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.06/23/2022 – LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting

 

LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting!

Thurs., June 23rd, 7-9 PM
Plainview Old Bethpage Library
Plainview, NY

New members encouraged! Come join us on Thurs., June 23rd for our LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting. Hear about all the exciting dog-friendly events we are planning and how you can help! There are tons of opportunities where you can really make a difference. 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! For details, go to LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting. 


06/23/2022 – LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting

 

LI-DOG 2022 Events Meeting!

Thurs., June 23rd, 7 – 9 PM

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY

(Google Map)

New members encouraged! Learn about ways you can help LI-DOG!

Come join us on Thursday, June 23rd at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library to hear about the exciting events LI-DOG is planning this year and how you can help! 

This year we’re hosting and participating in several, fun dog-friendly events! (Your dog, of course, is welcome to join you.) Among them:

  • LI-DOG’s Doggie Beach Pawty at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in E. Patchogue on Sat., July 16th
  • The Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson on Sat. and Sun., July 23rd and July 24th (portpawsdogfest.com)
  • Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge on Sun., October 2nd
  • LI-DOG’s Howl-o-Ween Pawty at Off Key Tikki on Sun., Nov. 6th

On event days opportunities to help include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting participants and their dogs!
  • Setting up the LI-DOG booth and venue
  • Selling raffle tickets for our gift baskets
  • Helping to run doggie games and judge our contests

There are tons of opportunities where you can really make a difference!

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.

Please let us know if you can join us Thurs. evening, June 23rd at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like to volunteer, let us know! Email us at events@lidog.org or leave a comment on the Meetup group event.

All our events are dog-friendly, but unfortunately, only service dogs are allowed in the Library for the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas!


.06/10/2022 – Eisenhower Dog Park Renovated and Reopened

 

Eisenhower Dog Park Renovated and Reopened!

The Eisenhower Dog Park, which LI-DOG worked with Nassau County to get opened in 2012, has been renovated with artificial turf, new plantings, and a brightly painted butterfly bench. The dog park, which also features water fountains and a gazebo, was closed in Nov. 2021 so the renovation work could be done and was reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in May 2022. Local dog owners are pleased with the improvements. Check it out! For more information, go to Eisenhower Dog Park Renovated and Reopened!  


06/10/2022 – Eisenhower Dog Park Renovated and Reopened

Eisenhower Dog Park Renovated and Reopened!

 

The renovated Eisenhower Dog Park 
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

    The Eisenhower Dog Park, which LI-DOG worked to get opened in 2012, has been renovated and as of mid-April 2022 reopened!

River On Her Way to the Dog Park Photo Credit: Jasmin Bevolas

The biggest change? Artificial turf has been laid down on both the large and small dog areas to reduce dust and mud since there were previously several large bare spots on the field. Additionally, a row of evergreens has been planted on the east side, as a natural border between the park and adjacent bike trail, as well as the residences across the street. Also incorporated into the park are a beautiful butterfly bench and a planter, both of which were painted by members of local Girl Scout troop number 3175.

The dog park was closed in November 2021, so the renovation work could be done and was reopened with an official ribbon cutting ceremony in May. LI-DOG worked with Nassau County and Pet Supplies Plus to get the dog park, which covers about an acre of land, opened in October 2012. The dog park also features additional benches, a gazebo and access to water.

The entrance to the dog park is located near the intersection of Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Ave in Westbury. (Google Map)

Local dog owners are pleased with the improvements. Dog park enthusiast Jasmin Bevolas takes her rescue dog River there several times a week and said, “River really loves going to the park and seeing her friends and I’ve met some great people there as well!”

Come on down and check it out!

 


.06/26/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2022

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

Sunday, June 26th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sands Point, NY

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family. The preserve features multiple hiking trails, beautiful lawns, views of the Long Island Sound, a pond, and its own dog run! The Pack Walk will be followed by a bring-your-own picnic lunch on the picnic tables on the lawn in front of Hempstead House. For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!


06/26/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2022

 

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve!

(Bring-Your-Own Picnic Lunch Afterwards)

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, June 26th, 11 AM – 1 PM

Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY

(Google Map)

How to Find Us: Meet at the Dog Run at the North End of the parking lot.

Please Note: The date for this LI-DOG Pack Walk on the magnets we handed out previously with the 2022 Pack Walk schedule is incorrect. The correct date for our Sands Point Preserve Pack Walk is Sunday, June 26th.

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family! Our Pack-Walks – guided, group on-leash dog walks – are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks!

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., June 26th starting at 11 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) The Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound! Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks.

We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so.

Please join us after the Pack Walk for a bring-your-own picnic lunch! We have reserved the picnic tables, which are shaded, on the great lawn in front of beautiful Hempstead House. Sands Point has generously waived the fee to reserve the tables for LI-DOG!

Also, your pup can enjoy making new friends at the dog run.

PLEASE NOTE:

• Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach nor in any of the buildings, the rose garden or playground.

• Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES!

• Please do not use Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled.

• Also, please bring plenty of water for your dog and poop bags – as clean-up is a must.

Admission Fee: $15 per car, $4 per walk-in. Sands Point Conservancy members are free. A pay station at the Gatehouse enables contactless payment of the admission fee with credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and cash. If paying by cash, please bring exact change. This fee helps support this beautiful dog-friendly property!

For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how you can become a member, visit their website – Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

RSVPs (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group)

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on June 26th! We hope you can stay for a picnic lunch!


.07/16/2022 – LI-DOG Doggie Beach Pawty   Recently updated !

LI-DOG Clean Up and Doggie Beach Pawty!

Sat., July 16th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue

If your dog likes to swim and play with other dogs off-leash, and if you’d like to spend a morning with your pup, other dog owners, and the folks at LI-DOG for some summer fun, then please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach on Saturday morning, July 16th! We’ll let our furry friends frolic in the sand and swim in the calm waters of the Great South Bay. A clean up of the beach will start at 9:30, so if you want to help get the area ready for our meetup, please join us then. For details, go to LI-DOG Clean Up and Doggie Beach Pawty!


07/16/2022 – LI-DOG Doggie Beach Pawty   Recently updated !

 

LI-DOG Clean Up and Doggie Beach Pawty!

 

LI-DOG Beach Pawty July 2021

Saturday, July 16th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach

450 Roe Ave., E. Patchogue, NY

(Google Map)

How to find us: Look for dogs frolicking and swimming in the water!

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

If your dog likes to swim and play with other dogs off-leash, and if you would like to spend a morning with your pup, other dog owners and the great folks of LI-DOG for some summer fun, then please join us at Mud Creek Off-Leash Dog Beach in East Patchogue on Saturday morning, July 16th!

At our Beach Pawty, we’ll let our furry friends frolic in the sand and swim in the calm waters of the Great South Bay! We’ll have plenty of tennis balls and Frisbees to add to the fun.

A clean-up of the Off-Leash Beach will start at 9:30 a.m., so if you and your fur baby would like a little extra time in the sun, please join us in getting the area ready for our meetup!

Please remember to bring plenty of water for you and your pup, your own towels, beach chairs and an umbrella!

PLEASE NOTE: Mud Creek has no amenities–no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, no bathrooms and no water fountains. LI-DOG will have poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items.

Mud Creek is a natural borders dog park, which means it is not fenced on most sides. For everyone’s safety, please only bring dogs that are well-socialized—used to playing with other dogs off-leash—and that will reliably come when called. Please, no retractable leashes.

To access the dog beach, use the double-gate entry, walk along the fence, then turn right onto the beach as soon as the fence ends. Please keep off-leash dogs out of the area in front of the fence, which is a designated no-dog zone.

Parking is on the street. Please keep dogs on-leash until you get into the off-leash area.

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

Volunteer Opportunities: If you love LI-DOG’s fun, dog-friendly events, become part of the fun by volunteering to help!

– This event really needs four or five STRONG people to volunteer! We need help carrying stuff—umbrellas, water, a table, dog toys—from our cars onto the beach and back again.

– You can also help at the LI-DOG table: sign people in, hand out tennis balls to the dogs, etc.

Email us at events@lidog.org with Doggie Beach Pawty Help in the subject line if you can help make our Beach Pawty a success! Thank you in advance.

Weather-related changes: In the event of inclement weather or exceedingly hot conditions, please check our Meetup and Facebook group or our website by 9:30 a.m. that morning. If there are no announcements, the Beach Pawty is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs Saturday morning, July 16th at our Beach Pawty!


.07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival

 

1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival

Saturday, July 23rd – 9AM to 5PM
Sunday, July 24th – 10AM to 4PM
Joe Erland Field, Caroline Ave, Port Jefferson Village

Join LI-DOG on Sat. and Sun., July 23rd and 24th for the first-ever “Port Paws” Dog Festival and DockDogs® aquatic competition in Port Jefferson Village. Besides watching the competition, you’ll also find: canine vendors like LI-DOG, food trucks, activities for canines and kids, music and more! The DockDogs® competition is open to all pre-registered dogs and their humans. For details on this exciting sport and fun event, go to “Port Paws” Dog Festival!

 


07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival

 

COME SEE DOGS FLY!

1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival

Saturday, July 23rd – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, July 24th – 10 AM to 4 PM

Joe Erland Baseball Field, Caroline Avenue

Port Jefferson Village

(Google Maps) 

LI-DOG will be there! Bring the whole family including your dog!

For the first time ever, the Village of Port Jefferson will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Examples of the thrilling aquatic events include:

  • The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump.
  • The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.

The competition is open to all pre-registered teams. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. They even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

You must pre-register dogs to compete at DockDogs® Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson. 

In addition to watching the competition, you’ll also find: Canine Vendors, Food Trucks, Fun activities, Music and more!

The Long Island Dog Owners Group will also have a booth set up at the event, so be sure to stop by for information and to say hello!

General admission: $10 per adult. Kids and canines are free!

Proceeds from “Port Paws” Dog Festival will benefit the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact: Kevin Wood, text 516-939-8960. Let him know you found out about “Port Paws” from LI-DOG!