friendly haunts. If you spot me out and about, please say hello!

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