Dog-Friendly Events


.05/18/2024 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sans Souci County Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sans Souci County Park!People Walking on Trail Among Green Trees

Saturday, May 18th, Delayed Start 3 PM
Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY

Please join us on Saturday, May 18th for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sans Souci County 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 Sayville, Suffolk County, Sans Souci County Park is a 316-acre nature preserve. The name “Sans Souci” is French for “without worry.” On this Pack Walk,  we will be walking the Extended Loop trail, an easy, flat trail, which is just under 2 miles long. Please Note: Because of a scheduling conflict, we have to delay the start of our Pack Walk to 3 p.m. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sans Souci County Park.


05/18/2024 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sans Souci County Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sans Souci County Park!

Saturday, May 18th, Delayed Start 3 PM

Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY

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How to find us: Sans Souci’s entrance is on the east side of Broadway Avenue, which is south of Sunrise Highway (NY Route 27), next to the fire house. The parking lot is small, but you can park on the shoulder of the street, and on the side streets. We will be in the parking lot by the Trail Map.

Please join us on Saturday, May 18th for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sans Souci County 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. Please Note: Because of a scheduling conflict, we have to delay the start of our Pack Walk from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. 

Located in Sayville, Suffolk County, Sans Souci County Park is a 316-acre nature preserve. The name “Sans Souci” is French for without worry and you will be able escape the stressors of daily life by walking through this serene park. The Sans Souci lakes were one continuous lake until the mid-1800’s when small dams were built to turn the land into a cranberry farm. Today you can enjoy these beautiful lakes undisturbed.

We will be walking on the Extended Loop trail which is just under 2 miles long. It is an easy, flat trail without any roots or tripping hazards, but it is not very wide, so please no retractable leashes as we, as well as the dogs, can get tangled. There are several opportunities to shorten the walk if you wish, one of our pack leaders will point them out as we travel through.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk™. Please make sure to bring water for your dog and make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!

This park has no amenities, but there is a Target shopping center on Sunrise Highway about a quarter of a mile away.

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

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope you can join us for our first LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Sans Souci County Park on Sat., May 18th!

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


.06/23/2024 – LI-DOG PoochaPalooza June 2024

LI-DOG Pooch-a-Palooza!

Sun., June 23rd, Noon to 4 PM
East Patchogue, NY

Leash up your pup and join us by the banks of the Swan River Sunday afternoon, June 23rd when The Pine Grove Inn in East Patchogue welcomes back LI-DOG and our human and doggie guests for LI-DOG’s big summer fundraiser and doggie pawty! Enjoy music, games, prizes, raffles, delicious food. including a special menu for the pups, dog-themed drinks and more–all in a pretty outdoor setting! Sponsorship opportunities are NOW available. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pooch-a-Palooza!


Barkin’ Brunch Series at The Refuge 2024

Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

Sundays, from 11 AM to 3 PM, starting April 28th

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd.
Melville, NY 11747

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Your leashed dog is welcome to join you for Barkin’ Brunch on the outdoor deck at The Refuge in Melville every Sunday from 11am to 3pm, weather permitting. There’s even a ‘ Pawty Menu ‘ just for the pooches.

Special event brunches run throughout the season and feature a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group on premise that day. The charity will benefit from the sale of Chinese auction raffle baskets & other merchandise plus a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. 

Come for brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle, meet adoptable dogs and fellow dog owners!

Reservations strongly recommended.  Call 631-577-4444. New covered outdoor dining area provides plenty of shade.

Special Event Brunches to Benefit Dog-Related Non-Profits

  • 4/28 –  A New Beginning
  • 5/19  – PAWS (Pioneers for Animal Welfare)
  • 6/9  –   Ollie’s Angels
  • 6/30 –  Yorkie 911
  • 7/21 –  Safe Haven Animal Rescue 
  • 8/4 –    Home Sweet Home
  • 8/18 –   Humane LI
  • 9/8 –     Silver Hearts Sanctuary
  • 9/22 –   Jaeger’s Run Animal Rescue
  • 10/6 –    LI-DOG!
  • 10/20-   Annual Howl “O” Ween Costume Contest  & Check Presentation Event

Hope to see you and your dogs there! 

 


Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show

Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show

May 17th -19th, 2024, 9AM-4PM

Planting Fields Arboretum


1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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Come join the Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show for a weekend of fun for the entire family at beautiful Planting 
Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay!

Events will include dock diving dogs, “My Dog Can Do This,” and a police dog 
demonstration.

Plus, you’ll get to meet some of this year’s top dogs from the Westminster Kennel Club! 
Attendance costs $20 per car and includes the price of admission to Planting Fields.

For more information, please visit http://www.longislanddogshows.com or call (516)776-0923.


06/23/2023 – LI-DOG PoochaPalooza June 2024   Recently updated !

 

 

 

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Sun., June 23rd, Noon to 4 PM

Pine Grove Inn, 1 1st St.

East Patchogue, NY 11772

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Leash up your pup and join us by the banks of the Swan River for our great time when The Pine Grove Inn in East Patchogue welcomes back LI-DOG and our human and doggie guests for LI-DOG’s big summer fundraiser and doggie pawty!

Enjoy music, games, prizes, raffles, delicious food–including a special menu for the pups–dog-themed drinks, a craft station, photo booth, and more in a large, pretty outdoor setting. 

 

This is a major fundraiser for LI-DOG, which works to increase access to public parks and beaches for LI dog owners and their pups. (See the latest on our effort to Open Access to NYS Parks on LI to People with Dogs.)

Sponsorship opportunities are NOW available! LI-DOG events represent a great opportunity for your pet-friendly service or product to reach a targeted, growing audience. Please contact our Events Chair Joann Garguola at events@lidog.org for more information.

 

Discounted advance tickets are NOW available for only $15 per person (dogs are free!). On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 at the door.

Get your tickets now at:




Please Note: Discount advance ticket sales end at 6 p.m. Saturday (6/22) night!

Be aware that when you purchase advance tickets, you’ll receive confirmation from PayPal that your payment has been received. You will not receive an actual ticket. We will have a list of all prepaid ticket holders at our Welcome table when you check in.

Besides getting your ticket, please also RSVP so we can let the restaurant know how many guests to expect.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on MeetupNEED LINK

LI-DOG on FacebookNEED LINK

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

Want to be part of the fun? Volunteer to help with our Pawty! Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Meet and greet pet parents and their pups
  • Help with games and other fun activities
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Help give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help decorate the venue for our Pawty and help us break down

This is a fun, fast-moving event and we need help! Email us at events@lidog.org with Pooch-a-Palooza Help in the subject line if you’d like to volunteer!

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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Pooch-a-Palooza on Sunday, June 23rd! Don’t forget to get your discounted advance tickets now! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Sundays from 11 AM to 3PM

The Refuge

Melville, NY

Your leashed dog is welcome to join you for Barkin’ Brunch on the outdoor deck at The Refuge in Melville every Sunday from 11am to 3pm, weather permitting. There’s even a ‘ Pawty Menu ‘ just for the pooches. Special event brunches run throughout the season and feature a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group who will benefit from the sale of raffles and a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. To see the featured charities and the dates of their events, go to Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge.


.04/20/2024 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival!

Sat., April 20th, DELAYED START: 1 P.M.
Old Westbury, NY 11768

Please Note: Because of the rain we are delaying the start of our LI-DOG Pack Walk at OWG until 1 PM this afternoon. Please join us for one of our favorite events of the season–our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during their Spring Dog Festival! On our Pack Walk we’ll spend an hour touring the grounds of this magnificent estate. After the Pack Walk, stick around and enjoy the Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations like LI-DOG, and vendors of doggy goodies and gear. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens!


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.

 


Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show

Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show

May 17th -19th , 2024, 9AM-4PM

Planting Fields Arboretum, 
Oyster Bay, NY

Come join the Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show for a weekend of fun for the entire family at the beautiful 
Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay! Events will include dock diving dogs, “My Dog Can Do This,” and a 
police dog demonstration. Plus, you’ll get to meet some of this year’s top dogs from the Westminster Kennel 
Club! 

For more information, go to Long Island Kennel Club Dog Show!