Dog-Friendly Events


05/25/2019 – Fidos After Five

Long Shot of Dog Walkers on a Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Fidos after Five!
Weekends throughout the summer from 5PM – 8PM
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY

(Google Map)

Did you and your pup miss the Spring Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens this year? Perhaps you went and enjoyed the beautiful grounds so much that you would love to visit them again! Well, Old Westbury Gardens has graciously opened their gates for you and your leashed pet to enjoy the grounds of the estate on the final weekend of each month starting in May and concluding with their wonderful Fall Dog Festival in October!

After 5PM on the selected weekends, you and your pup can enjoy the beautiful grounds of the estate. Dogs must be on-leash at all times while visiting and are not allowed in any buildings. As always you are required to clean up after your pup!

The dates for Fidos after Five are –
Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th 5pm – 8pm

The Fall Dog Weekend will be held
Saturday, October 26, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 27, 10am-5pm

The Fall Dog Festival and Costume Parade will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 11am-4pm. Dress your dog in their Halloween Finest to participate in the parade or just stay to watch as the dogs Strut their Stuff!

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and college students with ID; $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under and four-legged visitors are free!

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens, visit oldwestburygardens.org.


.06/23/2019 – Canine Camp Getaway 2019

 

Two dogs swimming in pool

Canine Camp Getaway of NY!
June 23rd – 27th, 2019
Sept. 21st – 24th, 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
June 23 – 27, 2019
Sept. 21 – 24, 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.

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!

There are two sessions available:

  1. June 23rd to June 27th
  2. Sept. 21st  to Sept. 24th

Rates for the June Getaway (5 days/4 nights) are $1,425 for a single room; $1,325 per person for a double room.

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! 


.11/17/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Nissequogue River Trail

 

CJ on Kings Park Bluff

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Nissequogue River Trail!
Sat., Nov. 17th, 11AM
Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2018 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park. We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes and the opportunity for a more challenging walk for those who want it. For all the details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!


11/17/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Nissequogue River Trail

 

CJ on Kings Park Bluff

CJ on the Kings Park Bluffs. Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Nissequogue River Trail!

Sat., Nov. 17th, 11AM

Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park

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Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2018 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring.

We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes for our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water. We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. In order to get to the bluffs, we’ll climb another short flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail along the top of the bluffs.. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back to our starting point. The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to take in the views.

Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the Bluff Trail is more challenging, but the views are incredible–some of the best on Long Island!

Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk of 2018, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a little more challenging!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled.  Also, please bring water and poop bags – as cleanup is a must.

How to Find Us: The entrance to Nissequogue River State Park is off St. Johnland Rd. Turn into the park onto Kings Park Blvd. and go past the gate house. Follow Kings Park Blvd. north a short distance to a small circle in front of the old Veterans Health Center. Go three-quarters of the way around the circle and follow the small road to the big parking lot on the left. We’ll meet in that parking lot.

Weather-related Changes: Please check our website, Meetup or Facebook on the morning of the walk around 9:00 a.m. for any weather-related changes. If there are no announcements, the Pack Walk is on!

To RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

PLEASE NOTE: This is a change from the trail listed on our original Pack Walk schedule and the magnet with the schedule.

Our Pack Walks are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks. We hope you and your pup will join us for our Nissequogue River Trail Pack Walk! 


.10/28/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens

 

OWG Pack Walk Group Shot Nov. 2017

LI DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens
Sun., Oct. 28th, Noon

OWG Fall Dog Festival and Costume Parade
Sun., Oct. 28th, 11 AM – 4 PM
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Pumpkin spice season kicks off for Fido with an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ and the Fall Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens. Join us at Noon on Sun., Oct. 28th as we lead a group on-leash walk around the beautiful grounds of this estate, then check out doggie vendors, rescue groups, a big costume parade and contest for your dog and you and other fun activities during the Fall Dog Festival. For all the details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens.


10/28/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens

 

OWG Pack Walk Group Shot Nov. 2017

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens
(you and your dog can explore the grounds of OWG with a trusted guide)
Sunday, October 28 @ Noon

OWG Fall Dog Festival
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds, a Halloween costume parade, and shopping)

Sunday, October 28 from 11 to 4

OWG Dog Days at the Park
(you and your leashed dog can enjoy the beautiful grounds at OWG)

Saturday, October 27 from 10 to 5
Sunday, October 28 from 10 to 5

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(Google Map)

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens. Enjoy the park with your fur baby all weekend from 10 to 5! Then, on Sunday, join LI-DOG for the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be doggie vendors, rescue groups, animal advocacy organizations, and fun activities including a big costume contest and parade starting at 3:00 pm (register by 2:00 pm).

At Noon on Sunday, October 28, we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of the estate. Please be at our table or by the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ banner by 11:45 a.m. to sign in. The Walk will take 45-60 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well. 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.

Registrants for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens will have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket full of doggie toys and treats. If you double your donation, you more than double your chances to win, as a $10 donation gets you four tickets! Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please note: Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds.

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (over 62) or students with valid ID and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free! OWG accepts AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the admissions booth, gift shop, and café.

RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk:
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

Bonus Dog-Friendly Weekend Added Sat. and Sun., Oct. 20th and 21st! This year, Old Westbury Gardens has added another weekend when everyone is invited to bring their dogs on-leash to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the estate. Check it out!

More Info: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit Old Westbury Gardens on the web and click on “our Daily Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sun., Oct. 28th!


. PuppyUp Long Island Walk 10/20/2018

 

PuppyUp Long Island Walk
Sat., Oct. 20th, 11AM – 2PM
Blydenburgh Park
Smithtown

Join the walk against canine cancer with PuppyUp and help fundraise for canine  cancer research. There will be food, music, vendors, and fun for the whole family! To lean more visit PuppyUp Long Island Walk!

 


.10/28/2018 – Howl O Ween Barkin Brunch

 

Flyer for The Refuge Barkin Bronch HalloweenHowl ‘O’ Ween Barkin’ Brunch
Sun., Oct. 28th, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge, Melville

Join LI-DOG at The Refuge for their Fourth Annual Howl ‘O’ Ween Barkin’ Brunch on Sun., Oct. 28th as Tito’s Handmade Vodka honors LI-DOG and other nonprofits hosted during the 2018 Barkin’ Brunch season! Besides a delicious brunch, there’ll be a pet costume contest and more! For details go to Howl O Ween Barkin Brunch!


10/28/2018 – Howl O Ween Barkin Brunch

 

Flyer for The Refuge Barkin Bronch HalloweenHowl ‘O’ Ween Barkin’ Brunch
Sun., Oct. 28th, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville
(Google Map)

Join LI-DOG and other animal advocacy non profits on Sunday October 28th at The Refuge for their 4th Annual Howl ‘O’ Ween Barkin’ Brunch! At this special event, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will honor LI-DOG and other non-profit animal advocates hosted during the 2018 Barkin’ Brunch season. Check presentations will take place at 11:30AM followed by a STRUT YOUR PUP fashion show at 12:30PM.

Enter your fur baby in the Halloween contest by uploading a picture of your pet pals in their Howl’ O’ Ween costumes with a brief description and tagging @the_refuge_110 on Instagram or @TheRefuge515 on Facebook.
Rules:
-Like The Refuge Facebook or Instagram
-Upload a picture of your puptestant and introduce them.
-Tag three of your friends to tell them about the contest to cheer your pup on!

Three winners will be chosen after the catwalk is complete!

Reservations are suggested for anyone who wants to make sure to get a table on the patio. Call 631-577-4444.

For more info: Check out The Refuge Events.

LI-DOG would like to thank The Refuge and Tito’s Vodka for hosting dog owners and their pups for brunch throughout the summer on their beautiful outdoor patio and for their generous financial support!