Dog-Friendly Events


.05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park
Sat., May 18th, 9AM and 9:30AM
Avalon Park & Preserve, Stony Brook

Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! The park and preserve cover 140 acres of woodland gardens, paths, fields and forests traversed by a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. This Pack Walk has two staggered starting times. Get all the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve!

 


06/02/2019 – LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!

Our 2018 Photo Contest Winners Phoenix and Griffin! Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!
Sunday, June 2nd, 12 pm – 4 pm
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Pl., Patchogue, NY 11772

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Leash up your pup and join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue for the LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty! Enjoy beautiful views, a great BBQ, tropical drinks, live music, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

There will be many fun games with chances to win exciting prizes for both people and pups.  Participate in the “Biggest Lap Dog” contest – always a fan favorite! Pups can also “Hang Ten” on surfboards for the “Surf’s Up” Photo Contest. Pups (and people): Be sure to come decked out in your favorite summer outfits and pose for memorable summer photos at the surf hut. Visit the raffle table to take a chance at winning one of the many great raffle baskets and prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

Sit and take in the views as you enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill–complements of Off-Key Tikkilisten to summer jams, and sip delicious tropical drinks. Truly a special day to spend with your dogs!

NOTE: Advanced ticket sales are closed. You may buy tickets at the door for $20 per person (dogs are free!).

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Donations support LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their pups. 

We look forward to seeing you and your dog at our Surf’s Up Summer Pawty on June 2nd!

 


.06/02/2019 – LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!

LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!
Sun., June 2nd, 12 pm – 4pm
Off-Key Tikki, Patchogue

Leash up your pup and join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue for the LI-DOG Surfs Up Summer Pawty! Enjoy beautiful views, delicious food, tropical drinks, live music, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups. Discounted Advance Tickets Now Available! Visit LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty! for all the details.


.05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 PawsBobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws
Sat., May 11th, 11AM – 2PM
Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa

Join Bobbi & The Strays for their annual Walk 4 Paws fundraising event which features not only a beautiful nature walk in the park but also vendors, games, contests, raffles, Ask the Vet, Ask the Trainer and more. Plus, meet the shelter animals from Bobbi & The Strays and maybe go home with a new best friend! Please note: This event was rescheduled from May 5th to Sat., May 11th. For details, go to Walk 4 Paws. 


05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 Paws

 

Bobbi & The Strays “Walk 4 Paws”
Saturday, May 11th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marjorie Post Park
451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11756

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Come join Bobbi & The Strays for their 11th annual Walk 4 Paws event! Not only can you, your family and your dog enjoy a beautiful nature walk in the park, but you’ll also be able to spend the afternoon shopping and visiting vendors,  while participating in games, contests, raffles and a Blessing of the Animals. There are also opportunities to “Ask the Vet”, “Ask the Trainer” and low-cost microchipping for your pet. Best of all, you can meet Bobbi & The Strays’ adoptable dogs and maybe find your new best friend!

You can be a participant and have your friends and family sponsor you by registering, which is free, on the website and raise much needed funds to keep this rescue going!

For more information and to register, visit the Walk 4 Paws website. If you do not pre-register for the walk, you can register the day of the event, starting at 10 a.m.; the walk will begin at 11 a.m.

Rain Date is Saturday, May 11th. THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SAT., MAY 11TH! 

This will be a fun-filled day and you will be helping the shelter animals at Bobbi & The Strays. Hope to see you there!


.05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum

 

Flyer for Planting Fields Dog FestivalDog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

Join a fabulous dog-themed weekend at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum! In addition to the 2019 Dog Show sponsored by the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club, plenty of family friendly activities ( for dogs, children and adults alike!) each day! Get more details at Dog Festival at the Planting Fields Arboretum!


05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum

 

Flyer for Planting Fields Dog Festival Dog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th (Rain or Shine)

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

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The 2019 Dog Festival and Show at the Planting Fields Arboretum is an opportunity to enjoy a 3-day weekend of family friendly activities in a beautiful setting. In addition to watching hundreds of dogs compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their dogs can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That, where participants can try out agility and obstacle courses or test their water skills at Dock Diving in a 25,000-gallon tank!

You can also do some shopping for the perfect present for your dog or a dog lover in your life, peruse a flea market, and join a “Nautical Long Island” themed dog costume contest on Sunday. With raffles and food for sale, face painting for the kids, and canine activities, this event is great for the whole family! Bring a lawn chair and your dog and be ready to have some fun!

The Arboretum itself is lovely in the spring and well worth the visit! Check out the Planting Fields website for more information about this Long Island treasure! The $20.00 admission fee per car includes the $8.00 admission to the Arboretum.

To see the specific schedule of events and contests and get more information about the Dog Show, agility, obstacle and rally courses, and dock diving, log onto: Long Island Dog Shows or call 347-450-5452 516-378-9081 or 631-928-4312.


04/10/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2019

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™  Schedule 2019

Guided Group On-Leash Dog Walks in Long Island Parks!

Group Walking Near Pond at OWG

Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk Oct. 2018
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

LI-DOG leads group on-leash dog walks in parks around Long Island on the third weekend of the month from March through November. Check out the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2019 below to see where we’re planning on taking a group on-leash dog walk next!

Sat., March 23rd    Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon

Sat., April 27th       Spring Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., May 18th        Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook

Sat., June 22nd     Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (with Picnic)

Sat., July 20th        Dog Beach Party, Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue

Sat., Aug. 17h         Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

Sat., Sept. 28th       Southards Pond Park Loop Trail, Babylon

Sun., Oct., 27th      Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., Nov. 16th       Nissequogue River Trail, Kings Park

 

You can also download the LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2019.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other factors.


.05/25/2019 – Fidos After Five

Long Shot of Dog Walkers on a Trail

Fidos After Five!
Last Weekend of the Month Starting in May
Next Dog-Friendly Weekend: Aug. 31st & Sept. 1st

Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Check out this great new opportunity to walk your leashed dog around beautiful Old Westbury Gardens on the last weekend of the month starting in May from 5PM until closing. For details, go to Fidos After Five!


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

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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.