Riverside studio tries out ‘puppy yoga’ – and kitties may be next

Riverside studio tries out ‘puppy yoga’ – and kitties may be next

To say it was cute would be an understatement.


A downtown Riverside yoga studio raised $750 for a pet adoption agency Tuesday, Dec. 4,  with a “puppy yoga” class.


Casey Angulo, owner of Reveille Yoga, said 28 people — 26 women and two men — took part. Five puppies that are up for adoption were turned loose to run, cuddle and crawl upon participants while they exercised.


  • Louise, an 8-week old shepherd mix, her four siblings and mother are up for adoption. The five sibling pups romped Tuesday, Dec. 4, during a puppy yoga class at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside. , Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Adoptable shepherd mix pups wrestle during a puppy yoga class at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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  • A puppy yoga class Tuesday, Dec. 4, included romping dogs at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Rex, a shepherd mix from Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, runs through Reveille Yoga Studio on Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a puppy yoga class. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside resident Danielle Delany embraces Rex, an 8-week-old shepherd pup, at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside resident Danielle Delany takes part in puppy yoga Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • “This is the most affection I’ve had in a long time,” Riverside resident Lisa Singer said Tuesday, Dec. 4, during a puppy yoga class at Reveille Yoga Studio in Riverside. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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“They ran onto some people as they were laying down,” Angulo said. “One was eating this lady’s hair.”


It was all for a good cause. The dollars will benefit the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside, she said.


As puppies cavorted around her, Riverside resident Lisa Singer said, “This is the most affection I’ve had in a long time.”





Asked if a shepherd mix pup named Rex was bothering her, she quickly answered “No.”


Down the road, the studio plans a similar event, Angulo said.


“We want to do another one — with kittens maybe.”


To adopt one of the puppies or their mother, contact the center: 951-688-4340 or https://www.petsadoption.com/


Staff photographer Cindy Yamanaka contributed to this report.