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.06/24/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Blydenburgh County Park   Recently updated !

Pam's Dogs Scout and Liberty on Blydenburgh Trail

The Pack Walk has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for late summer or fall!
LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Blydenburgh Park

Sat., June 24th, 10 AM
Blydenburgh County Park
Smithtown, NY

Join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in beautiful Blydenburgh County Park on Sat., June 24th! This 627-acre park boasts not only a dog park, but also miles of dog-friendly trails many of which skirt a beautiful lake. Get all the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Blydenburgh County Park.

06/24/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Blydenburgh County Park   Recently updated !

Pam's Dogs on Blydenburgh Trail

Scout and Liberty on the Blydenburgh Trail

The Pack Walk has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for late summer or fall!

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Blydenburgh Park
Sat., June 24th, 10 AM
Blydenburgh County Park
Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown, NY (Google Map)

Join LI-DOG on Sat., June 24th for one of our popular LI-DOG Pack WalksTM – a group on-leash dog walk–in beautiful Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown. This 627-acre Suffolk County Park boasts not only a large dog park, but miles of dog-friendly walking trails. The main loop trail around Stump Pond in the center of the park is six miles long, but for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on June 24th, we’ll scope out a shorter, 45 minute or hour-long walk for everyone and their dogs. The trail is mostly flat, dirt or sand, and well-shaded by trees.

Please be aware that there can occasionally be horses on the trail, especially in the more northern sections of the park. In any case, dogs must be kept on leash at all times and, of course, be picked up after. Also, while there is water available in the dog park, you may want to bring water for you and your dog on the trail.

Please note: All dogs are required to have proof of rabies vaccination (photo of certificate on your phone).

Meet us on the big field next to the Blydenburgh Dog Park to start our Pack Walk!

Please note: There is a $15 per vehicle parking fee ($7 for Suffolk County residents with valid Green Key Cards) to get into the park at this time of year. The parking fee is in effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day during the day on weekends. For more information about Suffolk Green Key Cards, go to SC Parks Fee & Program Schedule 2017.

Once you’ve paid at the entrance gate, follow the signs straight north for the Dog Park. The road will turn into a dirt road a few hundred feet before you get to the parking area for the dog park.

As always, check our website, Facebook or Meetup group Fri. night or Sat. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related changes.

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

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and their dogs for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Blydenburgh Park on June 24th !

6/11/2017 – LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau

Sun., June 11th, Noon – 4 p.m.

Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Google Map)

li-dog's 2nd annual pints-n-paws - Chupa in a pink lei and shades

Chupa Channels the Pints-n-Paws Luau Vibe Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Kick off the Dog Days of Summer early by joining us for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau!

You and your dog are invited to join us at a Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau, Sunday, June 11th, from noon until 4 p.m. for a day filled with music, prizes, contests, hamburgers/hot dogs, and the spirit of Luau fun at tropically-themed Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue. This year we’ve added a Luau Photo Booth for fun photos of you and your pooch. We’ll have door prizes for our guests throughout the event and lots of raffle baskets generously donated by more than a dozen gracious sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

$15 discounted advance tickets are available (see below). Please note: Advance ticket sales end Sat., June 10th at 6 p.m.
$20 admission at the door on the day of the event.

Click the “Buy Now” button below to purchase your Luau ticket. If you want more than one ticket, you can adjust the amount on the PayPal order site.       NOTE: The PayPal button has been commented out.

***Admission fee is per human (fur babies are free) and includes complimentary BBQ, free raffle ticket for door prizes, participation in contests, and unlimited drinks for Fido (only water since he’ll be DDD–designated dog driver!).

All proceeds benefit LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.


Margaritaville ‘Doggy-and-Me’ Costume Contest
You and Fido need to channel Jimmy Buffet—Hawaiian shirts, leis, coconut bras, grass skirts—the surfboard is the limit for this contest where the winner is the best-dressed, luau-themed pet parent AND fur baby. Yes, you and your dog must BOTH be dressed in Jimmy Buffet attire to enter this contest.

Biggest Lap Dog
Do you have a big guy who thinks all 120 pounds of him is still comfy on your lap? Then this is the contest for you! Disclaimer: we will be taking lots of photos for the hilarity of a St. Bernard on someone’s lap…

Silliest Dog Trick
For those of us with rebel dogs who won’t be satisfied just ‘sitting’—what’s the funniest trick your dog can do? Enter this contest to show everyone what Fido has learned under your tutelage.

Admission fee includes participation in contests, but you’ll need to sign up to play once you’re there. Contests will take place on Off-Key Tikki’s stage and on the large patio by the water. Even if your fur baby isn’t competing, come watch and cheer on a friend!

Raffle tickets for our sponsor’s baskets can be purchased during the event:

1 ticket for $2
3 tickets for $5
7 tickets for $10
Arms-length of tickets for $20


Luau Sponsors Collage

All Island Pet Supplies
Cloud Star
Deb’s Healthy Pet Center
Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags
Gear Tac K9
Jones Natural Chews
Long Island Canine Class
The Refuge

Logo for Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and GrillPlus, a special THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill for welcoming us on their big patio and waterside beach!

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 can’t wait to see you and your pooches at the Luau on Sunday, June 11th!

06/11/2017 – 18th Annual Hounds on the Sound, Port Jeff

Hounds on the Sound

18th Annual 3K Dog Walk and Pet Fest

Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Memorial Park (just West of Port Jefferson Ferry)

102 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

(Google Map)

Is there a place in your home for a deserving rescue animal in need of a loving family?  Already have a noble hound at your side and want to give him a special day with a 3K sea-air-filled hike around picturesque Port Jefferson?  Want to shop freely and leave Fido at home to sleep and surprise him with new toys and treats?  Then join Save-a-Pet for their 18th annual Hounds on the Sound adoption event and doggie-vendor expo on Sunday, June 11th from 10 am to 3 pm!

Live music will be provided by Act1Entertainment.net and a “Blessing of the Animals” will be held at 10:30 am.   While the goal is to have as many adoptions as possible for all the deserving fur babies at the event, there is plenty of fun (and shopping!) to be had for pet parents accompanied by their children or going solo as vendors will be showcasing and sampling both pet and non-pet related treats, meals, accessories, toys, training tools, and more.  Please note that there will be multiple groups throughout the day to walk the 3K.

More info: Visit Save-a-Pet on the web or call 631.473.6333

Please note: Save time by registering online at https://www.saveapetny.org/hounds-on-the-sound/ (registration fee is $30 per person, dogs are free). The registration fee includes a complimentary treat bag and T-shirt!  Volunteer to walk a shelter dog and have your registration fee waived.

***Vendor tickets are $50.  Please register at https://www.saveapetny.org/hounds-on-the-sound/***

06/17/2017 – First Annual Pet Wellness Day

Dogs are Miracles with Paws PhotoFirst Annual Pet Wellness Day

Saturday, June 17th, 2PM – 7PM

Doggie U K9 Academy

1515 Fifth Industrial Court, Bay Shore, NY 11706  (Google Maps)

Have fun and explore ideas for improving your bond with your dog! Take advantage of fun activities with your dog like agility and treat tasting, while checking out various mini 15-minute seminars. Seminar topics include pet nutrition and diet, pet first aid, know your breed, diabetes, natural remedies, obedience, agility, adoption, exercising mind and body, planning for emergencies, pet safety, home grooming, special needs care and rescue, and more!

Plus, you’ll have the chance to win great raffle prizes and participate in creative costume contests!  Raffle and donation proceeds benefit L.I. Chihuahua Rescue. Admission to Pet Wellness Day is FREE!

This event is sponsored by Deb’s Healthy Pet Center at  www.debshealthypetcenter.com … Where YOUR pet’s health is our TOP Priority!

For more information, go to First Annual Pet Wellness Day on Facebook.

05/26/2017 – Pints-n-Paws Luau Sponsors Links and Logos



Chupa in a pink lei and shades


LI-DOG 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau at Off-Key Tikki

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors!!





Deb’s Healthy Pet Center
 All Natural Pet Snacks




Jones Natural Chews
Oven Baked Dog Chews




The Refuge
Food and Spirits




Cloud Star
Wholesome Dog Food and Treats




Long Island Canine Class
Dog Training by Certified Master Trainers



Logo for All Island Pet Supplies


All Island Pet Supplies 
We Treat Your Pets Like Family



Photo of Two Dogs for Dog House Boarding

Dog House Boarding and Grooming 
The Only Place Like Home




Logo for Earth Rated Poop Bags

Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags
Strong, Fashionable, and affordable dog waste bags




Logo for GearTac K9 Systems

Hands Free Leash System




Logo for Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill

Off-Key Tikki 
Waterside Bar & Grill




Logo for PetRageous Designs

PetRageous Designs
Functional, Whimsical, and Outrageous Pet Products


05/21/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve May 2017


Sands Point Hempstead HouseRRLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sun., May 21st, Noon

Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Rd.

Port Washington, NY 11050 (Google Map)

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its next LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Sands Point Preserve, the beautiful 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family. Our Pack Walks–guided, group on-leash dog walks–are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks!

Please join us for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve May 2017 on Sun., May 21st starting at Noon. Sands Point Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woodland, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields, and great views of the Long Island Sound. Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks.  We anticipate the Pack WalkTM will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so. We’ll meet on the big lawn in front of Hempstead House, the former home of the Guggenheim family, where you’ll also get great views of massive Castlegould, the family’s carriage house and stables.

Please note: dogs are not allowed on the beach and 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 clean up is a must.

Admission: Sands Point charges $10 per car or $4 per “walk-in” unless you have their annual pass. This fee helps preserve this wonderful piece of Long Island history. For more info about Sands Point, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve website.

Please arrive by 11:45 a.m., so we can begin the walk at  Noon.                              

LI-DOG on Meetup
or email LI-DOG

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve May 2017!




04/29/2017 – LI-DOG’s Project PUP (Pick Up the Poop) Spring Clean Up Event!

Project PUP Spring Clean Up Event Logo

LI-DOG’s Project P.U.P. ( Pick Up the Poop) Spring Clean Up Event!

Saturday, April 29th

Dog Parks and On-Leash Dog Walking Trails Around Long Island

Grab some friends…grab some bags and join LI-DOG’s Project P.U.P. (Pick Up the Poop) Spring Clean Up Event—on Saturday morning, April 29th!

Help provide our wonderful dog parks with some T.L.C and let everyone know how much we value our beautiful dog-friendly areas.

How can cleaning up dog parks be fun? It’s easy with these few simple steps:

The park will be spotless in no time and everyone, including the dogs, will thank you.

Before you let your dogs play and enjoy the results of your efforts, take a group photo to showcase your hard work and everyone who participated.  Post your photo to the LI-DOG Facebook Group and/or to Instagram with #ProjectPUP!


Bundle of Brightly Colored LI-DOG LeashesPrizes–beautiful 5′ leashes with metal clasps and LI-DOG’s name on them and high quality, individually-wrapped doggy treats–will be awarded to the dog park groups with the largest number of participants!

** Many thanks to original LI-DOG Board Member and longtime supporter Barbara Mitchell for donating the prizes in celebration of her family’s newly minted Canine Good Citizen Team Zach and “Natty” and the entire April 2017 CERTIFIED CGC Class of Instructor/Evaluator Virginia Westfield-Slowik at Suffolk Obedience Training Club! **


Want to get in on the game and join Project P.U.P?  Get the Project P.U.P. Spring Clean Up Event Press Release and Flyer.

Then, RSVP at:
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
Or email lidog_news@yahoo.com.

Let’s show everyone how much we appreciate Long Island’s great dog parks and what good care we take of them




03/28/2017 – Paws For A Cause


Paws for a Cause Logo Updated 

Paws for a Cause
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-3pm
Fireman’s Park
10 Dewitt Ave, Patchogue (
Google Map)


Leash up your pup and join “Paws for a Cause” – a walk to bring awareness to domestic violence and animal abuse. This fun, family event has activities for both people and pups – food, crafts, pet vendors, children’s activities and music and entertainment. Participate in the pet parade, top dog contest and doggy games. Visit the “Smooch-A-Pooch Booth” and be a part of the Blessing of the Pets.

Admission is $15 (pre-registration) for 1 pet and up to 5 accompanying humans. $20 (at the door), $10 each additional pet; $5 each additional human. This event benefits L.I. Against Domestic Violence. To pre-register for this event visit the L.I. Against Domestic Violence Website.

05/07/2017 – Pints for Pets Fundraiser for Save A Pet

Pints for Pets Fundraiser for Save A Pet Flyer

Pints for Pets – Fundraiser for Save A Pet

Sunday, May 7th 2017,  1:00pm-5:00pm

Port Jeff Brewing Company

22 Mill Creek Rd. Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (Google Map)

Get your crew and head over to the Pints for Pets -Fundraiser for Save A Pet! Join us at Port Jeff Brewing Company to support orphaned pets that have been rescued by Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue. Participate in the Chinese auction with awesome prizes from local merchants as well as a 50/50 raffle! Enjoy live music by Swell Sound: original jam-based music that you can dance to. Expect beer, fundraising, and animal advocacy! All ages and pets are welcome to this event. Not to mention FREE admission! No reservation needed.

#pintsforpets #saveapet#bringhomelove

Find details for Pints for Pets on Facebook.

Get more information about Save-A-Pet on the Save A Pet Website.

Save a Pet and Build a Family at Pints for Pets!