Event Archive


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

 

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   Recently updated !

 

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!


06/27/2020 – Canine Camp Getaway of NY 2020

 

Hudson Leaping into the Water

Photo Credit: Inner Mountain Photography

Canine Camp Getaway of NY

Sept. 12th – 15th and Sept. 12th – 16th

Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George, NY

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Have Dog, Will Travel! Does a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York surrounded by dogs and dog lovers sound like fun? If so, you and your pup will love Canine Camp Getaway of NY! Camp is held from Sept. 12th to the 15th or 16th, depending on your preference, at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY.

Dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities are welcomed as long as they are social with other dogs and humans.

You and your pup will be able to enjoy a whole host of activities including agility, swimming, hiking, lure coursing, barn hunt, nose work, flyball, treiball, canine freestyle dance, tricks classes, Barks & Crafts plus vet seminars, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog prep classes, nightly Yappy Hour and much more!  No formal training or experience is needed for your pup to participate in any activity!

There are plenty of “human-friendly” amenities as well including air conditioning, private baths, cable TV, and wi-fi.

Dogs are welcome throughout the premises from the lounge during Yappy Hour to the dog-friendly section of the dining room and the pool!

Rates for the Sept. 12th to 16th Getaway (5 days/4 nights) range from $1,425 per person for a single room to $1,325 per person for a double room. Rates for the September 12th to 15th Getaway (4 days/3 nights) range from $1,175 per person for a single room to $1,100 per person for a double.  Three meals a day are included in those rates.

To find out more about this great vacation for you and your best pal, visit Canine Camp Getaway of New York! 

Please note: Canine Camp Getaway of NY will donate $25 to LI-DOG for every guest we refer. Moreover, LI-DOG supporters receive a $25 discount on their stay. Just mention LI-DOG when you make your reservation!

We also want to thank Janice Costa, the creator of Canine Camp Getaway of NY, for including LI-DOG in the camp’s annual charity auction. Thank you, Janice, for your and your campers’ generous support of LI-DOG!!


9/12/2020 Tails and Ales Dog-Friendly Beer Tasting Series   Recently updated !

Tails & Ales Dog-Friendly Beer Tasting Event Series

September 12, 13, 19, 26, 27

Nutty Irishman

323 Main St., Farmingdale

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Beer tasting has just become even better! “Tails and Ales” is coming to the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale for 5 days in September. You and your pup can enjoy beer samples and pet-friendly vendors at this socially distant pet-friendly event. 

After ordering a food item (available for purchase), human attendees can choose their beer samples from a selection offered from 15 different breweries. There will be treats for your pup to enjoy while meeting other furry friends. Humans can listen to the live music and shop the vendors for pet-friendly products and services. 

Capacity is limited to 80 people with up to 10 humans per table. Tickets are $40 for Beer Sampling (which includes samples and can of your beer of choice to take home) or $10 for General Admission (no beer or samples). 

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit Tails and Ales at the Nutty Irishman on Facebook. 


09/26/2020 – Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk   Recently updated !

 

Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk

A Virtual Event

Saturday, September 26th, Any Time – Any Location

On September 26th, Pet Partners will be holding the World’s Largest Pet Walk. It is their signature fundraiser, and is open to everyone who wants to enjoy the health benefits of being active with their pets, while also supporting Pet Partners!

Join the walk! Since this is a “virtual event”, you and your pets are invited to walk at any time and location on Saturday, September 26th. Walk whatever distance and path that feels right for you and your animal.

Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions. Their teams visit with patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students, veterans with PTDS and those approaching end of life–improving human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. They are considered the “gold standard” in the world because of their ongoing testing and retesting of the owner and the dog every two years.

While most people will be walking on September 26th, if this day does not work for you, pick any day in September that would work best for you and your furry friend.

There is no registration fee to walk, but please invite supporters to donate in honor of your participation using your online fundraising page. Raise at least $50 to receive a special pet bandanna! Raise $100 or more to receive the bandanna plus a commemorative event T-shirt! And super fundraisers who raise $250 or more receive all of these items, plus a Pet Partners leash.

For more information, including how to promote your walk, have a safe event, and make the most out of your fundraising, and to register for this great event, please visit World’s Largest Pet Walk.

The LI chapter of Pet Partners is located in Lake Grove, NY. To learn more about them, visit the Pet Partners Community Partner and Chapter Directory.

 


08/15/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Massapequa Preserve

 

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 15th, 10 a.m. to Noon

Fire Rd. Trail, Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker St., Massapequa Park, NY

(Google Map)

Please Note: Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED in accordance with NYS guidelines. Attendees also will be required to sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 nor 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! Thank you for your understanding!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement NOW

Get the General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Now

How does a nice walk along a mostly shaded path in the woods with friendly dogs and people on a Saturday morning sound? If it sounds good, please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 15th at 10 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 15th Pack Walk™ — a guided, group on-leash dog walk –we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide 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 shallow pond.  Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back down the trail to where we started. The entire walk will be 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!

COVID-19 Precautions:  Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our General 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

 

P.S. **In the event of inclement or exceedingly 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. 15th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!


07/18/2020 – LI-DOG Barkin Beach Cleanup and Doggie Meetup

Alfie and CJ at Mud Creek Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup and Doggie Meetup!

Saturday, July 18th, 10 AM to 12 PM 

Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach

450 Roe Ave. E. Patchogue, NY

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Please Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we must strictly limit this Meetup to 25 people. All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site (link below). Moreover, since we know social distancing will be difficult at this event,  Masks Are Required in accordance with New York State protocol.  Finally, all attendees are required to sign a COVID-19 Agreement confirming you and no one in your family have been diagnosed with COVID or experienced symptoms in the last 30 days.  Thank you for understanding!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and Sign It NOW.

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

Does your dog like to swim? Does your dog like to socialize? Would you like to spend a morning with your pup, other dog owners and the great folks of LI-DOG for some OFF-LEASH summer fun?

Then please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in East Patchogue on Saturday, July 18th for a couple of hours, letting our furry friends frolic in the sand and surf of the Great South Bay! There’ll be plenty of exercise to be had running along the coastline and in the water as Mud Creek is an off-leash dog beach.

A clean-up of the Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach will start at 8:30 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 NOTE: Mud Creek has no amenities and is considered “carry-in, carry-out” (i.e. no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, no bathrooms and no water fountains). LI-DOG will have hand sanitizer and poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items. Please also remember to bring water for you and your pup and your own towel and beach chairs!

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, please 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.

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

COVID-19 Precautions: We are taking several steps to make sure our guests and volunteers are safe at this event.  Please download the COVID-19 Agreement and our General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the beach.  Also, please don’t forget that masks are required in accordance with NYS guidelines. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe!

ALL RSVPs

LI-DOG on Meetup

We hope to see you and your dogs on Saturday, July 18th at the beach!

In the event of inclement weather, exceedingly hot conditions, or any COVID-related changes, check our Meetup or Facebook group as we will post any changes by 9 AM that morning.


04/23/2020 – Sit Stay Walk Virtual Walk and Wag Event

 

Walk and Wag PhotoSit, Stay, Walk – A Virtual Walk & Wag Event

 

Take a Walk and Save Animals’ Lives!

April 1st – May 31st, 2020

Benefit for North Shore Animal League America

Walk anywhere, anytime!

 

Turn your walk with your best friend into fundraising to help homeless animals. This is a virtual event to get people moving and happy, while helping animals. While on your walk, please be safe and practice social distancing by remaining 6 – 8 feet away from any persons who do not live in your house.

Share your walk along the way using #sitstaywalk to show us how you’re changing the world one step at a time!
 You can walk as an individual or as part of a team; you can start you own team; or join an existing team.

For your $20 registration fee, you’ll receive a North Shore Animal League #GetYourRescueOn rescue tag and a pet bandana. Plus, as a walker you will qualify for exciting fundraising contests, activities, and prizes until May 31st!

To register and read more about the event, including some fun things to do along your walk, please visit Virtual Walk and Wag 2020.

All funds raised go to support the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at North Shore Animal League America.