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Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino 

Hempstead Supervisor Santino Supports Dog-Friendly Town Parks! In letter to LI-DOG, Supervisor offers to work with LI-DOG to determine where additional dog-friendly areas can be made throughout the town’s 1,400 plus acres of public parkland and beaches. Read the Supervisor’s Letter and get the details at Hempstead Supervisor Supports Dog-Friendly Parks!



West Hills Two Dogs Running 

West Hills Large Dog Park Reopened! Temporary Fencing Dividing West Hills Small Dog Park Removed. The actions by the Suffolk Parks Dept. in early January follow a NYS DEC report that found no contamination in or close to the large dog park as a result of illegal dumping nearby. Read the details at Large Dog Park at West Hills County Park Reopened!


Suffolk Parks Banner Image 

New Suffolk Parks Commissioner Approved in Oct. 2016. New Commissioner supports continued on-leash access throughout Suffolk County parks. Commissioner also addresses temporary closing of large dog park in West Hills County Park in statement to LI-DOG and the Suffolk Legislature’s Parks Committee. Get the details at Suffolk Parks Commissioner Approved.


Newbridge Road Dog Park 

Hempstead Opens Its First Dog Park at Newbridge Road Park! 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.  



LI-DOG Certificate of Thanks Presented to Nassau County Exec Ed Mangano at Barkfest 2016  

LI-DOG Presents Nassau County Exec Ed Mangano with Certificate of Thanks for Opening Nassau County Parks to Leashed Dogs for First Time.
Presentation at Barkfest 2016 thanks the County Executive for following through on his 2013 commitment to LI-DOG to increase access to the County’s 6,000 acres of public parkland to dog owners and their dogs. To read about the presentation and the parks now available for on-leash dog walking, go to LI-DOG Thanks Nassau County Exec. 

2 Min Pins with Mimosa at brunch 

First Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge a Success. Thanks to all the people and businesses who helped make our first Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge a lot of fun, despite the cool, cloudy weather. To see everyone who contributed to the event and get links to photos of the event, go to Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge Thanks!



Sign for Huntington Town Hall 

LI-DOG Praises Huntington for New Anti-Tethering and Scoop the Poop Laws. LI-DOG also recommends four changes to clarify Animals section of the Town Code and improve public safety. Go to LI-DOG Praises Huntington’s New Law to get the details and read the full LI-DOG statement.




Park Tails: Dinner and Doggie Moms. How LI-DOG helped create a new friendship between two dog Moms plus playdates and delicious meals for their pups! Read Sam Desmond’s second installment in our feature series: Park Tails: Dinner and Doggie Moms.



Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino 

New Dog Park Coming this Summer for Hempstead Dog Owners and Their Pups at Newbridge Road Park! Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announces plans for state-of-the-art dog park in Bellmore. For details, go to New State-of-the-Art Dog Park Set for Newbridge Road Park.



Christopher Morley Park Trail


Four New Nassau County Parks Now Allow Leashed Dogs on Trails! 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.