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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

(Google Map)

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

** 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

LI-DOG Barkentine’s™ Day Puppy Prom

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Star Ballroom, Huntington, NY

Love is in the air making it 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”. There will be music, games, food, raffles and more! For all the details go to “Barkentine’s Day™ Puppy Prom”!  Please Note: The Puppy Prom is Sold Out!


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

LI-DOG 2020 Events Meeting!

Thurs., Feb. 20th, 7 – 9 p.m.
Plainview Public Library, Plainview

Here’s an exciting opportunity to be part of LI-DOG’s dog-friendly events this year! Join us for the 2020 LI-DOG Events Meeting where you’ll be the first to know all that’s being planned for this year including LI-DOG Pack Walks™, our Surf’s Up Summer Pawty, Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge and more! Go to LI-DOG 2020 Events Meeting for details and to RSVP.


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

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park 
Kings Park, NY

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. We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes including great views over the Long Island Sound. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail.


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

(Google Map)

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 Fall Events Meeting!

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

LI-DOG is planning some amazing upcoming events! Join us at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Library on Thursday October 24th at 7pm to find out what we have in store for this year and the next few weeks! For details, go to LI-DOG Fall Events Meeting!