Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

04/22/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival   Recently updated !

LI-DOG Pack Walk Group in front of OWG Mansion

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG Pack Walk™  at Old Westbury Gardens
(you and your dog can explore the gardens with a trusted LI-DOG guide )
Saturday, April 22nd @ Noon

OWG Spring Dog Festival
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds, canine shopping, and presentations from local veterinary and rescue groups)
Saturday, April 22nd from 11AM to 4PM

OWG Dog Days at the Park
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds at OWG!)
Saturday, April 22nd from 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, April 23rd from 10AM to 5PM


Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(Google Map)

LI-DOG cordially invites our canine families to LI-DOG’s Pack WalkTM at Old Westbury Gardens during the OWG Spring Dog Festival! On Saturday, April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. (11:30 a.m. free registration), we will spend a delightful hour on a guided tour of the beautiful, English-themed splendor of Old Westbury Gardens. There’ll be plenty of spring’s budding horticultural treasures for our eyes and our fur babies’ noses to enjoy!

The Walk is almost all on flat ground and there are opportunities to shorten the walk for those who wish to do so. Make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds.

Registrants for the Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket full of doggie toys and treats. If you double your donation, you (more than) double your chances to win as a $10 donation gets four tickets! All proceeds support LI-DOG’s work to gain more access to public parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.

Make sure to stick around after the Pack Walk and enjoy the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations including LI-DOG, and vendors of doggie goodies and gear. OWG’s Spring Dog Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. only.

On both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., enjoy Spring Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens when the Gardens invites on-leash dogs and their people to enjoy the grounds of the estate. On Sunday, the United Kennel Club will be hosting an all-breed conformation match from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds.

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and $7 children ages 7-17. OWG members, children under 6, and four-legged visitors are free!

RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM

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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

More Info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit the Old Westbury Gardens website and click on “Upcoming Events” and then “Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other spring events and programs.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on April 22nd!

05/16/2017 – Bark in the Park with LI-DOG   Recently updated !

Ducks Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park with LI-DOG!

Tues., May 16th, 6:35 p.m (gates open at 5:30)
Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip, NY 11722 (Google Map)

Enjoy America’s favorite past time with Fido at your side (or on your lap!) at Bark in the Park with LI-DOG on Tues., May 16th at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. You and your fur baby can cheer on our hometown favorites, the Long Island Ducks, as they play their cross-LI Sound rivals, York Revolution, all while helping support LI-DOG!

Come early for group photos (gates open at 5:30), but if Fido is still embarrassed about his last haircut, then just be sure to come by 6:15.

Our deadline for orders is Fri., April. 14th. Tickets are $15 per person** plus $5 for a Pooch Pass for your pup! All proceeds benefit LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

**If you have a big dog, you might consider buying a $15 ticket for your dog (in addition to your own $15 ticket), so he or she can sit in a seat space. There’s no need to buy a Pooch Pass if you buy a $15 ticket for your dog. The $5 Pooch Pass allows your dog to sit next to you in your seat space.

Again, the deadline for ticket orders is Fri., April 14th!

Please only bring well socialized dogs to this event. LI DOG will bring extra poop bags and water, but please remember these items.

Questions? Email lidogevents@gmail.com

6/11/2017 – LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau

Sun., June 11th, Noon – 4 p.m.

Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Google Map)

li-dog's 2nd annual pints-n-paws - Chupa in a pink lei and shades

Chupa Channels the Pints-n-Paws Luau Vibe Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Kick off the Dog Days of Summer early by joining us for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau!

You and your dog are invited to join us at a Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau, Sunday, June 11th, from noon until 4 p.m. for a day filled with music, prizes, contests, hamburgers/hot dogs, and the spirit of Luau fun at tropically-themed Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue. This year we’ve added a Luau Photo Booth for fun photos of you and your pooch. We’ll have door prizes for our guests throughout the event and lots of raffle baskets generously donated by more than a dozen gracious sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

$15 discounted advance tickets are available (see below). Please note: Advance ticket sales end Sat., June 10th at 6 p.m.
$20 admission at the door on the day of the event.

Click the “Buy Now” button below to purchase your Luau ticket. If you want more than one ticket, you can adjust the amount on the PayPal order site.

***Admission fee is per human (fur babies are free) and includes complimentary BBQ, free raffle ticket for door prizes, participation in contests, and unlimited drinks for Fido (only water since he’ll be DDD–designated dog driver!).

All proceeds benefit LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.


Margaritaville ‘Doggy-and-Me’ Costume Contest
You and Fido need to channel Jimmy Buffet—Hawaiian shirts, leis, coconut bras, grass skirts—the surfboard is the limit for this contest where the winner is the best-dressed, luau-themed pet parent AND fur baby. Yes, you and your dog must BOTH be dressed in Jimmy Buffet attire to enter this contest.

Biggest Lap Dog
Do you have a big guy who thinks all 120 pounds of him is still comfy on your lap? Then this is the contest for you! Disclaimer: we will be taking lots of photos for the hilarity of a St. Bernard on someone’s lap…

Silliest Dog Trick
For those of us with rebel dogs who won’t be satisfied just ‘sitting’—what’s the funniest trick your dog can do? Enter this contest to show everyone what Fido has learned under your tutelage.

Admission fee includes participation in contests, but you’ll need to sign up to play once you’re there. Contests will take place on Off-Key Tikki’s stage and on the large patio by the water. Even if your fur baby isn’t competing, come watch and cheer on a friend!

Raffle tickets for our sponsor’s baskets can be purchased during the event:

1 ticket for $2
3 tickets for $5
7 tickets for $10
Arms-length of tickets for $20

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Logo for Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and GrillPlus, a big THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill for welcoming us on their big patio and waterside beach!

Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely.
Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We can’t wait to see you and your pooches at the Luau on Sunday, June 11th!

.04/21/2017 – Yappy Hour at Greenport Harbor Brewery   Recently updated !

Logo for Yappy Hour at Greenport Harbor Brewery 

Yappy Hour at Greenport Harbor Brewery
Friday, April 21, 6 to 8 pm
Greenport Harbor Brewery
Peconic, NY 11958

What is a more relaxing way to unwind from the work week than having Fido at your feet and a few beers in your hands? If that sounds good, then check out Greenport Harbor Brewery’s Yappy Hour! Get the details at Yappy Hour at Greenport Harbor Brewery.