Event Archive


06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

Saturday, June 19th, 1
1 AM – 1 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd,  Sands Point, NY

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How to find us: 
Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot.

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 Sat., June 19th 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 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.

There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car. Admission is free for members of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. 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. go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

Masks are required to enter the buildings such as the bathrooms and Welcome Center. By the time of our Pack Walk, it is likely masks will not be required when walking on the trails. Please be sure to have a mask with you anyway. Also, please read the Sands Point Visitor Safety Rules posted on their website.

RSVP – All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group.

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Please download the LI-DOG Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better!

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9:30 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 19th!


06/04/2021 – Northfork Dock Diving Weekend

 

Photo Credit: Precise Image Creations

4th Annual Northfork Dock Diving Weekend!

Fri. – Sun., June 4th-6th, 2021

Greenport Brewing Company, 42155 RT-25

Peconic, NY 11958-1502

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Dock Diving is a unique event where dogs compete for distance and height while jumping off a dock into the water. The Annual Northfork Dock Diving Event is a popular and extremely well organized competition as part of the National Sportsmen’s Series.

This event, with competitions spanning three days, is held at the Greenport Brewing Company in a beautiful part of Long Island. In addition to the brewery, there are many dog-friendly wineries in the area off Main Road, perfect for relaxing after the diving activities. This is an mostly outdoor event perfect for safe socialization and enjoyment.

Entry Fees for participating dogs and people for different categories of diving events range from $27-$30 for adults and $12-$30 for those under 18. Pre-registration is available on the dockdogs.com site until June 3rd at 11:45a.m. There will be NO in-person registration available this year. Admission for the viewing public is FREE.

To insure the safety of all participants, there will be a number of COVID-19 protocols this year. Participants must pre-register and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test (obtained no more than 72 hours before the event). Masks WILL be required during some parts of the activities.

More Information: To register, or for more information on registration, event schedules, competition rules and COVID-19 protocols, visit:
www.dockdogs.com or their Facebook page.  You can also call 330-241-4975 or email dd_admin@dockdogs.com

 

 


05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

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We are happy to begin our 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walks™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, it’s full of friendly people and their four-legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Due to the overwhelming response to our Pack Walk and NYS guidelines that allow large outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people, we have raised the attendance limit for this Pack Walk to 50 people  Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED when we cannot maintain a 6′ distance and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup! Please Note: As of May 19th, CDC and NYS guidelines now allow fully vaccinated individuals to forgo wearing masks and social distancing. 

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

For our May 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can accommodate a group walk– and that has nice views of Southards Pond.

This Pack Walk will take one to one-and-a-half hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we will include an additional half-mile roundtrip walk up to the stables north of Sunrise Hwy. (Please note: This is a change of plan.) Please free to linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. The park is surrounded by neighborhoods, so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean.

There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on the Pack Walk. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can easily get tangled.

We will be meeting at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue and Babylon Memorial Grade School, where you can park for free. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

Given the expected number of attendees, we will be breaking up into 2 groups–the first will start at 10:30, the second group will start at 10:45. Please keep your RSVP updated so that if you can no longer attend, your slot can be opened for someone else and their dog.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

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

LI-DOG on  Meetup

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on May 22nd for LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season at Southards Pond Park!


04/18/2021 – K9s & Color Street LI-DOG Fundraiser

 

K-9’s & Color Street FUNdraiser!

A Benefit for LI-DOG

Sun., April 18th – Thurs., April 22nd

Virtual Event from the Comfort of Your Home

Check out Color Street Nails, an amazing self-care product, and help raise money for LI-DOG all at the same time! Join this virtual event on Facebook to help raise money for our amazing LI-DOG crew! Nikki Koperda, one of LI-DOG’s volunteers and an Independent Senior Stylist with Color Street, will give you the scoop. Nikki will be donating 100% of her commissions generated by party sales to LI-DOG--and the goal is set high! The actual FUNdraiser is 4/18 – 4/22, but you can join the group as early as 4/15 to request and receive your free sample!

Learn about a magical self-care product, Color Street dry nail polish! 
Get non-toxic, salon style manicures and pedicures just in time for spring and summer. Color Street Nail Strips are: super easy, affordable, durable, versatile and will save you money—no more salon bills. For this event, Nikki will help you create doggie designs (pawprints, etc.) so you can show everyone how much you love your pup or you can flaunt a classic French manicure! Nikki will show us how easy and affordable this nail polish can be!

You’ll also have opportunities during this event to win various prizes from dog-swag to self-care items–perfect for playing with your pup or pampering yourself!

Get a FREE sample immediately! Then, watch out for notifications about the event on our Facebook and Meetup groups.

All you have to do is party with us from the comfort of your couch. So, get out your flip flops and put out your paws so you’ll be ready for sun and socialization!

Here is the Event Link at Nikki’s Nailbox VIP Group on Facebook. Nikki will be doing a live demo in the group explaining the product and how to use it on Sunday, April 18th starting at 8:30 p.m.

If you do not have Facebook, but still want to order to show support for LI-DOG, please use the Color Street shopping link: Nikki Koperda’s Color Street Party.  Let Nikki know that your order is part of the K-9’s and Color Street FUNdraiser! (Please note: Even though the party date is listed as April 6th, the event is still April 18th – April 22nd.)

Thank you for supporting LI-DOG! 

 

 


11/21/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park!

 

Sat., Nov. 21st, 10:30 to 11:30 AM

575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., 
Dix Hills, NY 11746

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How to find us: Take the 2nd right into the big parking lot on the right after the driving range and look for the large brown sign at the trailhead.

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 25 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

Please join us for our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2020 at lovely Dix Hills Park in Huntington on Sat., Nov. 21st starting at 10:30 AM.  (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.)

As Huntington’s largest park, Dix Hills Park covers 160 acres and includes a nine-hole golf course, skating rink and pool. We’ll be walking the Woodland Trail, a 1.9 mile loop trail through the woods that skirts the entire perimeter of the park. Please note the trail is a little hilly and while most of it is dirt, some parts can be gravely.

We anticipate 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 NOTE: 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.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better!

RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group as we need to limit attendance.)

LI-DOG Meetup Group NEED LINK

Weather-Related or Public Health-Related Changes: Please check the LI-DOG Meetup or Facebook Group or our website Sat. morning around 9:30 a.m. for any notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s final Pack Walk™ of the year at Dix Hills Park!

Our LI-DOG Pack Walks will resume in the Spring, assuming no new public health-related issues.

 


10/25/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Sands Point Preserve

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

 

Sun., Oct. 25th,  
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd., 
Sands Point, NY 11050

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How to find us: Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot!

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people and will not be reserving the picnic tables after the walk. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement NOW

Get the Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point NOW

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 note: This replaces our scheduled LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Fall Dog Festival as that event has been cancelled.)

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., October 25th starting at 11:30 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) This dog-friendly park 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 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 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.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car unless you are a member of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how to become a member of this dog-friendly park treasure, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better! Also, please read the Sands Point Visitor Safety Rules posted on their website.

RSVP (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 Sun. morning around 9:30 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 October 25th!

 


10/04/2020 – LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

 

LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

 

Sun., Oct. 4th, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747

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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 a 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! Go to The Refuge Brunch Specials to see what’s on the menu!

There’s even a special Pawtee Menu with great selections for your pup!

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. You can make a reservation when you arrive, but The Refuge strongly recommends making one ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444. Please visit the check-in desk on the front patio when you arrive.

Additional tables and chairs have been added on the front lawn. These tables do not have service, but feel free to mingle with us there (socially-distanced or wearing masks) while brunch is going on.

Other COVID rules:  Everyone needs to wear a mask when they are not seated. Once you are seated the mask may be removed, but you need to respect social distancing guidelines.

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! Please note: Due to the current COVID situation, credit cards will be our primary and preferred method of taking payment for raffle tickets. Thank you!

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 your 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 our venue, ONLY service dogs are permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

Let us know you’re coming:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

Or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

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

 


09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

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

Sun., Sept. 27th, 10 a.m. – Noon

528 Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY 11729

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Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

 

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever 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 and is now part of the preserve’s trail network, is great for jogging and biking, especially for families with children. There are also many nice, flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Due to social distancing guidelines and because parking at the preserve is limited, we are limiting this Pack Walk to 30 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 straight up a dirt road, passing a field where they fly model airplanes. Please be mindful of the planes. Once we pass the “airfield”, we’ll cross over the cement road and continue straight on a nice wide dirt path. We’ll walk about half mile on that trail before we make our first left turn.

Once we turn, the trail will narrow although it is still easily passable for a person and a dog. This path is mostly dirt, covered with pine needles. On our walk, we’ll pass several cement barricades, which are there to stop people from riding dirt bikes and ATV’s on the trails. After we walk through the pine trees about a half mile, we’ll make a left after the second barricade. This trail also is dirt with pine needles and is mostly straight.

Once we hit the T crossing, we’ll turn left again and after about 1,000 feet we’ll make a slight right to return to the cement road. Once we hit the road, we will make a left and head back to the main trail.

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

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.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people we have standing around signing documents, the better!

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

LI-DOG on Meetup

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 8:30 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 dogs for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Please note: This is a Change of Date and Venue from our Schedule as the eastern trails at Avalon Park and Preserve are under construction. 

 

 


09/13/2020 – Water Bark 2020

 

Water Bark 2020!

Sun., Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower, Cow Meadow, and N. Woodmere Spray Parks

E. Meadow, Freeport, and N. Woodmere, NY

Nassau County’s Sprinkler Parks are going to the dogs! The County’s splash parks may be closed for the season, but they’re opening one last time in 2020 for Nassau’s furry family members to run, splash and play! Spray parks located in Eisenhower Park in E. Meadow; Cow Meadow Park in Freeport; and North Woodmere Park in N. Woodmere are participating in Nassau County’s first-ever Water Bark event.

 

The event will run from 10:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon depending on the size of your dog. Small Dog Sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Medium Dog Sessions will run from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Large Dog Sessions will run from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Entry is free and first-come, first-serve. Capacity for each session is limited to the first 25 dog owners who arrive.

In order to support County Executive Laura Curran’s efforts to promote animal adoption, a mobile adoption unit from North Shore Animal League will be on hand for dog parents who are thinking of adding another canine family member to their pack!

Safety Measures: Please be aware that all humans must wear a mask. To facilitate social distancing there is a limit of two people per pet. All dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting the splash park.

For more information, check out the Nassau County Dept. of Parks on Facebook.


09/12/2020 – Canine Companions Virtual DogFest LI 2020

 

Canine Companions® DogFest Long Island 2020

Saturday, Sept. 12th, 10:30 AM – 3 PM

Virtual Event

Hosted by Long Island Volunteer Chapter – Canine Companions for Independence

Do you love dogs? Does your idea of a perfect day start with a long walk with your furry friend and end with cuddling with them in front of the TV? Then join Canine Companions for Independence at their virtual DogFest Long Island 2020 on September 12th! Register (for free) at DogFest Long Island and get a FREE DogFest bandana shipped to your furry friend!

This year, for precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, participants gather virtually to celebrate the human-canine bond and to support Canine Companions’ mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. You can participate in several ways:

– Register and fundraise

– Enjoy activities, contests and polls.

– Make a donation.

The virtual event will be held Sat., Sept. 12th from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the DogFest Long Island Facebook Event page. It will be a day of fun activities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstration and more!

Registration is free! Fundraising is encouraged.

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

There are many exciting interactive activities planned – you don’t want to miss out! Join the fun and give a dog a job!