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.07/30/2023 – LI-DOG’s Pooch a Palooza Luau 2023

 

Dogs and People Enjoy Outdoor Fun at LI-DOG’s Pooch-a-Palooza Luau at The Pine Grove Inn!

For the first time, LI-DOG held its Pooch-a-Palooza Luau, a summer festival celebrating outdoor fun for our canine companions, at The Pine Grove Inn in E. Patchogue. The event, an important fundraiser for the all-volunteer nonprofit organization, featured music, games, raffles, brunch for people and their pups, dog-themed cocktails (for people only),  a craft booth and Tikki Bar Photo Booth. The event attracted more than 80 guests and volunteers. “We had a great time and we hope everyone who came with their dogs did, too,” said LI-DOG Events Chair Joann Garguola. To see the names of all our winners and get links to more photos, go to LI-DOG’s Pooch-a-Palooza Luau 2023.

 


.05/09/2023 – LI-DOG Set to Donate Dog Water Fountain at Heckscher Park

LI-DOG Set to Donate Dog Water Fountain in Huntington’s Heckscher Park!

The donation of a dog water fountain is part of an ongoing effort by LI-DOG to enhance the enjoyment of dog-friendly parks on Long Island by people and their dogs. LI-DOG also noted the donation is being made in acknowledgement of the Town Board’s unanimous decision in Nov. 2020 to make Huntington’s main community park dog-friendly. The dog water fountain features a slow-draining bowl so dogs have time to drink as well as a faucet so people can fill their dogs’ own bowls with water. For more information, go to LI-DOG Set to Donate Dog Water Fountain to Heckscher Park! 


.04/24/2023 – NYS Legislation To Allow Dogs on Beaches

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Legislation Introduced to Allow Dogs in ALL NYS Parks including Beaches!

In a big step towards lifting the ban on dogs on New York State beaches on Long Island, NYS Senator Monica Martinez and NYS Assemblymember Steve Stern, both from Long Island, have introduced bills to allow dogs in all NYS parks including beaches. The Long Island Region of the NYS Office of Parks manages 14,000 acres of public parks with access to the shoreline, yet prohibits access to all beaches on Long Island to people with dogs. The legislation protects sensitive wildlife areas and the Parks Commissioner’s authority to restrict dogs from bathing beaches and other areas typically set off-limits to dogs. However, NYS parks cover thousands of acres of trails and shoreline that are appropriate for people with dogs. To find out what you can do to help lift the dog ban on NYS’s LI beaches, go to: Legislation Introduced to Allow Dogs in all NYS Parks.

 


.03/31/2022 – Bark Silencer Found at George Street Dog Park

Bark Silencer Found Facing Into George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village

In a continuing pattern of harassment, dog owners found a bark silencer nailed into trees facing the George Street Dog Park in Babylon Village on March 14th. The silencer emits a high-pitched, ultrasonic sound designed to stop dogs from barking. The installation of the device continues a pattern of harassment of dog owners, and now dogs, at the park, including threats and obscenities yelled at park goers. For details on this latest incident and what dog owners are doing to save the George Street Dog Park, go to Bark Silencer Found Facing into Dog Park in Babylon Village.

 


.03/07/2022 – Save the George Street Dog Park

Sign the Petition to Save the George Street Dog Park!

Babylon dog owners are urged to help save the beloved George Street Dog Park. The Village Board voted to close the dog park this spring after receiving complaints about noise, but without any formal consultation with the park’s users. Dog owners are urging people to sign their petition, attend upcoming Village Board Meetings, and call or email the Mayor and Village Board urging them to come to a solution that works for everybody. For links and additional information, go to Sign the Petition to Save the George Street Dog Park!

 


.11/17/2021 – LI DOG Prez Steps Down from Coindre Hall Advisory Board

LI-DOG President Steps Down from Coindre Hall Advisory Board

The results of recent elections provide the new legislator for Suffolk County’s 18th District with the opportunity to appoint her own representative to the Board, LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn said in stepping down from the Board. Moreover, it is clear that people who live around the park are looking for Board members who are closely tied to the neighborhood. In stepping down, Ginny said she was confident dog owners at Coindre Hall will find another good representative for the Board.  For more information, go to LI-DOG Prez Steps Down from Coindre Hall Advisory Board.


.09/16/2021 – LI-DOG Beach Petition Reaches 6,000 Signatures

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Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Beach Petition Reaches 6,000 Signatures!

Major milestone reached as New Yorker’s ask for change in longstanding policy that bans dogs on New York State’s Long Island beaches. As one former NYS Parks employee commented, “I know that a large majority of dog owners are responsible and should have access to our beautiful beaches on Long Island!” LI-DOG is optimistic the petition will result in a positive step forward by the NYS Office of Parks soon! For more information, go to LI-DOG Beach Petition Reaches 6,000 Signatures!

 


.08/16/2021 – LI-DOG Named to Coindre Hall Advisory Board

LI-DOG Named to New Coindre Hall Advisory Board

The Coindre Hall Advisory Board is charged with providing recommendations to the Suffolk County Legislature for revitalizing Suffolk County’s unique and beautiful Coindre Hall park. The park, a former Gold Coast estate located in Huntington, has long attracted dog owners, but it has fallen into disrepair over the last 10 years. The County has allocated $1.5 million to refurbish the park, but it will need additional financial resources and creative ideas.   For more information about the Board’s work, its members and meetings, go to LI-DOG Named to Coindre Hall Advisory Board. 

 


.04/06/2021 – 5000 Signatures on our Petition

Petition Update: 5,000 Signatures on our Petition!

On Sun., April 4th, LI-DOG topped a major milestone–5,000 signatures on our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches!  Five thousand signatures is A LOT of people! This strong show of support will now allow LI-DOG to move our campaign to the next level–engaging New York State officials in our effort to lift the ban and designate beaches appropriate for people with dogs! For more information, go to 5,000 Signatures on Our Petition.

 


.03/19/2021 – Over 4300 Signatures Great Media Coverage

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Petition Update: Over 4,300 Signatures! Great Media Coverage!

Since submitting a press release on March 8th, our petition has gotten coverage on 880News Radio, CBS News, News12 and Newsday and the number of people who have signed our petition to lift the dog ban on New York State’s Long Island beaches has jumped to over 4,800. Check out our latest Petition Update: Over 4,300 Signatures!