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.07/14/2021 – LI-DOG 2021 Events Planning Meeting

 

LI-DOG 2021 Events Planning Meeting!

Wed., July 14th, 7-9PM
Borrelli’s Restaurant 
E. Meadow, NY

LI-DOG’s first Events Planning Meeting in more than a year! We have some amazing dog-friendly events planned including LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge and a Howl-O-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tikki in November. Come share your ideas on how to make our events better than ever for people and their pups! For details, go to LI-DOG 2021 Events Planning Meeting. 


07/14/2021 – LI-DOG 2021 Events Planning Meeting

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG 2021 Events Planning Meeting!

 

Wed., July 14th, 7 – 9 PM

Borrelli’s Restaurant

1580 Hempstead Turnpike, E. Meadow

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How to find us: 
Tell the Hostess you are here for the LI-DOG meeting! We will be sitting in the back room, by the window!

An exciting opportunity to be part of LI-DOG events for 2021!

*** New members encouraged to attend ***

After more than a year without any major events, LI-DOG is planning some amazing dog-friendly events this year! Join us at Borelli’s Restaurant in E. Meadow on Wed., July 14th at 7pm to be part of the fun. Be the first to know all that’s being planned and help make our events better than ever for people and their pups, including:

  •  LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge
  •  Our HOWL-O-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tiki
  •  Our LI-DOG Pack Walks
  • And more!

What are some ways you can help make our dog-friendly events extra fun for both humans and pups? Help plan games, activities, and brainstorm fundraising ideas. We want to hear your ideas, thoughts and input.
LI-DOG volunteers are the core of the success of our events. Opportunities include judging contests, running an activity, selling raffle tickets, and handing out flyers, just to name a few. Let us know what you would like to do – there are many ways to help.

Whether you want to be part of the planning or learn how you can enjoy a fun day with lots of dogs while helping LI-DOG, this meeting is the place to start.

As the restaurant is kind enough to set aside a big table for our meeting, please come prepared to have something to eat. Borelli’s has GREAT pizzas, pastas, and salads.

Please let us know if you can join us Wed. evening, July 14th at Borrelli’s. Please RSVP on our Meetup Group:

LI-DOG Meetup Group

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas!


.07/17/2021 – LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Doggie Meetup 2021

 

LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup & Doggie Meetup

Sat., July 17th, 10 AM – Noon
Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue

If your dog likes to swim or play in the sand, and you’d like to spend a morning with other dog owners, join LI-DOG for some OFF-LEASH summer fun at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in E. Patchogue on Sat., July 17th! There’ll be plenty of fun and exercise to be had by dogs running along the shore and swimming in the calm waters of the Great South Bay. A cleanup of the beach will start at 9 a.m. For more information, go to LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup & Doggie Meetup!

 


07/17/2021 – LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Doggie Meetup 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup & Doggie Meetup!

Sat., July 17th, 10 AM – Noon

Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach

450 Roe Ave.,  E. Patchogue, NY

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How to find us: Look for dogs frolicking and swimming in the water!

If your dog likes to swim or just socialize, or if you would like to spend a morning with your pup, other dog owners and the great folks of LI-DOG for some OFF-LEASH summer fun, then please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Dog Beach in East Patchogue!

On Saturday, July 17th please join us for a couple of hours, letting our furry friends frolic in the sand and surf of the Great South Bay! There’ll be plenty of exercise to be had running along the coastline and in the water as Mud Creek is an off-leash dog beach!

A clean-up of Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach will start at 9 a.m., so if you and your fur baby would like a little extra time in the sun, please join us in getting the area ready for our meetup!

Please remember to bring plenty of water for you and your pup, your own towels, beach chairs and an umbrella!

PLEASE NOTE: Mud Creek has no amenities and is considered “carry-in, carry-out” (i.e. no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, no bathrooms and no water fountains). LI-DOG will have poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items.

Mud Creek is a natural borders dog park, which means it is not fenced on most sides. For everyone’s safety, please only bring dogs that are well-socialized—used to playing with other dogs off-leash—and that will reliably come when called. Please, no retractable leashes.

To access the dog beach, use the double-gate entry, walk along the fence, then turn right onto the beach as soon as the fence ends. Please keep off-leash dogs out of the area in front of the fence, which is a designated no-dog zone.

Parking is on the street. Please keep dogs on-leash until you get into the off-leash area.

RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group.)

LI-DOG on Meetup 

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

Weather-related changes: In the event of inclement weather or exceedingly hot conditions, please check our Meetup or Facebook group by 9 AM that morning. If there are no announcements, the Beach Pawty is on!

We hope to see you and your dogs Saturday morning, July 17th at the beach!


.06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 19th, 11AM – 1PM,
Sands Point, NY

Please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve on Sat, June 19th from 11 AM to 1 PM. This 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family features multiple hiking trails, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound. Sands Point is always one of LI-DOG’s most popular Pack Walks! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve.

 


06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

Saturday, June 19th, 1
1 AM – 1 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd,  Sands Point, NY

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How to find us: 
Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot.

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family! Our Pack-Walks – guided, group on-leash dog walks – are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks!

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sat., June 19th starting at 11 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) The Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound! Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks.

We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach and must remain leashed at all times. Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags – as clean up is a must.

There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car. Admission is free for members of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. A pay station at the Gatehouse enables contactless payment of the admission fee with credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and cash. If paying by cash, please bring exact change. This fee helps support this beautiful dog-friendly property.

For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how you can become a member. go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

Masks are required to enter the buildings such as the bathrooms and Welcome Center. By the time of our Pack Walk, it is likely masks will not be required when walking on the trails. Please be sure to have a mask with you anyway. Also, please read the Sands Point Visitor Safety Rules posted on their website.

RSVP – All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group.

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Please download the LI-DOG Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better!

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on June 19th!


.06/04/2021 – Northfork Dock Diving Weekend

 

 

4th Annual Northfork Dock Diving Weekend

[dlo]Fri. – Sun.,  June 4th – 6th
Greenport Brewing Co., Peconic
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Enjoy some outdoor activity with your dog at the 4th Annual Northfork Dock Diving Weekend! Grab your water-loving diver and register for events during the weekend of June 4th-6th in lovely Peconic, New York, at Greenport Brewery. For details, go to 4th Annual Northfork Dock Diving on our events page.

 


.05/27/2021 – Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge 2021

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge 2021

Sundays 11 AM – 3PM,
May Thru October
The Refuge, Melville, NY

You and your leashed dog are welcome on the outdoor deck at The Refuge Restaurant in Melville for Barkin’ Brunch every Sunday from May through October 2021. There’s even a “Pawty” menu just for the pooches! Special event brunches run throughout the season to benefit local rescue/shelter and other dog-related charities including LI-DOG! Come for brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle and meet fellow dog owners and their pups! For more information, go to Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge 2021.


05/27/2021 – Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge 2021

 

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge 2021

Sundays 11 AM – 3PM,  May Thru October

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY

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Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the outdoor deck during a la carte Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge Restaurant in Melville every Sunday 11am-3pm, weather permitting. There’s even a ‘ Pawty Menu ‘ just for the pooches!

Special event brunches run throughout the season and feature a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group on premise that day. The charity will benefit from the sale of Chinese auction raffle baskets & other merchandise plus a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Come for brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle, meet adoptable dogs and fellow dog owners! New covered outdoor dining area provides plenty of shade.

Reservations are recommended. Call 631-577-4444.

Special Fundraiser Brunch Schedule

May 23rd : Jake’s Rescue Ranch

June 13th : Guardians of Rescue

June 27th – PAWS (Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society)

July 11th – Save A Pet

August 1st – Last Hope

August 22nd – Pit of Our Souls

September 12th – Paws of War

October 3rd – LI-DOG!

October 17th – LI Bulldog

October 24th – Annual Howl “O” Ween Costume Event

Thank you to The Refuge and Tito’s Vodka for sponsoring these fun and worthwhile events!

 

 


06/04/2021 – Northfork Dock Diving Weekend

 

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4th Annual Northfork Dock Diving Weekend!

Fri. – Sun., June 4th-6th, 2021

Greenport Brewing Company, 42155 RT-25

Peconic, NY 11958-1502

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Dock Diving is a unique event where dogs compete for distance and height while jumping off a dock into the water. The Annual Northfork Dock Diving Event is a popular and extremely well organized competition as part of the National Sportsmen’s Series.

This event, with competitions spanning three days, is held at the Greenport Brewing Company in a beautiful part of Long Island. In addition to the brewery, there are many dog-friendly wineries in the area off Main Road, perfect for relaxing after the diving activities. This is an mostly outdoor event perfect for safe socialization and enjoyment.

Entry Fees for participating dogs and people for different categories of diving events range from $27-$30 for adults and $12-$30 for those under 18. Pre-registration is available on the dockdogs.com site until June 3rd at 11:45a.m. There will be NO in-person registration available this year. Admission for the viewing public is FREE.

To insure the safety of all participants, there will be a number of COVID-19 protocols this year. Participants must pre-register and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test (obtained no more than 72 hours before the event). Masks WILL be required during some parts of the activities.

More Information: To register, or for more information on registration, event schedules, competition rules and COVID-19 protocols, visit:
www.dockdogs.com or their Facebook page.  You can also call 330-241-4975 or email dd_admin@dockdogs.com