Dog-Friendly Events


.11/6/2022 – LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!   Recently updated !

LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!

Sun., Nov. 6th, 1 – 4 PM
Off Key Tikki Waterside Grill, Patchogue

You and your dog are invited to join us for a howling good time at LI-DOG’s Howl-o-Ween Pawty on Sunday, Nov. 6th. Dress up your dog, or better yet, both of you, in your Halloween finest. Enjoy the beautiful views, delicious food, special drinks, costume contests and lots of great raffles generously donated by our sponsors. This is an important fundraising event for LI-DOG so please join us on the terrace and “beach” at Off Key Tikki for a great time!  Discounted advance tickets are on sale NOW. For more information, go to LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty! 


11/6/2022 – LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!

Sun., Nov. 6th, 1 – 4 PM

Rocco and his lovely bride Miss Lily Pad Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Place, Patchogue

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Volunteers Needed!

How to find us: Look for the palm trees and goblins!

Join us for a HOWLING GOOD time on the beautiful waterfront in Patchogue at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill on Sunday, Nov. 6th for the LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty! Dress up your dog or better yet, both of you, in your Howl-o-ween finest!

Enjoy the beautiful views, delicious food, tropical drinks, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

Perhaps your pup is hiding his/her inner “Pup-Casso”. Let them have a go at the Paw Printing Booth where they can paint a picture for you!

Sign up to play “Trick for Treat” and then take part in the costume parade and contest where you can compete in one of two categories – Best Standalone Pet or Best Pet/Parent duo. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category!

We’ll also have a scary, but not too scary, photo booth so you can take a memorable shot of your dog at the event.

You can order from Off Key Tikki’s new menu at its South Beach Bistro  or just nosh on hot dogs, generously provided by Off Key Tikki. Off-Key Tikki is also concocting drink specials to mark the occasion!

To add to the fun, rescue organization Yorkie911 will be on hand so you can meet their adorable, adoptable pups. Who knows, you may find your dog’s new best dog-friend at the Pawty!

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG, so please visit the raffle tables to take a chance on winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors. Thank you, BarkBox, Brutus Bone Broth, EarthBath, and Jones Natural Chews among others.

An especially big THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki for donating food for our guests and their FUN, large outdoor patio and “beach” for our dog pawty! It’s a great venue and we urge everyone to check them out throughout the year.

Discount advance tickets are on sale NOW for only $15 per person (dogs are free!). Wait until the day of the event and pay $20 at the door.

Get your tickets now at:


LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty



Donations support LI-DOG’s work to increase access to public parkland and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their pets.

Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups and collect entrance fee for anyone who did not prepay
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help with the games and the costume parade by being a judge
  • Help set up and/or take down

***Email us at events@lidog.org with Howl-o-Ween Volunteer in the subject line. It’s easy and fun!***

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed on non-retractable leads at all times, and as always, please walk you dog before entering the venue. Dogs are not permitted inside the restaurant.

To RSVP for our Howl-o-Ween Pawty, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your pups at our HOWL-O-WEEN Pawty! Happy Howling!

 


.10/2/2022 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge   Recently updated !

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Oct. 2nd, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge, Melville

How does Sunday brunch with your dog on a big patio with tables, umbrellas, delicious omelets, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound? If it sounds great, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge in Melville! Besides great food, they’ll be drink specials, dog treats, and great raffles generously donated by our sponsors. There’s even a special Doggie Menu for your pup!  This is an important fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us. For details, go to Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge.


10/2/2022 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge   Recently updated !

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, October 2nd, 11 AM to 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

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Volunteers Needed!

 

How to find us:
We’ll be out on the patio! Come thru the gate, to the right of the front entrance.

Are you ready to PAWTY?! Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas, delicious omelets, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If so, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 2nd!

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Don’t forget to ask for the special Doggie Menu! Visit The Refuge website to review their Brunch and Brunch Cocktail menus.

In order to be seated at a table, you MUST have a reservation. The Refuge strongly recommends making your reservation ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444, but you may still make one when you arrive on a first come, first serve basis.
The maximum reservations per table is limited to six guests if not family; ten guests if family.

If you have a reservation, please let the host know that your party has arrived.
Once you and your pup are out on the patio, please stop by the LI-DOG table to sign in and then check out all the great raffle baskets we’ve put together.

This is an important fundraising event for LI-DOG. Please do take a chance on winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors—BarkBox, CVS, Dan’s Pet Care, Earth Bath, Earth Rated, East End Café, Glo-mar, Lido Kosher Deli, Lieb Cellars, Stop & Shop, Tito’s Vodka, and Total Wines & More. Plus, special thanks to Alan and Gail Meschkow, Bailey Applebee Dog, and one Anonymous donor for their creative and much appreciated individual donations!

LI-DOG would like to extend special thanks to Tito’s Vodka and The Refuge. Not only is Tito’s donating one of their popular raffle baskets to the event, but we want to thank them and The Refuge for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program for Long Island nonprofits! We are so grateful for your generous support!

Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer Opportunities include: 

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help set up and/or take down

Email us at events@lidog.org with Barkin’ Brunch Volunteer in the subject line if you’d like to help. 

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE BRUNCH: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely. Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, ONLY service dogs are permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

Brunch Reservations: Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, October 2nd!

 


.10/30/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens   Recently updated !

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens

Sun., Oct. 30th, 11 AM – Noon
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our October Pack Walk™ at beautiful Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 30th. On our Pack Walk™, you and your dog will get to explore this large estate, which features woodlands, fields, ponds and beautiful gardens. Our Pack Walk™ takes place during OWG’s always popular Dog Days, dog-friendly weekend, on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th. On Sunday, the 30th, OWG is also hosting a big dog costume contest and parade with prizes. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens.


10/30/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2022   Recently updated !

 

 

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sunday, October 30th, 11 AM – Noon

 

Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th, 10 AM – 6 PM

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY

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How to find us: Look for LI-DOG’s Blue Tent!

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with your best furry friend during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens, on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th! Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the grounds, except for the Walled Garden, during this special dog-friendly weekend.

On Sunday, Oct. 30th, please join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk—as you and your dog explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent 200-acre estate. Our Pack Walk at OWG will take about 45 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Please be at our table by 10:30 a.m. to sign in for the Pack Walk.

Registrants for our Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to LI-DOG for a chance to win our raffle. Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please 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.

Once again, Old Westbury Gardens is inviting doggie vendors, rescue groups, and animal advocacy organizations like LI-DOG to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 30th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade, with prizes, starting at 3 p.m. (You must register at the map stand by 2:30 pm to join the parade).

While visiting the gardens, dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and they are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

Tickets to gain admission to Old Westbury Gardens must be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Old Westbury Gardens website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

OWG Members do not need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

OWG admission fees are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (62 and over) and students with valid ID, and $8 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 the Old Westbury Gardens website  and click on “our Daily Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

***In the event of inclement weather, please check our website, Meetup or Facebook groups as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on!***

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 30th!

 


.09/15/2022 – LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting!   Recently updated !

LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting!

Thurs., Sept. 15th, 7 – 9 p.m.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
Plainview, NY

Join LI-DOG at the Plainview Public Library on Thurs., Sept. 15th for our Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting! Be the first to know what we’re planning and help make our fall events better than ever for people and their pups. There are plenty of opportunities to help LI-DOG, while meeting lots of dogs and people at our fun, dog-friendly events! For more information, go to LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting!


09/15/2022 – LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting   Recently updated !

 

Melanie, Judy and Arianna Greet Guests at the LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty! Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting!

Thursday, September 15th, 7 – 9 p.m.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

999 Old Country Rd · Plainview, NY

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How to find us: We will be meeting in Room E on the main floor.

An exciting opportunity to be part of LI-DOG Fall events for 2022!

*** New members encouraged to attend ***

 

Join us at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 7pm on Thursday, September 15th for our Fall 2022 Events Meeting! Be the first to know what we are planning and help make our fall events better than ever for people and their pups.

  • Dogfest Long Island – Canine Companions for Independence event at Marjorie Post Park, Saturday, September 24th. Help spread the word about LI-DOG, while supporting CCI.
  • Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge – Sunday, October 2nd, a delicious brunch with dogs while fundraising for LI-DOG.
  •  LI-DOG HOWL-O-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tikki – Sunday, November 6th–a Halloween party for people and pups and big fundraiser for LI-DOG.

Plus, possibly more to come!

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 greeting guests, selling raffle tickets, and at the Howl-o-ween Pawty, judging contests and running an activity, 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.

Please let us know if you can join us Thursday evening, September 15th at The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

 

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2022 Events meeting!

Please be aware that while all our events are dog-friendly, only service dogs are allowed in the Library.


.09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 18th, 10:30 AM – Noon
Commack Rd., Commack, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our Sept. LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at 843-acre Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Commack. The many pine-needle covered trails and paths are great for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course, dog walking! We’ll meet at the gazebo by the entrance and walk about two miles in the preserve, which will take about an hour. For details on how to join us, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve   Recently updated !

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Sunday, September 18th, 10:30 AM to 12 PM

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Commack Road, Deer Park, NY

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How to find us: Meet us at the Gazebo next to the parking lot!

Please join LI-DOG for our September Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park! Edgewood Oak Brush Plains is a state-owned, 843-acre nature preserve situated within the towns of Babylon, Huntington and Islip. It was the site of the former Edgewood State Hospital.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a concrete 1.6- mile road that runs north-south, is now part of the preserve’s trail network. There are also many nice flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Parking at the preserve is limited, so we are limiting this Pack Walk to 50 people.

We’ll gather for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–at the gazebo near the parking lot. We’ll begin our walk at the Main Entrance and head into the park from there.

The walk will cover about two miles and take a little over an hour.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trails, dogs attending the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must be kept on leash at all times. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must, and while the trail is shaded by trees, don’t forget to bring water for you and your pup.

Please NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES as we are walking in a group and the dogs and their humans can get tangled.

To RSVP go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

Please note: All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group so we can keep track of the number of attendees. As space is limited, please keep your RSVP up-to-date so that people who are wait-listed get the opportunity to join us.

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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for our September LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!