Dog-Friendly Event

11/19/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2022


LI-DOG Pack Walk Nov. 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!


Sat., November 19th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

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How to find us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robt. Moses State Park. We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Saturday, Nov 19th, please join LI-DOG for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky!

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sat., the 19th!

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

10/2/2022 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge


Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Sunday, October 9th, 11 AM to 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

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Volunteers Needed!


How to find us:
We’ll be out on the patio! Come thru the gate, to the right of the front entrance.

Are you ready to PAWTY?! Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas, delicious omelets, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If so, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 9th! Please note this is a change of date because of the weather.

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Don’t forget to ask for the special Doggie Menu! Visit The Refuge website to review their Brunch and Brunch Cocktail menus.

In order to be seated at a table, you MUST have a reservation. The Refuge strongly recommends making your reservation ahead of time by calling 631-577-4444, but you may still make one when you arrive on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum reservations per table is limited to six guests if not family; ten guests if family.

If you have a reservation, please let the host know that your party has arrived.
Once you and your pup are out on the patio, please stop by the LI-DOG table to sign in and then check out all the great raffle baskets we’ve put together.

This is an important fundraising event for LI-DOG. Please do take a chance on winning one of the GREAT raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsorsBadger Balm, BarkBox, CVS, Dan’s Pet Care, Earth Bath, Earth Rated, East End Café, Glo-mar, Lia’s Cucina Italiana, Lido Kosher Deli, Lieb Cellars, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Long Island Bagel Cafe, Panera Bread, Stop & Shop, and Tito’s Vodka. Plus, special thanks to Alan Meschkow, Gail Meschkow, Bailey Applebee Dog, and one Anonymous donor for their creative and much appreciated individual donations!

LI-DOG would like to extend special thanks to Tito’s Vodka and The Refuge. Not only is Tito’s donating one of their popular raffle baskets to the event, but we want to thank them and The Refuge for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program for Long Island nonprofits! We are so grateful for your generous support!


Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer Opportunities include: 

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Give out raffle baskets to our winners
  • Help set up and/or take down

Email us at with Barkin’ Brunch Volunteer in the subject line if you’d like to help. 

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE BRUNCH: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely. Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, ONLY service dogs are permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

Brunch Reservations: Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, October 9th! Again, please note this is a date change.

.09/18/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 18th, 10:30 AM – Noon
Commack Rd., Commack, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our Sept. LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at 843-acre Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Commack. The many pine-needle covered trails and paths are great for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course, dog walking! We’ll meet at the gazebo by the entrance and walk about two miles in the preserve, which will take about an hour. For details on how to join us, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 

08/26/2022 – Long Island Pet Expo

Picture of girl kissing dogLong Island Pet Expo in the Park

September 17-18 2022, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Rain dates October 1-2 2022)
Tanner Park, Copiague, Long Island
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Join in on the fun and excitement when the Long Island Pet Expo comes to beautiful Tanner Park right on the picturesque Great South Bay. Highlights include:

Dancing with your dog demonstrations. Diana Frohman and her Performing Golden Retrievers perform “Freestyle,” the sport of dancing with your dog, a wonderful display of communication and relationship between dog and handler, set to music.

Maximum K9 Service will showcase and demonstrate advanced obedience; scent detection, featuring their certified bomb detection dogs; tricks training; and Schutzhund, an advance working dog sport which includes obedience, dumbbell retrieval and protection work.

Dogsloversdays Lure Course (Saturday Only). Your dog will have a blast running the lure course. Your family dog can let loose and be a star as they have fun running the agility lure course. A fee will be charged.

Canine Fashion Show & Parade for all Participants on Saturday.

Long Island Parrot Society-See the beautiful parrots and learn about the LI Parrot Society.

There is also an outstanding venue of products and services pertaining to pets, pet lovers, and families, including rescue and adoption groups.

The Pet Expo in the Park is held in conjunction with the Long Island Family Festival sponsored by the Copiague Chamber of Commerce. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. LEASHED PETS ARE WELCOME.

For more information visit:  Long Island Pet Expo in the Park | Family Pet Shows

.03/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Dix Hills Park

Sun., March 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Join LI-DOG for the first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season at lovely Dix Hills Park in Huntington on Sunday, March 20th! The Pack Walk will follow the 2-mile long Woodland Trail which skirts the perimeter of the park and is a bit hilly. This is one of the nicest dog-friendly trails on Long Island, so please join us! For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park! 

.11/07/2021 – LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty 2021

LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty!

Sun., Nov. 7th, 1-5PM[lo]Off-Key Tikki, Patchogue[lc]

Dress up your pup and yourself in your Howl-o-Ween finest and then join us for a howling good time at LI-DOG’s Howl-o-Ween Pawty on the beautiful waterfront at Off-Key Tikki in Patchogue on Sun., Sept. 7th! There’ll be costume contests with prizes for the winners, games, food, GREAT raffles, special drinks and more! This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us! For details, go to LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty! 

10/24/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2021



LI-DOG 2019 Pack Walk Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sun., Oct. 24th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dog Friendly Weekend at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd · Old Westbury, NY

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How to find us:  Look for LI-DOG’s Blue Tent!

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog-Friendly Days at Old Westbury Gardens, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th.

Enjoy the Gardens with your fur baby all weekend long from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Then, on Sunday, Oct. 24th, join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of this beautiful 200-acre estate. Our Oct. Pack WalkTM  will allow you and your dog to explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent estate. It will take about 45 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Please be at our table by 11 a.m. on Sunday to sign in for the Pack Walk. Registrants for our Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket generously donated by Earth Bath and Glo-marr Pet Products. Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds.

Once again, Old Westbury Gardens is inviting doggie vendors, rescue groups, and animal advocacy organizations to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 24th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade starting at 3 p.m. (You must register by 2:30pm to join the parade).

While visiting the gardens, dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and they are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

Tickets to gain admission to Old Westbury Gardens must be purchased IN ADVANCE from OWG’s website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

OWG admission fees are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (over 62) and students with valid ID, and $8 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are FREE.

Old Westbury Garden members do NOT need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up!) or visit Old Westbury Gardens website and click on Visit to get the Daily Calendar for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on the 24th!

10/24/2021 – Howl-o-Ween Barkin Brunch

Howl O Ween Barkin’ Brunch!


Sun., Oct. 24th, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Road 
Melville, NY 11747

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Dress your pup and enjoy The Refuge’s Annual Howl O Ween Barkin Brunch on Sun., Oct. 24th! 

Pet Parade & Costume Contest begins at 1PM.  Prizes will be given for Best Dressed Dog, Best Owner/Doggy Pair and Best Dressed Group.

Reservations are highly recommended. Call 631-577-4444. Brunch Menu served 11am-3pm. Vegan options are available.

Also, check out the special Pawty Menu for the pooches!  

This event is generously supported by Tito’s Vodka–Vodka for Dog people.

For more info: Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444 or go to The Refuge 110.


.10/24/2021 – Howl-o-Ween Barkin Brunch

Annual Howl-o-Ween Barkin Brunch!

Sun., Oct.  24th, 11 AM – 3 PM[lo]The Refuge, Melville[lc]

Dress up you pup and come to The Refuge for their annual Howl-o-Ween Barkin’ Brunch! The pet parade and costume contest starts at 1 pm. and prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Dog, Best Owner/Doggy Pair, and Best Group. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and there’s a special Pawty Menu for the pooches. For more information, check out Howl-o-Ween Barkin’ Brunch!

.10/03/2021 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge 2021


Photo Credit: Feng Sherri Hsiu

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Oct. 3rd, 11 AM – 3 PM[lo]The Refuge[lo]515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville[lc]

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas and delicious food and drinks sound fun? If yes, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge! Besides great food, they’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles and more. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us on Oct. 3rd for brunch! For more information, go to Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!