2022


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

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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

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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   Recently updated !

 

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   Recently updated !

 

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

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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!

 

 

 

 

 


05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 AM

Southern State Parkway, Exit 38N

North Babylon, NY 11703

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How to find Us: We will be at the north end of the big parking lot, in front of the new Dog Run!

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Saturday May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Lake State Park! This is not only a great way for your dog to socialize and get exercise, but for you as well. So please join us at this beautiful NY State Park!

Our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ will take approximately an hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and path around the lake. The trails are flat and should be an easy walk for most people and dogs. The full walk will cover approximately 1.5 miles. A shorter opt-out path will cut the walk to about a mile, or you can lengthen the walk by going under the underpass and walking toward Southards Pond Park. Feel free to hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last year and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! Make a day of it as Belmont Lake State Park has a lot to offer.

BASIC RULES:

• Dogs must remain on-leash at all times – No Exceptions!

• No flexi-leashes; we are walking in a large group – dogs and people tend to get tangled.

• Dogs are not allowed in the picnic & play areas nor in any buildings.

• Bring water & poop bags to pick up after your companion!

• As space is limited to 50 people, please keep your RSVP on Meetup up-to- date.

PHOTO’S – There are many great photo-ops, so bring your camera and share your photos on our Meetup and Facebook groups!

PARKING – The NYS parking fee of $8 will be collected at the entrance booth.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park on Sat., May 21st!


.05/20/2022 – Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

Long Island Dog Shows & Festival

May 20, 21 and 22, 9 AM – 4 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum
Oyster Bay, NY
Bring the dogs, the kids and the entire family for a jam-packed day at the Long Island Dog Shows & Festival. This is an event that truly has something for everyone from contests for your dog to face painting for kids. For details, go to Long Island Dog Shows & Festival.


05/01/2022 – Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

 

Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Sundays 11 AM – 3 PM, May through October
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY
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How does Sunday Brunch on an outdoor patio with your leashed pup sound? If it sounds good, check out Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge!

Your leashed pup is welcome to enjoy brunch with you at Barkin’ Brunch, which is held at The Refuge in Melville on their outdoor patio on Sundays 11am – 3 pm, May through October, weather permitting. The outdoor area is covered and provides plenty of shade. Besides a great menu for you, there is a special “Pawty Menu” with delicious selections for your pup to enjoy!

Special event brunches run throughout the season. Each features a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group, including LI-DOG, who will be on the premise that day. The charity will benefit from the sale of Chinese auction raffle baskets & other merchandise, plus they will receive a generous donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the “Vodka for Dog People”!

Come enjoy brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle, meet adoptable dogs and fellow dog owners and lend your support for these local rescue group and dog-related charities.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444 to make yours.

Special Fundraiser Brunch Schedule for the 2022 Season

Jake’s Rescue Ranch – May 1st

LI Golden Retriever Rescue – May 22nd

Healing Haven Animal Foundation – June 5th

Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, Inc. (LION) – June 26th

Almost Home Animal Rescue – July 17th

For Our Friends – August 14th

A New Beginning Animal Rescue Corp – August 28th

America’s VetDogs – September 11th

PAWS – PIONEERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY – September 25th

Friends of LI Dog Parks (LI-DOG)! – October 2nd

Annual HOWL O WEEN Event – October 23rd

Thank you to The Refuge and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for sponsoring these fun and worthwhile events!

 


.06/04/2022 – Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws 2022

 

Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws

Sat., June 4th, 10 AM & 11 AM
Freeport & Glendale, NY

Want to have some fun and support a great cause at the same time? Then you, and your on-leash 4 pawed friends, can join Bobbi & The Strays for their 13th Annual Walk 4 Paws! Choose from two locations and times. For more information, go to Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws.


06/04/2022 – Bobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws 2022

Bobbi & The Strays
13th Annual Walk 4 Paws

Saturday June 4th,
Registration 9AM-10AM, Walk 10AM-11AM
2 Rider Pl Freeport, NY
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2nd location

The Shops at Atlas Park Mall
80-36 Cooper Ave.
Glendale, NY (Queens)
Registration 10AM-11AM, Walk 11AM-Noon
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Want to have some fun and support a great cause at the same time? Join the annual Walk 4 Paws sponsored by Bobbi and the Strays and definitely bring your, on-leash, furry friends!

By participating, you will be helping to raise money to support this organizations’ dedicated work rescuing and caring for orphaned, stray, abused, and special needs cats and dogs.
Bobbi & The Strays is a “no kill” organization with a reputation for providing love and compassion to the dogs and cats under their care until they are placed in loving forever homes.

Besides the walk you will also find dogs that are up for adoption, raffle baskets and blessings of the animals.

Don’t miss this great event!

For more information contact: Bobbi & The Strays or call (516) 378-4340