Dog-Friendly Events


09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

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Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY

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Are you ready to “PAWTEE”? Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, delicious omelettes, French Toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If it does, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge just off Route 110 in Melville!

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Check out the human menu at The Refuge New Brunch Menu. There’s even a Doggie Menu with great selections for your pup!

Seating outside for brunch on the patio is limited, so it is suggested that if you want to sit at a table then call The Refuge at (631) 577-4444 to make a reservation. There is also an area on the patio for those just wanting to have a drink and mingle. Feel free to join us there.

This is a fund raising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Please do take a chance at winning one of our great raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

West Hills Animal Hospital, 24-hour animal hospital and pet emergency center

Andrea Goodman of Avon USA, beauty and personal care

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Tito’s Vodka, vodka for dog people. Thank you, also, for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program in which participating Long Island nonprofits receive a $1,500 donation!

 

 

 

We are so grateful for your generous support!

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, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


.09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge, Melville, NY

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar and delicious food and drinks sound good? If it does, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 22nd. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us!


09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond, Babylon, NY

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Please join LI-DOG for a Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers  acres of forests, has lovely streams, and a beautiful pond plus its full of friendly people and their four legged companions. We’ll meet at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue.

On our September 2019 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can easily accommodate a group walk  and that will have nice views of Southards Pond. The Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we can also include the Argyle Lake Trail, which is just south of Southards Pond. You can also linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places in the park to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. Also, because of harmful algae blooms, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO GO INTO THE WATER! The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing noise levels and keeping the area clean. There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash while in the park. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get easily tangled.

Plenty of parking is available at Babylon Memorial Grade School next to the park. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook group or our website on Sat. morning around 8:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sept 28th for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Bring your dog and join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park is pretty, the trails are flat and wide, and we’ll get great views of Southards Pond. For all the details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

 


.09/14/2019 – LI Pet Expo in the Park!

 

LI Pet Expo in the Park!

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14th & 15th, 11AM – 6PM
Tanner Park, Copiague, NY

Bring your family including your well-behaved dog for a fun-filled day at the LI Pet Expo in Tanner Park! There’ll be performing dogs, disc dog demonstrations, an agility course your dog can check out, and a Parade of Breeds. Admission is free.  For details, go to LI Pet Expo in the Park!

 


09/14/2019 – LI Pet Expo in Park 2019

 

Long Island Pet Expo in the Park!

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14th & 15th, 11am-6pm
Tanner Park, Copiague, NY 11701

Rain date: Sept. 28th & 29th 

Bring your family and your well-behaved pet to spend a fun-filled day at the Long Island Pet Expo in the Park. Both admission and parking is free!

There will be lots of exhibits for you to see – both pet-related and non-pet related. Special attractions include Diana Frohman and her Performing Dogs, a demonstration by Maximum K9 Service and a Disc Dog demonstration. You can also learn about birds from the Long Island Parrot Society.

On Saturday, your dog will be able to participate in a Canine Fashion Show and Contest, pre-registration is required. On Sunday, pure-breed dogs are invited to walk in the Parade of Breeds. To participate, pets must be healthy, free from parasites and have all necessary shots.

For a fee, your dog can become a star athlete and have fun running the agility lure course.

There will be Rescue and Adoption groups at the show–perhaps you will meet your new best friend! And be sure to visit the vendors offering great prices all weekend.

All pets must be kept on leash – PLEASE NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES, and must be up to date on their vaccinations. Upon entering you will be asked to sign a waiver form for liability for your pets and stating that your pet is up to date on their vaccinations.

For more information on this event and to see the list of exhibitors, go to LI Pet Expo in the Park!


.06/23/2019 – Canine Camp Getaway 2019

 

Two dogs swimming in pool

Canine Camp Getaway of NY!
Sept. 14th – 17th, 2019
Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George

Does a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains surrounded by dogs and dog lovers sound like fun? If so, you and your pup will love Canine Camp Getaway of NY! There’s agility, Frisbee, hiking, swimming in the dog-friendly pool and more! For details go to Canine Camp Getaway 2019 .


06/23/2019 – Canine Camp Getaway 2019

 

Two dogs swimming in pool

Dogs Welcome in the Pool

Canine Camp Getaway of NY
Sept. 14th – 17th, 2019
Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George, NY

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Have Dog, Will Travel! Does a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York surrounded by dogs and dog lovers sound like fun to you? If so, you and your pup will love Canine Camp Getaway of NY, which is held twice a year at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY. The next session starts Sept. 14th.

Dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities are welcomed as long as they are social with other dogs and humans.

You and your pup will be able to participate in a variety of activities including agility, Frisbee, hiking, swimming, lure coursing, scent detection, “Barks & Crafts” plus classes in Canine CPR, dog nutrition and more!. No formal training or experience is needed for your pup to participate in any activity!

There are plenty of “human-friendly” amenities as well including air conditioning, private baths, cable TV, and wi-fi.

Dogs are welcome throughout the premises from the lounge during Yappy Hour to the dog-friendly section of the dining room and the pool!

Rates for the Sept. Getaway (4 days/3 nights) are $1,125 for a single room; $1,050 per person for a double room.

Three meals a day are included in those rates.

To find out more about this wonderful “retreat that is a treat” or to sign up, visit Canine Camp Getaway of New York! 

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! 


.09/15/2019 – Splish Splash Doggy Day 2019!

 

 

Splish Splash Doggy Day 2019!

Sun., Sept. 15th, 10AM – 12PM
Splish Splash Water Park
Calverton, NY

Spend a morning with Fido for some end-of-the-summer fun at Splish Splash Water Park as they open their doors to the dogs on Sun., Sept. 15th for Doggy Day 2019! Tickets must be purchased in advance at the water park. For details, go to Doggy Day 2019! 


09/15/2019 – Doggy Day 2019!

 

Doggy Day 2019!

Sun., Sept. 15th, 10AM – 12PM
Splish Splash Water Park
2549 Splish Splash Dr.
Calverton, NY 11933

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Spend a morning with Fido for some end-of-the-summer fun at Splish Splash as they open their doors to the dogs!

 

On Sun., Sept. 15th from 10AM – 12PM, Splish Splash will be hosting Doggy Day 2019! Come and enjoy a morning with your pup at the wavepool. Tickets for this event MUST be purchased in advance at the park. Tickets are on sale now. The tickets cost $15 per dog, $10 per human with all the proceeds going to a local animal shelter. Parking is free the day of the event.

Limit one dog per handler. All dogs must be wearing a collar and a leash must be on-hand by the owner. NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS allowed (any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be requested to leave with NO refund.)

Every owner will take full responsibility for their dog at all times. Each owner must provide proof of vaccination and license within 24 hours, upon request.

Hurry and get your tickets now as only a limited number of dogs will be allowed to participate! Please bring poop bags and water for your dogs, and please be respectful and clean up after them.

For more information about the event and for any updates about the event, please go to Doggy Day 2019!