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Luau logoLI-DOG Pints-n-Paws™ Luau

Sunday, June 12th, Noon to 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-PawsTM Luau at the festive Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill in Patchogue!

Join us 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 in Patchogue. We’ll also 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 ticket sales available (see below)
$20 admission at the door on the day of the luau

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.

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!

RAFFLES ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT:

Luau SponsorsRaffle 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.

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!

 

Canine Camp Getaway of NY – The Ultimate Vacation for Dogs and Dog Lovers!

June 26-30, 2016 and September 17-20, 2016

Roaring Brook Ranch

2206 NY-9N, Lake George, NY, 12845 (Google map)

Black Lab SwimmingDoes 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, Holistic Health for Your Dog, and Tricks! Fees range from $925 to $1,350 per person and include all meals and all dog activities.

More Info: Visit www.caninecampgetaway.com or call 877-K9-CAMPG (877-592-2674).

Please note: Canine Camp Getaway 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!

 

AKC (American Kennel Club) Canine Partners Program

Mixed Breed Program to expand opportunities for all dogs to compete in AKC performance events – AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally

More info: http://www.akc.org/mixedbreeds/index.cfm

LI-DOG Meeting Schedule

LI-DOG meetings are held monthly. Next Meeting is Thurs., May 19th, 7 – 9 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library (Google Map).

LI-DOG Archives

6/29/15 – Are you an Animal Lover? Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Get great real estate assistance and help LI-DOG by checking out the Diane Escobar Coach Realtors Donation Promotion
Diane Escobar business card

06/09/13 – Thanks to all the people, dogs and businesses who made our 1st Pints & Paws of the season at Katies of Smithtown such a rousing success!.

10/06/12 – Eisenhower Dog Park Grand Opening Set for Sat., Oct. 13th. A new dog park, which features small dog and large dog areas and covers about an acre, in Nassau County’s premier park is the result of a campaign begun by LI-DOG in 2008.

11/10/11 – The Stakes are in the Ground for the Eisenhower Dog Park! Read about when Parks Dept. officials hope to have the new dog park open and to see photos of the site.

11/07/11 – Candidate Statements from Huntington on Dog-Friendly Parks and Beaches Now Available! On Friday, Oct. 28th, LI-DOG sent emails to several candidates…

05/28/11 – Surprise Visit by Nassau Legislator Gonsalves at Annual Meeting Brings Eisenhower Dog Park News. New LI-DOG Board also elected.

06/05/10 – LI-DOG Makes Gains in 2009; Sets Goals for 2010. New dog parks, new Board members, and plans for upcoming events detailed in our article on LI-DOG’s Annual Meeting.

01/04/10 – Nassau Dog Owners Launch Push for Better Off-Leash Opportunities! First initiative targets large, grassy area at Hempstead Lake State Park where on-leash walking is allowed.

12/17/09 – New Suffolk Dog Park Opens at Robinson Duck Farm in Brookhaven! Large dog park on Montauk Highway now open to all Suffolk residents.

12/16/09 – Nassau County Opens 6th Dog Run at Old Bethpage Restoration. Parks Commissioner also announces County’s 7th dog run at Eisenhower Park slated to open in spring 2010.

12/03/09 – New Suffolk Dog Park to Open at former Robinson Duck Farm Soon! Large, natural borders dog park located in Yaphank will be open to all Suffolk residents.

11/20/09 – Thanks For Making LI-DOG’s 2009 Yappy Hours® at Mary Carroll’s A Big Success! Read about and see photos from this event.

11/17/09 – Dogs & People Brave Wind and Rain for First Dog Run Dog/LI-DOG Event See photos and find out who won the races and got awards for the dog walk.

10/09/09 – New Suffolk Dog Park Up for a Vote on Friday, Nov. 13th! Show elected officials you support new dog parks by coming to the Parks Committee Meeting in Hauppauge.

08/21/09 – New Off-Leash Beach Opens in East Patchogue on Great South Bay The Suffolk County Parks Dept. has opened its first off-leash beach--where dogs can run, swim and play off-leash--at the end of Roe Avenue in East Patchogue.

08/08/09 – LI-DOG’s Yappy Hour® at Mary Carroll’s A Big Success! Read more about what made LI-DOG’s August Yappy Hour so much fun.

02/04/09 – Parks Trustees Nix Off-Leash Program at Coindre Hall. Decision comes after big turnout in support of off-leash activities at November meeting.

12/03/08 – Peter Jurgs Remembered.   Dog lover and long time Coindre Hall regular Peter Jurgs is remembered in this tribute which features a wonderful photo of him and his dog Jenny.

11/11/08 – Parks Trustees to Consider LI-DOG Proposal for Coindre Hall.   Off-leash recreation will be the focus of Trustees hearing on Thurs., Nov. 20th at 10 a.m. at Coindre Hall.

07/08/08 – Small Dog Park Now Open In West Hills County Park! The park, designated for dogs 25 pounds or less, is located on High Hold Drive within the Park.

06/10/08 – LI-DOG Proposes Groundbreaking Off-Leash Solution At Coindre Hall Read about LI-DOG's plan to create an off-leash program that addresses dog owner and other park user's needs.

05/25/08 – Nassau County Plans new Eisenhower Park Dog Run in response to dog owners. Also, a raft of emails from dog owners has spurred the Town of Oyster Bay to explore creating a new dog park.

04/14/08 – Southaven County Dog Park Approved By Suffolk County Legislature.  Despite the vote there are still objections to it by the Suffolk County Parks Department. A table showing how your legislators voted and other issues regarding the dog park can be found in the story.

09/07/07 – Blydenburgh Dog Park Is Now Open!   Grand opening on Sept. 7 celebrates Long Island's newest dog park.

08/22/07 – Blydenburgh Dog Park Is Underway!   Construction has started and the new dog park should be open in early September.

08/21/07 – Natural Borders Dog Park Bill Is Now Law! Approval allows off-leash areas on beaches and at Coindre Hall.

06/01/07 – Five New Dog Parks Bill Becomes Law! On Tues., May 29, 2007, Steve Levy signed into law a bill that directs the Parks Commissioner to designate at least five new dog parks on Suffolk County parkland.

05/23/07 – West Hills Dog Park Opening A Big Success!   Close to 100 dog owners came to thank Leg. Lou D'Amaro for his work to create a bigger dog park in West Hills.

04/20/07 – Brookhaven Dog Owners Unite!   Brookhaven dog owners need support to create dog parks in Patchogue and South Haven County Park.

04/14/07 – Suffolk County To Create Five New Dog Parks! More than 30 dog owners and their dogs gathered at Blydenburgh County Park to hear Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and other legislators call on Suffolk Parks Commissioner Ron Foley to create FIVE new dog parks on Suffolk County parkland!

11/30/06 – New, Bigger West Hills Dog Run Opens   A new, almost two-acre dog park at West Hills County Park is open and available to dog owners!

11/04/06 – Work Starts On New West Hills Dog Run.   Construction has begun on a new, almost two-acre dog run at West Hills County Park.

11/03/06 – Parks Commissioner Plans Elimination Of Coindre Hall Off-Leash Community   In a shocking development, Suffolk Parks Commissioner Foley says the new dog park at West Hills will provide an "acceptable alternative" to Coindre Hall.

07/13/06 – LI-DOG Hosts Its First Yappy Hour®. LI-DOG and Lila's put on a very successful Yappy Hour at Lila's Santa Fe Kitchen in Huntington.

4/23/06 – LI-DOG LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE '06 The Long Island Dog Owners Group has launched a major petition drive throughout Suffolk County to gather signatures from people who believe dog parks are essential to the health and well being of our dogs.

03/19/06 – LI-DOG launches Share The Park campaign at Coindre Hall.   LI-Dog has launched a "Share The Park" campaign to that dog owners know how to share the park, and that our activities don't have to interfere with their enjoyment of the park.

03/19/06 - Contract Talks On Fenced Run At Coindre Hall Suspended.   Leg. Jon Cooper confirms no further action on a fenced run at the foot of Coindre Hall will be taken until an alternate site is found.

03/02/06 - Contract for Fenced Run at Coindre Hall moves forward   LI-DOG is working to stop building of a fenced run at the foot of Coindre Hall by the Town of Huntington.

02/17/06 Dog Owners Ask Levy To Deal With Incident.   Dog owners have called for a response to park police incident at Coindre Hall.

02/05/06 Park Police Threaten Aggressive Crackdown at Coindre Hall.   A massive e-mail campaign is needed to keep our right to use Coindre Hall.

01/31/06 - LI-DOG Sets Key Goals For 2006.   The improved political environment for dog parks and our momentum make developing a plan of action key to our success.

10/31/05 Blydenburgh Dog Park Approved!   County Executive Steve Levy signed into law a bill to create a dog park in Blydenburgh County Park.

10/14/05 - D'Amaro Vows to Expand W. Hills Dog Run.   Suffolk candidate says he will move quickly. Foley is receptive.

10/07/05 - Candidates For Suffolk Legislature Respond to LI-Dog.   Politicians running for the Suffolk County Legislature have responded to a questionnaire LI-Dog sent them regarding their views on dog parks.

9/17/05 - Leg. Kennedy Formally Proposes Blydenburg Dog Park.   Smithtown Leg. John Kennedy has introduced a bill to create a dog park in Blydenburgh County Park.

7/07/05 - LI-DOG Reps Named For Coindre Hall Advisory Committee.   Also, Leg. Kennedy of Smithtown supports a dog park at Blydenburg Park.

6/04/05 - Suffolk Legislator Vows to Create More Dog Parks.   Legislator Jon Cooper said more dog parks are needed at the May 25th meeting.

6/04/05 - Foley Speaks to H-DOG on Crisis at Coindre Hall.   On May 5th Parks Commissioner Ron Foley met with about sixty members from H-Dog to discuss the situation there.

5/15/05 - Proposal for Improved Run Fails.  A proposal to move and expand the planned dog run at Coindre Hall has failed.

4/8/04 - H-Dog Has Its Attorney!  Local attorney, Avrum Rosen, a 20-year resident of Huntington, and with his pup Molly a recent convert to the Coindre Hall experience, has agreed to set up our charitable organization!

4/10/04 - H-Dog Moves To Set Up Charitable Organization  Friends of LI Dog Parks will raise money for amenities at Coindre Hall and other dog parks.

3/29/04 - Community Dog Run Opens at Huntington Animal Shelter.  After three years of hard work, the general population dog run is now open at the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter.

6/29/03 - Coindre Hall Dog Run Becomes Law!  Suffolk County Exec Robert Gaffney, flanked by members of H-DOG and Leg. Jon Cooper, signed the Coindre Hall dog park bill into law on June 27th.

6/22/03 - Bill Signing at Coindre Hall!  On June 27th, at a special ceremony, County Executive Robert Gaffney will sign the bill making Coindre Hall a legal park!

6/22/03 - Binder Bill Retracted for Now.  Suffolk County legislator Allan Binder (R-Dix Hills) has retracted his anti-dog owner bill that would gut a law allowing dog parks in Suffolk County.

5/16/03 - We Won!  By an amazing vote of 16 to 2, Jon Cooper's bill to create legal dog runs at Coindre Hall and West Hills Park passed the Legislature!

5/16/03 - Legislator Re-Introduces Anti-Dog Parks Bill! Suffolk County legislator Allan Binder (R-Huntington) re-introduced his anti-dog owner bill that would gut a law allowing dog parks in Suffolk County.

5/10/03 - We're Almost There!  Leg. Jon Cooper's bill to create the first two legal dog runs in Suffolk County is out of the Parks Committee and before the full County Legislature now! Click here to read about it. Downloads: Flyer

5/5/03 - The Fight for the Parks Committee Vote.  On May 8th, the Parks Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature will consider a bill establishing the county's first two legal dog runs at Coindre Hall and West Hills Park. Downloads: Flyer, Petition

4/9/2003 - Taking Our Fight To Leg. Fields' District!  Given Leg. Ginny Fields' latest move to sabotage a Coindre Hall dog run, attendees at H-DOG's April meeting decided it's time to take our fight for dog parks directly into Leg. Fields' district.

3/21/03 - CEQ Approves Coindre Hall Dog Run!  The Council on Environ-mental Quality has approved a dog park at Coindre Hall as proposed by Legislator Jon Cooper!

2/16/03 - Dog Runs Approved At Huntington Town Shelter.   Feb. 13th, LIPA officials met with Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and H-DOG representatives to finalize the establishment of Dog Runs at the Town Shelter, Deposit Rd., East Northport.

2/10/03 - Jon Cooper Speaks at February Meeting!  Suffolk County Leg. Jon Cooper reiterated his commitment to making Coindre Hall the "cream of the crop" of dog runs at a packed H-DOG meeting on Feb. 6th.

1/24/03 - Dog Parks do not Harm the Environment.  Martin Mador, president of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Assoc., wrote an open letter to the Suffolk County legislature this fall concluding dog parks actually provide an environmental benefit.

1/24/03 - Legislators Introduce Anti-Dog Parks Bill!  Suffolk County legislators Allan Binder (R-Huntington) and Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale) have introduced a bill that would make dog owners pay the county's insurance costs to create dog parks!

1/24/2003 - Legislator Jon Cooper To Attend Our February Meeting!  Come meet our biggest supporter in the Suffolk County Legislator and discuss with him his plans for a dog park at Coindre Hall and other Suffolk County parks.

1/24/2003 - Shelter Volunteer Saves LIPA Deal. The fearless efforts of Tom Stone, a member of the League for Animal Protection, has helped save a deal to create dog runs at the Huntington Animal Shelter.

12/17/2002 - Town of Huntington Supports Dog Parks.  Supervisor Frank Petrone reaches agreement with LIPA to establish dog runs.

10/3/2002 - Dog Owners Unite!  Our dogs are in danger of losing access to Coindre Hall, West Hills, and other Suffolk County parks.

10/1/2002 - Cablevision Editorial.  Read Cablevision's Peter Kohler's "Wrong Tree" editorial on the subject of dog parks and the H-DOG member responses.

10/1/2002 - Dog Parks do not Harm the Environment.  Read what Eric Leopold, PhD, biochemist in organic chemistry, said when he testified before California municipalities as an expert witness on the environment.

10/1/2002 - Hero Dog.  Riley, the H-Dog of the month for October, saved the life of a young girl and is truly a hero.

9/12/2002 - Dog Owners Unite! On H-Dog's efforts to generate support for Legislator Jon Cooper's important legislation regarding dogs and access to Suffolk County parks.

9/12/2002 - News 12 visits Coindre Hall.  See the complete video of News 12 Long Island reporter Cristina Tiberio's interviews with H-Dog members and Leg. Jon Cooper.

9/13/2002 - Dog owners deserve dog parks  H-Dog spokesperson Dan Gerrish explains why.