Daily Archives: March 31, 2022

03/31/2022 – Bark Silencer Found at George Street Dog Park


Bark Silencer Found Facing into Dog Park in Babylon Village

On March 14th, dog owners discovered two devices nailed into trees facing the George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village. The devices were taken to a nearby electronics store and found to be a Good Life Max Dog Silencer and accessory. The Silencer emits an ultrasonic, high-pitched sound designed to stop dogs from barking.

The installation of the bark silencer continues a pattern of harassment and intimidation of people—and now dogs—who use the Village’s dog park at the end of George Street. Over the last several months, there have been reports of threats and obscenities yelled at park-goers and theft of community property in the dog park.

In January, the Village Board voted to close the George Street Dog Park because of complaints about noise from a nearby condominium complex. The Village intends to expand another dog park located about a mile away on Locust Avenue. The Locust Avenue dog run, however, is located in an isolated area, not visible from the street, and a few feet away from LIRR tracks that are elevated at least 20 feet above the dog run.

Dog owners have rallied to save the George Street Dog Park by creating a petition with more than 400 signatures on it. In addition, they have proposed moving the dog park further into the 4.5-acre property so it’s a respectful distance from the complex and adding noise-buffering solid fencing and landscaping. Unfortunately, the Mayor and Village Board have so far rejected dog owners’ pleas for a compromise that meets their needs as well as the broader community.

What You Can Do: 
It’s important that the Mayor and Village Board take steps to stop the harassment of legal park-goers before the situation escalates further. Email the Mayor at mayor@villageofbabylonny.gov and the Village Board at info@villageofbabylonny.gov and ask them to make clear that harassment and intimidation of park-goers is not acceptable in any public park, including the George Street Dog Park.
Then, ask the Mayor and Village Board to listen to the pleas of dog owners and sit down in a good faith effort to come up with a compromise that will work for everybody.

For more information about the George Street Dog Park and the effort to save it, go to Kelly in Babylon or check out the George Street Dog Park Group on Facebook.

To sign the petition and share the petition with other Babylon Village dog owners, go to the Petition to Save the George Street Dog Park.

The dog owners and the dogs of the George Street Dog Park thank you! 




04/05/2022 – Canine Camp Getaway 2022


Canine Camp Getaway 2022 – A Dog and People-Friendly Vacation Adventure!


Photo Credit: Inner Mountain Photography

June 9th – 13th (Gettysburg, PA)

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center

2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA, 17325

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September 26th – 29th (East Durham, N.Y.)

Blackthorn Resort

348 Sunside Road, Catskill Mountains, East Durham, N.Y. 12423

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How does the idea of a vacation (yes, real time away!) with your best canine companion in a lovely setting with lots of outdoor, totally dog-friendly, and fun activities sound? If you’re ready, check out Canine Camp Getaway!

Take your pick of two very special settings–scenic Gettysburg, PA. in June, or the beautiful, rustic Catskill Mountains of NY in Sept. Stay as busy as you like with dog-centered classes, DOGA (yes, yoga with your dog), swimming, hiking, agility, indoor and outdoor dining, and nightly entertainment. Or simply relax–in Gettysburg with a private, man-made lake for the dogs or in a dog-friendly pool in the Catskills.

Canine Camp Getaway is a one-of-a-kind vacation geared to dog lovers and their dogs. Both facilities are totally dog-friendly—dining and Yappy Hours with your dog, and days filled with activities you can share with your pup including hiking, agility, swimming, Frisbee, lure coursing, rally, Bingo, and costume contests!

In addition, there are classes on lots of topics including Canine CPR, Ask the Vet/Ask the Trainer, and more! The venues, while different, are people friendly too; Gettysburg has a few more amenities, while East Durham emphasizes an unplugged, laid-back feel.

Rates range from $975 (meals and activities only) to $1,575 per person in Gettysburg and $825 (meals and activities only) to $1,225 per person in East Durham, depending on occupancy. Full rates include meals, accommodations, and all dog activities.

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!

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Canine Camp Getaway 2022

Sept. 26th – 29th
East Durham, NY

Ready for some time away? How about with your canine best friend, enjoying outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, and agility, plus Yappy Hours and indoor/outdoor dining in a dog-friendly resort? If that sounds great, check out Canine Camp Getaway 2022!