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.05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

You and your dogs are invited to join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park–our first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season! On this walk, we’ll be following the Southards Pond Loop Trail–a broad, flat trail that has nice views of Southards Pond. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but they’ll be an opportunity to extend the walk for those who wish to do so. Get the details at: LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park! 

 


04/20/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2021

Guided Group On-Leash Dog Walks in Long Island Parks!

OWG Allee with Pack Leaders and People

Old Westbury Gardens April 2019
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

LI-DOG leads group on-leash dog walks in parks around Long Island on the third weekend of the month generally from the Spring through the Fall. Check out the LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule for 2021 below and see where we’ll be walking with our dogs next!

Sat., May 22nd

Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Sat., June 19th

Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point

Sat., July 17th

Dog Beach Party, Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue

Sat., Aug. 21st

Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

Sun., Sept. 19th

Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook

Sun., Oct. 31st

(Tentative) Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sun., Nov. 21st

Fire Island National Seashore, Bay Shore

Please note: This schedule is subject to change


05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

(Google Map)

We are happy to begin our 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walks™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, it’s full of friendly people and their four-legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Due to the overwhelming response to our Pack Walk and NYS guidelines that allow large outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people, we have raised the attendance limit for this Pack Walk to 50 people  Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED when we cannot maintain a 6′ distance and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

For our May 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can accommodate a group walk– and that has nice views of Southards Pond.

This Pack Walk will take one to one-and-a-half hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we can also include the Argyle Lake Trail, which is to the south. Please free to linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. The park is surrounded by neighborhoods, so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean.

There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on the Pack Walk. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can easily get tangled.

We will be meeting at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue and Babylon Memorial Grade School, where you can park for free. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

Given the expected number of attendees, we will be breaking up into 2 groups–the first will start at 10:30, the second group will start at 10:45. Please keep your RSVP updated so that if you can no longer attend, your slot can be opened for someone else and their dog.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

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

LI-DOG on  Meetup

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on May 22nd for LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season at Southards Pond Park!


.04/18/2021 – K9s & Color Street LI-DOG Fundraiser

K-9’s & Color Street LI-DOG Fundraiser!

Sun., April 18th – Thurs., April 22nd
A Virtual Event from the Comfort of Your Home
Check out amazing Color Street Nails and help raise money for LI-DOG all at the same time! See what the buzz is about. Color Street dry nail polish is super easy, affordable, durable and fun! Let independent Color Street senior stylist and LI-DOG volunteer Nikki Koperda help you create doggie designs (pawprints, etc.) for your nails or flaunt a classic French manicure. There’ll also be opportunities to win various prizes from doggie-swag to self-care items. For details, go to K-9’s & Color Street LI-DOG FUNdraiser! 

 


04/18/2021 – K9s & Color Street LI-DOG Fundraiser

 

K-9’s & Color Street FUNdraiser!

A Benefit for LI-DOG

Sun., April 18th – Thurs., April 22nd

Virtual Event from the Comfort of Your Home

Check out Color Street Nails, an amazing self-care product, and help raise money for LI-DOG all at the same time! Join this virtual event on Facebook to help raise money for our amazing LI-DOG crew! Nikki Koperda, one of LI-DOG’s volunteers and an Independent Senior Stylist with Color Street, will give you the scoop. Nikki will be donating 100% of her commissions generated by party sales to LI-DOG--and the goal is set high! The actual FUNdraiser is 4/18 – 4/22, but you can join the group as early as 4/15 to request and receive your free sample!

Learn about a magical self-care product, Color Street dry nail polish! 
Get non-toxic, salon style manicures and pedicures just in time for spring and summer. Color Street Nail Strips are: super easy, affordable, durable, versatile and will save you money—no more salon bills. For this event, Nikki will help you create doggie designs (pawprints, etc.) so you can show everyone how much you love your pup or you can flaunt a classic French manicure! Nikki will show us how easy and affordable this nail polish can be!

You’ll also have opportunities during this event to win various prizes from dog-swag to self-care items–perfect for playing with your pup or pampering yourself!

Get a FREE sample immediately! Then, watch out for notifications about the event on our Facebook and Meetup groups.

All you have to do is party with us from the comfort of your couch. So, get out your flip flops and put out your paws so you’ll be ready for sun and socialization!

Here is the Event Link at Nikki’s Nailbox VIP Group on Facebook. Nikki will be doing a live demo in the group explaining the product and how to use it on Sunday, April 18th starting at 8:30 p.m.

If you do not have Facebook, but still want to order to show support for LI-DOG, please use the Color Street shopping link: Nikki Koperda’s Color Street Party.  Let Nikki know that your order is part of the K-9’s and Color Street FUNdraiser! (Please note: Even though the party date is listed as April 6th, the event is still April 18th – April 22nd.)

Thank you for supporting LI-DOG! 

 

 


.06/20/2021 – Canine Camp Getaway 2021

Canine Camp Getaway 2021!

June 20th – 24th (Gettysburg, PA)
Sept. 28th – Oct. 1st (E. Durham, NY)

Ready for some time away? How about with your canine best friend, enjoying outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, agility and more? Plus, classes to help you and your pet, Happy Hours and indoor/outdoor dining? If you’re ready, then check out Canine Camp Getaway 2021!  


06/20/2021 – Canine Camp Getaway 2021

 

Fun at Canine Camp Getaway

Canine Camp Getaway 2021 – A Dog and People Friendly Vacation Adventure!

 

June 20th-24th (Gettysburg, PA)

Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA, 17325 (Google Map)

September 28th-Oct. 1st (East Durham, N.Y.)

Blackthorns Resort, 348 Sunside Road Road, East Durham, N.Y. 12423 
(Google Map)

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

Stay as busy as you like with dog-centered classes, DOGA (yes, yoga with your dog), swimming, hiking, indoor and outdoor dining, and nightly entertainment. Or simply relax in either Gettysburg near a private lake or in the Catskills in the dog-friendly pool. Enjoy the company of dogs and other dog lovers. You may not have time to venture away from the resorts, but just in case, there are nearby attractions and activities too. Gettysburg is an interesting town to explore, while East Durham offers a more remote, laid back mountain experience. Does this all sound like fun? If so, you’ll love Canine Camp Getaway!

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 Happy 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 both people friendly too; Gettysburg has a few more amenities, while East Durham emphasizes an unplugged, laid-back feel.

Fees range from $950 to $1,500 per person in Gettysburg and $825 to $1,175 in East Durham, depending on accommodations. Full rates include meals, accommodations, and all dog activities.

Please note: For the safety of guests and staff, all COVID-19 protocols will be followed as per state mandates and may include masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing and other precautions as needed.

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!

 


.04/06/2021 – 5000 Signatures on our Petition

Petition Update: 5,000 Signatures on our Petition!

On Sun., April 4th, LI-DOG topped a major milestone–5,000 signatures on our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches!  Five thousand signatures is A LOT of people! This strong show of support will now allow LI-DOG to move our campaign to the next level–engaging New York State officials in our effort to lift the ban and designate beaches appropriate for people with dogs! For more information, go to 5,000 Signatures on Our Petition.

 


04/06/2021 – 5000 Signatures on our Petition

 

PETITION UPDATE

5,000 Signatures on our Petition!

 

APR 5, 2021 — Thanks SO much to everyone who has signed LI-DOG’s petition to Lift the Dog Ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches! On Sunday April 4th, we topped a major milestone–5,000 signatures on our petition! Five thousand signatures is A LOT of people.

This strong show of support will now allow us to move our efforts to the next level–engaging New York State officials in our campaign! We’ll let everyone know as soon as we have new developments on this front.

We also want to thank all the reporters who picked up on our efforts and helped tell our story. Thank you to 880 News Radio, CBS2 News, Newsday, News12 LI, Suffolk News, and the Patch, among others!

In the meantime, please keep sharing our petition with all your dog-loving New York friends and family. Thanks again to the thousands of you who have signed our petition and helped move our campaign forward!


.03/19/2021 – Over 4300 Signatures Great Media Coverage

No Dogs Allowed Sign

Petition Update: Over 4,300 Signatures! Great Media Coverage!

Since submitting a press release on March 8th, our petition has gotten coverage on 880News Radio, CBS News, News12 and Newsday and the number of people who have signed our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches has jumped to over 4,800. Check out our latest Petition Update: Over 4,300 Signatures!