Event Archive


03/29/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest Cancelled

 

CJ at Calverton Pine Barrens Trail

Photo Credit: Heath Meschkow

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest – CANCELLED

Sun., March 29th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Parking at Veterans Memorial Park
5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY

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Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have cancelled this event. We are hoping to reschedule this Pack Walk for the Fall.

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ of the 2020 season as we visit the Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest, a forest reserve in Wading River, for the first time.

For our March LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we will be walking an approximately 2.5 mile section of a 7.6 mile loop trail. There is ample parking at Veterans Memorial Park, which is off Middle Country Rd. in Wading River. We will be meeting and starting our walk from Veterans Memorial Park. We will then walk by one of the old 10,000-foot runways that was part of the Grumman Flight Test Facility, before we turn south to follow the trail by Grumman Blvd.

Once on the Grumman Blvd. trail, we will walk to a small pond and through the woods, passing the Isaac Dog Park and finishing the walk back at Veterans Memorial Park. Though the trail has been rated moderate, the part we will be walking is a very easy walk as it is newly paved, perfectly flat and has no change in elevation.

The walk should take approximately 1 hour. For those who wish to walk further, please let one of our Pack Leaders know and we will try to have a group that will accommodate you. The extended walk, which will increase the length of the walk by approximately 3.5 miles, will go over to Grumman Memorial Park where several jets significant to that company are parked, before heading back.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs 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 cleanup is a must.

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

Please join us for what should be a GREAT first LI-DOG Pack Walk of 2020 on March 29th!


02/15/2020 LI-DOG Barkentine’s Day Puppy Prom

Puppy Prom dog

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Barkentine’s™ Day Puppy Prom!

Saturday, February 15th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Star Ballroom, 1730 E. Jericho Tpk., Huntington, NY

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Love is in the air. It’s the perfect time for your pup to “dress to impress” and get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the ”LI-DOG Barkentine’s™ Day Puppy Prom!”  Please join us on Saturday, February 15th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Star Ballroom in Huntington, NY.

There will be music, games, food, raffles and more! Your dog will get their “corsage” or “boutonniere” and their “Goody Bag” at the door.  Now your pup will be ready to join the fun!

Enjoy music and tasty Valentine-inspired treats as you and your pup mingle with all the guests. Sign up your pup for a chance to be Prom King or Queen! The pups will get a chance to walk past the judges and let everyone know why they should be crowned prom royalty! In addition, be sure to stop by the photo booth for some fun and memorable photos of your dog, like the adorable pup above, then take your chances on winning a great raffle basket or 50/50 raffle prize.

Space is limited to 30 dogs so click the link below to purchase advance tickets – $15 per DOG. PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Please note: The Puppy Prom is sold out!

Please be aware that no paper tickets will be issued. We will have a list of everyone who has purchased advanced tickets through PayPal at the check-in table.

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE PUPPY PROM: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags and watch your dog closely! We do not want any accidents on the dance floor.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, dogs must be leashed at all times during the event. Retractable leashes will not be permitted as space is limited and dogs and people can get tangled.

We look forward to seeing you and your dog at LI-DOG’s Barkentine’s™ Day Puppy Prom on Saturday, February 15th!


02/20/2020 – LI-DOG 2020 Events Meeting

 

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG 2020 Events Meeting!

Thurs., Feb. 20th, 7 – 9 p.m.

Plainview Old Bethpage Public Library

999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY 11803

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Exciting opportunity to be part of LI-DOG events for 2020!

 ***New members encouraged to attend***

LI-DOG is planning some amazing events this year! Join us at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Library on Thursday February 20th at 7pm to be part of all the action. Be the first to know all that’s being planned for THIS year including:

  • LI-DOG Pack Walks™
  • The Surf’s Up Summer Pawty! Our biggest fundraiser
  •  Barkin Brunch at The Refuge
  • And much more!

What are some ways you can help make 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 judging contests, running an activity, selling raffle tickets, and handing out flyers,  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.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope to see you there!


11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

Photo Credit: Janie Dill

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail

Saturday, Nov. 16th, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, NY

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Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring.

For our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water.

We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. To get to the bluffs, we’ll climb another flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail that goes along the top of the bluffs. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back along the trail to our starting point.

The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to look at the views.

Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the bluff trail is more challenging, for sure, but the views are incredible–some of the best on Long Island! (To see a map of the full hike, go to Trail Map Nissequogue 2019Final.)

Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2019, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a bit more challenging!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs 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 cleanup is a must.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

How to find us
The entrance to Nissequogue River State Park is off St. Johnland Rd. Enter the park onto Kings Park Blvd. and go past the gate house. Follow KPB north to a small circle. Go 3/4 around the circle and follow the small road to the big parking lot on the left.

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

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 16th!


10/24/2019 – LI-DOG Fall Events Meeting!

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens

LI-DOG Fall Events Meeting!

Thurs., Oct. 24th, 7 -9 PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY

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LI-DOG is planning some amazing events! Join us at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Library on Thursday October 24th at 7pm to be a part of all the action. Be the first to know of all that is being planned for the upcoming year plus what we’re still planning for THIS year!

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

LI-DOG volunteers are the core of the success of our events. Opportunities include judging contests, running an activity, selling raffle tickets, and handing out flyers,  just to name a few. Let us know your ideas!

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.

New Members Welcome!

Please note: We will be meeting in Room E on the main floor, not downstairs like usual.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope to see you there!


10/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at OWG Oct. 2019

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

New Date: Sun., Nov. 3rd, Noon to 1PM
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, NY
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Please note: Because of predictions for heavy rain on Sun., Oct. 27th, the Old Westbury Gardens Fall Dog Festival and the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM have been rescheduled to Sun., Nov. 3rd. The times remain the same. We hope to see you then! 

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens!

Enjoy the gardens with your fur baby all weekend from 10 to 5! Then, on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, join LI-DOG for the Fall Dog Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be doggie vendors, rescue groups, animal advocacy organizations, and fun activities including a big costume contest and parade starting at 3:00 pm (register by 2:00 pm).

At Noon on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, we will lead an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of the estate. Please be at our table or by the LI-DOG Pack Walk banner by 11:30 a.m. to sign in. As a Halloween treat, Goody Bags generously donated by West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center  will be given to the first 50 people who sign in for the Pack Walk! Thank you, West Hills Animal Hospital, for your generous donation for our guests!

Registrants for the Pack Walk will also have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket that promises yummy treats for your pup! Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

The Walk will take 45-60 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

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.

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

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (over 62) or students with valid ID and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free! OWG accepts AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the admissions booth, gift shop, and café.

RSVP
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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

*In the event of inclement weather, please check back here at Meetup or on the LI-DOG Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you at Old Westbury Gardens for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™  and the Fall Dog Festival on Nov. 3rd!


11/02/2019 – LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty

LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sat., Nov. 2nd, 2 – 5PM
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Place,
Patchogue, NY

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Dress up your pup and yourself in your Howl-O-Ween finest! Then come join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue on Saturday, Nov. 2nd for the LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

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

There will be two costume contests (standalone pet and pet/parent duo) and prizes, graciously donated by Off Key Tikki, which will be awarded to cap off the event.

Plus, your dog will get to play “Trick for Treat” and we will have a scary, not too scary, photo booth so you can take a memorable shot of the event.

You can order from the Off Key Tikki Menu or just nosh on snacks and Howl-o-ween candy. There will be some drink specials, also.

Visit the raffle table to take a chance at winning one of several baskets and prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Donations support LI-DOG’s work to increase access to public parkland and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their pets.

Please note: 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.

RSVP
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LI-DOG on Facebook
or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dog at our LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!


10/05/2019 – Woof Fest & Pet Swim

 

Woof Fest & Pet Swim

Sat., Oct. 5th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve
249 Buckley Rd, Holtsville, NY 11742

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Hosted by Town Of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve

Join the Town of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and the Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve for the first ever Woof Fest!

From 11AM – 2PM there is a Pet Swim. Pre-registration is required. Half hour sessions are available for $10 per pet, each session is limited to 20 pets. So sign your pup up now!

Other activities include family fun with your pets, kid’s crafts, games, a puppet show, an animal education program, and a pet costume contest.

The festivities begin immediately following the 5K Run Wild and Family Pet Walk “fur” the Animals which supports the more than 100 injured and non-releasable wild and farm animals residing at the Holtsville Ecology Site year-round.

For more information about the day including the 5K Run and Walk, please visit 5K Run Wild & Family Pet Walk. 

In the event of rain, all activities will be moved indoors to the Ecology Site buildings. Parking is free throughout the day.


10/13/2019 – Barkin Brunch Howloween Edition

 

Barkin Brunch – Howloween Edition!

Sun., Oct. 13th, 11 am-3pm
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Road Melville, NY 11747
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Join the folks at The Refuge for the biggest PAWTY of the season… Barkin Brunch HOWLoween Edition! Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be presenting their donations to each of the nine nonprofits who participated in the Barkin’ Brunch series over this past summer and fall at this final Barkin Brunch of the season.

Stop in for Brunch at The Refuge on Sunday, October 13th for Barkin Brunch – Howloween Edition, the last brunch of the season! There will be great food, dog treats, and a Pawty Menu with great selections for your pup! Check out the human menu at The Refuge New Brunch Menu.

Starting at Noon there will be a special check presentation from Tito’s Vodka, Vodka for Dog People, to all the nonprofits who participated in this season’s Barkin’ Brunch series including LI-DOG! Thank you to Tito’s Vodka and The Refuge for including LI-DOG in your wonderful, dog-friendly events and for your generous donation!

Then, at 1 p.m., there will be a Halloween costume contest for the fur babies, so dress your pup in their Howloween finest so they can strut their stuff. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners!

Seating outside for brunch on the patio is limited, so it is suggested that if you want to sit at a table that you call The Refuge at (631) 577-4444 to make a reservation. There is also an area on the patio for those just wanting to have a drink and mingle.

We hope that you can join LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sun., Oct. 13th!