Event Archive

09/15/2018 – LI Pet Expo in the Park   Recently updated !


LI Pet Expo Dog House LogoLong Island Pet Expo in the Park
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15th & 16th, 11AM – 6PM

Tanner Park (Town of Babylon)
400 Baylawn Ave.
Copiague, New York 11726

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Enjoy two days of family-friendly activities, courtesy of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce, at the 6th Annual Long Island Pet Expo in the Park! Well-behaved dogs (on-leash please) are welcome and may participate in a variety of activities including agility, a canine fashion show, pet parade, and more! Plus, information on responsible pet ownership and pet services, food, and plenty of pet related products for sale.

Free parking and admission.

Rain Date:  Sept. 29th and 30th

For more information go to: Family Pet Shows Long Island Pet Expo in the Park.

09/22/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains   Recently updated !


Edgewood Trail with Bailey

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Sat., Sept. 22nd, 10 AM
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY
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Please note: We have changed the location of this Pack Walk™ to Southards Pond Park. Check out LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park for details. 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, which is long gone now.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a paved 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.

This LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will start at the gazebo near the parking lot. At the beginning and at the end of our walk we will be following a trail that runs in front of a model airplane flying field. Please be mindful of the planes. We will post more details on the trail we will be walking nearer the date of our actual walk.

Because parking at the Preserve is limited, we have to limit this LI-DOG Pack WalkTM to 40 people.


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Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. 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!

08/18/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve


Group Shot from Pack Walk Aug. 2017

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve Aug. 2017

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., August 18th, 10 AM – Noon

Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker Street, Massapequa Park, NY

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How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs, too? If either of these sound good, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 18th at 10 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 18th 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. The trail is about a mile and a half long and ends at a clearing with a creek and shallow pond where we’ll stop for water and photos. Some dog owners bring their dogs to swim in the pond. Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started.

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 dogs can get tangled,

The Fire Road Trail within Massapequa Preserve opened to on-leash dogs in early 2015 in response to LI-DOG’s campaign to get more access to Nassau County parks. Please help us protect access to the preserve by keeping dogs on-leash and off the bike path. Meet us on 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!


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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 18th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

P.S. Don’t forget to check Meetup, Facebook or our website around 9 a.m. Sat. morning for any weather-related announcements. If there are no announcements, the Pack Walk is on!

08/24/2018 – Bark at the Park at Citi Field


Two Dogs at Citifield

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Bark at the Park
Fri., Aug. 24th, 7:10PM
Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368

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What could be better than enjoying America’s favorite pastime with you best friend while helping homeless animals?

Is your pup ready to woof, woof, woof for the Mets as they battle the Washington Nationals? Then please bring your pup to support the NY Mets and the North Shore Animal League America, a no-kill animal shelter and adoption center, for Bark at the Park at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 24th!

You and your pup will sit with fellow dog lovers and their pups in designated Coca-Cola Corner seats. Tickets for this game are $51 for humans; $41 for dogs. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit North Shore Animal League America. There will be potty stations and water available for the dogs throughout the area.

All dogs are required to enter Citi Field via the Bullpen Gate, which will open two hours before game-time. Arrive early and you and your pup will be able to participate in the Dog Parade* – a walk around the warning track of the field! Dogs are not permitted on the grass on the field. Approximately one half hour prior to the game, dogs will be directed to the Right Field gate for direct access to the Coca-Cola Corner.

For more information, please visit Bark at the Park at Citi Field.


09/10/2018 – Splish Splash Doggy Day 2018   Recently updated !


Lab in Pool

Splish Splash Water Park

Splish Splash Doggy Day 2018
Mon., Sept. 10th, 10AM – 12PM
Splish Splash Water Park
2549 Splish Splash Dr., Calverton, NY 11933

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Spend a morning with Fido for some end of the summer fun at Splish Splash Water Park as they open their doors to the dogs!

On Monday, September 10th from 10AM – 12PM, Splish Splash will be hosting a Doggy Day. Come and enjoy a morning with your pup at the wave pool. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance AT THE PARK. They are on sale now, Monday through Friday 10AM – 6PM and Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 7PM. The tickets cost $15 per dog, $10 per human with all the proceeds going to a local animal shelter. Parking is free the day of the event.

Limit one dog per handler. All dogs must be wearing a collar, and a leash must be on hand by owner. NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS allowed (any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be requested to leave with NO refund.)

Every owner will be required to sign a waiver on the day of the event upon entering the park and shall take full responsibility for their dog at all times. Upon request, the owner must provide proof of vaccination and license within 24 hours.

Hurry and get your tickets now as only a limited number of dogs will be allowed to participate! Please bring poop bags and water for your dogs, and please be respectful and clean up after them.

For more information about the event, or for any updates about the event, please go to Doggy Day 2018 on Facebook.


08/18/2018 – Pet-A-Palooza!

Sat. & Sun. Aug. 18th & 19th
9am – 6pm
The Little Shelter
33 Warner Rd, Huntington

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Find fun for the whole family at The Little Shelter’s 21st annual Pet-A-Palooza! There will be live entertainment from WBLI, games for the kids and fur babies, a blessing of the animals, food, face painting, and much more. Take a chance to win many exciting prizes at the Chinese auction. Little Shelter alumni and guests are invited to participate in many special events including the “Dogs on Parade” and  The Doggie Swimsuit contests. You may even find a new furry family member among the hundreds of animals available for adoption!

Admission is free, so leash up your pup and come join the fun!

For more information, check out The Little Shelter on the web!

07/28/2018 – LI-DOG Barkin Beach Cleanup and Doggie Meetup


LI-DOG Barkin Beach Cleanup and Doggie Meetup
Sat., July 28th, 10AM – 12PM
Mud-Creek Off-Leash Beach

341 Roe Ave, East Patchogue, NY

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Spend some time at the beach with Fido and the great folks of LI-DOG for some OFF-LEASH summer fun!

Please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in East Patchogue on Saturday, July 28th 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 or 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!

Water will be provided for humans and dogs. Bring your own towel and beach chairs!

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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 extra water and poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items.

Parking is on the street and there is a narrow path to the water by the sign for Mud Creek Park.

PLEASE NOTE: In May, a chain-link fence was installed to create a “dog-exclusion” zone. To access the beach, please use the narrow path to the water by the sign for Mud Creek Park and walk dogs ON-LEASH through the area. Please be respectful and keep OFF-LEASH dogs out of this area. Avoid using the double-gated entrance. It is still under construction and it leads to a large expanse of sand where broken glass has often been found.

RAIN DATE: Sunday July 29th at 10AM. In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM that morning.


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

We hope to see you and your dogs on Saturday, July 28th at the beach! (Please note this is a date change from July 21st.)

06/16/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve


Castle Gould

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 16th, 10:30AM

Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 

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LI-DOG is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 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 16th starting at 10:30 AM. Sands Point 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’ll meet by the boulders on the big lawn in front of Hempstead House, the former home of the Guggenheim family, where you’ll also get great views of massive Castle Gould, the carriage house and stables. We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take a little over an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to. Also, this year we have reserved the picnic tables by the boulders on the great lawn – so bring a picnic lunch so you and your pooch can join us as we overlook the beautiful and peaceful Long Island Sound!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not allowed on the beach nor in the houses 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: Sands Point is hosting a “Free Family Fun Day” on Saturday from 1 PM until 5 PM. In order to avoid the crowd, we are starting our Pack Walk at 10:30 AM sharp. Please arrive by 10:15, so we can begin our walk promptly. Also, be aware that there will be live music by the Rose Garden starting at 1 PM.  Because of the event, Sands Point will not be charging admission on Saturday! 

For more info about Sands Point, go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve on the web.


LI-DOG on Meetup
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Email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Saturday!

06/03/2018 – LI-DOG 3rd Annual Pints-N-Paws™ Luau

LI-DOG’s 3rd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau
Sun., June 3rd, Noon – 4 p.m.
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Google Map)

Summer and Tucker Chillin’ by the Waterfall; Photo Credit Joann Garguola

Kick Off the Dog Days of Summer Early with LI-DOG’s Pints-n-Paws™ Luau!

You and your dog are invited to join us at LI-DOG’s 3rd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau, Sunday, June 3rd, from Noon until 4 p.m. for a day filled with music, prizes, food and drinks, and the Luau spirit at tropically-themed Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill on the marina in Patchogue. There will be lots of summer fun including hamburgers and hot dogs, tropical drinks, contests like our Margaritaville costume contest for you and your pup, plus a Luau Photo Booth for great photos of you and your pooch. Throughout the event there will be chances to win prizes at our prize wheel plus lots of raffle baskets generously donated by our gracious sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

***Please note: We will post any weather-related announcements here by 9 a.m. on Sunday. The event will be rescheduled for later this summer or the fall if we have to cancel. 


$15 discounted advance tickets are available (see below).  Please note: Advance ticket sales end Sat., June 2nd at 6 p.m.

$20 admission at the door on the day of the event.

Click the “Buy Now” button below to purchase your Luau ticket. If you want more than one ticket, you can adjust the amount on the PayPal order site.  

***Admission fee is per human (fur babies are free) and includes complimentary BBQ, 1 free raffle ticket, 1 free spin of the prize wheel, participation in contests, and unlimited drinks for Fido (only water since he’ll be DDD–designated dog driver!).

All proceeds benefit LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.


Margaritaville ‘Doggy-and-Me’ Costume Contest
You and Fido need to channel Jimmy Buffet—Hawaiian shirts, leis, coconut bras, grass skirts—the surfboard is the limit for this contest where the winner is the best-dressed, luau-themed pet parent AND fur baby. Yes, you and your dog must BOTH be dressed in Jimmy Buffet attire to enter this contest.

Biggest Lap Dog
Do you have a big guy who thinks all 120 pounds of him is still comfy on your lap? Then this is the contest for you! Disclaimer: we will be taking lots of photos for the hilarity of a St. Bernard on someone’s lap.

Surf’s Up Photo Contest
Let your pup strike a pose with our surfboard for a chance to be our cover photo for next year’s event! All winners will be featured on our social media pages and our 1st Prize Pup will be prominently featured as the cover photo next year.

Admission fee includes participation in contests, but you’ll need to sign up to play once you’re there. Contests will take place on Off-Key Tikki’s stage and on the large patio by the water. Even if your fur baby isn’t competing, come watch and cheer on a friend!

Raffle tickets for our sponsors’ baskets can be purchased during the event:

1 ticket for $2
3 tickets for $5
7 tickets for $10
Arms-length of tickets for $20




   Off-Key Tikki
   Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags
   Jones Natural Chews
   Beer Paws
   A la Carte Cooking School
   Personalize Your Pet
   Laura Pea Photography



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, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We can’t wait to see you and your pooches at LI-DOG’s Pints-n-Paws™ Luau on Sunday, June 3rd!