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.05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 a.m.
North Babylon, NY 11703

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in New York’s beautiful Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Sat, May 21st! Our walk will take approximately one hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and paved paths around lovely Belmont Lake. Hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last summer and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park! 


05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 AM

Southern State Parkway, Exit 38N

North Babylon, NY 11703

(Google Map) 

How to find Us: We will be at the north end of the big parking lot, in front of the new Dog Run!

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Saturday May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Lake State Park! This is not only a great way for your dog to socialize and get exercise, but for you as well. So please join us at this beautiful NY State Park!

Our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ will take approximately an hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and path around the lake. The trails are flat and should be an easy walk for most people and dogs. The full walk will cover approximately 1.5 miles. A shorter opt-out path will cut the walk to about a mile, or you can lengthen the walk by going under the underpass and walking toward Southards Pond Park. Feel free to hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last year and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! Make a day of it as Belmont Lake State Park has a lot to offer.

BASIC RULES:

• Dogs must remain on-leash at all times – No Exceptions!

• No flexi-leashes; we are walking in a large group – dogs and people tend to get tangled.

• Dogs are not allowed in the picnic & play areas nor in any buildings.

• Bring water & poop bags to pick up after your companion!

• As space is limited to 50 people, please keep your RSVP on Meetup up-to- date.

PHOTO’S – There are many great photo-ops, so bring your camera and share your photos on our Meetup and Facebook groups!

PARKING – The NYS parking fee of $8 will be collected at the entrance booth.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park on Sat., May 21st!


.05/20/2022 – Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

May 20, 21 and 22, 9 AM – 4 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum
Oyster Bay, NY
Bring the dogs, the kids and the entire family for a jam-packed day at the Long Island Dog Shows & Festival. This is an event that truly has something for everyone from contests for your dog to face painting for kids. For details, go to Long Island Dog Shows & Festival.


05/20/2022 – Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

 

Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

May 20, 21 and 22, 2022, 9 AM – 4PM

Planting Fields Arboretum

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY

(Google Map)

Bring the dogs, the kids and the entire family for a jam-packed day at the Long Island Dog Shows & Festival. This is an event that truly has something for everyone. Sponsored by the Long Island Kennel Club, there will be 3 days filled with activities in a gorgeous botanical setting.

The weekend’s daily activities culminate with the Conformation show judging on all days. Hundreds of superbly presented dogs – coiffed collies, pedicured poodles, dandified Dandie Dinmonts, and other breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club vie for bragging rights as they contend for Best in Show. All are invited to view this parade of pups and cheer on the winner of the coveted ribbon.

The Long Island Dog Festival celebrates all things canine. Highlights include:

• AKC’s My Dog Can Do That (Sunday) – A professional instructor will help your dog navigate tunnels and jumps, just like those high-powered agility dogs on television.

• Canine Good Citizen test (all three days): a program that evaluates dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

• Dog Trick Competition (Sunday) – Can your hound give a high five? Can your terrier tap dance? Four-legged friends are invited to strut their stuff in the “My Dog Can Do That” competition.

• Dog Shows: From toys and terriers to herders and hounds, watch these professional pooches strut their stuff. Hosted by the Ladies Kennel Association on Friday and Saturday and the Long Island Kennel Club on Sunday.

• Ask a Breeder: This is your chance to meet local purebred breeders and ask them anything you’ve always wanted to know about your specific breed.

• Kids Zone: On Sunday, a professional face painter will transform little ones into playful pups.

Sunday is also Costume Day at the Long Island Dog Festival. The theme: Long Island Nautical. Prizes will be awarded for the best nautical themed pet costume.

The Sunday Flea Market will offer a huge assortment of new and vintage items for all tastes and budgets.

If you get hungry there are always vendors with tons of delicious goodies for you and your pets.

 

Admission is $20 per car load which includes all-day access to the Planting Fields Arboretum, a beautifully-preserved Gold Coast mansion and gardens.

For general information about the show, call 516-776-0923 or 631-928-4312, or visit Long Island Dog Shows.

 


.05/01/2022 – Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

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

Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the outdoor deck at The Refuge in Melville to enjoy an a la carte Barkin’ Brunch, on Sundays, May through October, 11am to 3pm, weather permitting. There’s even a “Pawty Menu” for your pup to choose from! For details, go to Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge.


05/01/2022 – Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

 

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Sundays 11 AM – 3 PM, May through October
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY
(Google Maps)

How does Sunday Brunch on an outdoor patio with your leashed pup sound? If it sounds good, check out Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge!

Your leashed pup is welcome to enjoy brunch with you at Barkin’ Brunch, which is held at The Refuge in Melville on their outdoor patio on Sundays 11am – 3 pm, May through October, weather permitting. The outdoor area is covered and provides plenty of shade. Besides a great menu for you, there is a special “Pawty Menu” with delicious selections for your pup to enjoy!

Special event brunches run throughout the season. Each features a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group, including LI-DOG, who will be on the premise that day. The charity will benefit from the sale of Chinese auction raffle baskets & other merchandise, plus they will receive a generous donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the “Vodka for Dog People”!

Come enjoy brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle, meet adoptable dogs and fellow dog owners and lend your support for these local rescue group and dog-related charities.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444 to make yours.

Special Fundraiser Brunch Schedule for the 2022 Season

Jake’s Rescue Ranch – May 1st

LI Golden Retriever Rescue – May 22nd

Healing Haven Animal Foundation – June 5th

Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, Inc. (LION) – June 26th

Almost Home Animal Rescue – July 17th

For Our Friends – August 14th

A New Beginning Animal Rescue Corp – August 28th

America’s VetDogs – September 11th

PAWS – PIONEERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY – September 25th

Friends of LI Dog Parks (LI-DOG)! – October 2nd

Annual HOWL O WEEN Event – October 23rd

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

 


.06/04/2022 – Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws 2022

 

Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws

Sat., June 4th, 10 AM & 11 AM
Freeport & Glendale, NY

Want to have some fun and support a great cause at the same time? Then you, and your on-leash 4 pawed friends, can join Bobbi & The Strays for their 13th Annual Walk 4 Paws! Choose from two locations and times. For more information, go to Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws.


06/04/2022 – Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws 2022

Bobbi & The Strays
13th Annual Walk 4 Paws

Saturday June 4th,
Registration 9AM-10AM, Walk 10AM-11AM
2 Rider Pl Freeport, NY
(Google Maps)
2nd location

The Shops at Atlas Park Mall
80-36 Cooper Ave.
Glendale, NY (Queens)
Registration 10AM-11AM, Walk 11AM-Noon
(Google Maps)

Want to have some fun and support a great cause at the same time? Join the annual Walk 4 Paws sponsored by Bobbi and the Strays and definitely bring your, on-leash, furry friends!

By participating, you will be helping to raise money to support this organizations’ dedicated work rescuing and caring for orphaned, stray, abused, and special needs cats and dogs.
Bobbi & The Strays is a “no kill” organization with a reputation for providing love and compassion to the dogs and cats under their care until they are placed in loving forever homes.

Besides the walk you will also find dogs that are up for adoption, raffle baskets and blessings of the animals.

Don’t miss this great event!

For more information contact: Bobbi & The Strays or call (516) 378-4340


.04/23/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Coffin Woods Preserve

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve

Sat., April 23rd, 10 a.m. – Noon
90 Oyster Bay Rd., Locust Valley, NY

Please join us for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in beautiful Coffin Woods Preserve in Locust Valley. The preserve, named after the man who originally owed the land, is part of the North Shore Sanctuaries. The loop-trail we’ll be walking covers 2 miles and is generally considered easy. For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve!


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

Bark Silencer Found Facing Into George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village

In a continuing pattern of harassment, dog owners found a bark silencer nailed into trees facing the George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village on March 14th. The silencer emits a high-pitched, ultrasonic sound designed to stop dogs from barking. The installation of the device continues a pattern of harassment of dog owners, and now dogs, at the park, including threats and obscenities yelled at park goers. For details on this latest incident and what dog owners are doing to save the George Street Dog Park, go to Bark Silencer Found Facing into Dog Park in Babylon Village.