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

 

Ducks Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park with LI-DOG!
Tues., May 16th, 6:35 p.m.
Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip, NY

 

 

Enjoy America’s favorite past time with Fido at your side (or on your lap!) at Bark in the Park Night 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!  Go to Bark in the Park with LI-DOG and the LI Ducks for full details


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Springs Dog Park
Off of Three mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd (between Wipple Rd & Manor Ln), Springs, 11937
CLICK MAP TO ACTIVATE MOUSE CONTROLS


Springs Dog Park Map

Springs Dog Park
Off of Three mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd (between Wipple Rd & Manor Ln), Springs, 11937
CLICK MAP TO ACTIVATE MOUSE CONTROLS

 






Dog Parks Do’s and Don’ts

Dog Parks Do’s and Don’ts
by Ellen Rassiger

Here are some simple recommendations to make everyone’s visit to the dog park safe and enjoyable!

DO keep a regular collar WITH ID TAGS on your dog at all times, even at the park.

DO carry a leash with you at all times.

DO watch your dog at all times for defecation, inappropriate bullying/overly rough play, and digging.

DO bring poop bags, EVERY time!

DO pick up poop if you see it, even if it’s not from your dog.

DO bring fresh water for your dog if there is none available (and be willing to share).

DO keep a canine first aid kit in your car, as well as your vet’s phone number and the number of the closest emergency clinic, in case any dog suffers an injury while playing.

DO educate your fellow dog owners, politely and discreetly, if you see that their dog is wearing an inappropriate collar, or if they haven’t picked up after their dog.

DO make sure your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed before bringing her to the park.

DO keep your dog on leash until you reach the off-leash area.

DO spay or neuter your dog. Spayed/neutered dogs make better play companions!

DON’T bring your dog to an unfenced dog park if he/she must be kept on a leash for fear of running away.

DON’T let your dog run in the dog park while wearing a choke chain OR prong collar. It is easy for other dogs’ paws or mouths to get caught in these collars during play, and possible for your dog to get injured by a tightening collar.

DON’T bring small children to a dog park. They can easily be knocked down or injured by running dogs. Children of ANY age must be closely supervised at all times.

DON’T throw sticks for dogs to play with. If the stick lodges in the ground as the dog is going to “catch” it, it can cause serious injury. Balls or Frisbees make much safer toys!

DON’T bring a dog to the dog park that has aggression issues toward other animals OR people. This is NOT the place to work on it!

DON’T bring drinks in glass containers – they could easily be knocked down or out of your hand by a playing dog and break.

DON’T leave your dog unattended at the dog park – EVER!

DON’T bring a dog to the dog park that barks persistently.

DON’T bring pups younger than 4 months to the dog park.

DON’T bring a female dog that is in season (“in heat”).

DON’T bring bones or food to the dog park, as this may trigger dogfights.

DON’T allow your dog to stand and bark at the double-gate area when a new dog is coming in – it is polite to call your dog away so the new dog can enter with ease.


.11/05/2016 – Scales & Tails

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Scales & Tails: A Pet Information and Education Fair
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 11AM – 2PM
Middle Country Public Library

101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach  – Google Map

Come to the Middle Country Public Library Scales & Tails event where you will find dogs and cats for adoption. Also parrots, parakeets, snakes, lizards and, perhaps, other strange animals to view and handle. Learn about the humane treatment of animals and how to provide a safe environment for a pet. Get advice about choosing the right pet for your family.  If you have any questions email LI-DOG


09/17/2016 – Canine Camp Getaway of NY

Canine Camp Getaway of NY
June 26-30 and Sept. 17-20, 2016
Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George, NY (Google Map)

Dog in Pool at Canine Camp Getaway

Does agility, swimming and Happy Hours with your dog sound like fun? Would you like to take a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains surrounded by dogs and dog lovers? If so, you’ll love Canine Camp Getaway of NY!

Canine Camp Getaway is a one-of-a-kind vacation geared to dog lovers and their dogs. The facility is totally dog-friendly—nightly Happy Hours and dining with dogs and days filled with activities you can share with your pup including hiking, agility, swimming, Frisbee, flyball, rally, obedience and more! In addition, there are classes on Canine CPR, Canine Good Citizen Preparation, Wholistic Health for Your Dog, and Tricks! Fees range from $925 to $1,350 per person and include all meals and all dog activities. Check it out –the ultimate vacation for dogs and dog lovers!

More info: Visit Canine Camp Getaway on the web or call 877-K9-CAMPG (877-592-2674).

Please note: Canine Camp Getaway of NY will donate $25 to LI-DOG for every guest we refer. Moreover, LI-DOG supporters receive a $25 discount on their stay. Just mention LI-DOG when you make your reservation! 

 


09/25/2016 – Guide Dog Foundation Stroll & Skate

 

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Stroll & Skate Dog Walk and Ice Skating
Sunday September 25, 2016
The Rinx, Hidden Pond Park, 660 Terry Rd, Hauppauge, NY 11788 (Google Map)

 

This year marks the the Guide Dog Foundation’s 3rd annual Stroll & Skate.  This event also helps the Foundation celebrate to its 70th anniversary of providing independence and mobility for people with disabilities. Celebrate with them by participating in the Stroll & Skate. You can enjoy a 2-mile walk, on a well marked path, with your dog.  You can also choose to ice skate, without your dog of course, at the Rinx. The Stroll & Skate admission fee includes a BBQ lunch (includes hamburger or hot dog, chips & fountain drink).  It also covers admission to the Rinx, skate rental and many children’s activities.  In addition, there are several Assistance Dog demonstrations and door prizes and raffles. For more information and registration: Guide Dog Foundation Stroll & Skate


06/12/2016 – Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau at Off-Key Tikki

 


Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau Dog in Hawaiin SettingLI-DOG Pints-n-Paws™ Luau

Sun., June 12th, Noon – 4 p.m.
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Google Map)

Kick off the Dog Days of Summer early by joining LI-DOG for our Pints-n-Paws™ Luau!

 

Join us for a Pints-n-Paws™ Luau, Sunday, June 12th, from noon until 4 p.m. for a day filled with music, prizes, contests, hamburgers/hot dogs, and the spirit of Luau fun at the perennially beachy Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue. 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!

ADMISSION TO LI-DOG PINTS-N-PAWS™ LUAU:
$15 advance tickets available (see below) Please note: Discount ticket sales end Sat., June 11th 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.   NOTE; PAYPAL BUTTON COMMENTED OUT

***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.

LUAU DOGGY-AND-PEOPLE CONTESTS!

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.

Doggie Style Musical Chairs
Once the music stops don’t let your canine be the last one sitting (or lying down, or giving paw…) In this fun contest, dogs will have to show off their listening skills and obey commands given by the contest leader and you. As soon as your dog follows the command, you can grab a chair. Dogs who don’t follow the command in time to let their pet parent sit are out and we’ll see whose fur baby will be the last one standing (or sitting…)

Participation in contests is included with the admission fee, 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!

Luau Sponsor Logos

Thank you, Luau Sponsors!

RAFFLES ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT:
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: Ark Naturals, Cloud Star Treats, Earth Rated Poop Bags, Fluff & Tuff Plush Dog Toys, Jones Natural Chews, Petrageous Designs, Stella & Chewy’s and Viewpoint Photography.

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!

 

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE LUAU:
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 12th!


02/24/2016 – North Hempstead Approves First Three Dog-Friendly Town Parks

2/24/2016
North Hempstead Approves First Three Dog-Friendly Town Parks

 95% of Survey Respondents Want to See On-Leash Program Expanded

Mary Jane Davies Park

Mary Jane Davies Park

Dog owners got approval to walk their leashed dogs in three North Hempstead parks after the Town Board, led by Supervisor Judi Bosworth, unanimously approved making a pilot program begun in July 2015 permanent. The three parks where people can now walk their dogs on-leash are Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park, Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset, and the trail at North Hempstead Beach Park in Roslyn (See park names below for Google maps to their location.) The decision came on Tues., Feb. 23rd after a public hearing in which Parks Commissioner Jill Weber presented results from the    Town’s survey on the pilot program and the Parks Dept’s own assessment of the success of the program. “The majority of comments received were very enthusiastic,” said Supervisor Bosworth, and the majority of people who spoke at the public hearing, including LI-DOG and its supporters, were in favor of the resolution.

Among the key findings of the survey, which got about 150 responses, were that 94% of the responders had had no difficulties with the on-leash program. Seventy-four percent of respondents were familiar with the program and 60% had brought their leashed dogs to one of the town’s parks, according to Weber. Moreover, 95.5% of those surveyed said they would like to see the program expanded to more town parks. Weber noted that the Parks Dept. saw no increase in dog waste in any of its parks during the pilot program and that everyone she observed at Michael J. Tully Park, where the Parks Dept. has its headquarters, had been on-leash. She noted that many people had commented they felt safer walking in parks with their dogs, that the presence of dogs will deter geese and their droppings, and that many people want to be able to exercise more with their dogs.

LI-DOG Vice President Peggy Heijmen applauded the town’s historic decision and agreed with those comments. Designating trails for dog owners in town parks will incent more people to get out and walk with their dogs, an activity public officials should encourage at every turn, she said. Until the launch of the pilot program, North Hempstead, like almost all other towns on Long Island, banned dogs in town parks. “As dog owners and dog lovers, we applaud the Supervisor, Parks Commissioner and Town Board for undertaking this refreshing initiative, which will enrich the lives of your residents and their dogs for years to come,” said Heijmen.

The Town has indicated it will consider expanding the program to other parks in the future. “People love this program,” said Supervisor Bosworth.

LI-DOG reminds its supporters to keep dogs on-leash in these new dog-friendly parks and to continue to spread the word about the importance of cleaning up after your dogs—always.

The three dog-friendly parks in North Hempstead are:

  • North Hempstead Beach Park in Roslyn (Google Map)
  • Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset (Google Map)
  • Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park (Google Map)

Thanks for your support!