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Nassau County SPCA Animal Abuse Awareness Parade

The Nassau County SPCA Animal Abuse Awareness Parade


Plus, Adoption Event!

Sat., May 11th, 11 AM – 2 PM

5 Corners Park

130 Main St, Farmingdale, NY

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There is nothing more disturbing to animal lovers then to hear about the abuse of helpless animals. Fortunately, there is something you can do to help right here on Long Island!

You can join the Nassau County SPCA Animal Abuse Awareness Parade. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. The walk starts promptly at 11:00 AM and ends with an adoption event at the Village Green. There will be pet friendly vendors, raffles, giveaways and tons of fun for everyone. Your dog is welcome but must be on a leash.

There is a $20.00 registration fee for the walk, which helps support the Nassau SPCA. Swag bags for your dog or cat are included for every registered walker.

Located in Nassau County, NY, The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to protecting animals in the County from abuse and neglect. They are also devoted to the rescue, care and placement of needy animals.

For additional information about the parade and adoption event, call 516-576-2921.

Please note: This event is rain or shine.

 


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park!


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park! 

Rescheduled to Sun., March 24th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Ridge, NY

To start off our 2024 season, please join us on Sunday, March 24th for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park! Located in Ridge, Suffolk County, Brookhaven State Park covers more than 1,638 acres including a large amount of the Long Island Pine Barrens as well as scattered wetlands. We will be walking on the Brookhaven Short Loop Trail, which is a 1.8-mile loop trail that is generally considered easy. Please note: This Pack Walk has been rescheduled to Sunday because of the forecast for rain on Saturday. For details on how to join us, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park!


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park!

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park!


Rescheduled to Sunday, March 24th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM


2500 William Floyd Pkwy., Ridge, NY

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The Pack Walk IS ON! Wear sturdy shoes or boots as the trail will likely be muddy in spots and dress warmly. It’s chilly out there today!

How to find us: We will meet in the unpaved parking lot inside the park. The entrance to the park is on the right, just past the lights for Whiskey Road on the northbound side of William Floyd Parkway. Follow the unpaved road to the parking area.

Because of the forecast for rain on Saturday, we have rescheduled our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park to Sunday, March 24th. Please make sure to check our website, Facebook or Meetup around 9  a.m. Sunday morning to make sure the Pack Walk is still on. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! 

To start off our 2024 season, please join us on Sunday, March 24th, for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Brookhaven State Park! LI-DOG Pack Walks™–group on-leash walks–are a great way to enjoy Long Island’s beautiful parks with your dog, while meeting new friends and their pups. Located in Ridge, Suffolk County, Brookhaven State Park covers more than 1,638 acres. It includes a large amount of the Long Island Pine Barrens, but also contains scattered wetlands.

We will be walking on the Brookhaven Short Loop Trail which is a 1.8-mile loop trail. It is generally considered an easy route and usually takes an average of 34 min to complete, but as we are usually a larger group and have dogs with us it may take us a bit longer. It is fairly wide and flat, and we stop a few times along the trail for the slower people to catch up and for the dogs to take a water break.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk™. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

RSVP

This should be a great first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2024 season! We hope you can join us at Brookhaven State Park on Sun., the 24th!

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


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2024

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2024

Guided Group On-Leash Dog Walks in Long Island Parks

Photo Credit: Kelly Arnold Heins

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 below to see where we’ll be walking with our dogs next!

 

Sun., March 24th (This event has been rescheduled from Saturday due to rain.)

Brookhaven State Park, Ridge, NY

Sat., April 20th

Old Westbury Gardens, Spring Dog Festival, Old Westbury, NY

Sat., May 18th

Sans Souci County Park, Sayville, NY

Sat., June 15th

Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point, NY

Sat., July 20th

Doggie Beach Pawty, Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue, NY

Sat., Aug. 17th

Massapequa Preserve Fire Road Trail, Massapequa, NY

Sat., Sept. 21st

Fire Island National Seashore, Bay Shore, NY

Sun., Oct. 27th

Old Westbury Gardens, Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury, NY

Sat., Nov. 23rd

Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead, NY

Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change.

To get a pdf of the schedule, go to Flyer Pack Walk Schedule 2024.


Canine Camp Getaway 2024

Canine Camp Getaway 2024

June 1-5, 2024 – Gettysburg, PA

September 23-29, 2024 – East Durham, NY

HAVE DOG….will travel! That’s the motto for people who enjoy traveling with their canine companion and enjoying indoor and outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, agility, training and educational classes,  Yappy Hours, dog karaoke, and pet-friendly dining. If that sounds like you, read more by clicking on Canine Camp Getaway 2024! 


Canine Camp Getaway 2024 – Experience Dog and People-Friendly Vacation Travel!

Canine Camp Getaway 2024 – Experience Dog and People-Friendly Vacation Travel!

Photo Credit: Wise K9 Photography

June 1st – 5th (Gettysburg, PA)

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center

2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA, 17325

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September 23rd – 29th (East Durham, NY) 

Blackthorne Resort

348 Sunside Road, Catskill Mountains, East Durham, NY 12423

(Google Map)

So many of us enjoy travel with our dogs yet want to enjoy the amenities of a typical vacation. Welcome to Canine Camp Getaway–totally dog friendly vacation spots in lovely settings with lots of indoor and outdoor, safe, and varied activities for dogs and their pet-parents alike! At the same time, enjoy private baths, air conditioning, cable TV and WiFi, great food (dine with your pet!), a dog-friendly bar and nighttime entertainment.

Take your pick of the two special settings – scenic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania or the beautiful, more rustic and laid-back Catskill Mountains of New York.  As with any great resort location, stay as busy as you like with organized activities such as dog-centered classes–both fun and educational–agility and scent training, lure coursing, and more. Or if you prefer, simply relax and refresh hiking with your pup, playing Frisbee or just lounging in Gettysburg by the private, man-made lake or in the Catskills at a dog-friendly pool.

Canine Camp Getaway is a one-of-a-kind vacation geared to dog lovers and their dogs. Both facilities are totally dog-friendly for any age, size, and ability, as long as they enjoy the company of other pets.  As noted, the venues, while different, are people-friendly too; Gettysburg has a few more amenities, while East Durham emphasizes a more unplugged feel.

Rates range from $1,025 (meals and activities only) to $1,750 per person in Gettysburg and $775 (meals and activities only) to $1,300 per person in East Durham, depending on date of booking (lower rates if booked before April 1st), length of stay and occupancy. There is also the popular “Getaway Plus” rate for the full East Durham September 23th – 29th package. Rates for “Getaway Plus” range from $1,400 (meals and activities only) to $2,300. All 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). Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on activities and offerings!

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!

 


LI-DOG Relaunches NYS Parks Campaign

No Dogs Allowed Sign

Opening Long Island’s New York State Parks to People with Dogs Tops LI-DOG’s 2024 Agenda!

With the New York Legislature back in session, LI-DOG is relaunching its campaign to get legislation passed that will allow dogs in all New York State parks. Right now, people with dogs are denied access to more than 14,000 acres of NYS public parks on Long Island, including all beaches. NYS Senator Monica Martinez and Assemblyman Steve Stern, sponsors of the legislation, have reiterated their commitment to getting their bills passed this year. We need YOUR help and time is of the essence! For more information about the campaign, go to Opening LI’s NYS Parks to People with Dogs Tops LI-DOG’s 2024 Agenda.


LI-Dog Relaunches NYS Parks Campaign

No Dogs Allowed Sign

Opening Long Island’s New York State Parks to People with Dogs Tops LI-DOG’s 2024 Agenda!

Group Seeks Letters of Support for the Legislation

With the New York Legislature back in session, LI-DOG is relaunching its campaign to get legislation passed that will allow dogs in all New York State parks. Right now, people with dogs are denied access to more than 14,000 acres of New York State public parks on Long Island, including all beaches. This is unacceptable. Dog owners pay taxes that support this public parkland and they have a right to enjoy it.

The sponsors of the legislation–Monica Martinez in the NYS Senate and Steven Stern in the Assembly–have reiterated their commitment to getting this legislation passed this year. Please let Sen. Martinez and Assemb. Stern know how much you appreciate their support for access to public parks by dog owners and their pups. It is extremely important that they hear from you!

Time is of the essence. The NYS Legislature is only in session until early June. We need to build support for the two bills that will make this happen–S.4993B in the Senate and A.6244 in the Assembly.

Our efforts now are focused on:

  • Getting letters/emails of support for the legislation from animal welfare and business organizations. Check out the terrific letter of support submitted by the American Kennel Club on behalf of their clubs here. As the AKC writes:

“Increasingly, pet owners are seeking opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities—and the health benefits that come from them—with their four-footed family members. Allowing dog owners to enjoy state parks with their dogs will promote responsible pet ownership while expanding opportunities for exercise and recreation.”

  • WHAT YOU CAN DO: If you have connections to business organizations such as local Chambers of Commerce, real estate firms, veterinary hospitals, or other local businesses or if you have connections with animal welfare organizations such as local rescue groups, email us ASAP at lidog_news@yahoo.com. We can help make the case for a letter.
  • We’re also looking to pick up co-sponsors for the legislation. Sen. Martinez’s bill now has two co-sponsors—NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavinsky from Queens County and Sen. Dean Murray from the Bayport/Yaphank area. Please thank Senators Stavinsky and Murray for their critical support for this legislation. It’ll only take a minute to call or email your thanks!
  • We’re putting together lists of other elected officials that can be contacted for their support. We’ll be back in touch with their names and contact information soon.
  • Please be aware that the legislation has been amended to address concerns that arose last year about dogs on swimming beaches. The legislation now specifically restricts dogs from bathing beaches and sunbathing areas as well as playgrounds, sensitive wildlife areas and other locations typically set off limits to dogs.
  • Even with these restrictions, there are hundreds of acres of NYS parks on Long Island that are appropriate for people with dogs to enjoy!

Please email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com and let us know if you can help reach out to local business and animal welfare organizations for Letters of Support. Thank you for your help!


Show Us Your Pups in Their Holiday Finest for our Video!

Show Us Your Pups in Their Holiday Finest for our Video!

Please share photos of your beautiful dogs in their Holiday finest so we can make a video for everyone to enjoy! Just go to the LI-DOG Facebook Group and add your photo as a comment to our post: Show Us Your Pups! Please include your pet’s name. For details, go to Show Us Your Pups!