Event Archive

11/19/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2022


LI-DOG Pack Walk Nov. 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!


Sat., November 19th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

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How to find us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robt. Moses State Park. We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Saturday, Nov 19th, please join LI-DOG for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky!

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sat., the 19th!

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

11/6/2022 – LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!


LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty

Sun., Nov. 6th, Noon – 4 PM

Costume Contest and Parade Starts 1:30 PM


Rocco and his lovely bride Miss Lily Pad Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Place, Patchogue

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Just Added: Myrtle Beach Weekend Getaway Raffle Prize!


Join us for a HOWLING GOOD time at the LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty on the waterfront and “beach” at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue on Sunday, Nov. 6th!

Enjoy the views, delicious food, tropical drinks, contests, music, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

Dress up your pup, or better yet both your pup and yourself in your Halloween finest. Then, take part in our Halloween costume contest and parade. You can compete in one of two categories– Best Standalone Pet or Best Pet/Parent duo. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Costume contest and parade starts at 1:30 p.m.

Let your dog show their stuff in our “Tricks for Treats” contest, then let your pup demonstrate his or her inner “Pup-Casso” at our Paw Print printing booth. There’ll also be a scary, but not too scary, photo booth so you can take a memorable shot of your dog at the event.

You can order from Off Key Tikki’s new menu at its South Beach Bistro  or just nosh on hot dogs, generously provided by Off Key Tikki. Off-Key Tikki is also concocting Halloween-themed drink specials to mark the occasion!

To add to the fun, rescue organization Yorkie911 will be on hand with their adorable, adoptable pups. Who knows your dog may find their new best dog-friend at the pawty!

We’ve also invited special guests. Bond Vet will be available to talk about their animal hospital and veterinary services with giveaways and goodies for your pup. Plus, Carol Breuning will be on hand to do tarot card and psychic readings. 

We’ll also have LOTS of raffle baskets for you to bid on.  JUST ADDED: A three-night getaway to Myrtle Beach, SC, generously donated by an anonymous sponsor!  This is LI-DOG’s most important fundraiser of the year, so please do take a chance on winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets donated by our sponsorsBarkBox, Brutus Bone Broth, Capo Ristorante, Chipotle, Craft Kitchen & Tap House, Earth Bath, Earth Rated, 1/2 Off Cards of Wantagh, IHOP/Oceanside, Jones Natural Chews, Kwong Ming of Wantagh, Lido Kosher Deli, Long Island Bagel Café, Matty’s Toy Stop, Palominos, Pindar Vineyards, Pizzaiola, Sangria 71, and Total Wine & More. Plus, many thanks to Alan Meschkow for donating a custom pencil sketch of YOUR dog, Gail Meschkow for a beautiful handknit sweater for your pup, and Bailey Applebee Dog for donations of kids crafts and other fun stuff for you and your pup!

An especially big THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki for donating their fun, tropically-themed, harborside outdoor patio and “beach” for our dog pawty as well as food for our guests! It’s a great venue and we urge everyone to check them out throughout the year.


Tickets for the Howl-o-Ween Pawty will be available at the door!


Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups and collect entrance fee for anyone who did not prepay
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help with the games and the costume parade by being a judge
  • Help set up and/or take down

***Email us at events@lidog.org with Howl-o-Ween Volunteer in the subject line. It’s easy and fun!***

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed on non-retractable leads at all times, and as always, please walk you dog before entering the venue. Dogs are not permitted inside the restaurant.

To RSVP for our Howl-o-Ween Pawty, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your pups at our HOWL-O-WEEN Pawty! Happy Howling!

P.S. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sat. night/early Sun. morning as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning!



10/30/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2022




LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sunday, October 30th, 11 AM – Noon


Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th, 10 AM – 6 PM

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY

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How to find us: Look for LI-DOG’s Blue Tent!

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with your best furry friend during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens, on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29th and 30th! Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the grounds, except for the Walled Garden, during this special dog-friendly weekend.

On Sunday, Oct. 30th, please join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk—as you and your dog explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent 200-acre estate. Our Pack Walk at OWG will take about 45 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Please be at our table by 10:30 a.m. to sign in for the Pack Walk.

Registrants for our Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to LI-DOG for a chance to win our raffle. Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please 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.

Once again, Old Westbury Gardens is inviting doggie vendors, rescue groups, and animal advocacy organizations like LI-DOG to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 30th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade, with prizes, starting at 3 p.m. (You must register at the map stand by 2:30 pm to join the parade).

While visiting the gardens, dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and they are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

Tickets to gain admission to Old Westbury Gardens must be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Old Westbury Gardens website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

OWG Members do not need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

OWG admission fees are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (62 and over) and students with valid ID, and $8 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are FREE.

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

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

***In the event of inclement weather, please check our website, Meetup or Facebook groups as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on!***

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 30th!


10/15/2022 – Pet Party on the Patio Benefit for Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue


Pet Party on The Patio

Benefit for Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue of LI

Saturday, October 15th, Noon – 4 PM (Rain Date 10/16) 

Athenium Greek Taverna

2188 Jericho Turnpike, Commack

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Come to the Party and enjoy a delicious lunch on the Patio plus a fun-filled afternoon at this event benefitting Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue of Long Island. The event is being held at the Athenium Greek Taverna and all you need in order to participate is to purchase their authentic Greek food and drinks from the Patio menu. You may alternatively make a donation to enter.

The activities include a Pet Halloween Costume contest at 2:30 PM. There will also be raffles, photo ops and tons of fun! Friendly dogs/pets are welcome (must be harnessed).

A pet menu is available so no one will feel left out!

Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue of Long Island is an exclusively charitable, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of cats from municipal shelters or that are shelter bound. They believe every cat, no matter how old, difficult or sick, deserves to be loved and cared for and needs them to be their “family” until they are matched with the perfect adopter in their forever home.

For additional information, contact Home Sweet Home at (631) 495-5787 or on the Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue of LI Facebook page.
Athenium Greek Taverna can be reached at (631)-499-7660.

10/22/2022 – Michael Tully Dog Park Howl-o-Ween Dog Event


Howl-O-Ween Dog Event & Costume Contest

Saturday, October 22nd, 11 AM – 2 PM

Michael J. Tully Dog Park, New Hyde Park

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Celebrate Halloween With Your Furry Friends! Dog and Owner Halloween Costumes! 

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board invite residents and their dogs to attend the Michael J. Tully Dog Park ‘Howl-O-Ween’ event and costume contest. This will be a fun day filled with music, crafts, creative costumes, giveaways, and more.

Pets and their owners can enter the costume contest, with prizes for the best pet costume and the best pet/owner duo costumes!

Registration is not required. All dogs must be leashed during the event.

For more information, please call 311.

10/23/2022 – Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge HowloWeen Party

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge Howl ‘0’ Ween Party

Rescheduled to Sunday, Oct. 30th, 11 AM to 3 PM

Costume Contest 12:30 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

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You and your dog are invited to join The Refuge for their final Barkin’ Brunch of the 2022 season and their Howl ‘o’ Ween Party and Costume Contest on Sun., Oct. 30th! [Please note this is a schedule change.]

Besides a delicious brunch menu with fun cocktails for you, there’s always a special “Pawty Menu” for your pup! The event takes place on The Refuge’s big outdoor patio.

Make sure to dress up your dog in their Halloween best so they can strut their stuff in the doggy Halloween costume contest and parade starting at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be given out for Best Dog Costume, Best Owner & Dog Coordinated Costume and Best Group.

As always, The Refuge strongly recommends making a reservation for a table beforehand. Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444.

Thank you to The Refuge and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for sponsoring these fun and worthwhile events this year! 

10/1/2022 – Paws for a Cause


L.I. Against Domestic Violence’s Paws for a Cause


Sunday, October 23rd, 1 PM to 4 PM

Country Fair Entertainment Park, Medford

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Is your dog dressed to impress? Join the fun, including a canine-and-human fashion show, activities, and raffles, at L.I. Against Domestic Violence’s Paws for a Cause. Cats, pocket pets, and other companion animals are welcome to enter in the virtual category.

Paws for a Cause will raise awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal abuse and raise funds for L.I. Against Domestic Violence’s services. LIADV provides life-saving support to victims of domestic abuse and their companion animals, including counseling, job placement, and shelter. They have helped hundreds of pets get to safety, and they assist 4,000 people a year on average.

Paws for a Cause will have the following Award Categories:

  • Best Human/Pet Duo
  • Best Celebrity Look-A-Like
  • Best DIY Costume
  • Best in Show
  • Virtually Fabulous

Whether your dog looks like you or Lady Gaga, this is the perfect event to show off!

Event tickets are $25 for your family group and one canine companion, $10 for each additional canine companion, and $15 for virtual entry.

For more information, go to LI Against Domestic Violence’s Paws for a Cause.

For information on the Country Fair Entertainment Park, an exciting and picturesque entertainment park, go to Country Fair Park.

If you own a pet-related business and would like information on being a vendor at this event, contact Jenn Capezza at j.capezza@liadv.org or call 631.666.7181 x305.



10/30/2022 – Nassau Barkfest 2022


Nassau Barkfest


Sunday, Oct. 30th, 1 PM – 3 PM

Parking Fields 6 and 6A

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow

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Celebrate Halloween With Your Dog!

Do you and your furry friend love a great Howl-o-ween party? Does your pup want to take part in a Howl-o-ween Costume Parade and perhaps win a great prize? Then come to Nassau Barkfest, Long Island’s largest free pet costume contest and parade at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park!

Dress up your best furry friend in their Howl-o-ween finest–be it pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly. Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to offer both of you a good time!

Admission is FREE, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets. Nassau Barkfest is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 radio station.

All pets must be on a leash.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, please call (516) 603-0252.

10/2/2022 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge


Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, October 9th, 11 AM to 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

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Volunteers Needed!


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 PAWTY?! Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas, delicious omelets, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If so, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 9th! Please note this is a change of date because of the weather.

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Don’t forget to ask for the special Doggie Menu! Visit The Refuge website to review their Brunch and Brunch Cocktail menus.

In order to be seated at a table, you MUST have a reservation. The Refuge strongly recommends making your reservation ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444, but you may still make one when you arrive on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum reservations per table is limited to six guests if not family; ten guests if family.

If you have a reservation, please let the host know that your party has arrived.
Once you and your pup are out on the patio, please stop by the LI-DOG table to sign in and then check out all the great raffle baskets we’ve put together.

This is an important fundraising event for LI-DOG. Please do take a chance on winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsorsBadger Balm, BarkBox, CVS, Dan’s Pet Care, Earth Bath, Earth Rated, East End Café, Glo-mar, Lia’s Cucina Italiana, Lido Kosher Deli, Lieb Cellars, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Long Island Bagel Cafe, Panera Bread, Stop & Shop, and Tito’s Vodka. Plus, special thanks to Alan Meschkow, Gail Meschkow, Bailey Applebee Dog, and one Anonymous donor for their creative and much appreciated individual donations!

LI-DOG would like to extend special thanks to Tito’s Vodka and The Refuge. Not only is Tito’s donating one of their popular raffle baskets to the event, but we want to thank them and The Refuge for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program for Long Island nonprofits! We are so grateful for your generous support!


Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer Opportunities include: 

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help set up and/or take down

Email us at events@lidog.org with Barkin’ Brunch Volunteer in the subject line if you’d like to help. 

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 our 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 on Sunday, October 9th! Again, please note this is a date change.

10/8/2022 – ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk 2022


ARF “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk


Sat., Oct. 8th, 9 AM – 12 PM 
(rain date Oct 9)

Mulford Farm

10 James Lane, East Hampton

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The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) will be holding its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk, presented by The One Nine Three Group on Saturday, October 8th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and the work of ARF.

Bring your furry friends and join them for a scenic two-mile walk to the ocean and back starting at Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane in East Hampton.

Dog walkers can register at ARF Hamptons Dog Walk. The pre-registration fee is $35 for adults ($45 day of the event) and FREE for children 10 and under with a registered adult. Donations appreciated.

All registrants receive a FREE event t-shirt, tote bag and refreshments including Starbucks coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, Goldberg’s Bagels, apples and cider from The Milk Pail, dog treats, and water. This year’s t-shirt once again features original artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and the morning will include live music with singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp.

There’s more! After the walk there will be contests for you and your dog, a photo booth, FREE nail trimmings and a silent auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets.

Founded in 1974, ARF is a leading animal rescue and adoption center on Long Island, helping abandoned cats and dogs locally and in communities across the country and globally.

The ARF Van, which features animals available for adoption, will lead the walkers to the ocean and back.

Gates open at 9 AM, walk starts at 10AM. Or walk anywhere and participate virtually.

For additional information, go to ARF Hamptons on the web or call 631-537-0400.