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A long line of fencing that creates a dog-exclusion zone has gone up at Mud Creek County Park–Long Island’s only official off-leash beach in E. Patchogue. The fencing, which appeared May 1st, cuts the beachfront available to dog owners in half. To get the petition and details on what dog owners are doing to save the off-leash beach, go to Dog Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek County Park.
Suffolk County Proclamation Honors LI-DOG President for Work Helping to Create Dog Parks and Dog-Friendly Park Policies
Suffolk County’s dog-friendly parks were celebrated when LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn was honored with a Proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Steven Stern and his colleagues on the Suffolk County Legislature. “By expanding access to and enjoyment of Suffolk County’s beautiful parks, Ginny Munger Kahn has helped to materially improve the quality of life of thousands of Suffolk residents,” states the Proclamation. To get details on this exciting honor for LI-DOG’s President and how it came about, go to Suffolk County Proclamation Honors LI-DOG President.
Mediator Debra Hamilton reveals six steps for avoiding conflicts and resolving issues over animals at the dog park, in your neighborhood and even within your family. To get the details about Hamilton’s presentation to LI-DOG’s Nov. 2017 meeting, read Sam Desmond’s article Six Steps for Avoiding Conflicts at the Dog Park. In the end, if you follow Hamilton’s tips, you’ll likely end up with better relationships and fewer unresolved conflicts over your fur baby!
The town has budged $250,000 for the project, which will be fenced, includes small dog and large dog areas, and already has agility equipment donated for the project. For details on potential features and amenities and projected opening dates, go to North Hempstead Plans 1st Dog Park at Tully Park.
Unanimous Town Board Vote on Aug. 15th will allow people to walk their leashed dogs in dozens of local parks that were previously off-limits to dog owners. To read about the decision and get a link to a list of parks in Huntington, go to Huntington Opens Most Town Parks to Leashed Dogs!
The palm tree-studded patio of Off-Key Tikki Waterside Grill was the perfect setting for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau on Sunday afternoon, June 11th. The event featured games, raffles, a BBQ, tropical drinks, music and more! To see photos and get all the details including links to all the generous sponsors who helped make the event so successful, go to LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau Thanks!
Beautiful new dog park features areas for large and small dogs, paw-friendly synthetic turf, agility equipment, picnic tables and umbrellas. New dog park fulfills commitment made by Supervisor Anthony Santino to LI-DOG in Oct. 2015. Read all about it at Hempstead Opens First Dog Park at Newbridge Road Park.
Move is big step forward in County’s commitment to LI-DOG to increase access to County parks. See the names of the new dog-friendly trails and Google maps at Nassau County Opens Four New Trails to Leashed Dogs.