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.05/16/2019 – LI-DOG May Meeting: Surf’s Up Pawty Planning!   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG May Meeting: Surf’s Up Pawty Planning!
Thurs., May 16th, 7 – 9PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
Plainview, NY 

LI-DOG’s popular dog-friendly events are already off to a great start! Next up: our big Surf’s Up Summer Pawty at Off-Key Tikki on the waterfront in Patchogue. Want to be part of this great event and other fun LI-DOG events this summer? To find out how you can help, join us for the LI-DOG May Meeting! 

 


05/16/2019 – LI-DOG May Meeting: Surf’s Up Pawty Planning!   Recently updated !

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG May Meeting: Surf’s Up Pawty Planning!
Thurs., May 16th, 7 -9 PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Rd., Plainview
(Google Map) 

Spring is officially here and LI-DOG’s popular dog-friendly events are off to a great start! Next up: our big Surf’s Up Summer Pawty on Sun., June 2nd at Off-Key Tikki! Plus, we’re getting ready for our first Pack Walk at Avalon Park and Preserve THIS Sat. to be followed by great walks in other beautiful LI parks and preserves this summer.

We’re also working on new dog park projects in Belmont Lake State Park, Gardiner Park and Oyster Bay.

Want to be part of our upcoming campaigns and events? Join us for our May 2019 meeting at the Plainview Library to get the details!

RSVP
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

 


.05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park
Sat., May 18th, 9AM and 9:30AM
Avalon Park & Preserve, Stony Brook

Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! The park and preserve cover 140 acres of woodland gardens, paths, fields and forests traversed by a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. This Pack Walk has two staggered starting times. Get all the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve!

 


05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve Group 1
Sat., May 18th, 9AM START

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve Group 2
Sat. May 18th, 9:30AM START

Avalon Park & Preserve
Harbor Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11790
(Google Map)

Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY!

This park and preserve consists of 140 acres, part of which were once a residential area probably abandoned in the early 1900s. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. There are some inclines and a few steps, but for the most part the trails are flat. During the walk we will also cross a small, narrow street.

Due to park restrictions (max 15 people per group), we are going to split up this Pack Walk into two groups. Group 1 will start at 9AM. Group 2 will start at 9:30AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk.

RSVP
LI-DOG Avalon Pack Walk Group 1 on Meetup
LI-DOG Avalon Pack Walk Group 2 on Meetup

Please note all RSVP’s MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the Park’s rules on the size of our group. Given these size limits, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP “yes” and find you can’t come to the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to “No” right away, so other people and pups can join us. Thank you for your cooperation!

We’ll meet up by the big wisteria tree near the pond on the corner of Main St. and Harbor Rd. 

While there are a few parking spots on Harbor Rd., more parking is available along Main Street and in the Village Shopping Center about one-eighth of a mile north of the park.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES. This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by Park Rangers. Also, 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 cleanup is a must.

**In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group. We will post any weather-related changes by 8 AM Saturday morning.**

We hope you and your pup can join us for our Pack Walk at Avalon Park & Preserve on the 18th!


.04/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ OWG April 2019

 

Pack Walk with Heath and Alan

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Old Westbury Gardens!
Sat., April 27th at Noon
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

LI-DOG cordially invites our canine families to join us for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during their Spring Dog Festival! Explore the beautiful English-themed splendor of Old Westbury Gardens accompanied by your dog and led by our trusty LI-DOG Pack Leaders. After the walk, stick around for OWG’s Spring Dog Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy groups like LI-DOG, and purveyors of doggie goodies and gear. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!


04/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ OWG April 2019

Pack Walk with Heath and Alan

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!
(you and your dog can explore the gardens with LI-DOG guides)
Saturday, April 27th, Noon

Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds, canine shopping, and presentations from local veterinary and rescue groups)
Saturday, April 27th from 11AM to 4PM

Spring Dog-Friendly Weekend at Old Westbury Gardens
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds at OWG)
Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 5
Sunday, April 28th from 10 to 5

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(Google Map)

LI-DOG cordially invites our canine families to LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival!

On Saturday, April 27th at Noon (FREE registration starting at 11 a.m.), please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ as we spend a delightful hour on a guided tour of the beautiful, English-themed splendor of Old Westbury Gardens. There’ll be plenty of spring’s budding horticultural treasures for our eyes and our fur babies’ noses to enjoy!

The Pack Walk™ is almost all on flat ground and there are opportunities to shorten the walk for those who wish to do so. Make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds. Please no retractable leashes on the Pack Walk as dogs and people can become entangled.

Registrants for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens will have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket of goodies for you and your dog.  If you double your donation, you (more than) double your chances to win as a $10 donation gets four tickets! Proceeds support LI-DOG’s work to gain more access to public parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.

Make sure to stick around after the Pack Walk and enjoy the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations including LI-DOG, and vendors of doggie goodies and gear. OWG’s Spring Dog Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. only.

On both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., enjoy Old Westbury Gardens’ Spring Dog-Friendly Weekend when on-leash dogs and their people are invited to enjoy the grounds of the estate. Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds.

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and college students with ID; and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free!

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit oldwestburygardens.org and click on “Spring Calendar” for a wonderful overview of their other spring events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Sat., April 27th, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sat., April 27th!


.05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 PawsBobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws
Sat., May 11th, 11AM – 2PM
Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa

Join Bobbi & The Strays for their annual Walk 4 Paws fundraising event which features not only a beautiful nature walk in the park but also vendors, games, contests, raffles, Ask the Vet, Ask the Trainer and more. Plus, meet the shelter animals from Bobbi & The Strays and maybe go home with a new best friend! Please note: This event was rescheduled from May 5th to Sat., May 11th. For details, go to Walk 4 Paws. 


05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 Paws

 

Bobbi & The Strays “Walk 4 Paws”
Saturday, May 11th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marjorie Post Park
451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11756

(Google Map)

Come join Bobbi & The Strays for their 11th annual Walk 4 Paws event! Not only can you, your family and your dog enjoy a beautiful nature walk in the park, but you’ll also be able to spend the afternoon shopping and visiting vendors,  while participating in games, contests, raffles and a Blessing of the Animals. There are also opportunities to “Ask the Vet”, “Ask the Trainer” and low-cost microchipping for your pet. Best of all, you can meet Bobbi & The Strays’ adoptable dogs and maybe find your new best friend!

You can be a participant and have your friends and family sponsor you by registering, which is free, on the website and raise much needed funds to keep this rescue going!

For more information and to register, visit the Walk 4 Paws website. If you do not pre-register for the walk, you can register the day of the event, starting at 10 a.m.; the walk will begin at 11 a.m.

Rain Date is Saturday, May 11th. THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SAT., MAY 11TH! 

This will be a fun-filled day and you will be helping the shelter animals at Bobbi & The Strays. Hope to see you there!


.05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum   Recently updated !

 

Flyer for Planting Fields Dog FestivalDog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

Join a fabulous dog-themed weekend at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum! In addition to the 2019 Dog Show sponsored by the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club, plenty of family friendly activities ( for dogs, children and adults alike!) each day! Get more details at Dog Festival at the Planting Fields Arboretum!


05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum   Recently updated !

 

Flyer for Planting Fields Dog Festival Dog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th (Rain or Shine)

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

(Google Map)

The 2019 Dog Festival and Show at the Planting Fields Arboretum is an opportunity to enjoy a 3-day weekend of family friendly activities in a beautiful setting. In addition to watching hundreds of dogs compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their dogs can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That, where participants can try out agility and obstacle courses or test their water skills at Dock Diving in a 25,000-gallon tank!

You can also do some shopping for the perfect present for your dog or a dog lover in your life, peruse a flea market, and join a “Nautical Long Island” themed dog costume contest on Sunday. With raffles and food for sale, face painting for the kids, and canine activities, this event is great for the whole family! Bring a lawn chair and your dog and be ready to have some fun!

The Arboretum itself is lovely in the spring and well worth the visit! Check out the Planting Fields website for more information about this Long Island treasure! The $20.00 admission fee per car includes the $8.00 admission to the Arboretum.

To see the specific schedule of events and contests and get more information about the Dog Show, agility, obstacle and rally courses, and dock diving, log onto: Long Island Dog Shows or call 347-450-5452 516-378-9081 or 631-928-4312.