Event Archive


09/15/2022 – LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting   Recently updated !

 

Melanie, Judy and Arianna Greet Guests at the LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty! Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Fall 2022 Events Planning Meeting!

Thursday, September 15th, 7 – 9 p.m.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

999 Old Country Rd · Plainview, NY

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How to find us: We will be meeting in Room E on the main floor.

An exciting opportunity to be part of LI-DOG Fall events for 2022!

*** New members encouraged to attend ***

 

Join us at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 7pm on Thursday, September 15th for our Fall 2022 Events Meeting! Be the first to know what we are planning and help make our fall events better than ever for people and their pups.

  • Dogfest Long Island – Canine Companions for Independence event at Marjorie Post Park, Saturday, September 24th. Help spread the word about LI-DOG, while supporting CCI.
  • Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge – Sunday, October 2nd, a delicious brunch with dogs while fundraising for LI-DOG.
  •  LI-DOG HOWL-O-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tikki – Sunday, November 6th–a Halloween party for people and pups and big fundraiser for LI-DOG.

Plus, possibly more to come!

What are some ways you can help make our dog-friendly events extra fun for both humans and pups? Help plan games, activities, and brainstorm fundraising ideas. We want to hear your ideas, thoughts and input.

LI-DOG volunteers are the core of the success of our events. Opportunities include greeting guests, selling raffle tickets, and at the Howl-o-ween Pawty, judging contests and running an activity, just to name a few. Let us know what you would like to do – there are many ways to help!

Whether you want to be part of the planning or learn how you can enjoy a fun day with lots of dogs while helping LI-DOG, this meeting is the place to start.

Please let us know if you can join us Thursday evening, September 15th at The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

 

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2022 Events meeting!

Please be aware that while all our events are dog-friendly, only service dogs are allowed in the Library.


09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve   Recently updated !

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Sunday, September 18th, 10:30 AM to 12 PM

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Commack Road, Deer Park, NY

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How to find us: Meet us at the Gazebo next to the parking lot!

Please join LI-DOG for our September Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park! Edgewood Oak Brush Plains is a state-owned, 843-acre nature preserve situated within the towns of Babylon, Huntington and Islip. It was the site of the former Edgewood State Hospital.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a concrete 1.6- mile road that runs north-south, is now part of the preserve’s trail network. There are also many nice flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Parking at the preserve is limited, so we are limiting this Pack Walk to 50 people.

We’ll gather for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–at the gazebo near the parking lot. We’ll begin our walk at the Main Entrance and head into the park from there.

The walk will cover about two miles and take a little over an hour.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trails, dogs attending the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must be kept on leash at all times. 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.

To RSVP go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

Please note: All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group so we can keep track of the number of attendees. As space is limited, please keep your RSVP up-to-date so that people who are wait-listed get the opportunity to join us.

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 9am for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack-Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for our September LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

 


08/26/2022 – Long Island Pet Expo   Recently updated !

Picture of girl kissing dogLong Island Pet Expo in the Park

September 17-18 2022, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Rain dates October 1-2 2022)
Tanner Park, Copiague, Long Island
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Join in on the fun and excitement when the Long Island Pet Expo comes to beautiful Tanner Park right on the picturesque Great South Bay. Highlights include:

Dancing with your dog demonstrations. Diana Frohman and her Performing Golden Retrievers perform “Freestyle,” the sport of dancing with your dog, a wonderful display of communication and relationship between dog and handler, set to music.

Maximum K9 Service will showcase and demonstrate advanced obedience; scent detection, featuring their certified bomb detection dogs; tricks training; and Schutzhund, an advance working dog sport which includes obedience, dumbbell retrieval and protection work.

Dogsloversdays Lure Course (Saturday Only). Your dog will have a blast running the lure course. Your family dog can let loose and be a star as they have fun running the agility lure course. A fee will be charged.

Canine Fashion Show & Parade for all Participants on Saturday.

Long Island Parrot Society-See the beautiful parrots and learn about the LI Parrot Society.

There is also an outstanding venue of products and services pertaining to pets, pet lovers, and families, including rescue and adoption groups.

The Pet Expo in the Park is held in conjunction with the Long Island Family Festival sponsored by the Copiague Chamber of Commerce. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. LEASHED PETS ARE WELCOME.

For more information visit:  Long Island Pet Expo in the Park | Family Pet Shows


08/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., August 20th, 10 AM to Noon
Fire Road Trail at Massapequa Preserve
1 Walker St., Massapequa Park , NY

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How to find us: 
Meet us on the paved bridge just before the dirt path near 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!

Does your dog like to walk in the woods, play in the water, and see their dog-friends or make new ones? If the answer is yes, then join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 20th at 10 in the morning!

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, including their “playtime”.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs attending the pack walk must be kept on-leash on the trail. Please be aware that some people may take their dogs off-leash when they are playing in the water.

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

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.

To RSVP, go to:

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 our Meetup or Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9AM Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk™ is on! ***

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 20th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

 


09/24/2022 – DogFest Long Island NYC 2022   Recently updated !

 

 

DogFest Long Island – NYC

A celebration of the human-canine bond for dogs and families

Saturday, September 24, 11 AM to 2 PM

Marjorie Post Community Park, Massapequa, NY

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Join the fun at DogFest Long Island – NYC and celebrate the incredible joy dogs bring to our lives! DogFest is a day of fun for family, dogs, and friends celebrating the special joy dogs bring to our lives as assistance dogs, working dogs, or pets.

DogFest supports Canine Companions, whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs free of charge.

You can register for free at DogFest Long Island NYC  and get a free DogFest bandana for your dog! Fundraising is encouraged and there are opportunities to be sponsors, volunteers, and vendors.

On the day of the event, DogFest Long Island – NYC will feature a dog walk, costume parade, a silent auction, speakers, contests and more!

For more information, go to DogFest Long Island NYC. 

LI-DOG will have a booth at this event, so please stop by for information and to say hello! 

 


06/23/2022 – LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting

 

LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting!

Thurs., June 23rd, 7 – 9 PM

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY

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New members encouraged! Learn about ways you can help LI-DOG!

Come join us on Thursday, June 23rd at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library to hear about the exciting events LI-DOG is planning this year and how you can help! 

This year we’re hosting and participating in several, fun dog-friendly events! (Your dog, of course, is welcome to join you.) Among them:

  • LI-DOG’s Doggie Beach Pawty at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in E. Patchogue on Sat., July 16th
  • The Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson on Sat. and Sun., July 23rd and July 24th (portpawsdogfest.com)
  • Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge on Sun., October 2nd
  • LI-DOG’s Howl-o-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tikki on Sun., Nov. 6th

On event days opportunities to help include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting participants and their dogs!
  • Setting up the LI-DOG booth and venue
  • Selling raffle tickets for our gift baskets
  • Helping to run doggie games and judge our contests

There are tons of opportunities where you can really make a difference!

Whether you want to be part of the planning or learn how you can enjoy a fun day with lots of dogs, while helping LI-DOG, this meeting is the place to start.

Please let us know if you can join us Thurs. evening, June 23rd at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like to volunteer, let us know! Email us at events@lidog.org or leave a comment on the Meetup group event.

All our events are dog-friendly, but unfortunately, only service dogs are allowed in the Library for the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas!


06/26/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2022

 

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!

(Bring-Your-Own Picnic Lunch Afterwards)

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, June 26th, 11 AM – 1 PM

Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY

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How to Find Us: Meet at the Dog Run at the North End of the parking lot.

Please Note: The date for this LI-DOG Pack Walk on the magnets we handed out previously with the 2022 Pack Walk schedule is incorrect. The correct date for our Sands Point Preserve Pack Walk is Sunday, June 26th.

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 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 the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., June 26th starting at 11 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) The Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, 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 that the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so.

Please join us after the Pack Walk for a bring-your-own picnic lunch! We have reserved the picnic tables, which are shaded, on the great lawn in front of beautiful Hempstead House. Sands Point has generously waived the fee to reserve the tables for LI-DOG!

Also, your pup can enjoy making new friends at the dog run.

PLEASE NOTE:

• Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach nor in any of the buildings, the rose garden or playground.

• Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES!

• Please do not use Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled.

• Also, please bring plenty of water for your dog and poop bags – as clean-up is a must.

Admission Fee: $15 per car, $4 per walk-in. Sands Point Conservancy members are free. A pay station at the Gatehouse enables contactless payment of the admission fee with credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and cash. If paying by cash, please bring exact change. This fee helps support this beautiful dog-friendly property!

For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how you can become a member, visit their website – Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

RSVPs (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group)

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sunday morning around 10 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 dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on June 26th! We hope you can stay for a picnic lunch!


07/16/2022 – LI-DOG Doggie Beach Pawty

 

LI-DOG Clean Up and Doggie Beach Pawty!

 

LI-DOG Beach Pawty July 2021

Saturday, July 16th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach

450 Roe Ave., E. Patchogue, NY

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How to find us: Look for dogs frolicking and swimming in the water!

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

If your dog likes to swim and play with other dogs off-leash, and if you would like to spend a morning with your pup, other dog owners and the great folks of LI-DOG for some summer fun, then please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Dog Beach in East Patchogue on Saturday morning, July 16th!

At our Beach Pawty, we’ll let our furry friends frolic in the sand and swim in the calm waters of the Great South Bay! We’ll have plenty of tennis balls and Frisbees to add to the fun.

A clean-up of the Off-Leash Beach will start at 9:30 a.m., so if you and your fur baby would like a little extra time in the sun, please join us in getting the area ready for our meetup!

Please remember to bring plenty of water for you and your pup, your own towels, beach chairs and an umbrella!

PLEASE NOTE: Mud Creek has no amenities–no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, no bathrooms and no water fountains. LI-DOG will have poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items.

Mud Creek is a natural borders dog park, which means it is not fenced on most sides. For everyone’s safety, please only bring dogs that are well-socialized—used to playing with other dogs off-leash—and that will reliably come when called. Please, no retractable leashes.

To access the dog beach, use the double-gate entry, walk along the fence, then turn right onto the beach as soon as the fence ends. Please keep off-leash dogs out of the area in front of the fence, which is a designated no-dog zone.

Parking is on the street. Please keep dogs on-leash until you get into the off-leash area.

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

Volunteer Opportunities: If you love LI-DOG’s fun, dog-friendly events, become part of the fun by volunteering to help!

– This event really needs four or five STRONG people to volunteer! We need help carrying stuff—umbrellas, water, a table, dog toys—from our cars onto the beach and back again.

– You can also help at the LI-DOG table: sign people in, hand out tennis balls to the dogs, etc.

Email us at events@lidog.org with Doggie Beach Pawty Help in the subject line if you can help make our Beach Pawty a success! Thank you in advance.

Weather-related changes: In the event of inclement weather or exceedingly hot conditions, please check our Meetup and Facebook group or our website by 9:30 a.m. that morning. If there are no announcements, the Beach Pawty is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs Saturday morning, July 16th at our Beach Pawty!


07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival

 

COME SEE DOGS FLY!

 

LI-DOG Volunteers Needed!

 

1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival

 

Saturday, July 23rd – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, July 24th – 9 AM to 5 PM

Joe Erland Baseball Field, Caroline Avenue

Port Jefferson Village

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LI-DOG will be there, too! Volunteer to Help LI-DOG.

For the first time ever, the Village of Port Jefferson will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Examples of the thrilling aquatic events include:

  • The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump.
  • The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.

(Please note: Registration to compete is now closed.) The competition is open to all pre-registered teams. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. They even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

You must pre-register dogs to compete at DockDogs® Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson. 

In addition to watching the competition, there will also be additional activities for dogs, canine goodies and gear, food trucks, music and more–all within walking distance of dog-friendly Port Jefferson Village.

LI-DOG will be there, too, with a booth! Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Share dog treats with visiting dogs
  • Hand out flyers and talk about LI-DOG’s upcoming events
  • Help us get ready for the event by setting up the LI-DOG booth

If you’d like to enjoy a few hours with lots of dogs and be part of a fun event, email us at events@lidog.org!

General admission is $10 per adult; kids & canines are free!

Proceeds from “Port Paws” Dog Festival benefit the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy.

For the latest information: Check out the Port Paws Festival page on Facebook. 

 


05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 AM

Southern State Parkway, Exit 38N

North Babylon, NY 11703

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How to find Us: We will be at the north end of the big parking lot, in front of the new Dog Run!

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Saturday May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Lake State Park! This is not only a great way for your dog to socialize and get exercise, but for you as well. So please join us at this beautiful NY State Park!

Our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ will take approximately an hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and path around the lake. The trails are flat and should be an easy walk for most people and dogs. The full walk will cover approximately 1.5 miles. A shorter opt-out path will cut the walk to about a mile, or you can lengthen the walk by going under the underpass and walking toward Southards Pond Park. Feel free to hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last year and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! Make a day of it as Belmont Lake State Park has a lot to offer.

BASIC RULES:

• Dogs must remain on-leash at all times – No Exceptions!

• No flexi-leashes; we are walking in a large group – dogs and people tend to get tangled.

• Dogs are not allowed in the picnic & play areas nor in any buildings.

• Bring water & poop bags to pick up after your companion!

• As space is limited to 50 people, please keep your RSVP on Meetup up-to- date.

PHOTO’S – There are many great photo-ops, so bring your camera and share your photos on our Meetup and Facebook groups!

PARKING – The NYS parking fee of $8 will be collected at the entrance booth.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park on Sat., May 21st!