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.09/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Avalon Park 2021

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park

Sun., Sept. 19th, Group 1: 10 AM,  Group 2: 10:30AM
Stony Brook, NY

Join LI-DOG for our Sept. LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook. The park covers 140 acres of woodland gardens and paths, trails and fields. Because of limits on group size at the park, our Pack Walk will split into two groups of 15 people each–one starting at 10 AM, the other at 10:30. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Avalon Park! 


.10/03/2021 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge 2021

 

Photo Credit: Feng Sherri Hsiu

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Oct. 3rd, 11 AM – 3 PM
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas and delicious food and drinks sound fun? If yes, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge! Besides great food, they’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles and more. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us on Oct. 3rd for brunch! For more information, go to Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


.09/13/2021 – Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021

 

Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021!

Mon., Sept. 13th, 10AM – 12PM
Splish Splash Water Park, Calverton, NY

Spend a morning with your dog at Splish Splash Water Park, while helping to raise money for shelter animals! On Mon., Sept. 13th, Splish Splash will be hosting their annual Doggie Dip. Come and enjoy a morning with your pup in the Kahuna Bay Wave Pool, meet other dogs and their pet parents, and maybe meet a new canine best friend for your pup! All proceeds from the event benefit Kent Animal Shelter and guests will have a chance to meet some of their adoptable dogs. For details, go to Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021!


09/13/2021 – Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021

 

Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021!

Mon., Sept. 13th, 10AM – 12PM

Splish Splash Water Park,  Calverton, NY 

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Benefit for Kent Animal Shelter

Spend a morning with your dog at Splish Splash Water Park, while helping to raise money for shelter animals!

On Mon., Sept. 13th from 10AM – 12PM,  Splish Splash will be hosting their annual Doggie Dip. Come and enjoy a morning with your pup in the Kahuna Bay Wave Pool, meet other dogs and their pet parents, and maybe meet a new canine best friend for your pup!

Visitors are asked to make a  $15 CASH donation per person plus $10 per pooch. All proceeds go to Kent Animal Shelter to help provide food and shelter for current rescue animals.

“This event is a great way for Splish Splash to give back to our local community, offer our guests an additional day of fun in the sun, and of course meet some of Long Island’s cutest canines,” said Splish Splash’s General Manager. Guests will have a chance to meet dogs currently searching for their furever homes at Kent Animal Shelter.

Limit one dog per pet parent.  All dogs must have a current rabies tag, collar, leash and license. No aggressive dogs  allowed. Any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be requested to leave with NO refund.

Please bring poop bags and water for your dogs, and please be respectful and clean up after them.

For more information about the event  go to  Splish Splash Events or call 631-727-3600.


10/03/2021 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge 2021

 

Photo Credit: Feng Sherri Hsiu

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Oct. 3rd, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

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How to find us: We’ll be out on the patio! Come thru the gate, to the right of the front entrance.

Are you ready to “PAWTEE”? Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas (socially-distanced, of course), delicious omelettes, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If so, then please join us for 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! Visit The Refuge website to review their menus (Brunch and Brunch Cocktails) and their COVID Safety Plan. That’s Coco@nybulldogsisters, captured by her Mom Feng Sherri Hsiu, reading the Pawtee Menu at one of our previous brunches!

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the outside bar is closed and the couches and chairs around it have been replaced with socially-distanced tables. In order to be seated at a table, you MUST have a reservation. The maximum reservation per table is limited to six guests if not family; ten guests if family. The Refuge strongly recommends making your reservation ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444, but you may still make a reservation when you arrive on a first come, first served basis. If you have a reservation, please let the hostess know that your party has arrived and then visit the LI-DOG table and check out our great raffle baskets!

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 the 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!

LI-DOG would like to thank The Refuge and Tito’s Vodka for not only donating one of their popular raffle baskets for the event but also for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program for Long Island nonprofits. We are so grateful for their 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 the venue, ONLY service dogs are permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

Brunch Reservations: Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444.

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

Thank you for your support!

 


09/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Avalon Park 2021

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve

Sun., Sept. 19th, Group 1:  10 AM – Noon, Group 2: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Harbor Rd,  Stony Brook

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How to find us: Walk along the path at the foot of the pond until it broadens a bit and there is a large map of the park’s trail system on a stanchion. We’ll be gathering there. (Please note this is a change of location from our initial plan.)

Please join LI-DOG for our September Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY! This park and preserve consists of 140 acres of woods and fields, trails and paths. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve area includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve.

This Pack Walk™ will cover 2.6 miles and take about an hour and a half. There are some steps, roots to step over, and inclines, but the walk should not be difficult for people and dogs used to hour-long walks in the woods.

Due to park restrictions, we are splitting up this Pack Walk into two groups, 15 participants each. Group 1 will start at 10AM, please arrive at 9:45AM. Group 2 will start at 10:30AM, please arrive at 10:15AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk.

Please note all RSVP’s MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the park’s rules for the size of our group. Given the limits on group size, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP “yes” and find you can’t make the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to “No” right away, so other people and pups can come. Thank you for your cooperation!

The park’s boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from The Grist Mill. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the Village Shopping Center just north of the park on Main Street.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by the park’s Rangers. Also, 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.

To save time before the Pack Walk, get the General Sign in Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW. Please sign it and bring it with you to the walk.

 

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG Meetup Avalon Park Group 1 (10AM)

LI-DOG Meetup Avalon Park Group 2 (10:30AM) 

**In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9AM Sunday morning.**

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 19th!


.09/25/2021 – Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

Sat., Sept.25th, 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Marjorie R Post Park, Massapequa

Gather your friends, family and dogs to join Canine Companions for Independence on Sept. 25th at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa to celebrate the joy dogs bring to our lives and how they enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Registration is free, fundraising is encouraged! For details, go to Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021.


09/25/2021 – Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

 

Canine Companions® DogFest Long Island 2021

Sat., Sept. 25th,  10:30 AM – 3 PM

Marjorie R. Post Park, Massapequa, NY

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Hosted by Long Island Volunteer Chapter – Canine Companions and 
Canine Companions for Independence

Gather your friends, family and dogs to join Canine Companions for Independence at Marjorie R. Post Park in Massapequa on September 25th to celebrate the joy dogs bring into our lives and how they enhance the lives of people living with disabilities. You can join the fun at DogFest Long Island-NYC at the park or participate virtually.

Registration is free, fundraising is encouraged. There are sponsorship, volunteer and vendor opportunities also.

It will be a day of fun activities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations and more!

Canine Companions for Independence, the largest provider of service dogs in the world, was founded in 1975. It is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge. They enhance independence for children, adults and veterans with disabilities through the use of expertly trained service dogs.

Register (for free) at DogFest Long Island-NYC. If you are bringing your dog, be sure to indicate it so you will receive a FREE DogFest bandana shipped to your furry friend.

The event will feature a walk, plenty of activities for dogs, contests, and much more! Join the fun and give a dog a job!

To learn more about this event, please visit DogFest Long Island-NYC.


.08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., Aug. 21st, 11 AM – 1 PM
1 Walker St.
 Massapequa Park, NY

Does your pup like to walk in a group with dog-friends? Does he or she like to play in the water? If yes to either, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st! For our group, on-leash walk, we’ll be following the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded dirt trail within the Preserve, before taking a short detour to the creek where the dogs can play.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve! 


08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 21st, 1
1 AM to 1 PM 

Fire Road Trail at Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker St.,  Massapequa Park, NY

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How to find us:  Meet us on the dirt path near the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the 85 Walker St. Entrance!

Does your pup like to walk in a group with friends? Does you pup like to play in the water? If yes to either, please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st at 11 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 21st Pack Walk™ — a guided, group on-leash dog walk –we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded, dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. We’ll walk about a mile down the trail, then turn onto a smaller trail that ends at a clearing with a creek and shallow pond. We’ll stop there for water and let the dogs swim and wade in the creek. Once the dogs have played and cooled off, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started. The entire walk will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack Walk™. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must, and while the trail is shaded by trees, don’t forget to bring water for you and your pup.

Please NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES as we are walking in a group and the dogs and their humans can get tangled.

HOW TO FIND US: Meet us near the paved bridge at the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the Walker St. Entrance. Watch out for bikes as you cross the asphalt bike path to the dirt path!

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW. The fewer people standing around signing in on Sat.,  the better!

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement or extremely hot weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM Saturday morning.**

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 21st for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!