Event Archive

11/12/2017 – Viewpoint Holiday Pooch Photo Shoot


Viewpoint Holiday Pooch Photo Shoot

Sunday, November 12, 2017,  10AM  – 5PM
Willow Pet Hotel
1926 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park, NY 11729

(Google Map)

The 2017 Viewpoint Photography Holiday Pooch Photo Shoot is ON!

Join LI-DOG for this special holiday photo session for dogs from noted photographer Pamela Setchell of Viewpoint Photography in Huntington. Get an unforgettable 5 X 7 finished portrait of your dog on a beautiful holiday-themed set – all for $40. Great NEW holiday cards and holiday card packages, extra prints, gift tags, ornaments and other items with your dog’s photo are also available for purchase.

This is a fundraising event for LI-DOG and is sponsored by Viewpoint Photography.

Since this is a special, discounted photo session, no appointment is necessary – it’s first-come, first-serve. However, in order to cut down on wait times, people with three or more dogs, special needs dogs, and those who want to get themselves or their family into the picture are asked to please call the studio at 631-421-1238 for an appointment. Additional photo sessions are available on Saturday. November 11th.


LI-Dog on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
Or email: lidog_news@yahoo.com

For more information: Call Viewpoint Photography at 631-421-1238

This is an important fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us for this very special event on Sun., Nov. 12th!





10/29/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens Oct. 2017


Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk Oct. 2016
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Old Westbury Gardens
(you and your dog can explore the grounds of OWG on a guided group walk!)
Sunday, November 5 @ Noon

OWG Fall Dog Festival
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds, a Halloween Costume Parade, and shopping!)
Sunday, November 5 from 11 to 4

OWG Dog Days at the Park
(you and your leashed dog can enjoy the beautiful grounds at OWG!)
Saturday, November 4 from 10 to 5
Sunday, November 5 from 10 to 5

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Westbury, NY 11590 (Google Map)


Pumpkin spice season kicks off f Oor Fido with an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ and the Fall Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens! Join us at Noon on Sun., Nov. 5th (please  note this is a new date) as we lead a group on-leash walk around the beautiful grounds of the estate, then check out doggie vendors, rescue groups, a big costume parade and contest, and more during the Fall Dog Festival!

Celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens! Enjoy the park with your fur baby all weekend from 10 to 5!  Then, on Sunday, 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, we will lead an LI-DOG Pack WalkTM—a guided 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 11:45 a.m. to sign in.  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.

Registrants for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens will have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket full of doggie toys and treats.  If you double your donation, you more than double your chances to win, as a $10 donation gets you four tickets! Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (over 62) and students with valid ID; and $7 for children ages 7-17.  OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free!

RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens:
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

More Info: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit www.oldwestburygardens.org and click on “our Daily Calendar”  for event details and a wonderful overview of their other spring events and programs.

We can’t wait to see you and your dogs for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ and the Fall Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens!

10/29/2017 – Suffolk Barkfest


2017-Suffolk BarkFest 

Suffolk Barkfest 2017

Sunday, October 29, 12 PM to 3 PM,
Holiday Inn Express, 3131 Nesconset Hwy, Centereach, NY 11720 Google Map



Think your dog is the cutest (or spookiest!) pup around during Halloween time? Does your fur baby rock a costume every October? Do you want bragging rights for Fido this fall? Then Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn invites you and your dog to come to Suffolk Barkfest 2017, Suffolk County’s largest pet costume contest and parade!

For this Halloween-spirited celebration, guests are to bring their dogs (or other pets) dressed in costumes for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Costume judging and awarding of prizes will begin at 2:00 pm.

Suffolk Barkfest 2017 has been graciously sponsored by Save-a-Pet and the Suffolk County SPCA.

No RSVP necessary and admission is FREE! For further information about Suffolk Barkfest 2017 contact Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook at (631) 471-8000.

10/28/2017 – Nassau Barkfest Oct. 2017


5th Annual Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest & Parade

Saturday, October 28th, 1 pm to 4 pm (Rain or shine)

Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY (Parking at Fields 6 and 6A)

(Google Map)

Even our canine friends love a good Halloween party and Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to be spook-tacular fun for both dogs and people! Dress up your furry friend in his or her Halloween finest — pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly — and join the parade. Costume judging will begin at 2:30 pm and prizes will be awarded.  LI-DOG, rescue groups and other animal-friendly organizations will be there to help celebrate. All pets must be on a leash and, as always, picked up after.

Sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 radio station, 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.

For more information about Nassau Barkfest, call 516-315-6686 or email KGrilliRobles@PDCN.org.

We hope to see you and your dogs–in costume!–at Nassau Barkfest on the 28th.

10/01/2017 – LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch


Bailey Surveys the Scene at our Oct. 2016 Barkin’ Brunch Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch

Sunday, October 1st, 11am – 3pm

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Mellville, NY (Google Map)


Get ready for a Sunday brunch both you and your pup can enjoy–LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge on Sun., Oct. 1st! Relax on their beautiful outdoor patio while dining on delicious food,  drink specials, and dog treats. Take a chance on winning some beautiful raffle baskets and learn about LI-DOG and our mission to gain access to Long Island beaches and parkland for dog owners and their dogs. We will have a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to Austin Pets Alive!

Seating outside for brunch on the patio is limited, so it is suggested that if you want to make sure you get a table, 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.

Thank you to JoAnn Winkhart and The Refuge for their support and hospitality, to Tito’s Vodka for donating a portion of the sales from the cocktails from this event, and to those who have donated items for our raffle baskets:

Tito’s Vodka
Atlantic Nursery
Mary’s Pizza and Pasta
Shampooch Pet Spa and Boutique
Incredible Feets
Panera Bread

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

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

This is a fundraising event for LI-DOG, so please come out and join us for LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge on Sun., Oct. 1st!

10/01/2017 – North Shore Animal League Walk & Wag

North Shore Animal League Walk and Wag Logo


North Shore Animal League Walk & Wag

Sun., Oct. 1st, 9 AM – 1PM

North Hempstead Beach Park

175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington, NY (Google Map)

Join the animal loving community help raise funds and awareness of the North Shore Animal League’s no-kill mission by joining this dog-friendly walk in beautiful North Hempstead Beach Park. Join as an individual, start your own team, or join an existing team. Plus, there’ll be a canine agility course for all dogs to enjoy, a morning stretch before the walk,  snacks and beverages, plus North Shore’s Mobile Adoption Unit will be on hand with adorable adoptable dogs and kitties.

Registration fee for this fundraising event is $25 and includes a t-shirt for humans and bandana for pups.

9AM – Registration/Check-In
10AM – Walk Begins

For more information including how to register, go to www.animalleague.org/walkadwag.

Walk with Animal League American and help save the lives of homeless dogs and cats!

09/16/2017 – LI Pet Expo in the Park


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Sat. & Sun., Sept. 16 & 17, 11 AM- 6 PM

Tanner Park, Copiague, NY (Google Map)

Looking to check out lovely Tanner Park on the Great South Bay and enjoy a dog-friendly and family-friendly event? Then, come to LI Pet Expo in the Park on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 16th and 17th.  Special attractions this year include: Diana Frohman and her Dancing Dogs, Schutzhund training demonstrations by Maximum K9,  a canine fashion show and contest, lure coursing, a parade of breeds that you and your dog can join, a parade of rescues, in which rescues and adoption groups are invited to participate, and more.

Admission is free and leashed pets are welcome!

More info:

Long Island Pet Expo in the Park on Facebook
Long Island Pet Expo Webpage
or call 631-423-0620



09/24/2017 LI-DOG Pack Walk at Blydenburgh County Park

Pam's Dogs on Blydenburgh Trail

Scout and Liberty on the Blydenburgh Trail

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Blydenburgh Park
Sun., Sept. 24th, 10 AM
Blydenburgh County Park
Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown, NY (Google Map)




Join LI-DOG on Sunday, Sept. 24th for one of our popular LI-DOG Pack Walks(TM) – a group on-leash dog walk–in beautiful Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown!

Blydenburgh is a 627-acre Suffolk County Park that boasts not only a large dog park, but miles of dog-friendly walking trails. The main loop trail around Stump Pond in the center of the park is six miles long, but for our Pack Walk on Sept.  24th, we’ll scope out a shorter, 45 minute or hour-long walk for everyone and their dogs. The trail is mostly flat, dirt or sand, and well-shaded by trees.  Go to Blydenburgh Trail Map for a map of the walk.

Please be aware that there can occasionally be horses on the trail and some off-leash dogs, especially in the more northern sections of the park. In any case, dogs must be kept on leash at all times and, of course, be picked up after. Also, while there is water available in the dog park, you should bring water for you and your dog on the trail.

Meet us on the big field next to the dog park to start our Pack Walk!

Once you’ve passed the entrance gate, follow the signs straight north to the Dog Park. The road will turn into a dirt road several hundred feet before you get to the parking area for the dog park.  Try to arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the walk start time so that you can sign in.

Please note: All dogs must have proof of rabies vaccination (a photo of certificate on your phone will do).
As always, check back here on Meetup on Sat. night or Sun. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related changes.

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

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and their dogs for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Blydenburgh Park on Sept. 24th !

10/1/2017 – Wines and Canines Walk/Run



Wines and Canines Walk/Run
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017,  11AM- 2PM
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow (Google Map)

It’s peak harvest season on the North Fork and the perfect time to take a leisurely stroll or invigorating run with your pup at Kent Animal Shelter’s Wines and Canines Walk/Run! Join fellow pet families at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard for a day of fun while walking to support Kent Animal Shelter’s mission to help animals in crisis. Dress your pet for the costume contest or the people/pet look-a-like contest, take your chance on the 50/50 raffle, door prize, or special pop up prizes that will be along the route. After the walk enjoy live music, meet some adoptable pets, and shop for wine and food plus doggie items at Kent’s traveling pet boutique.

Kent Animal Shelter’s Wines and Canines Walk/Run is not a timed race and walkers/runners can begin the course anytime between 11AM and 1PM.
$30 minimum donation per person, children under 12 are free

For more information or to register for the event, visit https://www.kentanimalshelter.com or call (631) 727-5731.

Kent Animal Shelter is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization established in 1968 in Calveton, NY that provides a no-kill haven for homeless animals, adoption services, a spay/neuter clinic, and humane education.


08/19/2017 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

Massapequa Preserve Fire Rd. Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 19th, 10AM

Massapequa Preserve, 85 Walker St. Entrance

Massapequa, NY 11762 (Google Map)

Would you like to take your dog for a nice, easy walk through the woods on a summer morning? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs, too? Then, join us for our LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 19th at 10 o’clock n the morning! LI-DOG Pack Walks are guided group on-leash dog walks in beautiful parks around Long Island.

On our Aug. 19th LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a wide, flat dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. The trail is about a mile and a half long and ends at a clearing with a 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 occasional off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must and while the trail is well-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 parking lot for Mansfield Park at the 85 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 lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Massapequa Preserve!